February 14, 2012 News Center 23 Morning Update

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 9:42am

Good morning, I'm Na’Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Tuesday. February 14th, 2012.

Brownsville police have named a suspect in the weekend murder at the "Upside Down" Bar and Grill. Thirty one year old Gustavo Adolfo Guerrero is accused of fatally stabbing 21 year old Ever Garcia Salinas after the two got into an argument. Police say Guerrero fled the bar in a black Landrover SUV, an now authorities need your help tracking him down. If you have any information on his whereabouts...contact Brownsville Crime Stoppers at 546 TIPS.

Twenty-three year old Antonio Montelongo has been charged with criminal negligent homicide; this after a passenger in his vehicle died.
Police tell us Montelongo and five of his friends were headed to McAllen on Expressway 83 over the weekend when he lost control of his SUV. The vehicle flipped and skid over 100 feet. Eighteen year-old Yadira Pena died, while three others were seriously injured. Montelongo admitted to speeding, smoking marijuana and drinking just hours before. His bond has been set at one-hundred thousand dollars.

McAllen police are investigating after a 19 year-old woman showed up to McAllen Medical Center Monday morning with a gunshot wound.
Police tell us she was treated and released, but police still want to know how it happened. They say the victim seemed disoriented, not knowing where it happened, or even why. Police are working with the victim's family in hopes of getting answers.

Changes may be coming to the Donna International Bridge. Local Congressman Ruben Hinojosa toured the bridge Monday. The bridge has been open for about a year now. Hinojosa is asking homeland security to make some structural changes to the Donna Bridge. Among other things, he wants x-ray machines installed so traffic runs more smoothly. Hinojosa is asking for two-and-a-half million dollars in federal aid to make changes at the Donna Bridge a reality.

This is Ocho, a two year old Irish Wolfhound. Ocho is a certified therapy dog specifically trained to interact with children and people; he's also known as a library pup. Every Monday you can find Ocho in the children's section of the Harlingen Library. The young pup is helping out in the Paws to Read program where children get to read out loud to a furry friend. The program provides children with a positive non-threatening environment designed to enhance their reading skills.

Valentines day is here and if you're still scrambling to get that perfect card or gift...you'll be joining the thousands of Americans who are expected to spend a total of 18-billion dollars this year. According to a national study the average man will shell out 170-bucks this Valentine’s Day compared to women who spend just under 90-dollars. The study also shows that candy and flowers will be the two most popular items shared this holiday season. Finally 46-percent of couples say they expect to visit their favorite restaurant tonight.

Join us tonight for your Upper and Lower Valley reports right here on News Center 23 at five and ten. Happy Valentine’s Day; take care!

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