News Center 23 Morning Update, Feb. 1, 2013

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Friday, February 1, 2013 - 10:25am

Good morning, I’m Na’Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Friday, February 1st, 2013.

Brownsville police have released the incident report taken after that package exploded at a Brownsville home in mid January off of Resaca Vista. According to the narrative the homeowner's son and wife were getting ready to drop their daughter off at school when they brought in an unexpected FedEx package from the porch that exploded upon opening. The narrative also states a person visiting the home the previous night didn't see a package when he left at 11 pm. News Center 23 confirmed with FedEx that they did not deliver a package to a home on Resaca Vista drive on January 11th. Whoever is responsible for the delivery will be charged with attempted capital murder.
 
Just a few days remains until the 26 dogs who attacked their elderly owner, and are under quarantine at the Brownsville Animal Shelter, will know their fate. While some are still very skittish, even visibly shaken, other still show signs of aggression. Animal shelter officials say a pretty detailed medical evaluation has been done during the dogs lock up. On Sunday the shelter director and vet will likely decide if the dogs will be sent out to rescue groups, adoptable or put to sleep.
 
Police are now trying to figure out where the balloon came from that eventually killed a seven year old child. San Benito police continue to investigate the girl's death.
The seven year old became unresponsive Monday at Sullivan Elementary...
She was taken the hospital where she was pronounced dead later that evening.
Preliminary autopsy reports show that a balloon lodged in the girl's airway, causing her to asphyxiate.
They are also waiting on toxicology reports.

Gas prices are spiking both nationally and in the valley.
Recent reports from AAA show the average gas price per gallon for regular unleaded fuel in Texas is three-dollars and twenty four cents. The national average is three dollars - forty two cents.
In the valley the average gas price is at about three-dollars and twenty cents.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?
You might consider stopping by the 24th annual Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo.
The rodeo, livestock show and carnival kick off today, with a big concert, featuring Kevin fowler, Saturday night. The set up is off of Texas 100, just past the Arroyo intersection.

Join us tonight for News Center 23 at five and ten.

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