• June 16, 2019

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Justin Low running for District Judge

Odessa attorney Justin Low announced Friday his intent to run for Judge of the 161st District Court in the November 2020 election, a position currently held by the retiring Judge John Smith.

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Man pleads guilty to injury to child, receives 45 years in prison

A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty today to injury to a child, which resulted in the death of 2-year-old Zaydrian Guerra.

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Man found guilty, sentenced to 99 years in prison

An Ector County Jury found a 45-year-old man guilty of possession of cocaine and was sentenced to 99 years in prison on Wednesday.

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From soldiering to the courtroom

From playing high school football to team roping to soldiering in Operation Desert Storm, longtime Odessan Ronald Clark Griffin trod a long, challenging road on his way to becoming U.S. magistrate judge in the Western District of Texas’s federal district court in Midland.

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Principal says she followed protocol

A longtime Ector County Independent School District employee who has been on administrative leave since January says she followed district protocol in reporting allegations of student-on- student sexual assault.

5:38 pm | See more

Man pleads guilty in 2017 intoxicated fatal wreck

A 53-year-old man pled guilty April 5 to murder in an intoxicated 2017 fatal wreck.

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Last of 3 suspects in 2016 shooting death pleads guilty

A 23-year-old woman sat surrounded by family members as she waited Tuesday morning for her guilty plea hearing for her involvement in a 2016 fatal shooting.

1:27 pm | See more

Woman pleads guilty after fatal shooting, gets 10 years in prison

A 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty to murder March 21 for her involvement in a 2016 fatal shooting that happened during a drug transaction at an Odessa apartment complex.

3:34 pm | See more

Edwards guilty, gets life

After an hour and 10 minutes of deliberation, an Ector County jury found a man guilty Wednesday of murdering his girlfriend from an August 2017 shooting.

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Hooters guard trial rescheduled

The trial for a former security guard charged with shooting a man in the back was rescheduled Wednesday morning, and will now begin June 10.

3:07 pm | See more

Testimony details events surrounding fatal shooting

Several family members of a woman who was fatally shot in August 2017 testified Tuesday morning during the trial of 35-year-old Rubin Francis Edwards III.

4:15 pm | See more

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