Newscasts Now Available in Spanish

Newscasts Now Available in Spanish

KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS is proud to introduce live Spanish translations of all its newscasts. Viewers watching CHANNEL 5 NEWS in English won’t see any change.

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Stolen Visas Recovered

Stolen Visas Recovered

Nearly all of then 12,600 visas stolen in Northern Mexico have been recovered. A group hijacked a truck carrying the visas from Brownsville in early June.

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RGV Veterans Deal With PTSD

RGV Veterans Deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Many veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to veterans from several wars, they said they are fighting a battle that seems as real as when they were on enemy territory. They said the loud noise from fireworks sends them back to battle.

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Power Outages Restored

Power Outages Restored

As of 10 p.m. Friday night 600 homes remained without power in the lower Valley. AEP says at the height of the outage just after 5 p.m. Nearly 15,000 customers were affected.

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Power Outages in Cameron County

More than 6,000 AEP customers are without power in the Cameron County Area. Frank Espinoza with AEP told CHANNEL 5 NEWS, they experienced a transmission related outage affecting the Harlingen and San Benito area.

Colonia Cleaning Up Flood Damage during Holiday Weekend

Colonia Cleaning Up Flood Damage during Holiday Weekend

El Jay Drive in Alamo was submerged in water two weeks ago. County crews are off for the holiday weekend, but many residents on this street are still cleaning up the damages.

Authorities on High Alert for July 4 Weekend

Authorities on High Alert for July 4 Weekend

Terror warnings have law enforcement across the country and around the world on alert for the July 4 holiday weekend. Authorities will be on the lookout for suspicious activity that could be linked to terrorism.

Woman says Mexican State Police Found Missing Nephew

Woman says Mexican State Police Found Missing Nephew

A Rio Grande Valley woman received confirmation from Tamaulipas State Police, that one of the five bodies recovered earlier this week in Reynosa is possibly her nephew. For eight months, the woman’s family heard nothing about her nephew or her missing brother.

Neighbors Frustrated by Mail Theft

Neighbors Frustrated by Mail Theft

A McAllen neighborhood is dealing with a mail thief. The residents said there is video evidence of the crime but no law enforcement is doing anything about it.

Work along South Levee Almost Complete

Work along South Levee Almost Complete

The work along the south levee near Donna is 75 percent complete. Hidalgo County told CHANNEL 5 NEWS the job is to alleviate flooding in the South Fork Community.

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News in Brief

  • Hidalgo County health officials are cracking down on stray dogs. Health director…

    Hidalgo County health officials are cracking down on stray dogs. Health director Eddie Olivarez said animals wandering the streets can be dangerous. Health officials are asking residents to keep their pets in their yards or on a leash. If animal control picks up a person’s pet, they will be cited and may have to appear before a judge.

  • Weslaco commissioners confirm the turf war with Mercedes is over. The neighboring…

    Weslaco commissioners confirm the turf war with Mercedes is over. The neighboring cities struck a deal on boundary lines this week. The cities battles over FM 1015 and Mile 2 ½ West, the dividing line will start at Mile 14 ½ North and Mile 2 ½ West, even though the streets don’t intersect. Mercedes will annex land east of the city and Weslaco will move west.

  • A man involved in a barricade situation in Brownsville yesterday was charged with…

    A man involved in a barricade situation in Brownsville yesterday was charged with child endangerment. Police said Daniel Abel Gamez had his 8-year-old daughter in the car during the 45 minute standoff in the parking lot of Saint Luke’s Church. Officers said he was using the child as a shield. Negotiators were able to coax Gamez out of the car. The 32-year-old is held on a $412,000 bond.

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