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FIRST ON FOX: Flames Rip through McAllen IHOP

Developing: McAllen and Edinburg fire fighters responding to the intersection of Savanna and 10th Streets where the IHOP is on fire. No word as to what caused the fire. McAllen Fire Chief Balderas says they expect to be at the scene for quite some time. Recommended: No...

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Three more Laredo Bus Crash Survivors Suing Bus Company

Three more survivors of fatal bus accident in Laredo are added to a lawsuit. According to the John David Franz law office, now there are five people represented in this lawsuit originally filed against the bus company. The document now also accuses the casino Kickapoo Lucky Eagle the driver, Porfirio Aguirre and the travel coordinator, Elvira Estrada. Other lawsuits have been filed, that include five other survivors and family of Guerrero Francisca died in accident who may 14. We’ll keep you updated as details develop. Recommended: No...

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Undocumented Immigrants Found in Stash House, taken into Custody

In Edinburg, several immigrants were rescued from a stash house today. According to border patrol the call came in after suspicious activity near the area. An undetermined number of immigrants were rescued from the house and one suspect believed to be the smuggler was taken into custody. Some of the immigrants tried to run from the scene however they were detained moments later.. A nearby school went on lockdown. Recommended: No...

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Half a Million Rio Grande Residents have Registered to Vote, only 20,000 have Cast Ballots

Several thousand Hidalgo County residents have already voted in the Texas primary runoffs. Over half a million people in the Rio Grande have registered to vote, however, only 20 thousand have showed to cast their ballot so far. Missing the opportunity to cast your vote, could cost a resident’s choice in propositions that could change their way of living. Recommended: No...

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Election Day is Tomorrow, Here’s What you Need to Know

If you’re planning to head out to the polls tomorrow, there are a few requirements to know beforehand. Make sure to take a valid, Texas, picture identification; this can be your driver’s, military or handgun license. Check beforehand where your designated poll is located, and remember most polls will close at 7 PM. For more information you can contact the hidalgo county elections department at (956) 318-2570 or AACT Now at (956)664-2228 or visit www.aactnow.org Recommended: No...

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Daniel Morales Found Not Guilty of Capital Murder in Baby Murder Trial

The murder trial for the man accused of killing a 13-month-old baby comes to a close today. It was an emotional day here in the courtroom, especially for baby Sebastian’s mother, Hermalinda Serrato. Hermalinda was fighting back tears… “He murdered my son… And i was the one who had to be there at the burial… His funeral,”Serrato said. “That was my son…” As she tells us in her opinion, justice hasn’t been served in the murder of her 13-month-old son, Sebastian. “I’ll never have him back,” Serrato said. “He’s never going to come back to me.” For the charge...

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Federal Judge Demands List of Undocumented Immigrants Benefiting from DACA

Federal judge Andrew Hanen has once again challenged the United States Justice Department. This time, he ordered to see a sealed list of all the names of those undocumented immigrants, who received protection under the deferred action programs. The federal judge cited in an order filed Thursday, the department of homeland security had given protection to hundreds of thousands immigrants, while the issue was still challenged in a court. According to Federal court documents filed by judge Hanen, the government admitted in multiple instances that the department of homeland security and dept. Of justice knew that three-year DACA renewals...

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Death Toll Rises to Nine in Laredo Bus Crash

A ninth person is dead in the Laredo bus crash that injured 44 other passengers. Authorities confirmed that 83-year-old, Atanacio Almendares Trejo a resident of Weslaco died today at the University of Texas health science center at SAN ANTONIO from injuries he sustained in the accident. Seven died at the accident site, and one died in the hospital shortly after the accident. The accident happened north of Highway 83 before entering Laredo. The investigation continues. Series Although everyone makes mistakes, the key is to learn from them. That’s the case for a former local boxer who saw his career...

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Caught on Camera: Science Students Jump Rope with Cat Intestines

A Texas school district says no one will face punishment after video surfaced of high school students using a cat’s intestines as a jump rope during a lesson. The district said the teacher felt the lesson was “effective” for demonstrating how long and tough intestines are. School officials say neither the students nor teacher will be punished because there is no “ill will.” but she says the teacher will change the lesson plan. “PETA” asked the school to replace “cruel and crude” dissection methods with animal-free lessons. Recommended: No...

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Donna ISD School Board Accepts $880,000 Lawsuit Settlement

A special meeting took place tonight in Donna, continuing the legal battle between the school district and several employees. Just a few hours ago, the Donna ISD school board voted to accept the proposed settlement–agreed upon by both parties last Saturday. It’s a lawsuit that began in February of 2015, and it’s finally nearing an end. Tonight, six out of seven Donna ISD board members, along with the superintendent, met in closed session to discuss a newly proposed settlement… one that was ordered by federal judge randy crane, who claims the initial jury-awarded settlement of $3 million, was too...

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Authorities Searching for Suspect Vehicle involved in Bank Robbery

A truck that could be involved in a Wells Fargo bank robbery Monday is caught on camera. Authorities in McAllen are asking for your help to identify the pickup truck in this picture as it could’ve been used in the robbery. Police say a man slipped a note to the teller, demanding cash. If you have any information about the vehicle or the case, call McAllen Crime Stoppers at (956) 687-8477 Recommended: No...

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