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TRLA Wins Against FEMA Denying Hurricane Dolly Applicants

RGV (KFXV) — New developments in an eight-year legal battle between Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and FEMA. Several Rio Grande Valley families will now be able to have their cases reviewed once again. 26 families will have their applications for assistance for Hurricane Dolly, reevaluated– after a district court ordered FEMA to stop using one rule used to determine damages. Single mother of five, Agustina Iglesias refers to aftermath caused by Hurricane Dolly in 2008. Iglesias was one of dozens of valley residents, who were denied home-repair assistance by FEMA but, is now hopeful things might change. This...

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20 Year Sentenced Issued on Former Border Patrol Agent

EDINBURG (KFXV) — 20 years in jail — that’s the sentence handed down by a judge to former Border Patrol Agent, Joel Luna Rodriguez. In Cameron County, a jury found him guilty last month. The 2 decades in jail are for his participation in organized criminal activity for the death of an undocumented man found beheaded In Laguna Madre and another count of criminal activity with intent to distribute cocaine. A jury also found his brother, Eduardo Luna Rodriguez, guilty on the four charges against him, including capital murder, murder and two counts of organized criminal activity. Recommended: Jury...

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Apprehension Arises With Executive Orders Implementation

RGV (KFXV) –Some Valley residents are concerned over the new changes to guidelines proposed by the president’s administration that could land them in jail. In Sullivan City, Police Chief Ricardo Ozuna says his department constantly works with other agencies like the Border Patrol, and says it does not affect the security of their community. The concern arose after a set of documents leaked highlighting sections of the president’s executive orders to use local police to enforce federal immigration law. Recommended: 40% Increase In Undocumented Children Traveling Alone Across Border Border Patrol Seize Over $7 Million in Meth Border Patrol...

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Police Searching for Woman in Domestic Abuse Case

RGV( KFXV) — Tonight authorities are looking for a woman accused of continuous violence against her own husband. 40-year-old, Eva Zuniga is now a wanted person after investigator say the victim reported he was continually being assaulted by her. Deputies observed recent injuries on his body from the alleged assaults. A local organization tells FOX NEWS these cases are more common in the valley although many victims choose to keep quiet. The organization women together offers services for men, women and children in abusive relation with a 24 hour hotline . Recommended: No...

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Pharr Police Searching Man for Credit Card Abuse

PHARR (KFXV) — Authorities in Pharr need the help of all FOX viewers to help identify a person of interest in a credit card abuse case; apparently the suspect has been using the victim’s credit card at the H-E-B located at 1300 S. Cage in Pharr. Police learned that the suspect was a male wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans with sunglasses and a cap and could be driving a pt cruiser type vehicle. If you have information call Pharr Crime Stoppers at 956.787.8477. Recommended: Police Search For Woman Who Robbed HEB Undercover Agents Search Homes in Pharr...

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Protesters Demand to Speak to Ryan During Visit

RGV (KFXV) — While speaker Paul Ryan toured the valley others protested the visit. This including community members and several pro-immigrant organizations. Several people took to the streets in McAllen to protest Paul Ryan’s tour of the valley. In a visit not open to media, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, toured the South Texas border on land, air and water. Ryan’s visit marks a first as part of the new administration trying to see firsthand border issues in this region. After finishing the tour and meeting with local officials at the Border Patrol Station in McAllen. Several organizations gathered...

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Rep. Paul Ryan Tours Rio Grande Valley

RGV (KFXV) — Speaker of the house, Paul Ryan and a delegation from Washington toured our border. By land, air and water, Paul Ryan and others got a first hand look at security operations. This is Ryan’s first visit to the valley. The purpose – to get a first-hand look at border security operations. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan and a delegation of house lawmakers from southern states toured the Rio Grande Valley this morning and into the afternoon Ryan boarded a helicopter to tour the territory along the U.S.-mexico border – exploring options for increased...

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Local Leaders Discuss Valley’s Economy

WESLACO (KFXV) — In Weslaco, congressmen and local business leaders met to discuss the Valley’s economy. Texas Representatives Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez hosted the second border caucus hearing in the “Border Business is America’s Business” series at the lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council in Weslaco this morning. Local and national stakeholders and entrepreneurs discussed the value of commerce along the border and how it promotes economic growth in the United States. Recommended: No...

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Brownsville ISD Teacher Arrested for ‘Improper Relationship’

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — In Brownsville, a school teacher is behind bars tonight on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student. According to the BISD, Vicente Flores of the Brownsville Learning Academy was placed on administrative leave by the school district on February 15th, pending the results of the ongoing investigation. Flores was arrested by the school district’s police officers. The suspect’s bond was set at $17,000. We’ll keep you updated as more information is released. Recommended: No...

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Brownsville Police Searching for Make-Up Thieves

Brownsville (KFXV) — Police are asking for the help of all Fox viewers to identify two suspects in connection with a theft case. Surveillance video caught the duo on camera. These picture released by police. The pair is accused of stealing over $700 worth of cosmetics. The robbery happening on the 2300 block of N. Expressway. Police are asking for anyone with information to contact Brownsville Crime Stoppers at 956-546-TIPS (8477). Recommended: Man Grabs Store Cash Box and Runs Brownsville Police Search For Two Burglars Police Search For Two Hardware Store Thieves Surveillance Camera Captures Work Tool...

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Man Charged In Lovett Street Shooting

EDINBURG (KFXV) — In Edinburg, a discussion sends a man to the hospital and the suspect faces charges. The suspect of shooting a man in the head was formally charged this afternoon. 30-year-old, Jose Alfredo Rios told the judge he did not mean to hurt 24-year-old Oscar Perez before being charged with attempted murder and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at a combined $350,000. According to Edinburg police, officers responded to the 900 block of Lovett Street where they found the victim. Investigators say that’s when Rios allegedly took out a .22 caliber pistol and shot Perez...

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Edcouch Judge Arrested for Drug Charges

EDCOUCH (KFXV) — A Fox News Investigation: Tonight we have confirmed the arrest of a former Edcouch Municipal Judge, Daniel Guzmán. He remains in federal custody tonight on drug-related charges. It’s a story you’ll only see here on Fox. Daniel Guzman, II who took over as Alderman for the city of Edcouch in 2013 is behind bars tonight in Montgomery, Alabama on drug-related charges. As part of an investigation by Fox News, we were able to confirm the arrest of Guzman through the district attorney’s office in Alabama. After a joint investigation by the DEA offices in McAllen and...

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