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Body found in vehicle submerged underwater in rural Donna

An investigation is underway into the death of a still-unidentified person whose body was found in a vehicle that was submerged in a rural Donna canal Friday morning.

Heat wave puts emergency agencies on alert in Hidalgo County

Healthcare and emergency agencies in the Hidalgo County area continue warning residents that as temperatures rise to nearly unbearable conditions, so do the risks of heat-related illness and even death if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

Rio Grande Valley fire departments help with warehouse fire in McAllen

Various firefighters from across the upper Valley came together Sunday afternoon to help put out a warehouse fire in McAllen, the Weslaco Fire Department said.

Weslaco rank-and-file firefighters lose confidence in leadership, union survey indicates

The rank and file of the Weslaco Fire Department have lost confidence in their leaders and worry that they may not be able to continue safely serving city residents unless changes are made soon.

Down the drain: Businessman says Weslaco fire dept. filled broken private pool

A local businessman has confirmed that Weslaco firefighters used department resources to fill a private swimming pool — one that now lies empty due to a leak.

Man last seen at Weslaco Wings and Rings restaurant found dead

Weslaco police on Wednesday found the body of a man whose car was located in the area of a canal hours earlier.  According to a...

Internal memo warned Weslaco firefighters about misusing resources

Just days after allegations surfaced that Weslaco Fire Department personnel and equipment were used to fill a private swimming pool outside the city, officials issued a department-wide memo warning against such abuse of resources.

Weslaco probing whether fire dept. resources used to fill private pool

Allegations are swirling in Weslaco that fire department resources were improperly used to fill a private swimming pool.

Urgent need: Project aims to provide more paramedics amid Valley-wide shortage

A need for more emergency medical technicians that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a new partnership between Hidalgo County and Workforce Solutions officials to create more job opportunities for EMTs in the Rio Grande Valley.

Weslaco firefighters find body after dousing grass fire

Firefighters discovered a partially burned body early Friday morning.