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Alton Beer Run Turns Into Hostage Situation

ALTON (KFXV) — In Alton, a hostage situation had authorities on alert today. A man is behind bars tonight, after a beer run escalated into a hostage situation at an Alton convenience store. The incident happened at a Stripes store located on the 500 block of West Main Avenue. This is video sent by a FOX viewer, showing the active scene. As officers arrived, they observed a man who barricaded himself inside the store and held the cashier hostage– with what seemed to be a weapon– while ordering everyone in the establishment, outside. Alton police attempted to negotiate with...

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MISSING: 20-Year-Old Jennifer Astrid Herrera

ALTON (KFXV) — Police need your help finding a missing 20-year-old woman. Jennifer Astrid Herrera has been missing since Saturday, and last seen around Alton park near the San Martin De Pores Church around six in the afternoon. Her family reported her missing Sunday. They tell FOX News that she most likely had on “workout clothing.” Jennifer is described as special needs, around five foot, three, 130 pounds, with hazel eyes and short black hair. If you have any information about her whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Alton Police Department at (956) 432-0700. Recommended: No...

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McAllen Police Investigating After Woman’s Body Found

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Police are looking into a woman’s death whose body was found at an apartment complex in McAllen. McAllen police investigate the death of a woman whose body was found last night inside an apartment located at the 2400 block of Hibiscus Avenue. Upon arrival officers reported the death of a 24 year-old identified as Jessica Hernandez. An autopsy and a toxicology report were ordered – results are still pending. Some nearby residents say this is the first time they hear anything like it and worry that it happened close to their home. The case remains under...

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Harlingen Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Sexual Abuse of Child

HARLINGEN (KFXV) — On Monday, a Harlingen man received a 60 year sentence for continuous sexual abuse of a child. According to authorities, 27-year-old, Kevin Kaster received 60 years for the charge, and 20 years for indecency with a child. Both sentences are to be served concurrently. The Cameron County District Attorney’s office child abuse unit collaborated with the Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Investigations Task Force, and the U.S. Attorney’s office to arrest, and prosecute Kaster. Authorities discovered Kaster downloaded child pornography, which led to them discovering a victim known to Kaster. Recommended: No...

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Valley Man Arrested for Trafficking $1 Million in Meth

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A man finds himself behinds bars in Austin for allegedly transporting more than a million dollars in narcotics. On Friday, Williamson County law enforcement arrested 21-year-old, Francisco Luna during a traffic stop. According to officials, a K-9 alerted agents to possible drugs inside the vehicle. Inside, police discovered 20 paper rolls, with more than 1.2 million dollars worth of methamphetamine hidden inside. Luna now faces charges for distribution of narcotics and a bond of 800 thousand dollars. Recommended: No...

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15-Year-Old Teen’s Body Found in Rural McAllen

Edinburg (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a teenage girl. The body was found in the brush on the side of a road. A family friend initially called our newsroom to report her missing, and today, we confirmed through them that she had been missing for at least a day and a half. The victim has been identified as 15-year-old Kassandra Ramirez. Kassandra had been reported as a runaway last Wednesday to the San Juan Police Department…The teenager’s body was found near the intersection of North Rooth Road and West Schunior Street in...

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Precinct 4 Constables Arrest Man With Runaway Minor

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Constables with Precinct 4 arrested two individuals after a pursuit yesterday that involved various agencies. Today, according to authorities, the driver of the truck involved in the pursuit that ended near Miller Road and Highway 281 harbored a minor in the vehicle. Police identified the minor as a runaway from Florida. Today the driver received charges for evading arrest. Recommended: No...

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Brownsville Police Still Searching for Murder Suspect

Brownsville (KFXV) — Authorities in Brownsville continue their investigation into the murder of a man we reported on yesterday. Police responded to the discovery of the body of 50-year-old, Jose Guadalupe Martinez inside his place of business who had gunshot wounds to his head. The business is located at the 2400 block of Military Highway. If you have any information related to this case, call Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-TIPS (8477). All information remains anonymous. Recommended: No...

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SPI Police Respond to Auto-Ped; Stabbing; Fall From Balcony

South Padre Island, (KFXV) — Authorities are investigating several incidents that took place last night. One includes a road accident that left at least two people in critical condition. Two women are in police custody tonight in connection to an auto pedestrian accident that left several people injured. The accident happened just after midnight on the 4200 block of Gulf Boulevard. Police say, a group of five people were hit by a driver, who didn’t stop to render aid. All victims are valley residents. The suspect– a 20-year-old woman from Sugarland, Texas — was detained today at approximately one...

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Brownsville Man Charged For Criminal Negligent Homicide

Brownsville (KFXV) — A man dies, pinned in his car after a three car collision. Near the 400 block of Boca Chica Boulevard around 8 yesterday evening. The driver of a white truck — identified as 23-year-old, Marving A Resendiz Zumaya, allegedly drove against traffic and struck a Ford Ranger driven by a 79 year old man head on. The elderly man pronounced dead at the scene. Zumaya fled, but minutes later, police apprehended him. The driver of the third vehicle was treated for minor injuries. Witnesses placed Zumaya at the scene, and described his driving as erratic. He...

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123 Illegal Gambling Machines Seized; 15 Face Charges

McAllen (KFXV) —More than a dozen people are in police custody tonight after officials raided the gaming establishment they were operating, this afternoon. Eight vehicles, 123 gambling machines and cash, drugs and weapons were seized from the premises of the illegally operated business located on Dicker Road and 23rd Streets south of the city of McAllen. 15 establishment employees were also detained. The operation took place at approximately 3 o’clock today, but it took investigators several hours to finish processing the scene. At least five weapons were confirmed to be seized as well as a small amount of cocaine....

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IBC Bank Robbed; Suspect Wanted

MCALLEN (KFXV) — McAllen Police responded to an alleged robbery at the IBC bank on South Tenth Street in McAllen and Fox News was first on the scene. Authorities did confirm the incident occurred around 6 this afternoon. Little information has been released however, and we are waiting for authorities to confirm the amount stolen, but initial reports say the suspect fled with six thousand dollars. We will bring you more information as it is made available. Recommended: Wanted McAllen Fugitive Arrested in Bexar County Hidalgo County Sheriff Investigating Series of Robberies Sacred Heart Church Hosts Thanksgiving Meals for...

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Brownsville Police Search for Suspect in Murder

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — In Brownsville, a 50-year-old man is found dead with gunshot wound to his head at his business. Authorities remained at the scene throughout the day gathering evidence and interviewing neighbors. Brownsville police identified the victim as 50-year-old Jose Guadalupe Martinez. Martinez’ body was found in his place of business faced down with an injury, which according to authorities appears to be a gunshot wound to the head. The death is being investigated as a homicide. One nearby resident tells us what he saw. Police responded to a call at 7:50 pm Wednesday evening about a body...

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EXCLUSIVE: Chase Ends in Bailout

WESLACO (KFXV) — Multiple agencies pursued a truck this afternoon south of the city of Weslaco that led to a bailout. The chase began on FM 88 and ended near a canal on South Milano Road near Mile 7. The suspect then fled on foot. Our cameras caught the exclusive images of constable and Border Patrol officers as they searched the area. Recommended: Good Samaritans Save Man From Flaming Truck Man Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter Man Who Crashed Into House Under Arrest State Rep. Armando Martinez Struck by Stray Bullet on New Years...

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Two Recovering After Shot in Fronton; One Dead

FRONTON (KFXV) — We first reported on a shooting near Fronton, in western Starr County, last night that left two injured, and one dead. More details have been released. Starr county, along with state, federal and Mexican authorities are investigating the incident that occurred around 4 in the afternoon. The victims — who are all in the United States legally — report that they were fired upon from the Mexican side while fishing on a boat. According to authorities, the two who were injured, are recovering.   Fronton, Texas Recommended: Convenience Store Shooting Leaves One Injured 22-Year-Old Charged with...

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Policing Thousands of Spring Breakers

SPI (KFXV) — Tens of thousands of vehicles crossing into South Padre Island, over the last couple of days. Making it one of the most popular destinations for spring breakers in the nation. With thousands of people going into the island daily, an estimated 12 agencies are currently working to keep crimes at-a-minimum this spring break. As FOX cameras were rolling at one of two hot spots for spring breakers, within minutes we were able to see at least two people being placed into custody. South Padre Island, Chief Randy Smith says every officer is working this ‘Texas week’...

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