Natural Gas Pipline Ruptures in Falfurrias Area

First responders are on the scene of a natural gas pipeline rupture in the Falfurrias area. The Brooks County Sheriff’s Office said the pipeline fractured shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday.

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Neighbors Concerned Over Wanted Suspect

Neighbors Concerned Over Wanted Suspect

A man wanted for murdering three people in Starr County is on the run. Three Honduran nationals were shot and killed in a home, just outside of Rio Grande City. They were shot there a year ago.

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Alton Man Threatens City Officials Police Department

Alton Man Threatens City Officials, Police Department

City officials told CHANNEL 5 NEWS that a 51-year-old Alton man is a regular at Alton’s City Hall. He’s known for filing complaints against the city and its police department. The last complaint got out of control and landed him in county jail.

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Smuggler Is Confident Charges Will Be Dismissed

Smuggler Is Confident Charges Will Be Dismissed

Prosecutors said Raymond Segura is a foot guide. He was one of three people picked up; he was suspected of crossing illegally into the United States.

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Law Enforcement Meets to Discuss Possible Surge of Illegal Crossers

Law Enforcement Meets to Discuss Possible Surge of Illegal Crossers

Border Patrol agents are anticipating an influx of illegal crossers, and they are preparing a unified front. Agents met with all law enforcement, from local to federal, on Monday to discuss the influx.

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Mission Raid Leads to Uncovering Drugs, Illegal Crossers

Hidalgo County law enforcement remains at the scene of a raid in Mission. Authorities said the case involved illegal crossers and drugs.

Family Border Patrol Celebrate Fallen Agent

Family, Border Patrol Celebrate Fallen Agent

One year ago, a Border Patrol agent was killed during an attempted carjacking. Today, his family decided to honor his life, instead of recounting his last moments.

Effort Blocked to Defund Planned Parenthood

Effort Blocked to Defund Planned Parenthood

The senate did not come up with enough votes to shut down federal funding for Planned Parenthood on Monday. The vote was 53 to 46. A total of 60 votes were needed to defund the organization.

Community Helps Brownsville Shelter to Continue Mission

Community Helps Brownsville Shelter to Continue Mission

An electrical fire at a Brownsville shelter forced them to shut off all the power in their main building, leaving them without a kitchen and dining hall. Despite the situation, the shelter continued to serve food to those in need.

5 Illegal Crossers in Custody Following Vehicle Pursuit

5 Illegal Crossers in Custody Following Vehicle Pursuit

On Monday morning, La Joya police attempted to pull over a grey vehicle on the expressway. Instead of stopping, the driver sped off leading officers on a pursuit.

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  • A Brownsville bride, who was counting on a Brownsville hotel for her wedding…

    Wedding Plans Destroyed after Venue was Sold

    A Brownsville bride, who was counting on a Brownsville hotel for her wedding reception, was fully refunded. Elsa Flores booked her reception at the Holiday Inn. She later found out the hotel was sold off and set for demolition. Flores said the former owner mailed her a check for the full amount. City officials said it will take the next two months to tear down the building.

  • On August 1, DPS seized more than 884 pounds of marijuana, after a trooper attempted…

    On August 1, DPS seized more than 884 pounds of marijuana, after a trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2003 Dodge pickup. The seizure occurred on U.S. 281 Military Road, east of Valley View Drive near Donna. The driver evaded law enforcement by fleeing towards the Rio Grande River and bailing out of the vehicle. DPS agents are investigating this incident.

  • An Indiana medical software company said the private information of 3.9 million…

    An Indiana medical software company said the private information of 3.9 million people was exposed when its networks were hacked earlier this year. The exposed information includes names, addresses, birthdates, social security numbers and health records. The company said those affected by the hack include patients of Texas-based Concentra, which operates more than 300 medical centers in 38 states.

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