Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, Jan. 23. 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 numbers fluctuate, but Ector County Independent School District’s teacher shortage has remained constant the past several years. The district has taken a variety of short- and long-term steps to overcome the vacancies, but officials say they need help from everyone.
2. Jury selection began Monday for the trial of Michael David Kildow Jr., who was charged with reportedly stabbing his father repeatedly in 2014.
3. The Odessa Police Department charged a man Sunday after he reportedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman.
4. A man is in serious condition at Medical Center Hospital from a gunshot wound after he reportedly drove into another man’s fence several times, knocking it over onto the man.
5. IN SPORTS: The Permian Panthers look to maintain sole possession of first place in the District 2-6A boys basketball standings when they take on Midland Lee at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Chaparral Center in Midland.