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Arrest Video Released, Officer Faces Indefinite Suspension

McAllen (KFXV) — An investigation of excessive force led to the dismissal of one officer and the resignation of another and the incident was all caught on camera. An internal investigation by the McAllen Police Department, determined two officers didn’t provide accurate information on police reports and used excessive force against a man who was being arrested. These are the images that lead to the suspension of Ulysses Bautista indefinitely. Luis Zuniga, the other officer involved is restricted to non-law enforcement duty until his resignation becomes effective – September ninth. Said actions stem from a traffic stop on may...

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Suspended Officer Returns To Work

San Juan (KFXV) — Officer JP Galindo will return to duty after being suspended for 6 months after he allegedly used excessive force on a man in handcuffs. Galindo appealed the decision which was overturned by a neutral arbitrator. The hearing examiner ruled Galindo acted in “reasonable conformity ” to the training he had received adding that the officer should be compensated with back pay. He returns to work on October 1st. Recommended: Special Mission Dive Team Trains for Recovery and Flood Rescues Sheriff Officials Train for Mass Shooting Scenarios McAllen ISD Launches Initiative to Detect Human Trafficking Signs...

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Feds Raid La Feria Home

La Feria (KFXV) — Federal agents swarm a home in the north part of the city. Here’s what we know — undercover agents from different agencies were conducting a human trafficking investigation. So far no arrests have been confirmed but, Fox 2 cameras were rolling as ICE and Homeland Security agents gathered evidence at the scene. We’ll bring you more details as they become available. Recommended: Five Arrested in Human Trafficking Attempt 5 Million Dollars Worth of Meth Seized at Pharr Intl Bridge Pharr Man Found Dead in Home Gym Woman in hit-and-run arrested for car...

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Wanted Wednesday

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Only those who have active arrest warrants for committing serious crimes are chosen to be featured on wanted wednesday. Dozens of people have walked through these doors over the last year and a half thanks to the hidalgo county wanted wednesday social media program – thanks to the community’s help. Through calls to the department and Crimestoppers, people around the valley are getting involved This program started as a means to help the departments as well as to utilize social media. This week’s Wanted Wednesday is Ismael Chavez, wanted for aggravated assault with deadly weapon....

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Controlled Brush Fire Gets Out Of Control

Edinburg (KFXV) — A controlled brush fire got out of control sending two people to the hospital. The smoke was so bad a young girl and a woman had to be taken to the hospital after suffering asthma attacks. Rueben Gonzalez and his family were forced to leave their home when smoke filled the air. Neighbors say they noticed the smoke coming their way at 7 this morning and it kept some from going to work. Fox 2 cameras were rolling as men, women and children were on the streets for hours unable to go near their homes. Hidalgo...

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Alton Residents To Pay For Fire Department Services

Alton (KFXV) — It looks like Alton residents will have another bill added to their accounts, as the city continues to grow. The city of Alton is 1.5 million dollars in debt after upgrading their Fire Department station and equipment. Despite the use of grants, the city is now collecting a $36 fee per household–citing an ordinance. Some residents disagree with the new fee. For the past three years the Alton Fire Department has been fully staffed– upgrading from an all volunteer station. Officials add this ordinance has been in the books for the last 15 years. This fee will...

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Law Enforcement Agencies Gets On the Same Wavelength

La Joya (KFXV) — It’s been two years since a shootout broke out between a gang member and several state local and federal officers. Authorities say a lack of communication was a factor in the outcome but now they’re doing something about it. Communication during the fatal shooting, police say, was bad due to to officers being on different frequencies. However that has changed due to a new radio system. Nearly every law enforcement agency in Hidalgo County were at a La Joya neighborhood where a gang member barricaded himself inside a home after shooting and injuring several officers...

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Free Eyecare Clinic For Kids

Brownsville (KFXV) — A mobile eyecare clinic is offering services to low income families. The Essilor Global Foundation in coordination with Christian churches of Brownsville, set up a traveling clinic to reach families who need optical care and free eyeglasses for children. The mobile clinic is available for the next two days and is located at Trinity Church and The Good Shepherd Baptist Church. If you’d like to schedule an appt. call (956)320-6545. Recommended: Building where Three Children were Murdered Scheduled for Demolition Respiratory Syncytial Virus Sends 75,000+ Kids to Hospital each Year PowerTalk 21 Initiative Educating Youth on...

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Man is Arrested after Leading Police on Chase

Mission (KFXV) — A man identified as Mario Morales is arrested after leading border patrol agents on a chase. Agents found five undocumented immigrants in his truck. The high speed pursuit happened on Bryan Road and Highway 281– ending at a convenience store parking lot where Morales abandoned the truck and took off on foot. He was captured moments later. Morales faces charges for evading arrest and human smuggling. Recommended: Undocumented Immigrant Pursuit causes Temporary School Closures 16-Year-Old Girl Charged with Smuggling 8 Undocumented Immigrants into U.S. 35 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued, Smuggler Arrested Thief Makes a Critical...

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Hearing For Teen Accused Of Killing His Son Rescheduled

Edinburg (KFXV) — A judge reschedules the hearing of a 16 year old murder suspect until the results of his baby’s autopsy are obtained. Authorities say the preliminary investigation points to blunt force trauma to the baby’s head as a possible cause of death, the minor will stay in custody at the Hidalgo County Juvenile Detention Center awaiting his next hearing set for August 23rd. Recommended: Body of Man Matching Description of Missing Spring Breaker Found in Mexico Brownsville Man Found Dead on Side of Road FOX 2 EXCLUSIVE- Man Dies in Apartment Complex in McAllen Teenage Father Beats...

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Woman with Road Rage Shoots at a Moving Car, Kids in Tow

Brownsville (KFXV) — A woman admits to shooting at a car who cut her off and hit her during traffic This woman identified as Sonya Ferrel Hernandez says the shots didn’t hit anyone. The Gun was in the center console Three children ages 8 4 and 1 were in the back seat. She was charged with three counts of endangering a child with eminent danger, and discharging a firearm. No one was hurt and the kids were released to a family member. Recommended: Weslaco Police Searching for Suspect after Several Car Burglaries La Joya Authorities Investigating High-Speed Pursuit SIDEWALK PARKING...

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Free Medical Services Available Through Operation Lone Star

San Juan (KFXV) — Operation Lone Star began today valleywide. The annual event offers free medical services in Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr and Webb counties Services will be available all week from 8 am to 4 pm — Monday through Thursday and 8 am to 2 pm on Friday. More than 300 people showed up just at the San Juan location today. For more information on the event visit the website Recommended: Dispose of Old Prescriptions Safely, DEA Drug Take-back Event happening Saturday Palmview Police Arrest Man in Connection to Shooting Breaking: Car Accident on the Expressway in San...

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