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Omaha Man Identified As McAllen Bank Robbery Suspect

McAllen police are identifying the suspect in Tuesday’s bank robbery as 37-year-old Kenneth Shante Jones. Jones, who’s from Omaha Nebraska, is facing several charges stemming from the mid-morning holdup of the Greater State Bank on North 10th Street Tuesday. Police say about 8 hours earlier, Jones had robbed a McColl Road Stripes store at gunpoint […]

Nearly 8-Hour Standoff Ends With Two Men Dead In Harlingen

Two people are dead and another person is hospitalized with gunshot wounds following a more than 7-hour standoff overnight at a home in Harlingen. Police responded to a call of gunshots at the home on the 600 block of North B Street at around 10:15 last night. Officers found a man wounded in the front […]

Plane Involved In Deadly Accident Inspected 2 Days Beforehand

The CEO of Southwest Airlines says the jet involved in Tuesday’s deadly engine failure had been inspected just two days before the accident. At a press conference at the airline’s Dallas headquarters on Tuesday evening, Gary Kelly expressed condolences for the family of the passenger who was killed on flight 1380 when the engine failed. […]

Beto O’Rourke To Bring Senate Campaign To Rio Grande Valley

El Paso Democrat Beto O’Rourke is bringing his campaign for the U.S. Senate to the Rio Grande Valley. O’Rourke will participate in events in Brownsville and McAllen on May 1st and 2nd before heading up to Laredo May 3rd. O’Rourke is trying to unseat Houston Republican Ted Cruz in this falls mid-term elections. The O’Rourke […]

Hidalgo County Joins Nationwide Lawsuit To Block Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

Hidalgo County is joining a multi-state lawsuit aimed at blocking the 2020 Census from asking people if they’re American citizens. County commissioners Tuesday voted to join 17 states and several cities that are part of a lawsuit filed to keep the citizenship question off the Census form. The votes comes a week after commissioners unanimously […]

Judge Sets Execution Date For Brownsville Killer

A Texas death row inmate from Brownsville is to be executed – exactly 20 years after his arrest for the murder of an elderly Brownsville woman.  A judge has set September 12th as the day for Ruben Gutierrez to be given a lethal injection. It was in September of 1998 when, prosecutors say, Gutierrez stabbed […]

Feds Now Contacting Local Property Owners About Land Acquisitions For Border Wall

Federal officials are confirming today they are now beginning to reach out to Rio Grande Valley landowners to request access to their property to begin planning for possible land acquisition for President Trump’s proposed border wall. The announcement comes a day after the Department of Homeland Security sent an email stating that the landowners would […]

Donna Murder Suspect’s Pickup Truck Found

One month later, Donna police are still looking for the killer, but they have now found his vehicle. Acting on a tip, officers Monday found the 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck belonging to 38-year-old Fidencio Castillo. The abandoned truck was located in a farming area near Old La Blanca Road and Mile 10, north of […]

Chain Reaction Wreck On Smoke-Shrouded Highway Leaves Baby In Critical Condition

An infant reportedly remains in critical condition following a chain reaction crash that occurred as heavy smoke from a grass fire poured over Highway 77 in Combes Sunday. As many as 8 vehicles crashed, starting with a collision between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer rig. With visibility at near zero from the smoke, six […]

Harlingen In Negotiations With ‘Project Trek’

It certainly has an intriguing name. It’s called Project Trek, and there’s a lot of buzz and speculation in Harlingen about what it entails. We know Project Trek is a code name for an economic development project and that Harlingen city officials are in negotiations to bring the unnamed business into the city. However, there […]