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Outraged Parents Say District Delayed Handing Over Case

Outraged Parents Say District Delayed Handing Over Case

School district police are now investigating accusations of inappropriate touching of students by a former employee. The parents of the alleged victims are outraged. They said the district delayed handing over the case to Donna ISD police.

Woman Needs Paperwork from Former Employer

Woman Needs Paperwork from Former Employer

A Rio Grande Valley woman is out of a job. She said she needs government assistance to survive. Her former employer is refusing to fill out the required paperwork unless she pays a fee. She called 5 On Your Side for help.

Veterans Use Social Media to Get Help

Veterans Use Social Media to Get Help

Local veterans are turning to social media to get the help they need. They say depending on one another is the only way they're getting results. Veteran Laura Marquez said a little social media knowledge, and a little compassion, made a world of difference to those who served our country.

Teacher Arrested for Improper Relationship with Student

Teacher Arrested for Improper Relationship with Student

A Harlingen teacher is off the job after being accused of having an improper relationship with a student. Harlingen police arrested Karl Avila on Monday. It was less than a week after the allegations against him were reported.

Cattle Ranchers Concerned about Border Security

Cattle Ranchers Concerned about Border Security

Texas cattle ranchers are worried about border security. They believe a lack of protection raises the chances of disease and parasites in cattle. CHANNEL 5 NEWS visited a hidden USDA facility.

Traffic Tickets Increase in Some Valley Counties

Traffic Tickets Increase in Some Valley Counties

An increase in traffic tickets is making the money for the county, but is also making the roads safer, according to a justice of the peace. On Highway 83 between Rio Grande City and La Joya, state trooper can be seen all along the road.

New Deadline Set for Business Owner to Remove Tires

Business Owner Has New Deadline to Remove Tires

A new deadline is set for the man behind a massive tire dump in Alamo. That site caught fire earlier in March. Robert Garcia is the owner of a company called Diverse Logistics. He went before Justice of the Peace Bobby Contreras Tuesday afternoon.

Livestock Wrangler Concerned about His Safety

Livestock Wrangler Concerned about His Safety

Hidalgo County's livestock wrangler says he is being harassed by people who know he's watching over seized roosters. The roosters were seized by sheriff's investigators earlier this month following a raid involving an alleged illegal cockfight.

Man Still Waiting for Down Payment Returned

Man Still Waiting for Down Payment Returned

The law ruled in favor of a Mission man, but he is not getting justice. John Garza said he was stiffed on the down payment for a new home. He called 5 On Your Side for help after the homeowner ignored a court order.

Appeals Court Allows State to Sue Nursing Home

Appeals Court Allows State to Sue Nursing Home

A new court opinion said the state can sue a Harlingen nursing home for failing to monitor a man suffering from dementia. The man left the home and was later found dead. The case got much attention back in 2012.

West Rail Project Almost Complete

West Rail Project Almost Complete

Officials said Tuesday is the last day of construction on the West Rail Project. The project created a new international railroad that runs around the west side of Brownsville and into Mexico.

Beef Bandits Behind Bars

Beef Bandits Behind Bars

A man and a woman dubbed by police as the beef bandits are jailed at after their arrests on Monday. Frankie Vallejo, 42, and Carla Esparza, 31, were taken before a judge Tuesday and charged with two counts of theft each.

Feds Inspect Cattle as the Animals Cross the Border

Feds Inspect Cattle as the Animals Cross the Border

The feds are working to protect the U.S. cattle industry. They are inspecting cattle as soon as the animals cross the border. Up to 600 head of cattle make their way through the Pharr Point of Entry daily.

Traffic Violation Leads Troopers to 48 Bundles of Marijuana

An 18-year-old Penitas man tried to evade troopers. After he was caught, they found 351 pounds of marijuana in the drive he was driving.

Illegal Re-Entry Latest Conviction for Panamanian Woman

The 47-year-old gave conflicting testimony. She claimed she was drugged and smuggled into U.S. against her will.

Arsenal Discovered in Ciudad Camargo

Mexican authorities confiscated an arsenal of weapons in Ciudad Camargo, across the border from Rio Grande City. The cache included 10 assault rifles, 28 grenades and an RPG-type launcher with nine rockets.

$200,000 Bond Set for Harlingen Teacher

The Harlingen High School teacher was formally charged this morning. He's accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student.

TEA Investigating Donna ISD update

TEA Investigating Donna ISD

The Texas Education Agency is investigating the Donna Independent School District after several district employees were accused of having sexual relations with students. A fourth person was fired last week for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with students.

Investigators Release Photos of Person of Interest

Investigators Release Photos of Person of Interest

Hidalgo County investigators are looking for a person of interest in several auto theft cases. They have released four different photos of the man while driving across the bridge.

Robbery Suspect Didn t Expect Clerk to React

Clerk's Reaction Floors Robbery Suspect

Weslaco police need the public’s help to catch a robbery suspect. The robbery was simple - get in, grab the cash register and get out. The suspect did not count on the store’s clerk fighting back.

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