January 25, 2012, News Center 23 Morning Update

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:15am

Good morning, I'm Na’Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

A suspect involved in a drug-related drive-by shooting in Edinburg is now behind bars facing murder charges.

Police say Josue Jesus Zavala was one of eight gunmen who opened fire on an SUV almost two weeks ago; it happened at the Aztec Car Wash off of East University Drive.

Several shots were fired at a vehicle and a man sustained minor injuries in the attack...

San juan police arrest two Tri-City Bomber Gang members after a long, high-speed chase, thwarting a potential robbery.

Police noticed 18 year-old Abdon Bazan and 20 year-old Samantha Sifuentes casing out two Stripes stores.

Police say when the officer tried to pull over the vehicle they took off.

After a high-speed pursuit from San Juan to Mercedes police finally caught up with the two after they bailed from their vehicle.

Police believe the pair was going to rob the Stripes stores with two guns they found in the vehicle.

An Hidalgo County detention officer has been fired after McAllen police claim he was impersonating a cop...

Gabriel Miranda was charged with false identification of a peace officer and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Authorities say while working his off-duty security job at a McAllen nightclub, he was wearing a shirt that said, "police" on it and was carrying a 9-millimeter handgun.

The get-up ended up costing Miranda his job as Sheriff Lupe Trevino fired him for violating several county policies and procedures.

The redistricting argument continues!

Cameron County judge, Carlos Cascos, says the possibility of having more than one primary is a big financial burden.

Cascos says with the unclarity of the maps the dates for the elections are up in the air as well.

Primaries could run in may, April or even as late as June.

A meeting this week in San Antonio will continue to work to out the redistricting issue.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has announced the state is suing in federal court to enforce the Voter ID Law across the state.

Abbott says he's pushing the Voter ID Law in hopes of protecting election sites in November.

The controversial law will force voters to show some sort of government ID at the polls.

Many people here in the valley feel that the law disenfranchises minorities and will reduce voter turnout.

If approval is granted by the Department of Justice, to move forward with the Voter ID Law, Abbot plans to drop the federal suit.

Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville will be expanding their cardiac services this week as they're set to open a new state-of-the-art cath lab.

The new lab, worth more than two million dollars, will provide the hospital the necessary resources to increase the amount of cardiac patients they can treat.

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

Have a great Wednesday. Take care.
 

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