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Cameron County man gets 20 years in prison for child sex abuse

A judge has sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Cameron County DA’s Office, feds bust 2 in possession of Gulf Cartel cocaine

A Brownsville man and woman were arrested on Tuesday after the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office’s Special Investigation Unit discovered a total of 50 bundles of cocaine weighing in at over 134 pounds following an investigation.

Cameron County man gets 20 years for sexual abuse of child

BROWNSVILLE — A man is facing 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl.

Brownsville environmental activist’s charge reduced for alleged SpaceX graffiti

A Brownsville environmental activist accused of writing graffiti on a downtown Brownsville mural had their charge reduced Tuesday, according to a news release. 

Cameron, Starr district attorneys seek to withdraw from Hidalgo County DA conflict cases

The Cameron and Starr County district attorneys have filed a joint motion to withdraw from a combined 215 cases that they were appointed to in Hidalgo County because its DA has conflicts of interest.

Cumulative sentence sought for Harlingen man facing second murder trial

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office has notified a court that if a 48-year-old Harlingen man is convicted in the case of a missing woman who was later found dead, prosecutors will ask that his sentence in this case begin after he finishes serving a 75-year sentence for murdering his roommate.

High bonds set for men accused of killing San Benito police officer

BROWNSVILLE — A judge Wednesday charged two men with capital murder in the shooting death of a San Benito police officer, ordering them held on bonds as high as $2 million.

Valley district attorneys urge residents to end the cycle of domestic violence

The Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy county district attorneys brought home the cycle of domestic violence on Tuesday, tracing behavior common to such cases in a program at the Brownsville Events Center.

Fentanyl overdoses claim 4 lives in Harlingen in just 2 weeks

HARLINGEN — Authorities are investigating the biggest fentanyl outbreak to spread across the area, leading to what they believe have been eight deaths and six overdoses in the last two weeks, including two deaths and an overdose since early Tuesday morning.

LEAD anti-vaping program offers Brownsville ISD students second chance

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office and Brownsville Independent School District congratulated the first cohort of graduates in an anti-vaping initiative to help students head off the consequences of a felony indictment for vaping.