Car Thefts in Nuevo Laredo Possibly Linked to Zetas

Car Thefts in Nuevo Laredo Possibly Linked to Zetas

Violence from the Zetas has increased Thursday morning close to the Texas border. Many people had their car stolen and were robbed at gunpoint in Nuevo Laredo. People near the town were encouraged to use caution.

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People Outraged by Nearby Paved Alleyway

People Outraged by Nearby Paved Alleyway

Weslaco's city manager is admitting he made a bad choice. He allowed city crews to pave an alley near a former city employee's home. The city is facing scrutiny from many citizens. People living near one rough alleyway are outraged.

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Storm Drain a Potentially Deadly Trap for Illegal Crossers

Storm Drain a Potentially Deadly Trap for Illegal Crossers

A storm drain in Mission is becoming a potential death trap for illegal immigrants. Fire department officials say immigrants are using the drain as a tunnel to freedom, but some get stuck in the pipes.

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Marina Operators Report Increase in Abandoned Boats

Marina Operators Report Increase in Abandoned Boats

Marina operators say more boat owners are abandoning their vessels. The waters near Port Isabel and South Padre Island are a popular spot for boaters. The economy, however, is tossing some boat owners overboard.

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Discount Card Causes Confusion

Discount Card Causes Confusion

A fund-raising discount card is causing problems for some Rio Grande Valley businesses. Some restaurants listed are not accepting the cards from Hub City Sports because they never agreed to be a part of the promotion.

Crash Highlights DWI Case Backlog

Crash Highlights DWI Case Backlog

A recent accident involving a school bus raises questions about the time DWI cases spend in the court system. Alexandro Correa was arraigned on DWI charges after he crashed into a school bus this week in Edinburg.

Accident Onlookers Cause Second Accident

Accident Onlookers Cause Second Accident

Traffic has been cleared near 281 and Minnesota Road in Pharr. Police were on the scene of one accident when a second happened a few seconds later. According to Pharr police, the driver of a truck collided with a smaller vehicle.

Affidavits Shed Light into Arrests at Penitas Clinic

Affidavits Shed Light into Arrests at Penitas Clinic

Law enforcement affidavits obtained by CHANNEL 5 NEWS help shed light on the recent arrests at a Penitas medical clinic. The owner of the Palm Village Family Clinic and one of his employees were arrested for practicing medicine without a license.

Shelters Open as Cold Front Hits RGV

Shelters Open as Cold Front Hits RGV

With wind chill temperatures expected in the 20s, several Rio Grande Valley shelters will be open to help people stay warm.

Former Head of Knights Templar Headed to Court

Former Head of Knights Templar to Stand Trial

Mexican officials were unsure if there was enough evidence to link Gomez to the cartel’s crimes. Federal police arrested him just last week.

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  • Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos is set to resign at a special county…

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    Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos is set to resign at a special county commissioners meeting this morning. He'll then begin his new job as the Texas secretary of state. Commissioners are expected to vote on his replacement later today.

  • In Edinburg, lights at the intersections of 107/MonMack Road and 107/Doolittle Road…

    In Edinburg, lights at the intersections of 107/MonMack Road and 107/Doolittle Road are not operational. Crews are working to repair them. Drivers must treat the intersection as a four-way stop and proceed carefully. Also, work crews are repairing the traffic light at Tourist and Closner. Heavy winds damaged the light.

  • Still no word on what cause an oil spill in Port Isabel. About 10 to 20 gallons of…

    Still no word on what cause an oil spill in Port Isabel. About 10 to 20 gallons of oil spilled into the South Point Marina along the dock area yesterday. Crews worked to contain the oil with yellow booms. Both the Texas General Land Office and the Coast Guard were able to clean up the spill.

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