Newscenter 23 Morning Cutins March 14,2013
POSTED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 9:27am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 9:43am
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Vatican City and the world are celebrating the election of a new pope and a new chapter, in the long, rich history of the Catholic Church.
Argentinean cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio now Francis the first, a fitting name since he is the first Latin American Pope and first Jesuit to serve.
After a day and a half of discussion, meditation, and prayer the 115 voting Cardinals reached agreement on the man they believe should lead their faith.
We have an update to Tuesday's fatal shooting in Edinburg.
Preliminary autopsy results show 46-year-old Gilbert Medina Junior was shot four times.
Three of those shots are considered fatal wounds because they struck vital organs.
Medina was shot and killed after he allegedly broke into the Pumpjack Restaurant Tuesday morning.
Police say they are continuing to investigate
Authorities confirm at least 56-illegal immigrants are in custody after a raid at a San Juan home.
Police say they were living in horrible conditions inside the home.
A traffic stop Tuesday night led investigators to the location.
Initially San Juan police say the group in the car fled, but they were able to trace the vehicle to the home which was raided.
Police say a woman responsible for running the illegal human smuggling operation is now in custody.
South Padre Island is jumping for Texas week spring break.
Officials say yesterday around 20,000 spring breakers hit Coca Cola Beach.
An organization called beach reach is encouraging the spring breakers if they drink not to drive.
Breach Reach has 750 volunteers and 70 vans providing free rides for the spring breakers on the island.
Island officials say the hotels on the island are about 90 percent full.