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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

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

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

Wife of Drunk Driving Victim Shuns New TABC Enforcement System

MISSION - A new enforcement system for alcohol regulators has a Hidalgo County woman shunning the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Mary Solano's husband was killed by an alleged drunk driver as he rode his motorcycle on FM 495 near Shary Road. A trial for Cynthia Heredia, who's charged with into

KRGV - 2017-09-23 05:32:00

Starr Co. Residents Dealing with Hail Damage

RIO GRANDE CITY - A sudden hail storm in Starr County has people assessing the damage to homes and cars. People in neighborhoods between Rio Grande City and Roma were caught under rooftops when the storm rolled in Thursday night. People sent CHANNEL 5 NEWS photos of hail bigger than the size of a go

KRGV - 2017-09-23 05:51:00

Kansas celebrates 150 years of the Chisholm Trail

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas residents are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, which was as a cattle pipeline from ranches in Texas to railroads in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that a herd of cows with 15 cowboys, five chuck wagons and 40 helpers drove along a portion of the

KRGV - 2017-09-23 18:34:00

Volunteers Face Dangerous Trip to Get Supplies to Mexico

HARLINGEN - Relief volunteers face dangerous highways and uncertainty as they collect supplies for the victims of Mexico's latest earthquake. Mexico City and its surrounding areas were rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake Tuesday leaving over 200 dead. Rio Grande Valley groups are now forming to sen

KRGV - 2017-09-23 05:26:00

Mexican Doctor Says Resources Slow in Reaching Towns around Mexico City

BROWNSVILLE - The aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Mexico is far-reaching. Dr. Angel Hernandez from Puebla told CHANNEL 5 NEWS he's been helping people in some of the less heard about towns on the outskirts of Mexico City. "I've been to three areas where 90 percent of homes were

KRGV - 2017-09-23 04:35:00

Brownsville Coach Sentenced for Sexual Assault of a Child

BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville kickball coach has been sentenced to seven years in jail after she pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault of a child. Claudia Guerra, 33, waived her right to a jury trial. According to court records, she picked up a 14-year-old student at Lopez High School and t

KRGV - 2017-09-23 01:50:00

'Little Rock Nine' members mark school's 1957 desegregation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an all-white high school in Little Rock 60 years ago. "That

KRGV - 2017-09-23 01:16:00

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

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly co

KRGV - 2017-09-23 00:16:00

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

Mexican Red Cross Taking Donations for Earthquake Victims

WESLACO - Mexican consulates are strongly advising to make direct donations to the Mexican Red Cross. Select the "Sismo 19/09/17" option. At the moment, this is the only verified way to help earthquake victims and avoid falling victim to thieves. You can make your contributions by clicking here.

KRGV - 2017-09-23 00:08:00

CBP Officers Make $376K Drug Bust in Starr Co.

ROMA - U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers arrested a 33-year-old Mexican national after discovering alleged methamphetamine and cocaine inside a van. On Thursday, CBP referred a brown 2002 Ford Windstar van to secondary inspection at the Roma-Miguel Aleman International Bridge. Officers

KRGV - 2017-09-22 23:41:00

Nobody hurt as 1 BNSF Railway train hits another in Texas

ROGERS, Texas (AP) - Officials say nobody has been hurt after one BNSF Railway train hit another that was stopped on the same tracks in rural Central Texas. A spokesman with Fort Worth-based BNSF says several cars derailed in the accident around 11:30 a.m. Friday near Rogers, about 60 miles (96 kilo

KRGV - 2017-09-22 22:41:00

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

Ex-Baylor president: Some women 'make themselves victims'

WACO, Texas (AP) - A court filing this week reveals that the former interim president of Baylor University referred to some women who had been sexually assaulted as willing "to make themselves victims." The remark came in an email exchange last year between David Garland and a Baylor administrator.

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