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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.

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.

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.

DPS Trooper injured after driver speeds off during traffic stop

Authorities in Starr County are trying to find the driver who evaded authorities, striking a Texas Trooper as he made his getaway.

Woman burglarizes elderly man's home as he lies helpless on the ground

A woman is accused of burglarizing an elderly man's home as he lied on the ground helplessly. San Benito police arrested Maria Zamora, 41, on burglary and several other charges.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today Partly sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 105. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Canines at Border Patrol checkpoints vital in stopping drug and human trafficking

The RGV Border Patrol Sector relies on every resource they have to stop human and drug trafficking in the area--especially their four-legged colleagues.

Stripes robbery suspect gets cigarettes before leaving

A robbery suspect is on the loose, and investigators need your help to find him.