Ed Asher

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Ed Asher is the Night Editor for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at easher@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6290.

4 injured in ICE charter bus crash in Rio Hondo

The lift bridge here is closed indefinitely after it sustained substantial damage when a charter bus crashed into it Friday night. All four occupants of the bus chartered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including two detained migrants, were injured. Three were treated and released. The driver was reported to be in stable condition in a Harlingen hospital following surgery. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

New law expands private doctor help for veterans

HARLINGEN — Antonio Garcia suffered chronic pain from a decades-old knee injury.HARLINGEN — Antonio Garcia suffered chronic pain from a decades-old knee injury.Laura Vela...

School bus driver in San Benito arrested for showing ‘inappropriate’ photos to girl

SAN BENITO — A bus driver for an alternative education program has been charged with showing “inappropriate” photos of himself to a 16-year-old girl.Authorities...

Valley men accused of $150M fraud: Prosecutors allege phony Medicare billing, money laundering

HARLINGEN — Two Harlingen men are accused of conspiring with two others to defraud Medicare of $150 million in phony hospice and home health...

Araguz charge dropped: Judge dismisses forgery case against ex-NFL punter

HARLINGEN — Prosecutors have dropped a check forging charge against former NFL punter and Harlingen High School football star Leobardo Araguz.HARLINGEN — Prosecutors have...

Harlingen architect dies in crash; Friends remember Meg Jorn’s passion for life

HARLINGEN — The posts began pouring onto social media Wednesday afternoon, soon after news of the accident spread.The friends of Meg Jorn were remembering...

Harlingen-based architect dies in crash

HARLINGEN — The posts began pouring onto social media Wednesday afternoon, soon after news of a fatal accident spread.Meg Jorn, a well-known Harlingen-based architect,...

Quest for Justice: Harlingen police reopen cold murder case

HARLINGEN — Police had little to go on.The case had no witnesses, no motive, no murder weapon.It began early on a Monday morning when...

Suspect arrested in fatal hit-and-run

HARLINGEN — Police suspect 31-year-old Adrien Salas was feeling the heat.HARLINGEN — Police suspect 31-year-old Adrien Salas was feeling the heat.About 5 a.m. Thursday,...

Son-in-law charged with murder of McAllen woman

BROWNSVILLE — When investigators recovered Martha Beatrice Adams’ body from the Laguna Madre, they discovered she had been bound with zip ties and a...