Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, March 9. 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 police prostitution sting by nearly a dozen agencies netted the arrests of 62 people during 15 days, the majority of them in Odessa, authorities announced on Thursday.

2. Ector County Commissioners approved a request during their Thursday meeting from the District Clerk to schedule a Passport Fair on March 24.

3. After a rebuilding year, the George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa robotics is competing today and Saturday at the Hub City Regional Competition of the FIRST Robotics Competition in Lubbock.

4. Odessa police are investigating shooting at Sherwood Park last night.

5. IN SPORTS: The Permian High School softball team won its first two games at the Colleyville Heritage tourney Thursday, beating Colleyville Heritage 8-2 and The Colony 4-2.