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Mexican Journalist Murdered

Mexican journalist Ruben Espinosa was murdered. He worked for the investigative magazine "Proceso."

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Police and Sheriff Phone Systems in Starr County Still Down

You can't contact the usual Starr County Sheriff's office or Rio Grande City Police department number. 911 calls are being routed to Zapata County.

Weslaco Firefighters Preparing For Busy Season

Weslaco Firefighters Preparing For Busy Season

The hot dry weather is having an impact from coast to coast.  Firefighters in Weslaco say they're prepared for a long few months.
"We've been responding to some grass fires.  Right now, everything is real dry," says Captain Gustavo Ramirez.

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Starr County Sheriff's Office Has Phone Issues

The Starr County Sheriff's Office is having problems with it's phone system right now.
If you need to reach the Sheriff's Office you're asked to call (210) 776-1283 until the issues are resolved.

Pharr Bridge Fire

Tractor Catches Fire on Pharr-Reynosa Bridge

A tractor caught fire on the Pharr-Reynosa international bridge. Traffic on the bridge closed.

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Palm Valley Health Care in Legal Battle with Government

The Harlingen business is fighting the government over medicare payments.

Fisherman Expresses Theft Concerns

Fisherman Expresses Theft Concerns

Hundreds of anglers are on South Padre Island, this weekend. Some thieves are targeting fishing tournament participants.

Radio Tower Burglary Suspect Arraigned

Radio Tower Burglary Suspect Arraigned

Francisco Leija, 30, was taken before a judge and charged with two counts of burglary of a building. Leija is accused of breaking into the building on 104 Eldora Road where KJAV-FM broadcasts.

Low Water Pressure was Problem for Firefighters

Low Water Pressure was Problem for Firefighters

Questions remain unanswered about the blaze in Rio Grande City fueled by paper products. CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned that one of the problems with fighting the fire was low water pressure.

Tent Added for More Space for Illegal Crossers

The city of McAllen set up another tent outside of Sacred Heart Church.  More space is needed as illegal crossers continue to be released.

Brownsville Officer Hospitalized After Accident

Brownsville Officer Hospitalized After Accident

A Brownsville police officer is at the hospital, after a crash on Friday. The fire department said it happened near the intersection of Paredes Line Road and Alton Gloor Boulevard.

Families Don't Expect Surge of Illegal Crossers in Granjeno

Families Don’t Expect Surge of Illegal Crossers in Granjeno

Families in Granjeno said they don’t expect to see any surge in illegal crossing. The people who crossed illegally last year didn’t even make it to the border town’s city limits.

Cameron County Sheriff's Office: 911 Caller Helped Save Victim

Cameron County Sheriff’s Office: 911 Caller Helped Save Victim

Thursday night, a call was made to 911 after a resident spotted two armed men approach a woman's vehicle. The sheriff’s office said they’re thankful to that caller.

Superintendent s Attorney Plans to Appeal Ruling

Superintendent’s Attorney Plans to Appeal Ruling

Thursday night, suspended Donna ISD Superintendent Jesus Reyna asked the school board to reinstate him and wanted a public apology. The school board denied his request.

Suspect Charged in Home Invasion

Home Invasion Suspect on the Run

Cameron County deputies responded to a home invasion in San Benito Thursday night. When they arrived on the scene, they saw two men demanding money from a woman outside her home.

Animal Shelt

Motor Oil on Dogs, Not a Treatment for Mange

According to a local humane society, pouring motor oil on a dog with mange is not a treatment. Instead, it causes the dog more pain and leaves the pet in a worse condition.

Edinburg Assistant Police Chief Named Interim Chief

Edinburg Police Chief Rolando Castaneda’s last day on the job was Friday. The police department is continuing their search to fill the position.

Couple Concerned About Property Line

Couple Concerned About Property Line

A 70-year-old couple from Weslaco wants their backyard back. The neighbor next door ripped out their fence and relocated it without asking.

US DoD Asks Civilians Not to Stand Guard Recruiting Offices

US DoD Asks Civilians Not to Stand Guard Recruiting Offices

After the events in Chattanooga, civilians began to stand outside recruitment centers with their guns. The Department of Defense sent out a response addressing the civilians’ actions.

DPS Aircraft Named after Fallen Trooper

The Texas Department of Public Safety named their newest airplane in honor of a fallen trooper. Eduardo Chavez died in the line of duty in May 2006.

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