Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, Feb. 2. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. One person of interest is in custody after a traffic stop in connection with a homicide that happened in the early morning hours Thursday in the 2200 block of Richmond Street.
2. Construction is set to begin in the coming weeks on an Ector County Detention Center expansion that county officials expect will relieve a years-long struggle with crowding under the threat of state sanctions.
3. Odessa police have made an arrest in connection with a stabbing that occurred yesterday at the Dixie Square Apartments.
4. Some 400 leaders from business, education, the city and the community turned out to honor Odessa College President Gregory Williams as the Odessa Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year at the Odessa Country Club Thursday.
5. IN SPORTS: Trailing big in the second half, with an undefeated conference record, a long winning streak and a No. 5 national ranking all hanging over the Odessa College men’s basketball team bench as the game clock ticked down and the deficit kept growing, the Wranglers could have crumbled. Instead, they kept confident.