March 27, 2012 News Center 23 Morning Update


POSTED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 9:03am

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 9:09am

Good morning, I'm Na’Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Tuesday, March 27th, 2012.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department says a case of road rage nearly turned deadly after the victim was shot in the face after a car cut-off another car in Edinburg. One person then got out and shot the victim in the face with a shotgun. A witness gave deputies a description of the suspect's vehicle and from that they were able to catch him. The suspect could face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or even attempted capital murder.

Police are looking for 26 year-old Ramiro Sanchez. He's believed to be the second suspect in a home invasion in Edinburg. Police have already arrested 29-year-old Gabriel Martinez. The homeowners told police two men broke down the door to their house and started stealing items immediately. If you know of Sanchez's whereabouts, call Edinburg Crime Stoppers at 383-TIPS.

A Rivera High School athlete died over the weekend in a car crash across the border.
Brownsville Independent School District officials confirmed 18-year-old senior Juvenal Torres died in Matamoros. The district has counselors on hand to help students and staff grieving the loss of Torres.

Citizens Against Voter Abuse, also known as CAVA, is offering a five-thousand dollar reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone linked to voter fraud here in Cameron County. The group says the main problem here has to do with the stealing of mail in ballot votes. The president of the organization says candidates hire people to go out and take votes from people in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. If you see illegal activity pertaining to the electoral process you're asked to document it. That information can be turned over to law enforcement for investigation.

The Harlingen Fire Department is giving away 300 free smoke detectors to people living in Harlingen after receiving a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Firefighters say that anybody living within the Harlingen city limits is invited to call the department to get their free detector. Firefighters will even install it for you free of charge.

The Gladys Porter Zoo has welcomed the newest addition to their family, a seven-week old giraffe named Ann. She was born February fourth, but has only been on display to visitors for a few days. Ann is currently around five feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. The baby giraffe was named after the late Ann Ray, a long-time board member and ardent supporter of the zoo. Baby Ann is the eighth member of the giraffe herd at the zoo.

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

Have a great Tuesday. Take care!


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