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Police asking for help in identifying theft suspect

Police in Brownsville need your help identifying a suspect wanted for stealing an air compressor. Yesterday the suspect enter the property near the 1900 block of Oasis drive and took an air compressor from the property and loaded it into a white 4-door vehicle. If you have any information about the theft you’re asked to contact Brownsville Crime Stoppers at 956-546-TIPS Recommended: McAllen Police Search for Auto Thief Brownsville Police Search for ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Suspect Brownsville Man Wanted for Credit Card Abuse Brownsville Man Sought on Theft...

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Toxic Chemical Leak sends one to hospital

Brownsville (kfxv) – 22 people were evacuated yesterday afternoon after reports of a chemical leak. The Brownsville fire department is investigating the leak of toxic chemicals that happened at the quick Transit Corporation building on East Frontage Street. According to fire chief Carlos Elizondo, one individual receives treatment at an area hospital after he unsuccessfully attempted to close the leak and chemicals and detonated on his face and hands. Officials identified the toxic and corrosive chemical as U-N-2922(Glutaraldehyde). Paramedics Hazmat and Fire Marshals assisted. The incident remains under investigation as to who caused the leak. Recommended: Two Children Die...

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Prostitution Sting yields 5 arrests

Brownsville police arrested several individuals yesterday all accused of prostitution. A special investigations unit conducted a sting in downtown Brownsville. Five individuals were caught engaging in sex acts for money. Irma Lozano Angie Marie Castillo Jesus Eduardo Aguilar Criselda Prieto Martin Herrera Hernandez were identified as the suspects. They were all charged with prostitution and booked into the Brownsville City Jail. Recommended: Two Arrested for Prostitution in Brownsville Robbery suspects caught after getaway car runs out of gas Brownsville Police Searching for Make-Up Thieves McAllen Police Busts 19 For...

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County Moves to Bring Running Water to Family

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Today is World Water Day and while this precious liquid is vital to survive, today, there are still valley residents who don’t have access to these basic services. This is the story of the Espinoza family, whose story we brought you two weeks ago. Fox Reporter, Maricela De La Cruz spoke to county officials and brings us the latest in this case. It’s been more than two decades of daily struggle for the Espinoza’s without the appropriate running water services provided to them but now, they’re a step closer to making that a reality. On March...

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Trial Continues in 2015 Cameron County Hit and Run

Cameron County (KFXV) — Marissa Govena Hernandez underwent her third day in court. She is accused of a hit and run, and allegedly causing the death of 37 year old, Mary Tipton, in court, evidence was provided that could benefit her case. Testifying today, Officer Alfredo Martinez, stated he had made an accident and offense report when investigating the accident in 2015, however after carefully viewing surveillance video from a business near the area of the incident, he observed Tipton was walking on FM 803, with her back against traffic, which according to law, could make her responsible for...

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Man Formally Charged for Stripe Hostage Situation

ALTON (KFXV) — The man that is accused of trying to execute a beer run that escalated into a hostage situation received formal charges today. Authorities identified the suspect at 17-year-old, Armando Ortiz. The incident occurred at a Stripe Convenience Store near the 500 block of East Main Avenue in Alton. Alton Police attempted to negotiate with Ortiz, but he refused, and police sent in a K-9 officer to apprehend him. Ortiz received a bond of $12,500 dollars and transported to the Hidalgo County Jail. Recommended: EXCLUSIVE: Alton Shoot Out Leads to Arrest of Two Men McAllen Police Search...

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Man Charged With Aggravated Assault

HARLINGEN (KFXV) — Harlingen police responded to a convenience store for reports of an assault. According to authorities, a clerk reported a man entered the store — located on the 700 block of Rio Hondo Road — carrying a knife and threatened a female employee. The suspect then fled, but a concerned citizen and police officer were able to detain the man after a brief pursuit on foot. Police identified the man as 20-year-old, Rene Martinez Jr., of Edinburg. Martinez received a charge of aggravated assault and evading arrest, along with a total of a $27,500 bond. Recommended: Confrontation...

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CBP Seize 911 Pounds of Narcotics at Pharr Bridge

PHARR (KFXV) — Customs and Border Agents made a seizure of alleged Marijuana at the Pharr International Bridge, estimated at nearly $200,000. According to officials, on the 16th, police sent a tractor trailer to a secondary inspection where they discovered 236 packages, containing 911 pounds of the narcotic. The driver, vehicle and drugs were handed over to Homeland Security for further investigation. Recommended: Largest Meth Bust Recorded at Pharr International Bridge $300,000 worth of drugs intercepted at the Hidalgo International Bridge EXCLUSIVE: Alton Shoot Out Leads to Arrest of Two Men Several Arrested After Leading Police on...

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Testimony continues in Govena Trial

Cameron County (KFXV) – Deputy Marin Hernandez testifies in his mother’s trial. Marissa Govena is facing charges for her involvement in an accident that caused the death of 37 year old Mary Tipton after she allegedly struck with her vehicle. In court deputy Hernandez says his mother told him she had struck an unknown object while driving on FM 803 one Rainy Night in February 2015. He also inspected the area twice the same night but didn’t find anyone injured. When officials arrived at the suspects home they noticed damages on one side of the car and a couple...

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Edinburg City Council investigates Council Member

This evening Edinburg councilmen decided not to vote in a case where a city council member Omar Jasso Jr allegedly receive profits of thousands of dollars through his recycling company. According to 6 checks listed on the city’s website, Jasso received up to $18,634 through the Santa Anita recycling center which he partly owns along with two other people. According to a city ordinance, anyone employed by the city benefiting from a contract shall “render the contract voidable by the city mayor or the city council” Today council members dropped the issue without a vote after Jasso said he...

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Border Patrol seeing 100% increase in assaults against agents

According to the border patrol, their agency has seen a dramatic increase in assault against their agents along the border. In the past week’s, agents have been attacked on six different occasions with projectiles, rocks, and other objects from the Mexican side of the Border. Since the first of October of last year through February 28th of this year aggressive actions against the agents had increased 100% across the Nation. According to officials, their agents have utilize a less aggressive tactics to protect themselves while safeguarding the Border. Recommended: Teens Lead Police on Chase ‘I Had to Get Caught...

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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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