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  • Shooting Victim Taken Off Life Support Play Video

    September 16, 2014 10:39 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A teenager shot over the weekend north of Palmview was taken off life support Tuesday. The 16-year-old was shot in the head, officials said. The incident happened on La Homa Road, just north of Mile 7 Road. Authorities recovered a weapon at the scene. Sheriff's... more »
  • Hidalgo County Investigates West Nile Death Play Video

    September 15, 2014 7:41 PM

    EDINBURG - Hidalgo County health officials are trying to determine how an elderly Donna resident contracted the West Nile virus. The man, William Edward Howell, died from the disease. Epidemiologist Steven Hinojosa is investigating Howell's case. "We want to make sure we get as much details as... more »
  • Donna Man Succumbs to West Nile Virus Play Video

    September 15, 2014 7:23 PM

    DONNA - A family is in shock after their father died after contracting the West Nile virus. William Edward Howell's widow said he was a happy-go-lucky man who was quite healthy for an 83-year-old. Last week, her fairy tale marriage came to an abrupt and tragic end. Doctors... more »
  • Police Investigate Child's Death in Brownsville Play Video

    September 11, 2014 7:59 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police are investigating the death of a baby boy in Southmost Brownsville. Lt. Gerard Serrata said officers were called to the 6100 block of Lynx Drive for an unresponsive child. The child was outside the home when officers arrived. Serrata says the 8-month-old baby boy was... more »
  • Police Identify Man Killed in Fiery Crash Play Video

    July 31, 2014 12:41 PM

    DONNA - Police released the identity of a man killed in fiery crash Wednesday in Donna. Police said Balde Solis Gonzalez, 49, of La Villa died in a pickup truck when it went up in flames. The accident happened on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 2. Investigators are... more »
  • Police Release Name of Man Killed in Crash Play Video

    July 22, 2014 12:56 PM

    McALLEN - Police released the identity of a man killed Saturday in a three-vehicle crash in McAllen. The victim was identified as Rolando Sifuentes, 36, of McAllen. The crash happened on Bentsen Road just north of Pecan Blvd. Sifuentes stopped on the side of the road to help... more »
  • Police Identify Body Found in Burning Truck Play Video

    July 22, 2014 12:54 PM

    McALLEN - Police released the identity of a body found inside a burning truck Monday morning in McAllen. Police said the body is that of Ryan Tyler Sewell, 26. Authorities are waiting for an autopsy to learn the cause of death. Police said they are investigating drug activity... more »
  • Preliminary Autopsy Results Released For Death In La Grulla Play Video

    July 15, 2014 9:48 PM

    LA GRULLA- Preliminary autopsy results were released for a La Grulla man found dead in a pool of blood. The report states the 59 year old died of natural causes. Authorities were called out to a home on Johnson and 5th street on Monday. The victim's brother called police... more »
  • DA Ponders Charges in Deadly Accident Play Video

    July 15, 2014 12:33 PM

    EDINBURG - The Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office is investigating an accident that claimed the life of a young boy three months ago in McAllen. A Jeep SUV ran off the road and slammed into a car dealership where the boy and his father were looking at vehicles. The... more »
  • Police Investigate Man's Death in La Grulla Play Video

    July 14, 2014 10:05 PM

    STARR COUNTY - La Grulla police are investigating the death of a man. The man's body was found in a house on Johnson and 5th streets. Police said they received a 911 call transferred from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department at 3:30 p.m. The call was from the victim's... more »
  • Guatemalan Immigrant Buried in Hometown Play Video

    July 13, 2014 10:14 AM

    SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, GUATEMALA - Family members are remembering a fifteen-year-old Guatemalan boy whose death became a symbol of the perils facing children who cross into the United States illegally. A funeral service was held Saturday for Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, 15, in his home. His grey casket... more »
  • Brownsville Police Officers Cleared in Teen's Death Play Video

    July 11, 2014 7:47 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A grand jury declined to indict the officers involved in the shooting death of a middle school student in Brownsville. Officers opened fire on Jaime Gonzalez Jr., 15, when he refused to drop what later turned out to be a pellet gun. A grand jury determined... more »
  • San Benito Fire Claims Second Life Play Video

    July 3, 2014 5:07 PM

    SAN BENITO - A 5-year-old child died Thursday from injuries he suffered in a fire Wednesday morning. The boy's grandmother died in the blaze. The fire happened around 10:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on Stenger Street. Fire crews pulled the boy and his grandmother from a second-floor... more »
  • Deadly Fire under Investigation in San Benito Play Video

    July 2, 2014 9:03 PM

    SAN BENITO - A 5-year-old boy remains in intensive care at a hospital after a fire in San Benito. The boy's grandmother lost her life in the blaze. Firefighters responded to the blaze after 10 a.m. Wednesday the Luxory Apartments on East Stenger Road. Fire crews found the... more »
  • Investigation Reveals Child Drowned in Waist-Deep Water Play Video

    June 24, 2014 4:19 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Investigators launched a criminal probe into the death of a toddler near Palmview. The 18-month-old was found unconscious Monday night in a canal off Abram Road and FM 2221. "That's where the first family member discovered the child, pulled him out, and immediately attempted to... more »
  • McAllen Police Investigating Woman's Death Play Video

    June 23, 2014 10:32 AM

    MCALLEN - Police are following leads into the death of a woman in McAllen. The woman's body was found Sunday around 3:15 p.m. Detective Jose Hernandez of the McAllen Police Department said officers were called out to an apartment complex on the 2100 block of West Gumwood Avenue. There... more »
  • Police Identify Man Killed in Port of Brownsville Accident Play Video

    June 11, 2014 12:49 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Authorities released the name of a man who died Monday after an accident at the Port of Brownsville. Police said Jorge Labra Garza, 24, was dismantling a ship at Esco Marine when fumes filled the area where he was working. Labra was taken to a hospital... more »
  • Forensics Experts Work to Identify Bodies in Brooks County Play Video

    June 10, 2014 8:05 PM

    FALFURRIAS - Forensic anthropologists are back in Brooks County to exhume the bodies of immigrants who died in the South Texas brush. The volunteer group is on a mission to return the remains to families. One body was positively identified. More than 40 bodies were pulled from a... more »
  • Police, OSHA Investigating Worker's Death Play Video

    June 10, 2014 12:39 PM

    PORT OF BROWNSVILLE - The Port of Brownsville police are investigating a man's death. We're told the 24-year-old worker died Monday. Police said fumes started filling a compartment, while the man was dismantling a ship wall. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died. The ship... more »
  • Family Vows to Get Answers after Veteran's Death Play Video

    May 30, 2014 7:42 PM

    MISSION - The family of a Rio Grande Valley veteran is vowing to get answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about his death. Steve Soemer was laid to rest Friday at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Soemer's doctors had told him his cancer was... more »
  • Widow Blames VA Bureaucracy for Veteran's Death Play Video

    May 29, 2014 7:29 PM

    McALLEN - The widow of a McAllen veteran says his death is made even more painful because it could have been prevented. Becky Soemer said her husband's cancer treatment was delayed because of red tape at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Becky Soemer said her husband, Steve Soemer,... more »
  • Brownsville Police Investigate Homicide Play Video

    May 20, 2014 5:27 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Homicide investigators are taking over the case of a man found dead over the weekend in Brownsville. An autopsy revealed the man died of internal bleeding caused by a gunshot. Officers found Don Anthony Torres, 27, lying in front of a house in the 3800 block of... more »
  • Police Intensify Search for Driver Involved in Deadly Rollover Play Video

    May 16, 2014 10:20 PM

    LA JOYA - Police continue searching for a driver in a fatal rollover in La Joya. Police say they know the identity of the suspect. Federal agents are aiding in the search. "We're not going to rest tonight. I've got officers working the case right now," La Joya... more »
  • Woman Dies After Being Struck in Laguna Vista Play Video

    April 29, 2014 5:57 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - A woman hit while walking along a road in Laguna Vista died hours after the incident. Laguna Vista police said Rebecca Kae Haugh, 59, and her husband were walking along FM 510 Tuesday morning when the driver of an SUV veered off the road and struck... more »
  • Police Search for Suspects in Deadly Shooting Play Video

    April 28, 2014 5:25 PM

    McALLEN - Police continue searching for suspects in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man last week in McAllen. The victim, Juan Donate Gomez, was found dead in an alley near South Jackson Road and Orangewood Drive on Friday. Officers said the killing may be linked to drugs. ... more »
  • No Charges for Driver in Deadly Accident Play Video

    April 25, 2014 4:15 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police say the driver who hit and killed a man in Brownsville will not be charged. The accident happened Thursday night in the 600 block of Minnesota Avenue, north of the airport. Police said the driver called for help after hitting a 57-year-old man. The man died... more »
  • Pedestrian Killed South of Donna Play Video

    April 3, 2014 10:08 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Emergency crews were sent to the scene of a deadly auto-pedestrian accident south of Donna. The accident happened at approximately 9 p.m. on FM 493, a couple miles north of Military Highway. Donna Police Chief Ram de Leon said a man was walking across a... more »
  • Starr County Stabbing Suspect in Custody Play Video

    March 24, 2014 5:09 PM

    RIO GRANDE CITY - Starr County authorities detained a man wanted in a fatal stabbing. Starr County sheriff's investigators said the suspect tuned himself in this morning. The stabbing happened just after midnight Sunday in Las Lomas neighborhood east of Rio Grande City. Deputies found 34 -year-old Saul... more »
  • SPI Police Investigating Spring Breaker's Death Play Video

    March 19, 2014 4:09 PM

    SOU8TH PADRE ISLAND - Police on South Padre Island are working to determine what led to the death of a student from New Jersey. The 23-year-old was found dead in his hotel room Wednesday morning. Police have identified him as Gerald Plescia of Freehold, New Jersey. Officers say... more »
  • School Staff Used Defibrillator in Attempt to Save Teen Play Video

    March 7, 2014 5:26 PM

    PHARR - An emergency response team used an automated defibrillator in an attempt to save a teen at Buell Central DAEP school in February, officials said. An autopsy revealed that the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District student had an enlarged heart. The teen collapsed while jogging and later died... more »
  • Autopsy Reveals PSJA ISD Student Died of Natural Causes Play Video

    March 6, 2014 8:32 PM

    PHARR - An autopsy revealed that a Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District student who collapsed and died in February had an enlarged heart. Officials said there were no traces of drugs or alcohol in the teen's system. The 14-year-old was a student Buell Central DAEP. His name was not... more »
  • Police Investigate 2 Deaths at School's Parking Lot Play Video

    March 3, 2014 10:10 PM

    PHARR - Police are investigating the death of two people in the parking lot of a school in Pharr. Pharr Police Sgt. Mari Garza said the two bodies were in a car at Dr. William Long Elementary. Police have not released the names of the deceased. more »
  • Weslaco ISD Offers Counseling after Student's Death Play Video

    February 25, 2014 8:07 PM

    WESLACO - North Bridge Elementary School administrators are offering counseling to students after one of their classmates was killed in an accident. The girl died after a semi-tractor trailer struck her Monday night. The girl's father was behind the wheel of the big rig. Police said the second-grader... more »
  • Motorists Often Ignore School Bus Safety Laws

    February 25, 2014 7:33 PM

    WESLACO - Texas laws set specific guidelines for drivers who encounter school buses loading or unloading students. Texas Department of Public Safety officials provided CHANNEL 5 NEWS with a diagram to help understand what drivers should do while traveling on different types of roads. A La Joya Independent... more »
  • Palmview High School Students Mourn Classmate Play Video

    February 25, 2014 7:23 PM

    LA JOYA - Palmview High School students on Tuesday remembered a classmate killed after a driver failed to stop for a school bus. Brenda Cuellar, 16, died hours after a car struck her Monday night. Texas Department of Public Safety officials said a driver did not stop for the... more »
  • La Joya ISD to Offer Counseling After Student's Death Play Video

    February 25, 2014 5:20 PM

    LA JOYA - The La Joya Independent School District expressed concern after the death of a student who had just exited one of the district's buses. Brenda Cuellar, 16, died hours after a car struck her Monday night. Texas Department of Public Safety officials said a driver did not... more »
  • No Charges in Death of Weslaco Girl Play Video

    February 25, 2014 4:19 PM

    WESLACO - No charges will be filed in the death of a 7-year-old Weslaco girl. The girl died after a semi-tractor trailer struck her Monday night. The girl's father was behind the wheel of the big rig. Police said the girl was riding a bicycle near the 18-wheeler... more »
  • School to Offer Counseling after Student Collapses and Dies Play Video

    February 17, 2014 7:51 PM

    PHARR - Counselors will be at the Buell Central DAEP campus Tuesday, a day after a 14-year-old died after collapsing at the school. The boy was taken to Rio Grande Regional Hospital where he died. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death. According to... more »
  • Community in Shock after Deadly Fire in Alton Play Video

    February 14, 2014 7:11 PM

    ALTON - A family continues searching for answers after a 7-year-old girl died in a blaze Thursday night in Alton. Alma Rosa Flores died of smoke inhalation, Hidalgo County sheriff officials said. The Hidalgo County fire marshal said a faulty breaker box may have caused the fire. Investigators... more »
  • Military Helicopter Crashes in Reynosa Play Video

    January 31, 2014 5:22 PM

    REYNOSA - A Mexican soldier died Friday when a helicopter crashed at a military base in Reynosa. Two others aboard the Mexican air force Bell 212 were injured. Several more walked away uninjured. Officials have not released the cause of the crash. more »
  • Hidalgo County Reports More H1N1 Cases Play Video

    January 30, 2014 8:48 PM

    EDINBURG - Hidalgo County health officials reported an uptick in the number of H1N1-related deaths. At least 79 H1N1 cases have been reported in the county, officials said. Fifteen of those cases were fatal. "Of the 15 fatalities, 14 of them were H1N1, and one was a Type... more »
  • Carnival Worker Found Dead in Harlingen Play Video

    January 17, 2014 4:23 PM

    HARLINGEN - Police identified the body of a man found Friday near Interstate 69E in Harlingen. Police said Samuel Tiburcio Rodriguez, 62, was associated with a traveling carnival that was in town. His body was discovered at around 10 a.m. Investigators said there are no signs of foul... more »
  • 6 Killed in Matamoros Firefights Play Video

    January 9, 2014 4:14 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - At least six people were killed in recent firefights in Matamoros, Mexican officials said. Tamaulipas state officials said the shootouts happened over a six-day period. The first clash happened Saturday, when soldiers were investigating the theft of gasoline from a pipeline. The probe led to a... more »
  • Cold Blamed for Man's Death in Donna Play Video

    January 7, 2014 7:33 PM

    DONNA - The cold weather may have played a role in the death of a Donna man, police said. Police said Javier Marquez's body was found shortly after 2 p.m. Monday outside an abandoned house. He was 59. Gregorio Celedon lives near the site where the body was... more »
  • Donna Police Launch Probe into Man's Death Play Video

    January 7, 2014 4:19 PM

    DONNA - The cold weather may have played a role in the death of a Donna man, police said. Police said the owner of an abandoned house found Javier Marquez's body shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. He was 59. Gregorio Celedon lives near the site where the body... more »
  • Driver Killed in Crash North of Edinburg Play Video

    December 26, 2013 5:20 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Sleek roads and high speeds contributed to a crash that claimed the life of a 21-year-old man Thursday north of Edinburg, officials said. The accident happened just north of Monte Cristo on Interstate 69C. Police said Baldemar de la Peña was driving too fast when he... more »
  • Human Rights Commission Launches Probe into Student Deaths in Reynosa Play Video

    December 19, 2013 8:07 PM

    REYNOSA - Mexico's Human Rights Commission launched an investigation into the death of five students in Reynosa. The students, ages 13 to 15, were waiting for a public transit bus when two gunmen in a speeding truck slammed into them. Tamaulipas state authorities initially said the gunmen were... more »
  • San Benito Man Dies in Oil Field Explosion Play Video

    December 19, 2013 12:39 PM

    LAVACA COUNTY - Officials are investigating an oil field explosion that claimed the life of one Rio Grande Valley man. The explosion happened Tuesday in Moulton, between San Antonio and Houston. Authorities said Jose Manuel Torres, 45, of San Benito, died when a tanker exploded. Occupational Safety and... more »
  • Frigid Water Blamed for 2 Deaths at Brownsville Ship Channel Play Video

    December 10, 2013 8:06 PM

    PORT ISABEL - Two illegal immigrants died Tuesday as they tried to cross the Brownsville Ship Channel, officials said. Police said the bodies of a 49-year-old and 15-year-old were found in the shallow waters off the ship channel. A third person traveling with them survived. Authorities interviewed him... more »
  • Driver Could Face Charges in Deadly Crash Play Video

    December 6, 2013 8:16 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - State troopers have yet to determine if they will charge a man in a crash that left a jailer dead Friday morning. The Hidalgo County detention officer died as a result of a morning accident. She was identified as 40-year-old Bertha Garza. The wreck happened... more »
  • Bond Reduction Denied in West Texas Malnutrition Case

    December 4, 2013 9:29 PM

    EL PASO - A West Texas judge denied a bond reduction for the father of a baby whose body was found buried in the New Mexico desert. Bond was set at $1.5 million for Jeffrey Farrey. His lawyer, Joe Spencer, requested it be reduced to $50,000. Farrey and his 20-year-old... more »
  • Family and Friends Mourn Cemetery Worker Play Video

    November 6, 2013 8:39 PM

    EDINBURG - A San Juan family is grieving after a cemetery headstone toppled and killed their loved one. Police said Guadalupe Mendoza, 64, died when a 2,000-pound headstone fell on him. The incident happened Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Edinburg. Investigators believe Mendoza was trying to level the 5-foot-tall... more »
  • Officials Ask People to Stay Away from Canals Play Video

    October 24, 2013 8:16 PM

    EDINBURG - A man's death on a canal bank near La Blanca highlights the dangers of venturing near the irrigation channels, officials said. The accident happened Tuesday night off Rogers Road, east of FM 493. Jose Vargas Pequeno, 58, was driving a truck on the canal banks when it... more »
  • Valley Soldier Dies in Bunk at Stateside Military Base Play Video

    October 23, 2013 7:43 PM

    SAN CARLOS - The father of a soldier who died at a Washington military base said he needs to know what caused his son's demise. Pfc. Arturo Cantu III, 23, died last week in his bunk at Fort Lewis, military officials said. The military has yet to return his... more »
  • Body Found in Harlingen Play Video

    September 20, 2013 9:01 AM

    HARLINGEN - Police are looking into the death of a man in Harlingen. The body of the 58-year-old was found on the 700 block of P Street around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. According to officers, the man is homeless, and his body was lying on the ground outside near his... more »
  • Army Returns Items to Sergeant's Widow Play Video

    September 9, 2013 7:17 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - An Army sergeant's widow says the military finally returned her husband's belongings. Sgt. Leonel Torres' clothing, furniture and car were delivered to his wife Monday morning, more than a month after he died. Margie Torres called CHANNEL 5 NEWS for help after military officials refused to... more »
  • Guilty Verdict in Death of Veteran Play Video

    August 30, 2013 8:50 PM

    MISSION- A guilty verdict is delivered for a co-defendant in the death of a Mission War Veteran. A jury convicted Leroy Arista of capital murder. Willis Kimmons was fatally shot during a robbery at his home in 2011. During testimony, co-defendant, David Tarbutton said he alone committed the... more »
  • ATV Crash Victim Served in Afghanistan Play Video

    August 15, 2013 6:31 PM

    WESLACO - A man killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday north of Weslaco had just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, military officials said. Derek Steven Munoz, 21, was a member of the Texas Army National Guard based in Weslaco, his unit's spokesman said. Munoz returned... more »
  • Chase Ends in Deadly Crash Play Video

    August 12, 2013 6:18 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A high-speed chase northwest of Mission ended in a crash that claimed the lives of five people Monday. A vehicle being pursued on Western Road slammed into another car at the intersection with Mile 7 Road. Three cars were involved in the accident, officials said. ... more »
  • Brownsville Firefighter's Death Under Investigation Play Video

    August 12, 2013 12:53 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - An investigation is under way into the death of a Brownsville firefighter. Juan Casanova died on Saturday in Houston. He's believed to have had a possible heart attack a few weeks ago while on the job. Casanova was a firefighter for more than 20 years. more »
  • Teen Recovering After Motorcycle Crash Play Video

    August 7, 2013 4:27 PM

    HARLINGEN - A 17-year-old has been upgraded to stable condition as he continues to recover from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash. The teen was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed with a minivan around midnight at FM 492 and 4 Mile Line north of Mission, Texas... more »
  • FBI Takes Over Investigation Play Video

    July 21, 2013 10:31 AM

    PALMVIEW - Federal investigators took over a case involving the body of a woman found at a wildlife refuge. According to police, teenagers stumbled upon the body at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The teenagers then called the U.S. Border Patrol, who in turn called the Hidalgo County Sheriff's... more »
  • Autopsy Ordered for McAllen Child Play Video

    July 15, 2013 1:04 PM

    MCALLEN - Police are investigating the death of a toddler in McAllen. The parents of the 3-month-old boy called police to their home on Main Street and Highland this morning. The child was reportedly non-responsive and had to be rushed to the hospital, where he later died. Police... more »
  • McAllen Police Identify Victim of Deadly Crash Play Video

    July 8, 2013 12:34 PM

    McALLEN - Police today identified a woman killed in a crash Sunday in McAllen. Denise Marie Salazar, 23, died in the crash at the intersection of McColl Road and Violet Street, officials said. Two vehicles were involved in the wreck, police said. Another woman is recovering at an... more »
  • Deputies Investigate Death in El Ranchito Play Video

    June 20, 2013 7:38 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - Sheriff's deputies are investigating a death in El Ranchito, south of San Benito. Officials said a person called deputies to report a strong odor coming out of the house where the body was found. The house is just off US 281. Deputies used a metal... more »
  • Man Weeps In Court after being Charged in Son's Death Play Video

    June 4, 2013 5:20 PM

    EDINBURG - A man accused in the death of his 2-month-old son wept in court as a judge charged in the case. Enrique Medina, 21, his wife, her brother and the baby were in a vehicle that flipped near a canal just north of Edinburg early Sunday. Medina's brother-in-law... more »
  • Corpus Christi Police Seek Man in Death of La Feria Resident Play Video

    June 4, 2013 4:24 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI - Investigators seized a vehicle linked to the beating death of a La Feria man outside a fast food restaurant in Corpus Christi. Police said the vehicle belongs to the man accused of killing Aaron Juarez, 25, on Saturday. Investigators said Juarez opened his car door... more »
  • Investigators Question Father in Baby's Death Play Video

    June 3, 2013 7:48 PM

    EDINBURG - Sheriff's investigators are questioning the father of a 2-month-old baby found dead in a canal. The infant, his parents and his uncle crashed near a canal on FM 2812 and Seminary Road north of Edinburg. The accident happened 2 miles away from their home. Cristina... more »
  • Brooks County Officials Brace for More Deaths Play Video

    May 29, 2013 7:44 PM

    FALFURRIAS - Brooks County officials are bracing for a possible increase in the number of immigrant deaths during the summer months. Sheriff's deputies said they fear this year will surpass the 129 mark set in 2012. One of the most recent deaths happened Saturday on State Highway 281.... more »
  • Police Searching For Information in Death Play Video

    May 25, 2013 9:24 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Police released surveillance video of a woman they want to talk to in regards to the death of a man. The man was taken to a hospital, where he later died of unknown causes. The woman in the video is believed to be the last person who... more »
  • Valley Residents Rally around Fallen Soldier's Family Play Video

    May 13, 2013 8:01 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Many Rio Grande Valley residents rallied around the family of a fallen soldier as his body was transported to his hometown of Edcouch. Army Spc. Kevin Cardoza's body arrived at McAllen-Miller International Airport on Monday. Cardoza and four other soldiers died after an improvised explosive device... more »
  • Troopers Investigate Deadly Accident in Weslaco Play Video

    May 3, 2013 8:23 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Investigators are trying to determine what led to an accident that claimed the life of a teenager Friday north of Weslaco. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said Maria Cecilia Lopez, 17, was checking her mailbox when a speeding truck struck her. The incident happened at... more »
  • Investigators Seek Leads in Singer's Death Play Video

    April 25, 2013 4:32 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - Investigators are trying to determine who shot and killed a local norteno singer. Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies said a farm worker discovered the body of Chuy Quintanilla. The body was found near an orange grove early Thursday north of Mission. Quintanilla was popular for his... more »
  • Death Certificate Error Prolonging Good-Bye Play Video

    April 21, 2013 10:57 PM

    MCALLEN - A man has been waiting for his wife's death certificate for more than a week. David Brown's wife Beverly died April 12 but her body remains stuck in a funeral home more than a week later. The Brown's 50th wedding anniversary is Tuesday David says a mistake... more »
  • Man Sentenced in Drunk-Driving Death Play Video

    April 15, 2013 8:32 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - A Port Isabel resident was sentenced to six years in prison in a drunk-driving death case. Alejandro Petricioli was convicted Friday for the death of a pedestrian on Highway 100 in 2009. Authorities said Petricioli hit and killed Reyna Hernandez Garcia. She was walking on... more »
  • Television Crushes Toddler

    March 27, 2013 7:45 PM

    PHARR - A 2-year-old girl died after a television set fell on her Tuesday night at her home in Las Milpas. Police said Eminey Natalie Garza was alone in one of the bedrooms when the accident happened. Eminey was a couple of months from her third birthday, her... more »
  • Man Dies after Crash in La Joya

    March 21, 2013 10:31 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A man died Thursday after a traffic accident in La Joya. The victim's brother also was in the car. He survived the crash. The one-vehicle accident happened just after 4 p.m. near the intersection of South Garza and 9th streets. A brother of the... more »
  • Experts Highlight Dangers of Leaving Children in Cars

    March 18, 2013 8:40 PM

    McALLEN - Children left in locked vehicles in hot days can die in a matter of moments, doctors said. The warning comes after three incidents where children were left inside locked vehicles. A McAllen woman was arrested and charged with child endangerment after leaving her daughter inside a... more »
  • Acts of Compassion

    March 15, 2013 10:58 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - Some unexpected acts of compassion from big name NBA stars are helping to ease the grief of a Brownsville family. 20-year old Nico Benavides died last weekend after injuries suffered while working on South Padre Island. Benavides had met former Spurs' guard George Hill while attending a basketball... more »
  • Family Speaks About Marchan's Death

    February 28, 2013 10:31 PM

    PORT ISABEL - The family of a former attorney who jumped into the waters of the Laguna Madre spoke about the days leading up to his death. Attorney Ray Marchan had been convicted on charges stemming from the former state District Judge Abel Limas corruption case. Crews searched... more »
  • OSHA Investigates Death at Edinburg Mill

    February 22, 2013 4:25 PM

    EDINBURG - It could take several months before investigators determine what led to a deadly accident Thursday at a mill in Edinburg. Inspectors with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are at the scene of the incident at Azteca Milling gathering evidence in the case. They will determine... more »
  • OSHA, Police Launch Probe into Death at Edinburg Mill

    February 21, 2013 6:31 PM

    EDINBURG - An investigation is underway at Azteca Milling in Edinburg after a man died in one of the plant's silos. Edinburg Fire Chief Shawn Snider said the man was inside the silo trying to unclog the chute. The man became stuck and could not free himself from the... more »
  • Man Dies in Silo at Edinburg Company

    February 21, 2013 4:26 PM

    EDINBURG - A man died Thursday after falling into a silo in Edinburg. The incident happened at Azteca Milling. Edinburg Fire Chief Shawn Snider said the man was working on the top of a 50-foot storage silo just before noon when he fell through an access hatch. The... more »
  • Sentence Deliberations Continue in Starvation Death Case

    February 18, 2013 4:35 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A jury continues deliberating the sentence for a man convicted in the starvation death of his nephew. Abraham Proenza was convicted in the case last week in a Brownsville courtroom. He faces up to 99 years in prison. Authorities said the 4-month old baby died from... more »
  • Balloon Blamed for Girl's Death

    January 30, 2013 4:33 PM

    SAN BENITO - A 7-year-old girl who died after collapsing at a San Benito elementary school choked on a balloon, an autopsy revealed. The child, Ruby Ramirez, died Tuesday morning after collapsing Monday afternoon on the playground of her school. San Benito police have opened an investigation into the... more »
  • Family Mourns Immigrant's Death

    January 29, 2013 9:49 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - A Brownsville woman said her family was prepared for the worst when her cousin went missing three weeks ago. Belinda Ayala said Mario Martin tried to swim across the Rio Grande to enter the United States illegally. He never made it to Brownsville, she said. ... more »
  • Charges Pending for Man Accused of Threatening Sheriff

    January 16, 2013 7:46 PM

    EDINBURG - Criminal charges will have to wait for a man accused of threatening to kill Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino, officials said. Gustavo Lozano, 42, was arrested Wednesday after he showed up at the Hidalgo-Reynosa port of entry. The man had stab wounds to his neck, officials said.... more »
  • Missouri Tourist Dies in Waters off South Padre Island

    December 27, 2012 5:24 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - South Padre Island police say a 44-year-old tourist from Missouri died on Christmas Day in the Gulf of Mexico off South Padre Island. Rescuers found Timothy James Harrison floating in the water near The Shores. Police got a call about a swimmer in distress shortly... more »
  • McAllen Police Release Findings on Deadly Pedestrian Accident

    December 11, 2012 7:59 PM

    McALLEN - Police on Tuesday released the findings of an investigation into a deadly pedestrian-automobile accident earlier this year. McAllen police investigators determined a driver was not at fault for hitting and killing Marissa Bauman, 16, as she walked to McAllen High School in March. Police said Bauman... more »
  • Driver Cleared in Teen's Death

    December 11, 2012 4:57 PM

    McALLEN - Police on Tuesday cleared a driver in the death of a teenager in March in McAllen. Officials said the driver was traveling within the speed limit when he struck and killed Marissa Bauman, 16, while she walked to McAllen High School. The accident happened at 21st and... more »
  • Death Threat Has Sullivan City Residents on Edge

    November 30, 2012 7:30 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A death threat on a Sullivan City police officer has residents on edge. Sullivan City residents said crime has become a part of life in their small town. Threatening the life of a police officer, however, crosses the line of tolerance, some said. "There are... more »
  • 2 Die in Accident near Los Fresnos

    November 29, 2012 10:55 PM

    CAMERON COUNTY - Highway 100 east of Los Fresnos is open again after an accident that left two people dead. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said Norma Castillo Olguin, 18, of Los Fresnos was driving on the wrong side of the highway shortly after 5 p.m. when she... more »
  • Suspect Shot by Police Dies in Hospital

    November 1, 2012 1:09 PM

    HARLINGEN - A man shot after exchanging gunfire with police in Primera in September died Wednesday at a local hospital. Police said an underlying condition may have caused the elderly man's death. The shooting happened after police responded to a domestic disturbance call on Sept. 30. Police said... more »

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