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Five things you need to know today, Oct. 8

October 8, 2018

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, Oct. 8. 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 27-year-old man was arrested following a standoff on Friday afternoon at Hopes Sewing.

2. The Ector County Independent School District’s tax rate election is Nov. 6, proposing a higher tax rate to address issues affecting ECISD, including low teacher salaries and needed repairs. Here is a guide to this year’s projected property taxes. if the TRE passes.

3. Fiddlesticks Farms is celebrating their 11th season and offers a fall adventure with more than 25 courtyard attractions including a 10-acre pumpkin patch, pig races, potato sack slides and tractor pulled hayrides.

4. The story of Michael Eugene Sharp, often called a serial killer by law enforcement, was the topic of Sunday night’s “On the Case with Paula Zahn” at 9 p.m. on Investigation Discovery (ID).

5. IN SPORTS: After being stymied offensively in the first half, Andrews quarterback Brett Leach threw for 188 yards and four touchdowns as the Mustangs rallied to lead Hereford 28-21 on a stormy, shortened night at the Mustang Bowl.

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