Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, April 6. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. The head of the Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said there is an “investigation ongoing to determine if any misconduct was done by past leadership” at a Thursday afternoon press conference, following the city’s move to cut off public funding for the long-struggling organization about week earlier.
2. Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo is just getting his bearings as interim executive director of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute, but he already has some ideas on possible directions it could take.
3. One man was taken by ambulance to Medical Center Hospital with non-serious injuries after driving into a telephone pole and rolling over his car in a residential neighborhood Thursday evening.
4. Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire Thursday morning that led to the total loss of a north Odessa home.
5. IN SPORTS: Skye Bolt doubled in the winning run in the eighth inning Thursday as the Midland RockHounds opened defense of their Texas League championship with a 6-5 victory over the Springfield Cardinals.