12-year-old dies in Russian Roulette; murder charges brought

(AP) — A 12-year-old boy is dead after playing Russian Roulette with peers in Jackson, Mississippi, police say. Jackson’s Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn identified the boy as Markell Noah, according to reports by Mississippi-based WLBT-TV. Following the death officers arrested two juveniles and one adult Friday. Police say the two juveniles are being charged with […]
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50 best Cyber Monday deals on Amazon today and counting

BestReviews is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission. Details. Cyber Monday is the best time of year to be an online shopper. This sales holiday takes place the Monday after Black Friday, and e-commerce titans like Amazon have countless deals worth checking out. This year, we’re keeping up with Amazon’s best Cyber Monday deals, so you don’t […]
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San Juan officials vote to fire police chief

SAN JUAN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — San Juan officials have voted to dismiss police chief Ruben Morin. His removal arises from a heated special meeting Monday at the San Juan Memorial Library. “My strategic outlook in part of my operation was to do pay raises and your response to me was if you recall was ‘if […]

Arrest made after Texas woman fatally shot on Thanksgiving

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of fatally shooting a woman in the head on Thanksgiving night. Paris Shaw, 24, was arrested Sunday on charges: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and serious bodily injury; theft Mail ID; burglary of a building; evading arrest/detention and criminal trespass, […]

CBP: Two deported sex offenders arrested for returning to US

DEL RIO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Two sex offenders who were previously deported were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents after returning to the United States. The arrests happened in separate occasions in Del Rio. Gregorio Chanelo-Ixta, 35, and a Mexican national, was apprehended Nov. 14 with six other people traveling through a local ranch, according […]

Pharr tree lighting ceremony set for Monday night

PHARR, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Pharr will host its Lighting of the Christmas Tree to kick off the holiday festivities and light up the downtown area. The free event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday in downtown Pharr in front of city hall, located at 118 S. Cage Blvd. “During the holiday season, we enjoy bringing […]

Weslaco HS cheerleader to participate in Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Weslaco High School varsity cheerleader Ivy Denay Hernandez will participate at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Hawaii. On Dec. 4-9, Hernandez will represent her school and Varsity Spirit in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ivy will perform with Varsity Spirit All-Americans in an exclusive performance prior to the opening ceremony of the parade, […]

Edinburg kicks off December with holiday events

EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Edinburg will kick off December with multiple holiday events this week. Here’s a quick look at the events starting Thursday: Tree Lighting At 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, the city will host a tree-lighting ceremony at the downtown promenade. The ceremony will debut the city’s 30-foot energy-efficient LED Christmas tree atop […]

Four people in Hidalgo County hospitals with influenza

HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Hidalgo County reported four people are hospitalized with influenza as of Monday. The active patient count reflects the daily count of anyone hospitalized within any Hidalgo County hospital. As of Monday, the county did not report any patients with influenza in the intensive care unit. The county will continue to […]

South Texas Health System ER Weslaco earns Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Accreditation

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) —South Texas Health System ER Weslaco has earned a level three geriatric emergency accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. The bronze-level designation by the organization dedicated to advancing emergency care acknowledges STHS ER Weslaco’s dedication to providing a high standard of care that meets the unique health care needs of […]

Nativity scenes from late bishop to be on display in Edinburg

EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Museum of South Texas History will feature a special nativity collection, one owned by the former bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville. On his passing in September 2021, the Bishop Rarmundo Peña willed his collection of nativity scenes to the Museum of South Texas History and to the Historic Brownsville […]