Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, March 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. City officials want to explore partnering with the county to build a new courthouse that also includes space for city offices, as County Judge Ron Eckert seeks to tap municipal funds to help replace the blighted building.

2. Two unknown suspects are wanted by police after reportedly robbing an 11-year-old boy walking home from school Wednesday night.

3. The Odessa Police Department bomb squad was called in Thursday about a suspicious bag at a church in Andrews County.

4. While it may seem inconsequential at first, undervoting has had effects in the past. In the November 2016 election.

5. IN SPORTS: The Permian Panthers boys basketball team will play No. 1 Denton Guyer (37-1) at 8 tonight in the regional semifinals at Fort Worth’s Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.