April 13, 2012 News Center 23 Morning Update

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 7:55am

Good morning, I'm Na'Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Friday, April 13th, 2012.

Sixty-five year old Aroldo Humberto Cadriel has been charged with 20 year old Brisna Mireles' murder. The Harlingen woman's body was found on the Frontage Rd. in Combes two Saturdays ago. An autopsy report shows she was shot in the back and the head. Right now Combes police say that Cadriel is not cooperating with them and a motive has not yet been determined. The police chief says they are still investigating. Cadriel’s bond has been set at nine-hundred thousand dollars.

A father and son are in the hospital after an early morning home invasion yesterday. The intruder shot the son in the stomach and leg and severely beat the father with the butt of a gun, he's in a coma. The home is on Rambow Rd. in Edinburg. The Hidalgo County Sheriff says there isn't much evidence at the scene so he's unsure how many people broke into the home.
This case remains under investigation.

Two suspects are charged after a grenade was found in a San Juan neighborhood. Police checked out a report of a grenade in a car on Fresno St.; turned out it was not a grenade. Angel Avalez and Oscar Rodriguez are charged with possession of a hoax bomb and possession of a controlled substance.

Updates now on two major wrecks involving illegal immigrants
None of the more than dozen illegal immigrants in this crash in Brooks County, Wednesday, have been caught. The accident happened just off Highway 281.
Border Patrol had high hopes of catching some of the immigrants that fled but after a search on foot, with K-9's and an air and marine helicopter turned up nothing. Border agents do have four people in custody who could not flee the wreck. Police now believe the man they have in custody in the deadly crash in Palmview was not the driver. Nine people died in that wreck. Border Patrol is still trying to piece together how the accident happened. Police say many of the six survivors are in critical condition.

From dining to shopping and of course transportation, the La Plaza at Brownsville Multimodal Terminal is expected to make a big impact downtown. Thursday, city leaders and community members came out to the facility's grand opening. The Brownsville Metro Service will now be housed there. It has 12-bus bays, while regional, national and international bus companies operate out of 17 bus bays.
The project cost about 30-million dollars, with the majority of that money coming from grants...

UT-Brownsville has narrowed its choices for mascot. The five finalists are the ocelot, the vaquero, the bull shark, the jaguarundi and the parrot. The new mascot will be revealed sometime next fall.

Join us tonight for your Upper and Lower Valley reports right here on News Center 23 at five and ten.

Have a great Friday. Take care.

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