McAllen police investigate shooting, one person dead

Police are investigating a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a man this afternoon. McAllen police officers were called to the area of Jackson Avenue and Orangewood Drive at about 1 p.m. regarding shots fired.

Convicted hostage takers sentenced to federal prison

Miguel Angel Navarro, Milton Leonel Trevino and Onan Herrera-Sanchez have been ordered to prison for their involvement in the hostage taking of a University of Texas-Pan American student, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Fire House Subs donates thermal imaging camera to McAllen FD

The City of McAllen Fire Department is adding an expensive set of eyes to their operation thanks to a donation from Fire House Subs.

UPDATE: Elderly man found and back home

McAllen police are searching for an elderly man who went missing on Monday. Detectives are looking for Roushdi Abedelmessih Farag, 76, who went missing at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday April 21st after he left his residence.

STC recognized national in fostering college completion among Latinos

Excelencia in Education, a Washington, D.C.-based national non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate Latino student success in higher education, released 53 separate fact sheets on April 15, updating the current status of college c

Zone Action Park to host free Easter egg hunt

The Zone Action Park will be hosting a FREE Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, 2014 giving away candy, prizes and cash.

No Refusal Easter weekend DWI initiative

McAllen Police Department will enforce a No-Refusal initiative during the Easter weekend from Friday April 18, 2014 till Sunday April 20, 2014 and as part of the Texas Department of Transportation Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Pro

South Texas College to host annual symposium on human trafficking

The South Texas College Women’s Studies Committee will host the Ninth Annual Symposium on Human Trafficking on April 22-23 at the college’s Pecan Campus Cooper Center for the Communication Arts, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd.

100+ immigrants discovered in McAllen stash house

Authorities are searching a brushy area in north McAllen for more than 100 illegal immigrants and smugglers who are reportedly armed with weapons.

Former Hidalgo County sheriff’s commander Padilla pleads guilty

Jose A. Padilla, 54, of Weslaco, has entered a plea of guilty for one count of receipt of a bribe, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Robbery investigation leads to arrests of four people on drug possession charges

Four people are in custody after police found marijuana inside a home. McAllen police found the drugs at a home on Whitewing Avenue after they were investigating into a prior vehicle robbery on La Vista Avenue.

Edcouch man sentenced to prison for smuggling undocumented immigrants

Demetrio Vallejo, 41, of Edcouch, has been ordered to federal prison for nearly five years as a result of his conviction of smuggling undocumented aliens, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Vallejo pleaded guilty Oct.

Donna man charged with hacking into multiple local servers

Fidel Salinas, 27, of Donna, has been charged in a superceding federal indictment with new computer-hacking charges, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Police sergeant allegedly failed to stop drunk driver multiple times before fatal accident

A two-year-old drunk driving fatality is casting a shadow on the McAllen police department after a law suit recently filed claims that a police sergeant failed to remove an intoxicated woman off the streets.