Suspects arrested for allegedly stealing cell phone at gunpoint

McAllen police arrested two men accused of stealing a cell phone from a woman on Tuesday morning. On January 28th at around 7 a.m. police were called to the 1600 block of South 23rd Street in reference to a robbery.

Mexican national sentenced to over 17 years in prison for money laundering

Julio Cesar Almeida, 40, a Mexican National residing in Weslaco, has been ordered to prison for 210 months as a result of his convictions of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine and money laundering, announced Un

Jury convicts man in kidnapping of UTPA student

A federal jury sitting in McAllen has returned a guilty verdict against Miguel Angel Navarro, 36, of Hidalgo, on two counts of conspiracy to comm

Two sentenced for illegally possessing firearms with plans to export

The second of two defendants has been ordered to federal prison for being a prohibited person in possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Kidnapping arrest involves brother of victim

The brother of a kidnapping victim has been arrested and charged for allegedly being involved in the crime.

Four sentenced for involvement in a straw purchases ring

Four people associated with making false statements in the acquisition of firearms from federal firearms licensees (FFL), commonly referred to as straw purchasing, have been sentenced to prison, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson

McAllen Police announces 2013 crime report

The McAllen Police Department announced their yearly Uniform Crime Report (UCR) numbers and some of the statistics for crime in 2013.

Valley artist among top 20 semi-finalists in global music contest

The song "Vida" is one of 20 semi-finalists chosen among entries from across the world hoping to win Sony's global music contest for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

McAllen architect arrested in Progreso bribery scheme

Jesus Bustos, 57, has been arrested on charges of conspiracy and bribery associated with a federally-funded program, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

UT System Chancellor visits Valley to discuss UT-RGV

UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa made his first Valley visit of 2014 today to continue informing South Texans about the new UT-RGV school.

Police seek to identify burglary suspect of RGV Cupcake Factory

McAllen police investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect accused of breaking into business and stealing an undetermined amount of money.

GED President explains new program resources to Valley educators

South Texans without a high school diploma now have access to new cutting-edge resources as part of the revamped GED program.

Owner of McAllen ambulance company charged with health care fraud allegations

The owner of a McAllen area ambulance transportation company has turned himself into federal authorities following the return of a federal indictment alleging a scheme to defraud Medicare and Texas Medicaid through fraudulent billings, announce

McAllen ranks #2 in nation for future job growth

The City of McAllen is projected to be one of the top cities in the country for future job growth in 2014.