Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, April 26. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

1. A close friend of the man found dead in an RV Tuesday said the bees had been living in a storage tank underneath the trailer for 15 years.

2. Since January, the Odessa Police Department has worked with its 10 newest recruits, preparing them to be sworn in as police officers when they graduate July 27.

3. In line with the namesakes of Wilson & Young Medal of Honor Middle School, Principal Yolanda Garza said she hopes to implement a character education program recently introduced at the campus.

4. A pair of operas will be staged at Odessa College starting tonight at the Globe Theater —“Sister Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi.”

5. IN SPORTS: The Odessa High softball team (21-6-1) will take on the El Paso Socorro Bulldogs in a Class 6A bi-district best-of-3 series. Game 1 is slated for 7 p.m. Friday at Pecos High School, while Game 2 will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. If necessary, Game 3 is at 1 p.m.