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  • Prosecutors in Oklahoma charged the son of a rural newspaper publisher with killing his father, mother and sister

    October 15, 2014 11:09 PM

  • Man Accused of Beheading Held Without Bond

    October 1, 2014 5:21 PM

  • Oklahoma investigators have not concluded whether a truck driver's inattention

    September 29, 2014 9:35 PM

  • 2 Killed in Deadly Fire Play Video

    August 25, 2014 9:33 PM

    LA FERIA - Cameron County investigators are working to determine what caused a deadly fire that took the lives of two women. Primitivo Losoya says he is still taking in the reality of a fire that claimed the wife of his life and sister-in-law. He was at home... more »
  • Project Playground: Second Playground Stands in Moore, Oklahoma Play Video

    July 26, 2014 11:00 PM

    MOORE, OKLAHOMA - Help is in place after a year of donations and planning. The second and final playground now stands in Oklahoma. Project Playground is complete. Moore, Oklahoma is on the mend. The town that was torn by a tornado last year, is beginning a... more »
  • Playground Rebuilt at Briarwood Elementary Play Video

    July 25, 2014 7:38 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A new playground will welcome students at Briarwood Elementary when they return from the summer break. CHANNEL 5 NEWS viewers donated more than $110,000 to rebuild the playgrounds at Briarwood and Plaza Towers schools after an EF-5 tornado destroyed the campuses. Seven children died at plaza... more »
  • Construction to Begin on Playgrounds at 2 Schools in Moore Play Video

    July 24, 2014 1:31 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Construction is almost complete at two elementary schools destroyed by a powerful tornado more than a year ago. The EF-5 tornado leveled Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools. The tornado carved a 12-mile path of destruction and left 24 people dead. Seven of those deadly victims... more »
  • Valley Efforts Benefit Children in Tornado-Ravaged City Play Video

    May 20, 2014 8:06 PM

    WESLACO - CHANNEL 5 NEWS viewers rallied a year ago to help rebuild playgrounds at two schools in tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla. The goal was to inspire Rio Grande Valley residents to help the residents of Moore, particularly the children. CHANNEL 5 NEWS teams stood outside the studios in... more »
  • Last-Minute Donation Helps Reach Project Playground Goal Play Video

    August 19, 2013 8:09 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A last-minute donation helped CHANNEL 5 NEWS reach the $100,000 goal to build playgrounds at two schools in Moore, Okla. DriveLine International Inc. donated $13,000 to help reach the goal. Management with the Alamo-based company decided to donate the money after they saw the reaction children... more »
  • Faith Strengthening Moore Community as New School Year Begins Play Video

    August 19, 2013 4:14 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - People in Moore, Oklahoma said they have faith their community will be restored, their students will heal and the support the Rio Grande Valley has given will help them through the process. A deadly tornado tore through the town earlier this year. Seven students as Plaza... more »
  • Children Donate to Project Playground Play Video

    June 26, 2013 9:01 PM

    WESLACO - Rio Grande Valley children have joined the push to collect money to rebuild two playgrounds in tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla. Children and their parents have visited CHANNEL 5 NEWS studios in Weslaco, McAllen and Brownsville to drop off their donations. One young girl said her donation was... more »
  • 2 Edcouch Residents Killed in Oklahoma Wreck Play Video

    June 24, 2013 9:53 AM

    EDOUCH - Two Edcouch residents were killed in a rollover accident in Oklahoma. It happened Saturday morning. The victims were identified as 44-year-old Beatrice Trevino and 16-year-old Konnie Flores. The Oklahoma Department of Safety said the Chevy Suburban the two were in was rear-ended on Interstate 44 near Tulsa.... more »
  • Principal Remains Optimistic After Tornado Destroys School

    June 20, 2013 9:36 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - School Principal Shelley Jacques-McMillan is a firm believer that even the darkest cloud has a silver lining. "I always see the positive in everything," the Briarwood Elementary School principal said. "You never dwell on bad situations," she said. Jacques-McMillan's school was one of two... more »
  • School Principal Struggles to Deal with Destruction in Moore Play Video

    June 20, 2013 7:56 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A school principal continues assimilating the death and destruction left behind by a tornado in central Oklahoma. The EF5 tornado on May 20 ravaged the city of Moore. An emotional Amy Simpson recalled the moments after the tornado leveled Plaza Towers Elementary School. Seven... more »
  • Mural Gives Moore Students Hope Play Video

    June 18, 2013 8:53 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A massive EF5 tornado destroyed much of Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. A wall with a mural of the school's mascot was left untouched. That section of wall was cut and framed. It will be incorporated into the new school once it is built,... more »
  • Project Playground Donations Being Collected Across the Valley Play Video

    June 18, 2013 12:58 PM

    WESLACO - The Rio Grande Valley is answering the call to help children in Moore, Oklahoma. Project Playground aims to raise $100,000 to rebuild playgrounds for children at two elementary schools. The campuses were destroyed during the deadly tornado last month. CHANNEL 5 NEWS is accepting monetary donations at... more »
  • Tornado Marks Children in Moore Play Video

    June 17, 2013 7:45 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Children in the tornado-ravaged city of Moore, Okla., are struggling to deal with the devastation. Their problems are compounded when they don't have a place to play. "That was my first tornado, so I didn't know what it was going to be like," Mira Amanbayeva said.... more »
  • Project Playground Seeks to Help Children in Oklahoma Play Video

    June 10, 2013 8:01 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - The incoming school superintendent in Moore, Okla., will be greeted with a massive burden. Robert Romines will take the top job at Moore Public Schools in three weeks. He will have to tackle the rebuilding of two schools demolished by a tornado on May 20. Even... more »
  • CHANNEL 5 NEWS Launches Project to Raise Money for 2 Oklahoma Schools Play Video

    June 10, 2013 4:21 PM

    WESLACO - CHANNEL 5 NEWS is spearheading a project to help rebuild a pair of playgrounds in Oklahoma. An EF5 tornado leveled the playgrounds on May 20 at Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools. About 1,000 students now don't have a place to play. The tornado killed seven... more »
  • First Responder Recalls Destruction in Oklahoma Play Video

    June 3, 2013 10:52 PM

    WESLACO - A Rio Grande Valley first responder said he will never forget the destruction left behind by several tornadoes in central Oklahoma. Ray Smith, of Rio Hondo, traveled to Oklahoma after a tornado ripped through the community of Moore. He was in the area when tornadoes struck again... more »
  • Valley Volunteers Help Tornado Victims Play Video

    June 3, 2013 8:08 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Volunteers from the Rio Grande Valley are in central Oklahoma helping the victims of deadly tornadoes. "There's a lot of cleanup to do," Lee Martinez said. Martinez and three others from Primera Iglesia Bautista Libre in Weslaco drove 13 hours to Moore, Okla. "Today... more »
  • Moore, Oklahoma: After the Storm Play Video

    June 1, 2013 11:09 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Before Friday night's storms, an EF-5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma two weeks ago. Piles of debris and twisted metal could be seen everywhere. But the bulk of it has been bulldozed from the affected area. Meanwhile, hundreds of volunteers have made a difference in Moore. ... more »
  • Severe Weather Striking Oklahoma Play Video

    June 1, 2013 9:27 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Officials said more than 75 people in Oklahoma were injured during a burst of severe storms and tornadoes on Friday night. National Weather Service meteorologists said it's unclear how many tornadoes touched down Friday evening. Dozens of tornado warnings were issued across the Midwest, including Oklahoma... more »
  • Valley Veterans Heading to Oklahoma Play Video

    May 25, 2013 9:50 PM

    DONNA - Some Rio Grande Valley veterans are headed to Moore, Oklahoma to deliver supplies to the tornado devastated town. CHANNEL 5 NEWS had a chance to speak to the veterans before they left. They said the idea started when members of the American Legion Post 107 were watching... more »
  • Valley Native Recalls Deadly Tornado Play Video

    May 24, 2013 7:47 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A McAllen native living in Moore, Okla., is receiving some much needed support from the Rio Grande Valley. A deadly tornado destroyed Triza Munoz's home Monday. "I'm thankful that I have my kids and we are all accounted for ... but it's going to be... more »
  • Tornado Brings Family Together Play Video

    May 24, 2013 7:03 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Family ties are helping many Moore, Okla., residents deal with the aftermath of Monday's deadly tornado. Families, like the Yockeys, said they are determined to rebuild their lives and their homes. The Yockeys' home stood at the corner of 10th and Ridgeway streets. The family's... more »
  • Safe Room Mandates Remain Rare in Tornado States Play Video

    May 24, 2013 4:27 PM

    MOORE, Okla. (AP) - When a deadly tornado tore through the central Oklahoma city of Moore, many survivors emerged from their storm shelters to see their homes blown away. The mayor suggested that storm shelters should perhaps be mandated for new homes. But that may be hard sell. Not a... more »
  • Rio Hondo Firefighter Helping Tornado Victims in Moore Play Video

    May 24, 2013 11:52 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - A Rio Hondo firefighter is working with a team of doctors to provide aid and relief to those who need it most in Moore, Oklahoma. The area was hit with a deadly tornado Monday. Raymond Smith has seen destruction before. He's helped victims of Hurricane Katrina... more »
  • US Flags Serving as Symbols of Hope in Moore Play Video

    May 24, 2013 11:50 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - In the rubble that was once his home, Moore resident Tim Smith found his United States flag. Smith is a war veteran. His home was destroyed in Monday's tornado. When he found the flag, he planted it atop the remains of his house. Smith said it's... more »
  • Strangers Cleaning Up Random Homes in Moore Play Video

    May 24, 2013 11:49 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - Strangers are helping the victims of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. CHANNEL 5 NEWS meet Cassie Hall and Kourtney Breckenridge. The two didn't know each other, but they were both working to clear rubble from one of the homes destroyed in the tornado. Hall, a stay-at-home... more »
  • Weslaco Natives Helping with Recover Efforts in Moore Play Video

    May 24, 2013 11:48 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - You can take the man out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the man. The CHANNEL 5 NEWS crews in Moore, Oklahoma meet two men raised in Weslaco, who are rebuilding their community using lessons learned in the Rio Grande Valley. Lee... more »
  • Funeral Held for 9-Year-Old Tornado Victim Play Video

    May 23, 2013 4:33 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Friends and family are mourning one of the children killed by Monday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Nine-year-old Antonia Candelaria was laid to rest this morning. Relatives and friends huddled under umbrellas during her funeral. It was the first funeral for any of the 24 victims killed... more »
  • Weather Hampering Recovery Efforts in Moore Play Video

    May 23, 2013 1:02 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Weather conditions are plaguing the already devastated town of Moore, Oklahoma. People are trying to find their personal belongings among the rubble left behind by a deadly tornado. We found some recovered furniture and appliances. But rain and water are soaking the salvaged items. Some people... more »
  • Moore City Crews Begin to Remove Debris Play Video

    May 22, 2013 7:58 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Utility crews are going block by block in Moore, Okla., turning water off by hand as bulldozers prepare to clear the destruction left behind by a massive tornado. The workers said it is difficult to stay focused amid the destruction. "You just feel sorry for... more »
  • Moore Residents Struggle in Tornado's Aftermath Play Video

    May 22, 2013 5:27 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Residents of tornado-ravaged areas in Moore are struggling to find their way around their neighborhoods. The tornado leveled many of the structures. Residents said nothing looks like it did before the vortex hit the region. Many residents are desperate to reconnect with family and friends.... more »
  • Red Cross Emphasizes Monetary Donations for Tornado Victims Play Video

    May 22, 2013 4:28 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Red Cross officials say monetary donations are the best way to help the tornado victims in Oklahoma. They said the money will help buy the things needed most. It is the only form of donation the Red Cross is accepting now, officials said. "We are... more »
  • Family Members of Alleged Cartel Leader Plead Guilty

    March 30, 2013 9:33 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The sister-in-law and niece of the alleged leader of a Mexican drug cartel have pleaded guilty in a money laundering case in Austin. According to their plea agreements Friday, Zulema Trevino Morales and her daughter Alexandra Trevino face up to 20 years and three years in... more »
  • No. 20 Oklahoma women lose 82-65 at No. 1 Baylor

    January 26, 2013 3:31 PM

    WACO, Texas (AP) Oklahoma's Joanna McFarland twice stepped right in the path of 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner and drew charging fouls. The second time came right before Griner drew her fifth foul, after Baylor's two-time All-American had already broken the NCAA career blocks record and scored 15 points for the top-ranked... more »
  • Health Officials: West Nile Virus on the Rise

    August 4, 2012 7:38 PM

    Health officials say the West Nile virus is on the rise around the country. West Nile is spread through infected mosquitoes. Right now, at least 80 percent of the infections are in Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Houston reported its first West Nile death yesterday. The CDC says it... more »
  • Several States Remain Under Storm Threat

    April 15, 2012 10:11 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Tornadoes raking communities across the Midwest and Plains left five people dead and at least 29 injured in Oklahoma, damaging a hospital, homes and other buildings as the severe weather front plunged eastward Sunday across the nation's midsection. Oklahoma emergency officials said five people died after... more »
  • 2 killed, 12 Hurt In Crash On I-40 In West Oklahoma

    April 1, 2012 10:57 AM

    ERICK, Okla. (AP) - At least two people have been killed and 12 others injured in a fiery, 16-vehicle pileup on Interstate 40 near Oklahoma's western border with Texas. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsy Randolph says she was notified of the accident about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Interstate 40 remained closed... more »
  • Tulsa Returns Favor

    March 3, 2012 11:37 PM

    TULSA, OK - A night after the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (22-17) dispatched the Tulsa 66ers (17-22), Tulsa returned the favor Saturday in a 109-100 victory. In a game that saw 16 lead changes, Marshall Brown and Tyren Johnson led the Vipers with 17 points. The 66ers took command in... more »
  • FCA Audience Hears Pitch from Watts

    March 1, 2012 10:43 PM

    McALLEN - When he quarterbacked at Oklahoma University, his specialty was running the option and waiting for the perfect moment to pitch the ball back to a trailing running back. Thursday night, former U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts delivered his message to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes' audience that was holding... more »
  • Horns Claim Must Win over OU

    February 29, 2012 10:14 PM

    AUSTIN - The Texas Longhorns (19-11, 9-8) need every basketball win they can secure between now and selection Sunday if they hope to return to the NCAA tournament in March. The Longhorns have been on the bubble almost the entire season and have failed to secure any significant wins in... more »
  • No Thanksgiving Game for Horns

    February 14, 2012 2:21 PM

    DALLAS - The Big 12 Conference has released a 2012 football schedule that includes new members TCU and West Virginia to replace Missouri and Texas A&M, schools that are both headed to the Southeastern Conference. For the second consecutive year, the Big 12 will play a round-robin schedule that forces... more »
  • Expert Says Beheadings in U.S. Look Like Work of Cartels

    January 10, 2012 6:53 PM

    Three beheadings in two different states and they happened here in the United States, not Mexico. Former DEA supervisor Phil Jordan says all three beheadings have cartel written all over them. They happened in Arizona and Oklahoma in the past year. A murder mystery is now unraveling on... more »

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