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Illegal Burning Leads to Grass Fire

Illegal Burning Leads to Grass Fire

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office said a brush fire that broke out north of Weslaco was caused by illegal burning. The fire broke out just before 5 p.m. on Thursday at Mile 14 1/2 and FM 88.

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Parents Concerned Over Bus Stop

Parents Concerned Over Bus Stop

Dozens of Weslaco ISD students have to walk about a quarter of a mile farther than they used to, so they can ride the school bus. Parents want the district and the property owner where the old bus stop was to work something out for the safety of the students.

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West Rail Bridge Links US to Mexico

West Rail Bridge Links US to Mexico

The West Rail Bridge opened on Wednesday in Brownsville. It’s a new link between Mexico and the U.S. It’s the first cross-border rail bridge in 100 years.

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Murder Investigation Surrounds Victim s Estate

Murder Investigation Surrounds Victim’s Estate

Two people are accused of killing 97-year-old Martin Knell over a dispute with his will. An abandoned home is now part of the estate of the victim. Authorities said the home was the scene of a murder, back in January.

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Woman Has Used Car Issues

Woman Has Used Car Issues

An 84-year-old woman said she bought a bad car and the dealer said they won’t make the repairs.

Man Claims Hospital Left Him in His Own Waste

Man Claims Hospital Left Him in His Own Waste

A Harlingen man said he suffered more harm than good during a visit to a Rio Grande Valley Hospital. He said slow responses by the nursing staff caused him to get an infection which took weeks to heal.

FEMA Center No Longer Accepting New Applications

FEMA Center No Longer Accepting New Applications

Today was the last day people could apply for disaster assistance from FEMA, if they live in Hidalgo County. People showed up to the recovery center in Pharr until the last minute.

Woman Unable to Locate Mother s Cemetery Plot

Woman Unable to Locate Mother’s Cemetery Plot

An Oregon woman lost track of her biological mother several years ago, when she left the Rio Grande Valley as a child. She's returned to pay her respects, but the Edinburg cemetery where her mother is buried has no record of her being laid to rest there.

Arrests Made in Capital Murder Investigation

Arrests Made in Capital Murder Investigation

A search warrant was executed by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday at a McAllen hospice center. Authorities confirmed they made an arrest in connection with the case.

Child Struck, Killed by Vehicle

Child Struck, Killed by Vehicle

An accident happened on the 800 block of Citrus Terrace Drive in Harlingen. Police said a 3-year-old child was hit and killed.

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  • Police are getting closer to finding out who tortured and mutilated several…

    Police are getting closer to finding out who tortured and mutilated several protected animals. They have identified two of the three suspects seen on surveillance video. Two Texas Tortoises were poached from the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. Police and state game wardens are investigating. The FBI may get involved. Authorities expect to make an arrest in 72 hours.

  • Women and children lined up outside a McAllen shelter. They’re hoping to get one of…

    Women and children lined up outside a McAllen shelter. They’re hoping to get one of the limited available beds at the Salvation Army. The non-profit confirmed it’s still running at capacity for family units. McAllen’s Mujeres Unidas location is at capacity, as well. Shelter volunteers said there are shelters in Harlingen and Brownsville available to those who can’t make accommodations.

  • Raymondville Police Department will be moving into a much larger space, but officer…

    Raymondville Police Department will be moving into a much larger space, but officer will have to wait a little longer before relocating. Rain over the last few months kept construction workers from moving ahead with the building. Plans were to open the doors in June. Chief Uvaldo Zamora said they won’t make the move until September.

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