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Operation Graduation: Safe Night to begin on May 27

This is the Odessa Police Department's message to kids to celebrate their graduation's in a safe manner. "You know that's the whole point behind this is safety," Said OPD Police Chief Mike Gerke. "We want these young people and their families to have these celebrations and celebrate the accomplishment and because its an accomplishment not just for the graduate, but for their families and students and for everyone that has invested in that student it's an accomplishment."
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How to talk to your children about the Uvalde shooting

MIDLAND, Texas — For parents, talking about tragic events with their kids can be uncharted and scary territory. "What I’m not suggesting is that we’re unrealistic with our kids about what took place," said Marc McQueen, Clinical Director with Centers for Children and Families. "I think we do them a disservice if we water down the severity of things that are out there in the world."

OPD investigates suspicious death

ODESSA, Texas — The Odessa Police Department announced Thursday that they are investigating a suspicious death. At 8:19 a.m., officers responded to a medical call at 822 N Adams, where they found a dead man. He was later identified as 55-year-old Jimmy Jimenez. An investigation has revealed that days...

Shawn Adkins pretrial pushed back to June 16

NOLAN COUNTY, Texas — Shawn Adkins pretrial hearing has been pushed back to June 16 according to the District Attorney. The trial date is still set for June 28. Adkins is accused of murdering Dunn, a Colorado City teen who went missing in 2010. Adkins was dating Hailey's mother, Billie Dunn, at the time of her disappearance.

Schools take extra safety precautions after Uvalde shooting

ODESSA, Texas — A lockdown at Harmony Science Academy the day after a school shooting in Uvalde made students and parents frantic Wednesday. Joshua Perea, a parent at Harmony Science Academy, got a notification that there was a lockdown at his son's school and it scared him. "I called...

Big Spring boutique sending flowers to Uvalde families

BIG SPRING, Texas — Inspirations Floral Boutique posted on Facebook it would be sending flowers to Uvalde. The Big Spring flower shop said flowers are being sent to the families who lost a loved one in Tuesday's shooting. These flowers will include a special message from Big Spring to...

Vitalant encourages blood donations in wake of Uvalde shooting

MIDLAND, Texas — Blood service provider Vitalant is encouraging people across the nation to get out and donate blood following the elementary school shooting in Uvalde Tuesday. In a Facebook post, the organization announced that it has already sent several units of Type O-negative blood to Uvalde's local blood...

Harmony Science Academy placed on precautionary lockdown

ODESSA, Texas — Harmony Science Academy in Odessa has been placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon. Odessa Police are at the scene. A spokesperson for the department said they were investigating some "concerning comments" made relating to the school. The school reportedly decided to voluntarily lockdown as a precaution. Harmony...

First State Bank of Uvalde opens up donation account

UVALDE, Texas — The First State Bank of Uvalde has opened up a donation account for the families of Robb Elementary. People looking to donate to the Robb School Memorial Fund have three options. They can go to any First State Bank directly, mail a check to the bank,...

Local sheriff's offices collecting donations for Uvalde County

ECTOR COUNTY, Texas — Sheriff Mike Griffis announced on his Facebook page the Ector County Sheriff's Office will be collecting donations for Uvalde County. Griffis says they have already collected $1,000 from county employees. They will be taking additional monetary donations starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday through Thursday. Donations...