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Police arrest suspect in Red Roof Inn robbery

Police arrested a man suspected of robbing the Red Roof Inn in the early hours of Sunday. On Sunday, August 18th Pharr police were dispatched to the Red Roof Inn located at 4401 N. Cage Blvd in reference to a robbery.

Hostage taking sends four Mexican nationals to prison

Four Mexican nationals, who kidnapped a group of foreign nationals who had been smuggled into the U.S. by another smuggling group, have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

High winds result in BPUB customers losing power

Winds measuring more than 40 mph caused service interruptions Monday, Aug. 18, affecting more than 2,000 Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) customers.

Suspected immigrants detained after stash house fire

A group of suspected undocumented immigrants are in Border Patrol custody after fleeing during a mobile home fire.

Sheriff's office investigating death of home invasion suspect

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is investigating an aggravated robbery that took place over the weekend. It happened on Friday night just before 11:30 p.m. at a residence on Eva Street in rural Elsa.

Ex-Officer Sentenced to Three Months for Sex Crimes, DA Disappointed

Former Harlingen Police Officer, 35 year old Elias Cardona, will serve three months in jail and eight years probation after pleading guilty to sexual assault.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today Partly sunny, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 107. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

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.

Are these unemployment numbers better or worse?

Today,  the Texas Workforce announced the state's unemployment rate is at a steady 5.1 percent. A rate better than the national unemployment rate of 6.2.

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.

McAllen convenience store robber identified

McAllen Police have identified the suspect wanted in two gas station robberies, and now they need your help tracking him down. Officials say 28-year-old Joel De Leon Cuevas is the man involved in two robberies this week.

Police find nearly 3,000 lbs of marijuana inside home

Mission Police are searching for at least three suspects after discovering nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana inside a home.