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Shooting suspects still not identified

Ector County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety would not release the names Wednesday of the two suspects involved in a shooting that hospitalized three deputies Monday night in north Odessa.


SHERIFF: We jump into action to help our brothers and sisters in blue

ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - "We want to be on scene, we want to be there in the event something goes south that we can step in and help then ask permission later. Our job is to be there to protect the citizens and to protect each other," said Sheriff Gary Painter, Midland County.


2019 Matt Wells Texas spring tour underway

The 2019 Matt Wells Texas spring tour kicked off with a luncheon at the Midland Petroleum Club on Wednesday. The entire tour calls for 13 stops in 10 cities between now and mid-May in which new Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells will meet with Red Raider fans and alumni across the Lone Star State, int


Brewster County deputies arrest suspects found with more than 200 pounds of marijuana

ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - Five suspects, believed to be in the U.S. illegally, were found with more than 200 pounds of marijuana Monday night in Brewster County, according to a release from the sheriff's office.


3 deputies shot while serving warrant at Odessa home

ODESSA, TX (AP) - Police in Texas say three deputies have been shot and wounded while serving a search warrant at a home in Odessa. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis says officers returned fire and one person was killed during the Monday night shooting. Investigators believe the person who died was


ECRW’s border security forum sparks discussion

DPS Regional Director Orlando Alanis talks about issues concerning border security at the Ector County Republican Women monthly meeting at the Odessa Country Club. Texas law enforcement officials highlighted the importance of investing in border security Wednesday at an Ector County Republican Women


West Odessa home catches fire with several dogs inside

ECTOR COUNTY -- A home in West Odessa was destroyed by a fire on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Ector County Sheriff's Office, the fire was reported at a home in the 3800 block of Treadway.


Bodies Found in Oklahoma Believed To Be Missing Texas Couple

Police in Texas say the bodies of a woman and man found in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma are those of two missing central Texas residents. The Temple Police Department says in a statement that a preliminary investigation indicates the bodies are those of 28-year-old Jenna Scott and 32-year-old Mi


WTFB opening pantries to furloughed federal employees

(Big 2/Fox 24) - The West Texas Food Bank is doing what they do best; lending a helping hand. Officials with the food bank announced Wednesday, they would be opening their food pantries in both Midland and Odessa to furloughed federal employees as the shutdown continues.


Neighbors react to shooting that injured three officers

ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - It was a hectic Monday night after three Ector County deputies were shot. While all three officers have since been released from the hospital, the shooting has rocked the community north of Odessa.


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian Basin Scoreboard for Jan. 15

ODESSA HIGH (17-10, 2-2) Kheeauna Lide 0 0-0 0, Roxana Jimenez 0 3-6 3, Italya Saenz 0 0-0 0, Amber Escontrias 1 1-2 4, Neveah Carrasco 0 0-0 0, Kazyiah Hicks 0 0-0 0, Jasmine Gadson 0 0-0 0, Melina Escogido 2 0-0 6, Skylar Herrera 4 5-11 14, Alexis Luna 0 1-2 1, Nesha Stephens 5 4-6 17. Totals 12 1


One Suspect Dead, Another in Custody After Shootout Leaves Deputies Wounded in Ector Co.

ODESSA, TX-- Three Deputies of the Ector County Sheriff's Office were shot while trying to serve a narcotics search warrant on Monday night. The deputies were part of the SWAT team that was trying to serve a search warrant, when the suspects inside opened fire on the officers. According to CBS 7, a


YPO sets kick off mixer

Since Young Professionals of Odessa started about seven years ago, it has steadily grown. As a way of adding to its ranks, the organization will have its kickoff mixer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Ellen Noël Art Museum.


Victims in Midland County fire identified

MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - The victims in a fire out of Midland County Tuesday have been identified. The County Fire Marshal's office say the man killed as been identified as, Daniel Calvillo, and the injured victim has been identified as Aaron Montanez.


Man charged with attempting to run over 2 police officers

A 20-year-old man attempted to run over two police officers in a truck, evade arrest and struck a parked vehicle early Sunday morning, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.


ECSO: Man charged after pointing firearm at repo men

A 22-year-old man was charged after he pointed a loaded firearm at two men working for a repossession company, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office affidavit detailed. Raul Andrews Serrano was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, each a second-degree felony.


City says no to Liberty tax incentives

Liberty Oilfield Services asked the Odessa City Council to consider a deal that would provide the City with additional sales tax revenue in exchange for local tax incentives, a deal which was quickly shot down by city officials.


OPD remind drivers what to do if they Crash

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - During 2018, the Odessa Police Department responded to approximately 3,978 crashes and issued 1,459 citations as a result of crashes. So, they offer motorists tips on handling a car crash.


Sheriff Griffis posts heartfelt 'Thank You' note after shooting

ECTOR COUNTY -- The following note was posted today on the Ector County Sheriff's Office Facebook page:. Folks, I know that many, maybe all of you pray for the safety of law enforcement.