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Man Loses Life Savings in Truck Scam

Raymondville (KFXV) — A Raymondville man lost his truck and is now asking for help on the fight to recover is life’s saving but that is not his only problem. Geronimo Galvan reached out to an attorney looking for answers when he lost his vehicle. Until today, Galvan continues to try to communicate with this lawyer after so many unanswered phone calls. Geronimo Galvan worked hard to be able to make his truck payments month to month. When he finished, he payed more than $28,000 to the previous owner but, never received the title of his truck in his...

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Former Cowboy Jailed In Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — A former Dallas Cowboy player finds himself in the Hidalgo County Jail. Quincy Carter was arrested in Corpus Christi and then transported to the Rio Grande Valley to be jailed here. The ex-cowboy has had a search warrant since 2003 for possession of narcotics, and one for driving under the influence. At this time it hasn’t been revealed when he will receive formal charges. Recommended: Hidalgo County Fire Marshals take Proactive Steps to Prevent Senior Fatalities RGV Health Officials Refute Report stating ZIKA Virus is Actively Spreading in South Texas Election Day is Tomorrow, Here’s...

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Truck Burst Into Flames Near Expressway

Mission (KFXV) — A pickup truck goes up in flames. It happened near Expressway 83 and Shary Road between McAllen and Mission. Police say the driver of the vehicle smelled smoke and within minutes the truck was consumed by fire. The McAllen Fire Department took control of the situation and put out the fire. So far there have been no reports of injury. So far, authorities have not yet revealed what could have caused the incident. Recommended: No...

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Two Brothers Arrested For ATV Robberies

Pharr (KFXV) — Two brothers are in police custody after being involved in the robbery of three ATV’s. Juan Jose Tamez and Carlos Alberto Tamez were brought before a judge today for the robbery of F & T Valley Motorsports in Pharr. The items were found at the home of a third suspect. Juan Jose and Carlos Alberto faced charges of burglary of a building and participating in organized criminal activities.The third suspect, Donato Tamez– also brother of these two individuals– is awaiting his arraignment. We will keep you informed. Recommended: Man With 138 Child Porn Videos Is Arrested...

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Social Media Helps Find Criminals

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — In recent weeks, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has used social media to track down several auto theft suspects. In recent weeks, the Sheriff’s department has been posting more and more images of persons of interest in auto theft investigations, they say the use of social media has helped solve many cases. July 27, a black Chevy Silverado is stolen from rural Mission. Four days later in Sullivan a 2012 Chevy Silverado is taken. Thieves target rural Mission again on August 5th, police release these photos in hopes of identifying two men. Local businesses, have...

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Hidalgo County Employees Sue DA Ricardo Rodriguez

Fox 2 News digs deeper into the complaint against District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez. The documents against District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez and the county itself arguing Rodriguez abused his power to fire seven county employees. The lawsuit states alleged retaliation against several county employees who were in support of Rene Guerra, former District Attorney of over 30 years. The plaintiffs are ex-employees who held high positions in the county– a commander of the drug trafficking task force–HIDTA,assistant commander of HIDTA,investigators, intelligence analysts, officers and agents. According to the complaint, Rodriguez fired them for activities like placing re-election signs on their...

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Port Isabel Neighborhood Robbed Five Times

In Port Isabel, a waterfront neighborhood has been a target of crime. The neighborhood of Long Island Village has seen 5 robberies this summer, and the thieves traveling in boats are looking for fishing equipment. Police are asking residents to secure their fishing gear, boats and other recreational equipment and not to trust that their valuables are safe despite security measures already in place. Recommended: Fisherman Adrian Garcia Goes Missing Near Bay Waters of Port Isabel Very Heavy Traffic Expected on SPI 2 Die on July 4th Weekend at SPI Woman Named in Deadly Accident on Port Isabel...

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40% Increase In Undocumented Children Traveling Alone Across Border

Every year a number of unaccompanied children die when trying to cross the Rio Grande River illegally. In the first half of 2015, 18,500 unaccompanied children were detained at the U.S. – Mexico border. From January to June 2016, Border Patrol intersected 26,000 undocumented children– about a 40% increase up last year. Most of these children are from Central America and Mexico and in most cases die because of the hot temperatures. Authorities recommend U.S. Families warn their families in Mexico not to cross because of the life threatening dangers they can face. Recommended: Border Patrol Reports Increase in...

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500 New Jobs To Be Created In Donna

In Donna, a multi-million dollar retail development expects to create hundreds of jobs. The city of Donna will create 500 jobs as a result of a retail development project. The city of Donna and a San Antonio development group are investing 55 million dollars towards a retail project to be located at the northwest corner of Expressway 83 and FM 493. The existing tower will be torn down as the new one will not only supply water to future establishments but to all of the north side of donna..the completion of service utilities are expected to be completed by...

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Harlingen Prepares for Mexican Independence Day

Harlingen (KFXV) — city leaders and the Mexican Consulate are preparing for fiestas patrias; the ceremony ‘Grito De Independencia’. The mayor is preparing a celebration with music, artists and a cultural program . The Festival of Independence will be September 10th in an effort by both agencies to promote Mexican culture. City leaders of Matamoros are also expected to participate and attend as a symbol of brotherhood between the cities. Recommended: Body of Man Matching Description of Missing Spring Breaker Found in Mexico Man tries to cross an endangered elephant’s skull into Mexico Zika Test Now Available For Blood...

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Woman Driving Drunk Caught With No Pants

Talk about being caught with your pants down, literally. Police pulled over a woman in Michigan, suspected of driving under the influence. When the officer arrived, the driver, Samantha Alfaro was naked from the waist down. The female cop eventually convinced Alfaro to put more clothes on. Alfaro did get dressed and was arrested for D-U-I. In an odd irony, the friend who Alfaro called for a ride home was also busted for D-U-I just yards away from the police station. And you guessed it, this driver– no pants. Recommended: Wong Faces Multiple...

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New City Projects Approved For La Joya

La Joya (KFXV) — Three new projects have been approved thanks to funds granted by the government. City hall and the police department will be relocated inside a bank in the community. An emergency station and ambulances are in the works and an apartment complex too. The mayor says with these projects, the city of La Joya will see new sources of employment. Recommended: Dispose of Old Prescriptions Safely, DEA Drug Take-back Event happening Saturday La Joya Authorities Investigating High-Speed Pursuit Property Used in Illegal Gambling May Be Confiscated Law Enforcement Agencies Gets On the Same...

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