Tag: Brownsville

Crews Find Immigrant in Brownsville Channel Waters

It was a little over two weeks ago when a human smuggling group took a gamble in the Cameron County waters and lost. Authorities have announced another death in this recovery effort. The sheriff’s department said the body of an undocumented immigrant found Christmas Eve in the Brownsville Ship Channel is one of the individuals who went missing while trying to swim across earlier this month. Now is the task of trying to identify the man, who is around 22 years old. On Dec. 10 a group of five immigrants swam across the channel. Two people died, and a...

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Brownsville Woman Rescued From House Fire

BROWNSVILLE – A tragedy was avoided Tuesday in Cameron County, after a fire nearly trapped a woman inside her home. Brownsville Police say it happened at around 8 a.m. on the 1700 block of E.17th Street. An electrical blanket caught fire in the bedroom, sparking the blaze. Firefighters were able to diffuse the flames. A woman was inside that ordeal but managed to escape. Authorities add the woman was taken to a hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation. The incident remains under...

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Shooting Leaves Man Woman Wounded In Brownsville

Police in Brownsville investigated a shooting that left a man dead and a woman wounded. Cops responded to an emergency call that came in at around 10 am this morning, Police arrived at the 2400 block of Minnesota and found 39 year old Rene Rodriguez and his ex wife 41 year old Maria Rodriguez with gunshot wounds. The man died at the valley regional medical center while the woman remains in stable condition. Authorities say that the couple’s teenage son was at the residence at the time of the shooting but was not...

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