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Cameron County Worker Nabbed In Massive Fajita Theft Scheme

A former Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department employee is charged with felony theft – accused of stealing more than 1-million dollars worth of – fajitas. Gilberto Escamilla was arrested in August following a delivery of 800 pounds of fajitas to the Juvenile Justice Department. However, the department does not serve fajitas, and a detailed investigation […]

Harlingen Teen Charged In Car Crash Death

A Harlingen teenager has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in a 1-vehicle wreck that killed his passenger. 17-year-old Jershaiah Gutierrez had been arrested early Wednesday morning after crashing at the intersection of South Commerce and Taft. Gutierrez fled the scene while his passenger, 19-year-old Andres Macias, lay critically injured in the vehicle. Macias died on […]

Border Patrol Tests Camera-Toting Balloon

(AP) – The U.S. Border Patrol is considering another type of surveillance balloon that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings. Agents in south Texas recently finished a 30-day trial of the camera-toting, helium-filled balloon made by […]

Woman Facing Charges In Deadly Collision With Motorcyclist

A woman is facing intoxication manslaughter and drug possession charges following an early-morning collision that killed a motorcyclist in McAllen. Police arrested 25-year-old Valerie Elizabeth Guerra following the accident that claimed the life of 31-year-old Robert Perales of Donna. The crash happened at around 2:30 Thursday morning near Pecan Boulevard and Main Street.

Homicide Investigators Awaiting Autopsy On Dead Driver

An autopsy has been ordered on the man found dead in his wrecked out car near downtown Edinburg Monday afternoon. The driver, 27-year-old Joshua David Sanchez, had crashed his sedan into a utility pole near 10th and West McIntyre. When police got there, they found Sanchez unconscious with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper […]