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Increase In Smugglers Using Rental Cars

Authorities: Increase in Smugglers Using Rental Cars

Criminals continue to create new tactics to smuggle people and drugs north past the checkpoints. An increasing trend is getting the notice of both, law enforcement and businesses. Smugglers are using rental cars to transport illegal crossers and drugs.

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Charity Bingos Experiencing Major Drop in Business

Charity Bingos Experiencing Major Drop in Business

Charity bingos across the Rio Grande Valley are experiencing a major drop in business. Operators blame their losses on illegal 8-liners operating in Hidalgo and Starr counties. The loss in revenue is a major blow to the organizations that depend on the money.

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Severe Weather Dome Shelters Almost Complete

Severe Weather Dome Shelters Almost Complete

Hurricane season is coming up June 1. People in Cameron County will be able to take advantage of three severe weather shelters. The dome in La Feria is hurricane proof. The problem is, right now there are no facilities inside to care of people.

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Reports of High-Risk Situation in Reynosa

Reports of High-Risk Situation in Reynosa

Mexican media, city government and a Mexican senator are warning of a high-risk situation in Reynosa. CHANNEL 5 NEWS is reaching out to intelligence experts in the U.S. to get more information.

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Warden Last MTC Employee Left at Correctional Facility

Warden Last MTC Employee Left at Correctional Facility

The warden is the last man standing at the Willacy County correctional facility. Management and Training Corporation laid off nine staff members Friday. The warden is the only MTC employee left.

West Explosion State Legislators Have Proposed Changes for

West Explosion: State Legislators Have Proposed Changes for Prevention

Two years ago, an explosion rocked the town of West. A total of 15 people were killed, and more than 100 others were hurt. For the first time since the disaster, state legislators have proposed fixes to prevent it from happening again.

Research Organization Executive Action Would Increase Tax C

Research Organization: Executive Action Would Increase Tax Contributions

A research organization said tax contributions of undocumented immigrants would increase if President Obama's executive action on immigration makes it past the courts.

Red Cross and Emergency Management Prepare for Storms

Red Cross and Emergency Management Prepare for Storms

The Red Cross and emergency management offices are preparing for storms to hit the Rio Grande Valley. Hidalgo County emergency management met with the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross Friday morning.

Immigration Action Case in Appellate Court

Immigration Action Case in Appellate Court

A federal case that started in Brownsville and has nationwide implications is before an appellate court. The court heard the case on Friday amid protestors outside and heated arguments inside.

Chase Ends South of Donna

Chase Ends South of Donna

The authorities are searching for suspects after a high speed chase ends in a bailout. The chase ended at Military Highway and Highway 281 about an hour ago.

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  • A massive fish killing is being reported across the Rio Grande. Photos from Rio…

    A massive fish killing is being reported across the Rio Grande. Photos from Rio Bravo, Mexico show dead fish in a canal that flows into the Rio Grande. It is unclear what caused the fish to die. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said they are not aware of any chemical spills. The International Boundary and Water Commission said they are looking into it and that mass killings are…

  • New drainage ditches in Cameron County will be tested. The tiny town of La Tina was…

    New drainage ditches in Cameron County will be tested. The tiny town of La Tina was just overhauled. The county teamed with the state to dig up drains earlier this year. The county's public works director said right now there is no standing water in La Tina. Crews will be monitoring a low-lying street there throughout the weekend.

  • The inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security is warning Congress…

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    The inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security is warning Congress that drug cartels are specifically recruiting DHS employees. John Roth told representatives that agents along the border have received cash bribes, sexual favors, and other gratuities to let contraband through inspection lanes at border crossings. He said there have been 112 criminal convictions.

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