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  • McAllen Family Says Elderly Mother was Intimidated into Switching Electric Providers Play Video

    July 29, 2014 10:26 PM

    MCALLEN- The family of an elderly woman is warning others about door to door salesmen. They say two men physically forced her into switching electric providers. The McAllen Police Department is investigating the alleged assault against Florencia Quintero. Nauro Marquez says his elderly mother isn't usually left home... more »
  • Church Worker Wants Better Treatment for Immigrants Play Video

    July 29, 2014 7:36 PM

    McALLEN - An employee at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen is upset with the way some people view and treat illegal immigrants. Retired Attorney Ofelia de los Santos helps out at the church where the immigrants are being cared for before their journey north. De los Santos... more »
  • McAllen Police Officer Involved in Wreck Play Video

    July 29, 2014 11:49 AM

    MCALLEN - A police officer was involved in an accident in McAllen this morning. It happened on Trenton Road, between 10th Street and Main Street, before 11:30 a.m. Two other vehicles were involved in the wreck. The front of the police unit suffered damage. CHANNEL 5 NEWS is... more »
  • McAllen Police Search for Man Wanted for Murder Play Video

    July 26, 2014 8:42 PM

    MCALLEN - Police need your help in locating a man they say was involved in a murder that happened earlier this week. Investigators are looking for Anthony Joe Cortinas. He is a suspect in the murder of Ryan Tyler Sewell. Sewell's body was found in a burning pickup... more »
  • Warrant Issued for Suspect in Murder Play Video

    July 26, 2014 9:15 AM

    MCALLEN - McAllen police are searching for Anthony Joe Cortina. Police tell us he's a suspect in the murder of Ryan Tyler Sewell. Sewell's body was found in a burning pickup truck earlier this week. Police say Cortina is associated with the Texas Chicano Brotherhood gang. Police say... more »
  • Police Need Help in Solving Homicide Case Play Video

    July 25, 2014 2:49 PM

    MCALLEN - Police are asking for help in solving a case involving a body found in a burning truck in McAllen. Investigators want to speak with 34-year-old Marie Larraine Rivera, also know as Marie Larraine Sanchez. She is a person of interest in the case. A truck caught... more »
  • Business Leaders Seek to Improve Valley's Image Play Video

    July 24, 2014 7:51 PM

    McALLEN - Rio Grande Valley government and business leaders are asking Gov. Rick Perry to reconsider his decision to deploy the National Guard to the region. They say the move will send the wrong message about safety in the area. Perry ordered the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops... more »
  • Border Patrol Says the Number of Illegal Immigrants Continues to Rise Play Video

    July 24, 2014 4:12 PM

    RIO GRANDE VALLEY - Families are still streaming into the McAllen bus station, almost two months after U.S. Border Patrol began dropping them off there. It is where families wait before they continue on their long journey. The Border Patrol says, since the beginning of 2014, they picked... more »
  • New Lead In Mcallen Homicide Case Play Video

    July 23, 2014 8:17 PM

    MCALLEN- Investigators have a new lead in a homicide case involving a body found in a burning truck. Police say a 34 year old woman is now their person of interest in the case. Authorities want to speak with Marie Larraine Rivera also known as Marie Larraine Sanchez. McAllen... more »
  • Police Search for Person of Interest in Homicide Investigation Play Video

    July 22, 2014 4:20 PM

    McALLEN - Police are searching for a person of interest in the death of a man in McAllen. The victim's body was discovered inside a burning truck early Monday behind an apartment complex in the 3500 block of McColl Road. Police said the body was that of Ryan... 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 »
  • Apartment Residents Rattled after Body is Discovered in Burning Truck Play Video

    July 21, 2014 5:38 PM

    McALLEN - Investigators are waiting for the results of an autopsy in a homicide investigation. Officers found the victim's body inside a burning pickup truck behind an apartment complex at 3501 North McColl in McAllen. Residents at the apartment complex said they were shocked to learn about the... more »
  • Body Found in Burning Truck in McAllen

    July 21, 2014 7:56 AM

    McALLEN - The body of a 26-year-old man was found in a burning truck. Police say they are investigating the case as a homicide. McAllen Police Detective Jose Hernandez said officers were called out to an apartment complex in the 3500 block of N. McColl at approximately 1:30 a.m.... more »
  • Vehicle Strikes Woman in McAllen

    July 21, 2014 7:40 AM

    MCALLEN - A woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries after getting struck by a vehicle Sunday in McAllen. The incident happened at approximately 10 p.m. in the 500 block of S. 29th St. McAllen police say an investigation is pending. more »
  • Police Reconstruct 3 Car Collision Play Video

    July 20, 2014 10:49 PM

    MCALLEN- Police are investigating a deadly car crash that happened on Bentson road in Mcallen Saturday night. Authorities reconstructed the three car accident on Sunday morning. Officers say two cars were stopped on the side of the road when one was having car trouble. A third car then... more »
  • Home Invasion Investigation Play Video

    July 19, 2014 9:48 PM

    McALLEN - The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion. It happened Saturday evening on Los Padres Drive off of Ware Del Norte Rd. According to J.P. Rodriguez, multiple suspects took part in the invasion. No other details were released. We spoke to the homeowner... more »
  • Ted Cruz visits RGV

    July 19, 2014 9:16 PM

    McALLEN - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was the latest politician to make his way down to the Rio Grande Valley. He was in town Saturday afternoon to get a first hand look at the humanitarian crisis. Cruz talked about his plans while he is here. He also... more »
  • Harlingen Doctor a Target of Extortion Scheme Play Video

    July 18, 2014 4:21 PM

    HARLINGEN - A second Rio Grande Valley doctor reported being the target of an extortion scheme. The Harlingen physician said he was driving home from work when he got a call on his cell phone. He said the caller used a New Jersey number and the person had a... more »
  • Family Recovering After House Collapses Play Video

    July 18, 2014 3:36 PM

    McALLEN - A woman and two of her grandchildren are recovering from injuries they suffered when the house they were trying to demolish collapsed. The owner of the house got demolition permits from the city of McAllen. He then hired the woman's relatives to tear down the dilapidated structure.... more »
  • New Immigrant Facility to Open in McAllen Play Video

    July 17, 2014 5:38 PM

    McALLEN - A new immigrant processing facility is set to open Friday in McAllen. The facility is at the intersection of Ware Road and Ursula Avenue and will cater to unaccompanied minors. Starting Friday, the Border Patrol will be able to handle up to 1,000 unaccompanied minors inside... more »
  • Joggers on Edge After Symbol is Painted on Running Trail Play Video

    July 16, 2014 7:52 PM

    McALLEN - A symbol painted on a running trail in McAllen caused concern among some area residents. The graffiti shows 12 Kalashnikov rifles around the Hindu symbol of peace, known as ohm. The emblem was painted with a stencil at the corner of 2nd and La Vista streets. ... more »
  • Girl in Stable Condition After Stabbing Play Video

    July 16, 2014 4:27 PM

    McALLEN - An 11-year-old girl, stabbed by her father, is listed in stable condition at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen. Deputies say she was stabbed 21 times by her father Tuesday morning in their house east of Rio Grande City. Starr County investigators said the father also stabbed... more »
  • Immigrants Diagnosed with Chicken Pox in McAllen Play Video

    July 15, 2014 7:57 PM

    McALLEN - Eight illegal immigrants being housed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church were diagnosed with chicken pox. Officials said the immigrants are in remission. Several other immigrants were diagnosed with scabies and lice. more »
  • McAllen Doctor a Target of 'Virtual Kidnapping' Play Video

    July 15, 2014 7:50 PM

    McALLEN - Federal authorities say physicians may be the newest target of drug cartels in the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Noel Lopez said he received a call from a man claiming to be a member of the Zetas drug cartel. The caller demanded money from Lopez in exchange for... more »
  • Suspects Held Without Bond in Immigrant Kidnapping

    July 15, 2014 12:30 PM

    McALLEN - Two men arrested for allegedly holding three illegal immigrants against their will in a Penitas home have been ordered held without bond. A judge made the decision in federal court Tuesday in McAllen. Authorities say the alleged human smugglers held three people from Honduras in the... more »
  • Guatemalan Consul Seeks to Overcome Language Barriers Play Video

    July 14, 2014 8:00 PM

    McALLEN - Officials with the Guatemalan consulate in McAllen are facing a new challenge - finding translators for seldom-spoken languages. Guatemalan Consul Allan Perez says it's common to have Border Patrol agents call his office for help with translations. The consul said he's not sure how to speak some... more »
  • Local Appeals Court Judge Arrested for DWI

    July 12, 2014 6:38 PM

    MCALLEN - A local judge was arrested on DWI charges early this morning. Nora Longoria is a judge on the 13 District Court of Appeals. McAllen police pulled Longoria over around 1:30am at 11200 N. 23rd Street. Longoria was arraigned this morning. more »
  • Weslaco Hotel to Become Immigrant Housing Play Video

    July 11, 2014 6:28 PM

    WESLACO - The Palm Aire Hotel and Suites will be turned into a housing complex for young illegal immigrants. Baptist Child and Family Services will take over the hotel on Interstate 2 and International Blvd. in Weslaco. The group says children will receive basic education, as well as... more »
  • Los Ebanos Residents On Edge as Immigration Flow Increases Play Video

    July 10, 2014 7:37 PM

    LOS EBANOS - Hundreds of illegal immigrants use Anzalduas Park to cross into the United States every day. Others choose more secluded areas, like the small community of Los Ebanos. Residents of the small town are concerned about the increase in illegal activity. Still, they are not sure about... more »
  • Woman Confused about Eviction Notice Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:33 PM

    MCALLEN - Who's my landlord? That's the question one McAllen woman is asking. The man she is paying rent to wants her to stay, but an attorney who she has never met served her with a notice to vacate. She called Five On Your Side to sort out... more »
  • Woman at Odds Party Rental Place Play Video

    July 9, 2014 10:53 PM

    McALLEN - A McAllen woman thought a click of the mouse would make her life easier, but things didn't work as planned. She called 5 On Your Side for help. Loida Morales wanted to throw a big party. That meant lots of supplies she didn't have. She looked for... more »
  • Exhibit Celebrates McAllen's First African American Church Play Video

    July 8, 2014 11:23 PM

    McALLEN - A new exhibit at the McAllen Heritage Center tells the story of the first African American church and school in Hidalgo County. Volunteers marked the opening of the exhibit with a ceremony at the site where the church and school once stood. A group of volunteers... more »
  • Women Attacked on McAllen Jogging Trail Play Video

    July 8, 2014 10:47 PM

    McALLEN - Police arrested a suspect in an attack on a woman on the 2nd Street jogging trail in McAllen. The attack happened Monday afternoon, police said. The victim was jogging along the 6200 block of North 17th Street when the incident happened. Officers arrested the suspect near... more »
  • Jogger Attacked on McAllen Running Trail Play Video

    July 8, 2014 4:27 PM

    McALLEN - Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman on the 2nd Street jogging trail in McAllen. The attack happened Saturday morning, police said. "I was running south of Trenton on 2nd Street and all of the sudden I was struck from behind on the... more »
  • Laredo Mayor: No Taxpayer Money to Help Illegal Immigrants Play Video

    July 7, 2014 10:33 PM

    LAREDO - City leaders in Laredo say they will not use taxpayer money to help illegal immigrants released from Border Patrol custody. Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas said the city has to look out for its own citizens. Laredo's position runs counter to those of cities like McAllen, which... more »
  • Woman Recovering After Weekend Shooting Play Video

    July 7, 2014 4:32 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - A woman remains in a hospital after being shot in the face over the weekend. The incident happened Sunday afternoon in an area known as the mud pits near Whalen and Jackson roads, south of McAllen. The private land is a popular spot among off-road enthusiasts.... more »
  • Border Patrol Unit Involved in Crash Play Video

    July 7, 2014 4:30 PM

    McALLEN - Authorities are investigating a crash involving a Border Patrol vehicle. Police say the Border Patrol unit collided with several vehicles just before noon Monday on Interstate 2 near Ware Road. Police say the agent, who was off-duty, was not hurt. He was taken to a hospital... more »
  • Cost Of Humanitarian Effort Will Not Impact McAllen Fireworks Show Play Video

    July 3, 2014 11:08 PM

    MCALLEN- The unexpected cost of the humanitarian effort will not hamper the work and festivities planned for the annual 4th of July celebration in McAllen. The city of McAllen covered about half the cost of the humanitarian effort for the recent surge in illegal immigrants. Hidalgo county and charity... more »
  • Funding for Immigration Shelters Continues, as City Plans for Independence Day Celebration

    July 3, 2014 11:06 PM

    MCALLEN- The unexpected cost of the humanitarian effort will not hamper the work and festivities planned for the annual Fourth of July celebration in McAllen. The city of McAllen covered about half the cost of the humanitarian effort for the recent surge in illegal immigrants. Hidalgo County and charity... more »
  • Bond Set for Bank Robbery Suspect Play Video

    July 3, 2014 7:01 PM

    McALLEN - A man arrested in connection with a bank robbery in McAllen is behind bars on a $50,000 bond. Thomas Joseph Hayden was charged with one count of aggravated robbery. Police say Hayden allegedly took a deposit bag from a customer inside the Vantage Bank branch at... more »
  • Doctor Offers Help Immigrant Mothers and Children Play Video

    July 3, 2014 4:54 PM

    MCALLEN - For the first time, we hear from an Edinburg doctor who's treating patients at a McAllen church used as a rest stop. He's seeing everything from the common cold to skin conditions. Dr. Martin Garza says, when he heard about the need for medical help at... more »
  • Act of Kindness to Benefit McAllen Neighborhood Play Video

    July 2, 2014 9:18 PM

    McALLEN - A CHANNEL 5 NEWS viewer stepped forward to help the residents of a neighborhood with their swimming pool problems. People who live in the neighborhood say the pools have been a mosquito magnet for months. Russell Capps called 5 On Your Side for help. "Children ought... more »
  • McAllen Bank Holdup Suspect Arrested Play Video

    July 2, 2014 4:38 PM

    MCALLEN - A man in his late 60s is in custody after allegedly attempting to rob a customer at a McAllen bank. Police arrested the man about 1pm in the 500 block of East Nolana. He was picked up in the parking lot of a McAllen restaurant. ... more »
  • FBI Investigating McAllen Bank Robbery Attempt Play Video

    July 2, 2014 12:52 PM

    MCALLEN - FBI agents are investigating an attempted bank robbery in McAllen. McAllen police got a call about the robbery attempt and responded to Vantage Bank. It's located at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and 10th Street. Police units surrounded the scene. Investigators collected evidence and fingerprints from... more »
  • Smuggler Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison Play Video

    July 1, 2014 7:58 PM

    McALLEN - A federal judge sentenced a human smuggler to 8 years in prison for keeping illegal immigrants captive in a McAllen house. Federal prosecutors said Pedro Rayon Perez took the immigrants as they entered the United States. They said he extorted money from the immigrants' families. Court... more »
  • Man Admits to Buying Counterfeit Credit, Bank Cards in Mexico

    July 1, 2014 12:35 PM

    MCALLEN - A 35-year-old Mexican man admitted to buying counterfeit credit cards and bank cards to make purchases in the U.S. Alfredo Alejandro Alvarez-Mendicuti's sentencing is scheduled for September 18. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. He entered his... more »
  • Homeland Security Secretary Returns to McAllen Play Video

    June 30, 2014 12:19 PM

    MCALLEN - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is touring a Border Patrol immigrant holding facility in McAllen. Johnson's visit comes on the heels of a visit just two weeks ago, when the media was not allowed to question him at all. It also follows two new developments in... more »
  • Illegal Immigrant Speaks About Politicians Visiting Border Patrol Facilities Play Video

    June 28, 2014 8:41 PM

    MCALLEN - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is the latest high profile politician to visit the immigration children at the Border Patrol facilities. CHANNEL FIVE's Lauren Kendrick went to a shelter to see what illegal immigrants have to say about politicians visiting. Since we've been reporting on the... more »
  • Neighbors Upset About Dirty Pools Play Video

    June 27, 2014 8:22 PM

    McALLEN - Residents at a housing complex are worried about the condition of their swimming pools. They said the pools have not been maintained and could become mosquito magnets. They called 5 On Your Side for help. Russell Capps lives in the quiet McAllen neighborhood near La Vista... more »
  • Border Patrol Chief Thanks Hidalgo County Leaders, Civic Organizations Play Video

    June 27, 2014 5:08 PM

    McALLEN - The Border Patrol sector chief for the Rio Grande Valley issued a letter thanking city of McAllen and Hidalgo County leaders for their help with the ongoing immigration crisis. Kevin Oaks also thanked non-government and faith-based organizations for providing care for the thousands of illegal immigrants from... more »
  • McAllen Police Capture Murder Suspect Play Video

    June 27, 2014 4:00 PM

    MCALLEN - Police have captured murder suspect, Simon Hernandez. He's charged with the murder of Maria Magdalena Cruz. The 43-year-old woman lived in the 2100 block of West Gumwood Avenue. Police found her body Sunday afternoon. A neighbor says the woman moved in the home about eight... more »
  • State Says Little Chance McAllen Low-Income Housing Project Will Be Built Play Video

    June 27, 2014 3:20 PM

    MCALLEN - State housing officials say there is only a slim chance that a new low income housing project will be approved in McAllen. The city's housing authority, and some local advocacy groups had pushed for the construction of a complex at the intersection of 23rd Street and Auburn... more »
  • Immigration Rights Groups Hold Vigil for Central American Children

    June 27, 2014 1:28 PM

    MCALLEN - Immigration rights organizations in the Rio Grande Valley are doing their part to draw attention to the plight of unaccompanied Central American children entering the U.S. They held a vigil today in front of McAllen's Sacred Heart Church. Members of ARISE, LUPE, and their supporters read from... more »
  • McAllen Not Ready To Declare State of Emergency

    June 26, 2014 10:32 PM

    McALLEN - McAllen City Attorney Kevin Pagan says the city is not declaring a state of emergency for the humanitarian crisis since there is currently no threat to public health, and no increase in crime within the city. Pagan said city officials hope to get federal help without declaring... more »
  • Volunteers Focus on Humanitarian Effort Play Video

    June 26, 2014 10:28 PM

    McALLEN - Volunteers at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen are offering transportation, meals and medical treatment to dozens of illegal immigrants being released by Border Patrol. The volunteer group continues to grow at the church. They are helping Central Americans crossing the border illegally. The city of McAllen... more »
  • Businesses Benefit from Surge in Law Enforcement Play Video

    June 26, 2014 7:49 PM

    McALLEN - The increase in the number of federal and state law enforcers in the region is turning into extra profits for local businesses. The troopers and agents are bringing extra profits for restaurants, hotels and even dry cleaners. Felipe Avila said his cleaners are getting more Border... more »
  • Immigration Surge Poses Different Challenges for Brownsville and McAllen Play Video

    June 26, 2014 7:42 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - The cities of Brownsville and McAllen are pitching in to help illegal immigrants released from Border Patrol custody. Each city, though, faces unique challenges. "McAllen has a very unique and different situation than Brownsville does. While there are a lot of similarities of what is happening, there... more »
  • Building Plans Revealed for Unaccompanied Minors' Temporary Housing Play Video

    June 25, 2014 9:01 PM

    MCALLEN - Construction crews are working to turn an old warehouse into a new processing center for unaccompanied children who entered the U.S. illegally. Jorge Kuri works near the site. "Well, I know they are preparing for something," he told us. "For the last years... it's been empty." ... more »
  • Mexican Official Visits Immigration Detention Center in McAllen Play Video

    June 24, 2014 10:52 PM

    McALLEN - Mexico's foreign relations minister visited McAllen Tuesday to meet with U.S. immigration officials and tour a detention center. Jose Antonio Meade also met with leaders of non-profit agencies helping with the immigration crisis in the region. Meade visited a detention center to oversee the administrative processes... more »
  • Confusion over Child-Abandonment Laws Play Video

    June 24, 2014 7:46 PM

    McALLEN - Police say the Texas Penal Code states that it's a crime to intentionally abandon a child younger than 15 years old. Enforcing the law, though, isn't always so clear-cut, officers said. The statement comes after a man was arrested on child-endangerment charges. Police said the man left... more »
  • Permits Submitted for New Border Patrol Processing Facility Play Video

    June 24, 2014 12:50 PM

    MCALLEN - Federal officials are working to prepare a new processing facility for unaccompanied immigrant children in McAllen. The abandoned warehouse off Ware Road isn't far from the current Border Patrol station in McAllen. The site will be used only to process unaccompanied minors. The U.S. General Services... more »
  • Feds to Convert McAllen Warehouse into Immigrant-Processing Facility Play Video

    June 23, 2014 10:15 PM

    McALLEN - The federal government has plans to turn an empty warehouse in McAllen into a processing facility for unaccompanied children. The city of McAllen revealed construction permits for four fence-enclosed pods inside the warehouse. The warehouse is less than a mile from the current Border Patrol station.... more »
  • Officials: Immigration Crisis Not Yet a Disaster Play Video

    June 23, 2014 7:43 PM

    McALLEN - Local governments have not spent enough in the illegal immigration crisis to meet the criteria for a disaster declaration, officials said. Officials said it is much easier to get help from the state. Getting funds from the federal government takes a much longer process, they said. ... more »
  • Officials Tap into Emergency Funds to Deal with Immigration Crisis Play Video

    June 23, 2014 7:20 PM

    McALLEN - Local governments are using money set aside for emergencies to care for illegal immigrants being released from Border Patrol custody. McAllen officials said they spent nearly $16,000 in just six days. The immigrants are being released at the McAllen bus station. Officials said there aren't enough... more »
  • McAllen Man Charged in Child Abandonment Case Play Video

    June 23, 2014 1:02 PM

    MCALLEN - A McAllen man accused of leaving a child alone in a home was given a $10,000 bond. Investigators said David Anthony Cavazos left the 10-year-old alone for more than an hour, while he went to get alcohol. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said officers were called 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 »
  • McAllen Church Expands its Help to Illegal Immigrants Play Video

    June 22, 2014 8:06 PM

    MCALLEN - A small McAllen church is expanding it's operation to clothe, feed and provide medical aid to illegal immigrants. A fence divides a simple Sunday service from an emergency relief operation. Priests and parishioners at Sacred Heart Catholic Church were forced to walk on the sidewalk as... more »
  • Fire Damages Houses in McAllen Play Video

    June 20, 2014 8:59 PM

    McALLEN - A fire at an abandoned house that spread to the home next door could have been prevented, the victims said. Family of the woman whose house was damaged said they had alerted authorities about criminal activity at the abandoned house. The fires happened at the corner... more »
  • Department of Homeland Security Director Visits McAllen Play Video

    June 20, 2014 4:11 PM

    MCALLEN - Once again, officials in Washington, D.C. are addressing the wave of illegal immigrants and unaccompanied minors crossing our border. The largest numbers are seen right here in the Rio Grande Valley. The Border Patrol stations, used to process the unaccompanied minors, have received several government visitors... more »
  • DHS Secretary Tours Border Patrol Facility Play Video

    June 20, 2014 1:04 PM

    MCALLEN - The Department of Homeland Security secretary returned to the Rio Grande Valley. Jeh Johnson visited the McAllen Border Patrol station to see how agents are dealing with and caring for the wave of unaccompanied children from Central America. Border Patrol reports the number of unaccompanied minors coming... more »
  • Authorities Plan for Water Contingencies Play Video

    June 19, 2014 10:46 PM

    WESLACO - A massive fish kill in a Rio Grande tributary in Mexico caused panic for communities reliant on the river for potable water. Almost two months later, there are few answers as to what caused the incident. The fish kill happened in the Rio Salado, about 90 miles... more »
  • McAllen Church Helps Illegal Immigrants with Needed Supplies Play Video

    June 19, 2014 4:17 PM

    MCALLEN - Churches and the government are all coming together to handle a humanitarian crisis. Now a church helping on the front line needs help from you. The Sacred Heart Church in downtown McAllen has become a hub for help. They have helped hundreds of people, as... more »
  • Colorado Man Admits to Drug Plans Play Video

    June 19, 2014 1:20 PM

    MCALLEN - A 55-year-old Colorado man admitted in federal court he was planning to distribute 72 pounds of cocaine he picked up in McAllen. Investigators found the drugs on Vincenzo Salzano's private plane in Louisiana last fall. Salzano pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute. He told agents... more »
  • Costs Mounting in Effort to Help Illegal Immigrants Play Video

    June 18, 2014 10:43 PM

    McALLEN - Volunteer efforts and donations only go so far when it comes to the housing and caring of illegal immigrants being released from Border Patrol custody. Volunteers are donating time and items to help the immigrants at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. The church still has to... more »
  • McAllen Deploys Emergency Units to Deal with Surge in Immigration Play Video

    June 18, 2014 10:38 PM

    McALLEN - Mobile facilities reserved for disasters like hurricanes are being used to care of the thousands of young illegal immigrants and families crossing the border. The city of McAllen has employees from six departments at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Volunteers are helping feed, clothe and provide medical care... more »
  • More than 200 Found Crossing into US near Anzalduas Bridge Play Video

    June 18, 2014 12:59 PM

    GRANJENO - Border Patrol agents in McAllen are busy processing more than 200 illegal immigrants. Border Patrol officials told us they found the men, women and children crossing into the U.S. near the Anzalduas International Bridge this morning. CHANNEL 5 NEWS was there as the last busload drove away... more »
  • Veteran Struggles to Get Help from VA Play Video

    June 17, 2014 10:45 PM

    EDINBURG - One Rio Grande Valley congressman says he's being stonewalled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as he tries to get more information about plans to shorten wait times at local outpatient clinics. Congressman Filemon Vela said VA bureaucracy operates with no transparency. The VA clinics... more »
  • New Trial for Woman Accused of Killing Father Play Video

    June 17, 2014 5:20 PM

    EDINBURG - A woman accused of killing her father will face a jury once again. Alicia Esquivel Delgado was charged with murder in August, 2013, in the beating death of her father in McAllen. Her first trial ended last week in a mistrial after the jury could not... more »
  • Water Companies to Install Sensors in the Rio Grande Play Video

    June 16, 2014 8:39 PM

    McALLEN - Water companies are stepping up after the scare of a contamination in the Rio Grande Valley's only water source. Many of the Valley's water suppliers are working to get sensors in the Rio Grande to detect contaminants. McAllen Public Works General Manager Mark Vega said a... more »
  • $1 Million Bond Set for Kidnapping Suspects Play Video

    June 16, 2014 12:51 PM

    MCALLEN - Police arrested three men on aggravated kidnapping charges in McAllen. Bonds for Elias De Leon, Felix Estrada and Ever De Leon were set at $1 million each. Investigators said the three suspects went to a home on the 8100 block of Highway 107 to collect money. We're... more »
  • Loaded Gun Found in McAllen Neighborhood Play Video

    June 15, 2014 9:00 PM

    MCALLEN - A hand gun is found in McAllen on the side of the road, full of ammunition. A CHANNEL 5 NEWS camera was there as McAllen police were at the scene. Police say a motorist first noticed a suspicious object at the intersection of 23rd Street and... more »
  • Car Rollover Sends Woman to the Hospital Play Video

    June 14, 2014 10:54 PM

    MCALLEN - Emergency crews in McAllen respond to a one vehicle rollover this morning. The driver was taken to the hospital. It happened just after 9am at the intersection of Fern Avenue and McColl Road. CHANNEL 5's Rebecca Young took these pictures of the scene. According... more »
  • Air Force Sgt. Returns Home Play Video

    June 13, 2014 12:36 PM

    MCALLEN - A McAllen father got a Father's Day present earlier, and he said it was a great one. His son, Sgt. Christopher Kauffmann, landed at McAllen International Airport this morning. Family, friends and veterans welcomed him home. Kauffmann finished serving a tour in Afghanistan. He's in the U.S.... more »
  • Rumors Blamed for Surge in Illegal Immigration Play Video

    June 11, 2014 8:46 PM

    WESLACO - Rumors about relaxed asylum laws in the United States are behind the sudden surge in illegal immigration from Central America, Rio Grande Valley attorneys said. Experts say word in Central America is that people who come to the United States illegally have a better chance than before... more »
  • Salvation Army Serves Hot Meals to Illegal Immigrants at Bus Station Play Video

    June 11, 2014 8:34 PM

    McALLEN - The McAllen chapter of the Salvation Army is serving hot meals to illegal immigrants at the city's bus station. The city of McAllen asked the agency for help feed the immigrants. Volunteers with the Salvation Army will be at the station Monday through Friday. They expect... more »
  • McAllen Church Helps Illegal Immigrants Play Video

    June 11, 2014 8:08 PM

    McALLEN - Members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church are helping the illegal immigrants being released from custody at the bus station in McAllen. The immigrants walk a couple of blocks to the church for a meal and fresh clothing. Mary Rodriguez is one of the volunteers helping the... more »
  • Police Investigate Deadly Crash in McAllen Play Video

    June 11, 2014 12:34 PM

    McALLEN - Police are investigating a deadly crash in McAllen. Officers said the victim, Jorge Alberto Orosa, 44, stuck a brick fence at a home on 2nd Street and Northgate Lane. Police said a motorist heading to work reported the accident. Orosa was taken to a hospital... more »
  • Workers Find Man's Body in McAllen Play Video

    June 11, 2014 8:42 AM

    MCALLEN - Workers at a McAllen food stand found a man's body this morning. Police are investigating. The discovery was made near 16th Street and Chicago, when employees opened the food stand. They said the man was known to sleep near the business at night. We're working to... more »
  • Officials: No Hot Meals for Hungry Immigrants Play Video

    June 10, 2014 11:28 PM

    McALLEN - A full-fledged humanitarian effort is underway along the border as volunteers rally to help illegal immigrants being released from Border Patrol custody. Hundreds of immigrants are boarding buses to travel north of the Rio Grande Valley. Volunteers are taking food, water and other basic necessities to those... more »
  • Officials Seek Ways Care for Illegal Immigrants at Bus Station Play Video

    June 10, 2014 8:49 PM

    McALLEN - Workers at the McAllen bus station are turning away people who want to drop off goods for illegal immigrants. The assistant transit director said city officials are working with non-profit organizations to help bring on-site services for the immigrants. Hundreds of illegal immigrants are being dropped... more »
  • McAllen Bus Station Workers Focus on Cleanliness Play Video

    June 10, 2014 5:29 PM

    McALLEN - Workers at the McAllen bus station are putting in extra work to make sure the building is clean. The attention to cleanliness comes following news of diseases being spread by a surge of illegal immigrants. Some bus riders, like Benito Cerda, say they worry about the increase... more »
  • McAllen Seeks Help to Handle Surge in Illegal Immigration Play Video

    June 10, 2014 4:23 PM

    McALLEN - The city of McAllen is working with not-for-profit organizations to handle the overwhelming number of illegal immigrants released by federal agents at the bus station. The groups are being asked to provide on-site services to the illegal immigrants. Mario Delgado, McAllen's assistant transit director, said the... more »

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