Five things you need to know today, March 3

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, March 3. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at
1. Two teens were arrested Thursday in connection with the break-in and vandalism of an Odessa church after being caught by police on a separate offense.

2. Several Briarwood Village Apartment residents were displaced tonight after one second story unit caught fire.

3. Odessa Police Department authorities have identified the man suspected of taking pictures up a 14-year-old girl’s skirt at a Dollar General store last week.

4. The Odessa Police Department selected its five-man burglary unit as February’s Officer of the Month for their work in solving break-ins.

5. IN SPORTS: The Odessa High baseball team got a 1-0 victory against the Midland Lee Rebels during the Tournament of Champions on Thursday at Security Bank Ballpark in Midland.