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Sheriff's office investigating death of home invasion suspect

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is investigating an aggravated robbery that took place over the weekend. It happened on Friday night just before 11:30 p.m. at a residence on Eva Street in rural Elsa.

Ex-Officer Sentenced to Three Months for Sex Crimes, DA Disappointed

Former Harlingen Police Officer, 35 year old Elias Cardona, will serve three months in jail and eight years probation after pleading guilty to sexual assault.

What is next for Governor Perry after being indicted last week?

Texas Governor Rick Perry  has been indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, allegedly for trying to force a District Attorney to resign after getting a DWI.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today Partly sunny, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 107. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Fire danger, enhanced risk of wildfire growth

The National Weather Service has issued an enchanced risk of wildfire growth and spread on Sunday. There are gusty conditions existing coming in from the southeast and they are expected to combine with drier air.

Extended Forecast

We stayed on the drier side of things on Friday, but we are still expecting to see a slight chance of rain this weekend.

Grand Jury Indicts Perry Over Integrity Unit Veto

A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit.

BPD honors fallen member, K-9 Magnum

Three weeks ago, Brownsville Police Department lost one of its canine's due to heart complications during surgery. Today, members of the department, family, and media gathered to honor canine Magnum.

Are these unemployment numbers better or worse?

Today,  the Texas Workforce announced the state's unemployment rate is at a steady 5.1 percent. A rate better than the national unemployment rate of 6.2.

Heat causes 3-5 emergency calls per day to Brownsville FD

During a NewsCenter 23 interview on heat related illnesses this afternoon at the Brownsville Fire Department, they were called out on a potential heat related emergency.

FEMA awards grants to South Texas counties

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Management Agency (FEMA) awarded grants to several south Texas counties--including Bee, Cameron, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kleberg, and Willacy.

Juvenile detention center program teaching youths valuable trade skills

They're building a better future for themselves by way of building, literally, Na'Tassia Finley has more on a program out of the Cameron County Juvenile Detention Center that's teaching youth valuable trade skills.