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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Illegal Crossers Caught in Shipment of Onions

Illegal Crossers Caught in Shipment of Onions

Border Patrol caught 11 crossers wedged between pallets of onions. The driver of the truck was taken into custody and agents seized the tractor-trailer.

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3 Men Charged After Cocaine Bust

3 Men Charged After Cocaine Bust

The suspects attempted to sell drugs to an undercover agent at a Brownsville hotel. The three men were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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People Denied FEMA Assistance Encouraged to Re-Apply

People Denied FEMA Assistance Encouraged to Re-Apply

In addition to the disaster recovery center at UTPA, residents can reach FEMA representatives at 1-800-621-3362. Immigration status isn’t a factor in getting FEMA disaster assistance.

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Cameron County Man Protecting Home for Heavy Rains

Cameron County Man Protecting Home for Heavy Rains

A Cameron County man is doing all he can to protect his property from new floods and rising water. Armando Ramirez said he’s still rebuilding from Hurricane Dolly, while being proactive by protecting his property from another storm.

Residents Affected by Floodwater Can File For Tax Deductions

Residents Affected by Floodwater Can File For Tax Deductions

Two feet of floodwater destroyed many homes on El Jay Street in Alamo, due to recent storms. Many people on this block are still pulling out damaged items from their homes.

Man Crushed to Death by Vehicle

Man Crushed to Death by Vehicle

A family from Hidalgo County mourned the death of their loved one today. The 35-year-old man was crushed by his own vehicle, while he worked on it last night.

Mother Fears Son is Among Bodies Found

Mother Fears Son is Among Bodies Found

A woman from Hidalgo is waiting to hear if one of the bodies found in Reynosa on Monday night is her son. Blanca Gomez said she immediately thought one of the five bodies found could be her son, after she heard the news.

Hidalgo County Crews Improving Drainage under South Levee

Hidalgo County Crews Improving Drainage under South Levee

A gap in a protecting wall in the south levee between Alamo in Donna is concerning residents in the Rio Grande Valley. Crews are improving the drainage in that area.

Drivers Advised to Slow Down During Rain

Drivers Advised to Slow Down on Wet Roads

After major rainfall throughout the Valley, drivers should use caution when traveling on wet roads. Police are advising drivers to slow down to prevent hydroplaning.

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News in Brief

  • Police in Ciudad Juarez said they prevented an attack with a car bomb. Police said…

    Police in Ciudad Juarez said they prevented an attack with a car bomb. Police said three men were pushing a car. When they inspected the vehicle, they found two tubes of an industrial explosive, three batteries, fuel bottles and electrical wire. The men also had marijuana and guns. Officials said the explosives could’ve caused damage in a 40-yard radius.

  • A Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested on July 1 over allegations of…

    A Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested on July 1 over allegations of domestic violence. Russell Suits was arrested by the Mission Police Department and charged with assault. Suits was placed on suspension with pay pending the completion of an internal investigation by the sheriff’s department and Mission police.

  • A pair of K-9 teams from the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector won a total of…

    A pair of K-9 teams from the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector won a total of 10 medals at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games over the weekend. Cruz Esquivel and Noe Bazan of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit, along with K-9 Billy-B and K-9 Basco-D, traveled to the event in Virginia to showcase the expertise and professionalism of the canine program.

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