Home LOCAL

LOCAL

Suicidal Man Hospitalized After Attacking Police

A McAllen man who was said to be threatening to kill himself, remains hospitalized after being shot by police. Sunday morning, a woman had called police to an apartment on North McColl north of Fern, where officers confronted a man holding a knife. When he refused orders to drop it, one of the officers fired […]

Elderly Pharr Man Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

A Pharr man remains behind bars in the apparent drunk driving death of another man this holiday weekend. 22-year-old Dominique Adolph Bustos Quintanilla is being held on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. Pharr police say Quintanilla, driving a Chevrolet Silverado, was heading west on Dicker Drive early Saturday morning, when he veered off the road […]

Edinburg Woman Killed In Holiday Weekend Wreck

DPS troopers continue to investigate a holiday weekend crash that claimed the life of an Edinburg woman. 53-year-old Sylvia Espericueta Flores was killed Sunday afternoon when her Mazda was struck by a Ford Explorer. Troopers say the driver of the Ford, heading east on State Highway 107, veered into the oncoming lanes and collided with […]

Suspicious Fire Rips Through Edinburg Mansion

Flames tore through the Edinburg mansion once owned by the late singer-songwriter Joan (ho-AHN) Sebastian overnight, and investigators say it appears someone set the fire. Firefighters were called a little after midnight and found the house on Brandi Lane engulfed in flames. Fire crews fought for more than an hour to put out the blaze. […]

Man, Woman Charged In McAllen Bank Heist

The man suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch in McAllen more than a week-and-a-half ago is now in the Hidalgo County jail after being arrested across the border. Tamaulipas state police tracked 36-year-old Joseph Robert Nocar of Elsa to a hotel in Nuevo Progreso Wednesday, then transferred him to local authorities at the […]

Brownsville ISD Staffer Accused Of Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars

A Brownsville ISD nutrition services staffer, fired in March amid a criminal investigation, has now been indicted. A Cameron County grand jury has charged Leticia Arreola with embezzling more than $300,000 in cafeteria concession sales. Arreola worked as the school district’s food services accountant, and was in charge of collecting and depositing concession funds. But […]

Bond Set For Local Law Officers Charged In Drug Corruption Scheme

A federal judge has granted bond to two local law enforcement officers six days after their arrests on charges stemming from a widespread drug corruption investigation. Bond was set Thursday at 75-thousand dollars for Border Patrol agent Daniel Polanco and Edinburg police officer Hector Beltran, who’ve been jailed since turning themselves in last Friday. Polanco […]

One Man Caught, Another Sought In Kidnap-Rape Of Teenage Girl

A Mission man is behind bars on a 1-million dollar bond, accused of arranging the kidnap and rape of a 15-year-old girl. Hidalgo County sheriff’s officials releasing details today of the arrest of 36-year-old Ricardo Mata Tuesday.   Investigators say on Monday, Mata had paid someone to kidnap the teenager and have her held at […]

Bond Set For Mission Cop Charged With Lying To Federal Investigators

A Mission police officer has been granted bond five days after his arrest in connection with the drug corruption case against a one-time colleague. A McAllen federal magistrate today set a bond of 50-thousand dollars for Officer Charles Lopez, who’s been behind bars since Friday on charges of knowingly making a false statement. Lopez, a […]

5 Charged In Deadly Convenience Store Shooting

A Hidalgo man has been charged with murder in Sunday night’s shooting death of a man outside a Stripes store in south McAllen. 25-year-old Alejandro Cuevas was one of four people arraigned Tuesday on charges stemming from the shooting that killed 22-year-old Moises Tamez of Weslaco. Three other suspects are charged with aggravated assault and […]