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McAllen Firefighter Injured after Crash

MCALLEN--A McAllen firefighter was injured after his foot was ran over by another car. According to McAllen fire chief Rafael Balderas, the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on 2nd and Dove. He said two vehicles were involved in a collision and one of those vehicles hit the fire truck.The firefighter

KRGV - 2017-09-25 04:02:00

Weslaco Fire Department Offers Tips after Drowning at Falcon Lake

FALCON LAKE--The Weslaco fire department is offering tips to stay safe after a man drowned while trying to save his 16-year-old daughter while swimming at Falcon Lake. The daughter made it to shore safely. The body of the man, identified as 34-year-old Juan Jesus Sandoval Jr., was recovered Saturday

KRGV - 2017-09-25 00:42:00

Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

In this Aug. 7, 2017, photo, Kenneth Parker Ulrich, left, a research technician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, prepares to collect a blood sample from Erricka Hager, a participant in the "All of Us" research program in Pittsburgh. The "All of Us" research program is run by the Natio

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2017-09-25 09:55:00

Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Administration officials say the new measures are required to keep the nation safe. The indefinit

KRGV - 2017-09-25 09:17:00

Puerto Ricans in the Valley use Social Media to Contact Loved Ones

RIO GRANDE VALLEY--As Puerto Rico continues on its long road to recovering, Puerto Ricans here in the valley are finally getting updates on their loved ones on the island. We spoke with Brian Illas, who was born in Puerto Rico, he currently owns the Puerto Rico House of Fades barbershop in Pharr. "

KRGV - 2017-09-25 02:26:00

Immigrants touched by Mexico quake, try to help from afar

(AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras). In this Sept. 22, 2017 photo, a civilian dressed in fatigues passes out chocolate to police guarding the site of an office building that collapsed during Tuesday's 7.1 earthquake, as search and rescue operations c... (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte). An Otomi indigenous

KRGV - 2017-09-24 12:26:00

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage. "The devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back nearly 20 to 30 year

KRGV - 2017-09-24 18:07:00

Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama

NEW YORK (AP) - It seemed as if Anthony Weiner had hit rock bottom when he resigned from Congress in 2011. "Bye-bye, pervert!" one heckler shouted as the Democrat quit amid revelations that he had sent graphic pictures of himself to women on social media. Time has shown his self-destructive drama ha

KRGV - 2017-09-24 16:16:00

Mission Doctor Accused of Sexual Assault Facing Additional Charges

MISSION - A former Mission doctor accused of inappropriate contact with his patients is now facing additional charges. Humberto Rafael Bruschetta is charged with four counts of sexual assault. Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies arrested him earlier in September. The sexual assault charges are on top

KRGV - 2017-09-23 01:18:00

Alamo emergency shelter provides 'Safe Haven' for abused children in RGV

The Safe Haven for Kids Emergency Shelter in Alamo aims to assist abused children in the Rio Grande Valley. Expected to open on Sept. 30, the shelter will provide housing for 16 children ranging in age from 10 years old and younger. Safe Haven Director of Residential Services Melody Garcia says Hida


3 Suspects Facing Forgery Charges

MCALLEN - McAllen police received anonymous information regarding several forgeries Tuesday. Officers responded to the area of the 1400 block of East Jackson Avenue. Police recovered forged identification cards, laptops, printers and cellular phones from three suspects. Marcus Brown Hopkins, Jeffer

KRGV - 2017-09-23 01:06:00

Man gets life in prison plus 50 years in student's slaying

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing Saturday to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years for the kidnapping, rape and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo. Judge C. Creed McGinley told a jury that Zachary Adams made a deal with prosecutors just minu

KRGV - 2017-09-23 19:36:00

RGV Veteran Gets Assistance after Years Without Electricity

SAN JUAN - A Rio Grande Valley veteran is finally seeking help years after living without electricity and unaware of the resources around him. Although Ralph Brixius' home in San Juan has a strong foundation on the outside, the inside is cluttered with years of neglect. "It's embarrassing because I'

KRGV - 2017-09-23 02:33:00

Valley Couple Can't Reach Family in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

WESLACO - A couple residing in the Rio Grande Valley said they haven't had news from their relatives in Puerto Rico. Jose Nieves, born to a Puerto Rican family in New York, and Puerto Rico-born Gloria Flores Rivera found each other in the Valley. "This is New York and LA, two worlds apart, and we jo

KRGV - 2017-09-23 01:51:00

Lower Valley Health Officials Educating Public About Zika

BROWNSVILLE - Health officials said they're doing all they can to educate the public about the Zika virus. Cameron County Health Administrator Esmeralda Guajardo said the Rio Grande Valley can be threatened by Zika year round given its warm and humid climate. The first locally transmitted case in Ca

KRGV - 2017-09-23 01:10:00

Head of House panel seeks tax relief for hurricane victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The bill proposed Friday by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, would ease requirements for

KRGV - 2017-09-23 00:38:00

Texas Seeks Appeals Court to Enforce Anti-Sanctuary Law SB 4

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Texas is trying to get Senate Bill 4 aka the anti-sanctuary city law to start being enforced. The Texas attorney general went Friday to the New Orleans 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to ask for a stay on the previous court order. Under the anti-sanctuary cities law, police can ask ab

KRGV - 2017-09-23 00:14:00

Official: Dam, other designs must consider climate change

DALLAS (AP) - The state climatologist says the advent of climate change must bring about a fundamental shift in the way dams and other fail-safe structures are designed so that they withstand ferocious storms that are increasing in frequency. Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says past storms are no

KRGV - 2017-09-22 21:29:00

Cameron Co. Sheriff: Not Enough Evidence to Make Arrest in Burned Dog Case

BROWNSVILLE - The case of a burned puppy is in the hands of the Cameron County District Attorney's Office for review. The puppy named Phoenix was found at the Brownsville dog park last week. He had open wounds from his head to mid-back. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said after looking into the c

KRGV - 2017-09-22 20:29:00

The Latest: About 100 demonstrators chant 'shut it down'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on appeals court hearing about Texas "sanctuary cities" law (all times local): 11 a.m. About 100 demonstrators chanted and beat drums outside a federal appeals court as three judges heard arguments about letting a Texas law against so-called sanctuary cities take effect

KRGV - 2017-09-22 19:53:00