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  • Drug Ring Members Sentenced Play Video

    November 24, 2014 7:32 PM

    MCALLEN - Members of a McAllen drug ring will spend years behind bars. A judge on Monday sentenced Francisco Gonzalez Contreras, 37, to a little more than 9 years in prison. Investigators said they seized $3 million and 82 pounds of cocaine in the case. Prosecutors said Gonzalez... more »
  • Guatemala to Educate Citizens about Executive Order Play Video

    November 21, 2014 10:20 PM

    MCALLEN - The Guatemalan consul in McAllen said its government is getting ready to roll out a marketing campaign. The goal is to help educate Guatemalans about President Obama's executive order and get them through the process if they qualify. Guatemalan Consul, Allan Perez, said President Obama's executive... more »
  • Police Looking For Suspects in New Auto Theft Ring Play Video

    November 19, 2014 4:20 PM

    MCALLEN - Police have identified a new auto theft ring and hope the public can help them make some additional arrests. Police arrested 20-year-old Jose Angel Herrera of Alamo on Saturday. He was caught in possession of a stolen 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck. He was trying to... more »
  • Millions in HUD Grants Awarded to 3 Valley Cities

    November 19, 2014 11:32 AM

    Washington, D.C. - The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $4 million to the cities of Edinburg, Pharr and McAllen to create affordable housing for low- and moderate-income people. U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-Mercedes) announced the grants Tuesday. Edinburg will receive $907,409, the City of McAllen... more »
  • Campaign Signs Should Be Coming Down Play Video

    November 18, 2014 7:30 PM

    RIO GRANDE VALLEY - Campaign signs posted around the Valley should be gone now. The law states the signs should be removed within 10 days after an election. That ten-day mark passed last Friday. Each city has different rules about campaign signs. CHANNEL 5 NEWS called cities around the... more »
  • Teen Facing Jail Time for Using Toy Gun Play Video

    November 17, 2014 11:58 PM

    MCALLEN - A McAllen teen that used a toy gun in an attempted robbery is now facing jail time. Santos Francisco Garza is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. McAllen police said the 18-year-old threatened a worker at a business along the 3300 block of the Expressway... more »
  • Police Looking for Suspect in Shooting Play Video

    November 17, 2014 4:07 PM

    MCALLEN - Hidalgo police are now looking for a suspect that sparked a two-hour manhunt in McAllen last night. The manhunt happened in the area of 2nd Street and Wichita Avenue in McAllen. DPS troopers and Pharr police chased a vehicle with two people inside all the way from... more »
  • Hidalgo Taking Over Investigation into Weekend Shooting Play Video

    November 17, 2014 12:49 PM

    HIDALGO - Hidalgo police are taking over the investigation of a shooting that led to a manhunt. A 29-year-old man flagged down DPS troopers on Military Highway near I Road yesterday. He told authorities two people in another vehicle shot him in the leg. Police searched the area... more »
  • Classes Canceled at Perez Elementary in McAllen

    November 17, 2014 8:14 AM

    MCALLEN - Classes at Perez Elementary in McAllen were canceled for today. McAllen ISD officials made the decision early this morning. The campus is located near Trenton and Main Street. Several classrooms were damaged, after someone set fire to them Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to the scene. We're told... more »
  • Power Outages Reported

    November 16, 2014 10:12 AM

    McALLEN - AEP Texas is reporting 10,253 customers without power as of 10AM Sunday. AEP Texas Spokesperson Lee Jones tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the outages are in the McAllen area, AEP is aware and is working to diagnose the situation. Power was first reported out in the area... more »
  • Texas AG Takes Action Against McAllen Pet Store Play Video

    November 12, 2014 12:59 PM

    McALLEN - The Texas Attorney General's Office is taking legal action against a McAllen online pet store. Investigators accused Valley Puppies of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported about problems with the store earlier this year. People said they paid thousands of dollars... more »
  • Shelters Across The Valley Play Video

    November 11, 2014 4:43 PM

    RIO GRANDE VALLEY - Cold weather moves into the area tonight. Here is a look at shelters that will be open across the Valley. In McAllen, the Salvation Army is located on North 23rd Street will be open. Their number is 956-682-1468. In Harlingen, Loaves and Fishes is... more »
  • One Person Hospitalized in Motorcycle Accident Play Video

    November 9, 2014 5:42 PM

    MCALLEN- One person is in the hospital following a motorcycle accident in McAllen. Investigators say a motorcycle and another vehicle collided at the intersection of Ware road and Xenops at around 11 o'clock Sunday morning. The rider of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital. His condition was... more »
  • Maps Show Election Results across Hidalgo County Play Video

    November 6, 2014 7:00 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - The Hidalgo County Elections Office has released a series of maps showing how each precinct voted. One map shows how each area of Hidalgo County voted for Proposition 1. The areas in green voted for Proposition 1, and the portions in blue voted against. ... more »
  • Feds Move to Seize McAllen Home

    November 4, 2014 5:36 PM

    McALLEN - Federal prosecutors are moving to seize a piece of property they claim is connected to the Gulf cartel. Prosecutors filed the paperwork Tuesday in federal court. They said the property at 516 East Sandyhills Avenue was bought with drug money. The home is in an upscale... more »
  • Police Find Truck Taken During Robbery Play Video

    November 4, 2014 12:47 PM

    McALLEN - Police found a pickup truck taken during a carjacking Monday in McAllen. Police said the Ford F-150 was taken during a robbery and assault at Rodeo Meat Market at Lark Avenue and Ware Road. The incident happened at approximately 7 p.m. Investigators said the victim and... more »
  • Sentencing Postponed in Fake Botox Case Play Video

    November 3, 2014 12:48 PM

    EDINBURG - Sentencing was postponed Monday for a third defendant in a fake Botox case. Sentencing for Elva Navarro was re-scheduled as prosecution and defense attorneys are working out issues in the case. Navarro is charged with injecting liquid silicone into unsuspecting customers. Navarro owned Bella Face and... more »
  • Driver Arrested after Hit-and-Run in San Benito Play Video

    November 3, 2014 12:44 PM

    McALLEN - A driver wanted in a hit-and-run in San Benito was arrested Sunday in McAllen. San Benito police said 19-year-old Jose Luis Herrera abandoned the car and fled to McAllen after the crash. The suspect then filed a stolen vehicle report with McAllen police. Investigators arrested the... more »
  • Judge to Hear Argument In Bogus Botox Case

    November 2, 2014 10:47 PM

    MCALLEN- A McAllen spa owner who admittedly injected liquid silicone into customers will be back in Federal court Monday. Elva Navarro already had at least two sentencing dates. Each of those dates were delayed. Navarro will face a Federal judge Monday but it still doesn't guarantee she will... more »
  • Veteran Waiting on Voucher Gets Appointment Play Video

    October 30, 2014 7:12 PM

    MCALLEN - A Rio Grande Valley veteran is a little closer to seeing a doctor for cancer treatment. Abel Martinez is battling prostate cancer. He has been waiting for a voucher from the Veterans Administration so he can get in to see a specialist. The voucher was a couple... more »
  • Police: Person of Interest may be Victim in Kidnapping Play Video

    October 30, 2014 4:11 PM

    PHARR - A man sought as a person of interest in the possible kidnapping of a woman is now considered a victim in the case. Victor Garcia, 26, of McAllen, owns the black Dodge pickup truck the woman was driving when she was abducted. Police said the woman borrowed... more »
  • Tax Preparer Barred for Fraud Play Video

    October 28, 2014 10:59 PM

    MCALLEN - A tax preparer in McAllen was barred from handling any other returns, and now the government is gathering a list of customers that were impacted. In the past decade, the tax division has obtained injunctions against hundreds of fraudulent tax preparers. Melissa Alvarez is now part... more »
  • Fracking Water Could Increase Valley Water Supply Play Video

    October 28, 2014 10:58 PM

    MCALLEN - A local engineer said he has a solution to the Rio Grande Valley's water needs. He wants to use the water left over from extracting natural gas, but must prove his idea will work. Dario Guerra of Big D Engineering said he can use the brackish water... more »
  • Furniture Store Leaves Customers Hanging Play Video

    October 28, 2014 7:48 PM

    McALLEN - A shuttered McAllen furniture store left many customers without the items they had put on layaway. Several people said they paid hundreds of dollars in layaway payments. They now want to know if they will ever see their money again. Furniture Discount Center closed unexpectedly a... more »
  • Mother Awaits Justice for Daughter Who Died From Spa Treatment Play Video

    October 28, 2014 7:14 PM

    MCALLEN - The mother of a woman who died in the hands of a McAllen spa owner wants justice for her daughter. Elva Navarro appeared in federal court to learn her punishment, but the hearing was postponed for a later date. The owner of Bella Face and Body... more »
  • Spa Owner Will Be Sentenced for Fake Botox Injections Play Video

    October 27, 2014 10:59 PM

    MCALLEN - A McAllen spa owner who injected fake Botox into unsuspecting customers will be sentenced tomorrow. Elva Navarro pled guilty to the charge of injecting a client with liquid silicone back in June. She operated Bella Face and Body Spa. Attorneys said Navarro injected silicone into the... more »
  • Answers Revealed Over Case of Contamination in McAllen

    October 25, 2014 9:40 PM

    MCALLEN - The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is providing some answers on an area of contamination below the city of McAllen. CHANNEL 5 NEWS has tracked the case since 2008. The area in question includes businesses and homes along Business 83 and 23rd Street. Hazardous chemicals like benzene... more »
  • 2014 Hadassah Walk for Health

    October 24, 2014 11:17 AM

    MCALLEN - The McAllen Valley chapter of Hadassah will hold its annual Walk for Health on Sunday, November 2 at 7:30 a.m. This event will take place at Town Lake at Firemen's Park on 201 North 1st Street in McAllen. Hadassah is a volunteer organization which raises funds to... more »
  • Businessman on Edge After Bus Hijacking in Reynosa Play Video

    October 23, 2014 6:36 PM

    McALLEN - A local businessman is looking for alternate ways to travel into Mexico after the bus line he uses was hijacked earlier this month. The man said he visits Reynosa and other parts of Mexico regularly to do business. He travels to Mexico twice a month. The... more »
  • Firefighter Hospitalized after Incident at McAllen Plant Play Video

    October 23, 2014 4:23 PM

    McALLEN - A McAllen firefighter is in the hospital after a blaze at a manufacturing plant. The firefighter is being treated for heat exhaustion. McAllen fire officials said he is expected to be okay. Firefighters responded to a fire at the GE Engine Services plant near 42nd Street... more »
  • Feds Requesting Residency Cards to be Produced Play Video

    October 22, 2014 6:52 PM

    MCALLEN - The federal government is asking for millions of permanent residency cards to be made. A post on the federal business opportunities website solicits for a contractor to make them. The solicitation post is from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. When asked why they were requesting... more »
  • Police Search for Suspect in Pet Store Theft Play Video

    October 22, 2014 4:10 PM

    McALLEN - Police are searching for a man who took an exotic bird from a pet store in McAllen. The theft happened over the weekend at Exotic Tropical Pet World. Store managers said the animal could be in danger. "They don't know how to take care of them... more »
  • Woman Living in Apartment with Mold Play Video

    October 21, 2014 11:03 PM

    MCALLEN - A McAllen woman lives in an apartment the city calls substandard, but the landlord said there is more to the story. Cindi Weber moved into her McAllen apartment nearly two years ago. She said, "I lost my home and so I needed a place to live.... more »
  • McAllen to End Spraying for Mosquitoes Play Video

    October 21, 2014 4:23 PM

    McALLEN - Officials with the city of McAllen said they have no more plans to spray for mosquitoes. City crews sprayed several areas of the city last week. In Mission, officials said spraying will be done based on complaints by residents. Officials said they have not received any... more »
  • Furniture Store Closure Causes Problems for Layaway Customer Play Video

    October 20, 2014 6:56 PM

    MCALLEN - A Rio Grande Valley man is out more than five hundred dollars because a furniture store where he bought a bed on layaway closed unexpectedly. Chris Beltran said he and his daughter visited Furniture Discount Center at McColl and Business 83 in McAllen. His daughter wanted a... more »
  • Motorcyclist Killed in McAllen Accident Play Video

    October 20, 2014 7:49 AM

    MCALLEN - Police in McAllen are investigating a deadly motorcycle accident. It happened on FM 107 and La Lomita Road around 8 p.m. Sunday. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said no other vehicles were involved. The motorcyclist died overnight. The man was identified as Baldemar Martinez Islas, 63. ... more »
  • Border Patrol Seize Drug and Save Man's Life

    October 18, 2014 4:25 PM

    MCALLEN - Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector saved a man's life and seized nearly 50 pounds of cocaine in two separate incidents Thursday. Agents were patrolling the Rio Grande by boat near Penitas, when fishermen on the Mexican side of the river caught the agents'... more »
  • McAllen Announces Amnesty for Outstanding Citations Play Video

    October 17, 2014 5:18 PM

    McALLEN - The city of McAllen announced an amnesty period for those with outstanding traffic tickets. The city will not charge the failure-to-appear fee for traffic violators who have warrants out for their arrest. McAllen Municipal Court Coordinator Eva Mendoza said the court has more than 24,000 active... more »
  • Faith Helps Cancer Victim Overcome Disease Play Video

    October 16, 2014 6:35 PM

    McALLEN - Love and a deep faith in God helped a McAllen woman deal with breast cancer. Meldie Pro remembers the day she was diagnosed with the dreaded disease. "I wasn't scared for me; I was scared for my kids, for my mom," Pro said. Pro survived... more »
  • Search Continues for Bank Robbery Suspect Play Video

    October 16, 2014 12:38 PM

    McALLEN - Police continue searching for a man wanted in a bank robbery. The robbery happened at about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Capital One Bank branch in the 4900 block of North 10th Street in McAllen. Police said the man approached the bank counter and demanded money.... more »
  • Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Child

    October 15, 2014 7:36 PM

    MCALLEN - U.S. Marshals arrested 48-year-old Juan Xavier Nichols at a home in McAllen yesterday. Nichols was wanted by Houston police for continuous sexual abuse of a child. Nichols was arrested near the 2700 block of West Tamarack Avenue. Nichols is being held at the Hidalgo County... more »
  • McAllen Abortion Clinic to Reopen Play Video

    October 15, 2014 5:21 PM

    MCALLEN - The Whole Women's Health Clinic will soon reopen. The McAllen abortion clinic made the announcement during a conference call. The CEO said services will resume. A Supreme Court ruling allowed 13 clinics to reopen while the legal process involving the state's abortion law plays out. ... more »
  • Federal Agent Prompts Lockdown at McAllen High School Play Video

    October 15, 2014 10:47 AM

    McALLEN - A Homeland Security agent's visit to McAllen High School prompted a lockdown at the campus, school officials said. School officials said a student reported an "unfamiliar person with a holster weapon." That triggered the lockdown. McAllen Independent School District police searched the campus and determined that... more »
  • Travelers on Edge after Bus Passengers Robbed in Reynosa Play Video

    October 14, 2014 6:46 PM

    McALLEN - Rio Grande Valley residents who travel to Mexico by bus are on edge after an armed man robbed passengers. The robbery happened Thursday in Reynosa. The man boarded a Lineas Panamericanas bus and took the passengers' money and valuables. The bus was traveling to McAllen when the... more »
  • Kidney Transplant Center Off Federal Watch List Play Video

    October 14, 2014 4:50 PM

    MCALLEN - A kidney transplant center located at a Rio Grande Valley hospital is no longer on a federal watch list. Last October, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services singled out McAllen Medical Center's South Texas Transplant Center... more »
  • Officials: Protective Gear Crucial in Fight against Contagious Diseases Play Video

    October 13, 2014 6:22 PM

    WESLACO - Officials in Dallas are trying to figure out how a nurse contracted Ebola even though she used protective gear to treat a patient infected with the virus. Experts believe she may have become infected while she was removing the equipment. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control... more »
  • McAllen Police Search for Suspect in Car Theft

    October 10, 2014 11:40 AM

    McALLEN - Police are searching for a suspect in a car theft in McAllen. Officials said the 2002 Ford Mustang was taken early Thursday from a parking lot the 5300 block of North 23rd Street. The victim told police he noticed a suspicious man hanging around the parking... more »
  • 3 Arrested in Connection with Drug, Money Laundering Conspiracy Play Video

    October 8, 2014 9:14 AM

    CORPUS CHRISTI - Authorities arrested three Rio Grande Valley men in connection with a cocaine trafficking and money laundering conspiracy. The suspects are: Mario Capote-Morejon, 43, McAllen, Enrique Artiles-Mata aka Calvo, 54, McAllen, and Helvis Artiles, 25, Mission. The two McAllen men are expected... more »
  • Sienna Gil - McAllen High School Play Video

    October 7, 2014 3:51 PM

    Growing up with a single parent had its ups and downs. I never knew what it was like to grow up with both parents because my father passed away in 1998; a year after I was born. So, I grew up with a strong, independent mother and one older sister.... more »
  • Illegal Immigrants Continue To Seek Help at McAllen Church Play Video

    October 6, 2014 7:18 PM

    MCALLEN - Illegal immigrants continue to seek help at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. The number of immigrants visiting the shelter has declined, but spending has not decreased at the same rate, church officials said. McAllen's Health Director Josh Ramirez said, "The amount of people we receive... more »
  • Mexican Federal Judge Will Surrender $1 Million Play Video

    October 6, 2014 5:25 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A Mexican federal judge agreed to surrender about $1 million to Hidalgo County. That was the settlement in Judge Luis Jerezano Trevino's money laundering case with the Hidalgo County District Attorney's office. Investigators said Trevino used McAllen banks to stash bribe money he received from drug... more »
  • Second Suspect in Custody for Copper Theft Play Video

    October 6, 2014 4:31 PM

    MCALLEN - A second suspect is in custody in connection with two copper thefts in McAllen last month. Police said the thefts occurred in the 4200 block and 2300 block of North McColl Road. Police arrested 24-year-old Armando Trevino in Cameron County. Trevino was charged with two counts of... more »
  • Former Tamaulipas Gov's Brother-in-Law Indicted Play Video

    October 3, 2014 12:42 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI - A former Tamaulipas governor's brother-in-law has been indicted in a money laundering scheme. Oscar Gomez Guerra, 43, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Corpus Christi on charges of conspiring to launder monetary instruments and aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting... more »
  • Last Abortion Clinic in McAllen Stands to Close Play Video

    October 2, 2014 11:02 PM

    MCALLEN - The only abortion clinic in McAllen now stands to close its doors only after reopening less than a month ago. A federal judge had blocked some key parts of an abortion law. That decision was overruled by an appeals court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New... more »
  • Teens Accused of Car Burglary Ring Play Video

    October 2, 2014 5:58 PM

    MCALLEN - Three teens are accused of working a car burglary ring. McAllen police think there could be more cases linked to the trio. Police tracked the teens to a car parked along West Pelican Avenue near 29th Street. They found stolen property inside their vehicle. Five vehicles in... more »
  • 8-liner Business Raided in McAllen Play Video

    October 1, 2014 10:59 PM

    MCALLEN - Eight-liner businesses are coming up with creative ways to keep their businesses hidden. The Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office said some of these illegal gambling establishments are moving to Hidalgo County from Cameron County, where Operation Bishop has put a strangle hold on 8-liner businesses. The district... more »
  • Local Immigrant Shelter Still Operating Play Video

    September 30, 2014 7:19 PM

    MCALLEN - Sacred Heart Catholic Church serves about a third the number of people they were serving at the height of immigration surge. While most the people the shelter serves are still mothers with their children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, they are now starting to see more... more »
  • License of McAllen Doctor Temporarily Suspended Play Video

    September 30, 2014 4:27 PM

    MCALLEN - The Texas Medical Board has temporarily suspended the license of a McAllen doctor. Last week, the board found the practice of Dr. Raja Nicolas Salameh would constitute a continuing threat to public welfare. The board said an evaluation indicated that Dr. Salameh is unsafe to practice medicine... more »
  • McAllen Increases Water Rates

    September 30, 2014 2:43 PM

    McALLEN - The city of McAllen approved an increase to water rates to fund growth and major expansions. The average customer will see an increase of approximately $3.80 per month, according to the city. The rate increase was approved during the past joint McAllen city commission and public... more »
  • Trial Postponed for McAllen Attorney Play Video

    September 30, 2014 12:48 PM

    McALLEN - The trial for a McAllen attorney accused of committing professional misconduct has been postponed. The trial of Attorney Mark Cantu was set to start today, but there were two problems at the courthouse - too many trials and not enough jurors. There were at least 11... more »
  • McAllen Airport Begins Runway Safety Improvements

    September 29, 2014 9:24 PM

    MCALLEN - The McAllen International Airport will soon begin construction on critical runway safety enhancements after receiving a multimillion dollar Federal Aviation Administration grant will fund 90 percent of the venture. Congressman Rubén Hinojosa said, "The $10 million we have received from the Federal Aviation Administration will provide much... more »
  • Attorney Accused of Professional Misconduct Play Video

    September 29, 2014 4:09 PM

    McALLEN - A McAllen attorney accused of committing professional misconduct will go on trial Tuesday. The Texas State Bar brought the case against Attorney Mark Cantu. The alleged misconduct charges stem from Cantu's bankruptcy case. The federal judge in that case found that Cantu had made false statements, had... more »
  • Marijuana Trafficker Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years

    September 29, 2014 2:43 PM

    McALLEN - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Mission resident to nearly 20 years in prison for his role in a marijuana conspiracy. Rogelio Guerrero, 46, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute large amounts of marijuana, U.S. Attorney... more »
  • Suspect Arrested in McAllen Double Shooting Play Video

    September 29, 2014 10:30 AM

    McALLEN - Police arrested a 24-year-old woman in connection with a double shooting Friday in McAllen. The incident happened at approximately 7:19 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Sycamore Avenue. Police said two men were shot in the attack. Both were hospitalized. Police on Monday said Laura... more »
  • McAllen Residents Want Possible Drive-By Shooting Investigated Play Video

    September 28, 2014 8:53 PM

    MCALLEN - Residents of one McAllen neighborhood want answers, following a possible drive-by shooting. McAllen police say they responded to a call of shots fired at the 4800 block of West Sycamore Street about 7pm Friday. Two people were taken to the hospital. Police are still investigating... more »
  • Drivers on Edge as Chase Winds through McAllen Streets Play Video

    September 26, 2014 7:09 PM

    McALLEN - A high-speed chase from Rio Grande City to McAllen drew the attention of countless residents Friday. The chase covered more than 50 miles. One driver said the fleeing driver nearly slammed into his car. "I heard some sirens," the man said. The man said he... more »
  • Two Bee Attacks in McAllen Play Video

    September 26, 2014 6:22 PM

    MCALLEN - A McAllen couple is recovering after being attacked by a swarm of bees this morning at their home. A city worker saw what happened and called for help. McAllen City Worker Rolando Garza said he was glad to be in the right place at the right time... more »
  • Police Chase Suspect from Rio Grande City to McAllen Play Video

    September 26, 2014 3:34 PM

    McALLEN - One person is in custody after leading police on a chase Friday from Rio Grande City to McAllen. The chase ended near the intersection of 11th Street and Dove Avenue. Police say they discovered bundles of marijuana in the suspect's car. more »
  • Police Search for Suspect in Attempted Robbery Play Video

    September 26, 2014 3:14 PM

    McALLEN - Police are searching for a suspect in an attempted robbery at a business in McAllen. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of East Jackson Avenue. The victim told police he was about to enter his business when the suspect threatened him.... more »
  • Man Hospitalized after Bee Attack Play Video

    September 26, 2014 10:19 AM

    McALLEN - A McAllen resident was hospitalized after a swarm of bees attacked him Friday morning. The man was mowing his lawn when the attack happened. The incident happened near 12th Street and Highland Avenue. Firefighters found a beehive in a tree on the man's property. A... more »
  • Local Officials Make a Push for Proposition 1

    September 25, 2014 8:25 PM

    EDINBURG - Hidalgo County, Edinburg City and hospital representatives made a strong push for Proposition 1, which would create a Hospital District for Hidalgo County. Edinburg Mayor Richard Garcia, Senator Juan Hinojosa, McAllen Medical Center's CEO Elmo Lopez and Doctor Carlos Cardenas said creating a hospital district would help... more »
  • Salesman Still Waiting for Paycheck Play Video

    September 25, 2014 7:49 PM

    MCALLEN - Salesman Randy Ramirez wants the roofing company Quick Roofing to pay him for work he has done more than two years. The work was completed, but the homeowner had not paid the roofing company the full amount owed. That homeowner said there is a good reason. ... more »
  • McAllen Garbage Truck Caught on Fire Play Video

    September 25, 2014 12:28 PM

    EDINBURG - A McAllen garbage truck caught fire, while traveling north on I-69C/US 281. Police closed one lane, while the Edinburg Fire Department worked to extinguish the fire. The driver of the truck wasn't hurt. He was headed to a landfill north of Edinburg, when the container area of... more »
  • McAllen Nursing Home Cited for Neglect Play Video

    September 23, 2014 10:43 PM

    MCALLEN - State investigators said they have confirmed a case of neglect at the Briarcliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in McAllen. They want to impose a $2,000 fine to the facility. The Briarcliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 194-bed facility open since 1997 with a few different owners.... more »
  • Suspect in Church Copper Theft in Custody Play Video

    September 23, 2014 12:30 PM

    MCALLEN - One suspect in a McAllen church theft is in custody. Police said they're searching for another suspect. Thieves stole more than $3,000 worth of copper from The Family Church on North McColl Road last week. The crooks used a long PVC pipe to disconnect the power supply... more »
  • Technology Helps McAllen Code Enforcement Play Video

    September 22, 2014 6:57 PM

    MCALLEN - After several days of rain, McAllen Code Enforcement officers start following up on complaints of tall grass and weeds. Code Enforcement Officer Arcelia Chavez said the concerns with the high grass are snakes and other rodents. Keeping overgrown lots mowed is one of the first lines of... more »
  • McAllen High School Student Recovering from Dangerous Virus Play Video

    September 18, 2014 3:22 PM

    MCALLEN - A high school student infected with a strain of the corona virus is at home resting and catching up on school work. CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to the Lamar Academy senior today. She decided not to speak on camera. Classmates say she visited campus today.... more »
  • Car Found Abandoned in Canal Play Video

    September 18, 2014 12:42 PM

    MCALLEN - Police are investigating why and how a car ended up in a canal in McAllen. They received a call just after 8 a.m. Police found a blue Chevy Cruze in the canal near Yuma Avenue and McColl Road. Firefighters said they responded because they thought someone might... more »
  • Copper Thieves Target Churches Play Video

    September 17, 2014 11:02 PM

    McALLEN - Police are searching for a pair of suspects in the theft of copper wiring from churches. The pair's most recent target was The Family Church on North McColl Road. The Rev. Alan Weber said the thieves made off with approximately $3,350 worth of copper wiring. Police... more »
  • Student Released from Hospital After Contracting Rare Virus

    September 17, 2014 11:00 PM

    McALLEN - A Lamar Academy student who contracted a rare virus has been released from a hospital. The teen was diagnosed with the Corona NL63 virus. It's the first confirmed case of the illness in Hidalgo County. Patients infected with the highly-contagious virus have symptoms similar to those... more »
  • McAllen Students Concerned about Contagious Virus Play Video

    September 17, 2014 6:57 PM

    McALLEN - Officials with the McAllen Independent School District remained tight-lipped Wednesday about a student who tested positive for a rare virus. The Lamar Academy senior was hospitalized Tuesday. School officials would only say that parents were alerted about the incident. Student Kristen Pena, 17, expressed concerns... more »
  • Officials: Contagious Virus Different from Infection in Other States Play Video

    September 17, 2014 5:31 PM

    McALLEN - A rare virus confirmed in McAllen is different to the one that was linked to 27 states, officials said. A Lamar Academy senior tested positive for the Corona NL63 virus. Officials with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the virus affecting the other states is... more »
  • McAllen School on Alert after Student Contracts Virus Play Video

    September 17, 2014 12:16 AM

    McALLEN - A volleyball game between McAllen Memorial and James Nikki Rowe high schools was postponed Tuesday after a player came down with a contagious upper respiratory infection, school officials said. The coach for McAllen Memorial High School was notified about the student's condition two hours before the game,... more »
  • Property Dispute Leaves Vendor without Ice Machine Play Video

    September 16, 2014 10:09 PM

    McALLEN - A McAllen businessman can't retrieve an ice machine because of a dispute between a landlord and a nightclub operator. Joe Bravo called 5 On Your Side for help. "They are sealed shut, so what do you do?" Bravo said of the building doors. "Anyone that... more »
  • Copper Thieves Target McAllen Church Play Video

    September 16, 2014 8:58 PM

    McALLEN - A church and school were forced to shut down after thieves made off with the copper wiring. The theft happened at First United Methodist Church near McColl Road and Nolana Ave. Church officials said thieves took the wiring from a secure building. The theft left the... more »
  • McAllen City Crews Clear Standing Water Play Video

    September 16, 2014 7:42 PM

    McALLEN - City crews are trying to remove as much standing water as possible before the next storm moves through. The crews are familiar with problem areas. "Yesterday we were here and we did seven of these trucks," McAllen Public Works Director Carlos Sanchez said. The crews... more »
  • McAllen Police to Install More Surveillance Cameras Play Video

    September 15, 2014 8:48 PM

    McALLEN - Police say they may add more traffic surveillance cameras in the streets of McAllen. The city has 101 cameras in the area bordered by Interstate 2 on the south, 10th Street to the east, Houston Avenue to the north and Bicentennial Blvd. to the west. A... more »
  • McAllen Woman Concerned About Mosquito Propagation Play Video

    September 15, 2014 8:43 PM

    McALLEN - A McAllen woman says she is not safe in her own home. Patricia Morales says mosquitoes surround her home. Morales said she complained to the city several times. Morales said her house has an overgrown lot to one side and a drainage ditch in the front.... more »

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