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‘Cut Them To Pieces’: Man Admits to Murdering Girlfriend

Edinburg (KFXV) — “Cut them to pieces with a knife. That’s what they deserve.” Those are words from the man who claims to have stabbed his girlfriend multiple times because she was allegedly cheating on him. The suspect says he was enraged– after allegedly discovering his girlfriend of five months was not being faithful. A love triangle– that’s what 62-year-old Angel Bolaños-Vasquez claims led him to fatally stab 55-year-old, Maria Velasquez– 14 times. Velasques’z body was found early Sunday morning after a neighbor called in to report a domestic dispute– north of Alamo Road in Edinburg. The witness says...

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Donna ISD Partners with VAC to Fight STDs

DONNA (KFXX) — Local statistics of HIV infections prompt experts and school personnel to unite in providing education and support for teens more than ever before. Oscar Lopez, Director of Education at the Valley AIDS Council, said, “Right now, we get four new HIV infections in the Valley every week, and every nine days, that infected person is a teenager.” The Donna Independent School District is the first in the Valley to enter into an agreement with the Valley AIDS Council (VAC) to offer awareness presentations in an effort to prevent students from acquiring HIV, AIDS, or other sexually...

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McAllen Woman Shot in Domestic Disturbance

McAllen (KFXV) — Police responded to a shooting in the downtown district near 19 1/2 Street Tuesday afternoon. One woman was shot and is being treated for her wounds. Mcallen Police stated they responded to a domestic disturbance around 5 pm. It is unknown whether the shooting was accidental, and the man is being interviewed by the authorities. Recommended: No...

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Three Face Murder Charge, Police Searching For One Suspect

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Three men face charges in connection in a fatal stabbing of a man in Donna. Francisco Hernandez, 26 years of age, Agustin Mendoza, 23, and 33-year-old Leni Montalvo are accused of homicide. As we’ve previously reported, authorities responded to a call where a man — identified as 22-year-old Javier Olvera –lay stabbed in front of a house located in Northern Donna. Hidalgo county authorities are still searching for a suspect involved in this case. If you have any information, you are asked to contact the crime stoppers line at (956) 668-8477. Recommended: No...

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Former BP Agent In Court for Organized Criminal Activity

Cameron County (KFXV) — Joel and Eduardo Luna’s trial for capital murder charges will begin Wednesday. After jury selection, the judge granting a petition to dismiss evidence that Ex-Border Patrol Agent Luna was a part of organized criminal activity. And for his brother, Eduardo Luna, that he entered the country illegally. It’s believed the Luna brothers participated in the murder and decapitation of Jose Francisco Palacios , better known as Franky– whose body was found floating at South Padre Island. The state is not looking for a death sentence, but life in prison. We’ll keep you updated as trial...

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Two Face Charges in Liquor Store Robbery

San Juan (KFXV) — Tuesday, two men faced charges for their involvement in a robbery of a San Juan liquor store. Fernando Silva and Michael Garcia went before a judge at the San Juan Municipal Court after being detained in Donna. Both men, along with several other individuals, were arrested after barricading themselves in a home on the 500 block of Sunset Street in Donna Monday. Silva and Garcia received charges for aggravated assault and a $500,000 dollar bond. Donna Police have not released whether they will receive charges associated with the barricade case. Recommended: No...

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UPDATE: Four Arrested in Eight-Liners Raid

According to District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez businesses like these must be shut down. Due to the possibility of additional criminal activity, like armed robberies or aggravated assaults. Just 24 hours ago, three men and a woman were put behind bars after police discovered money and 69 gaming devices inside this home. It all took place at the 1200 block of Owassa Street in Alamo. Officials arrested 27- year old Misael Mauricio, Pablo Torres, 24-years-of-age, Manuel Torres, 23-years-of-age, and 35-year-old Mayra Alanis Garcia. All four went before a judge today facing formal charges, from engaging in organized criminal activity, keeping...

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Mission Man Arrested for Indecency With A Child

MISSION (KFXV) –On Monday, Mission Police arrested a man for indecency with a child, a second degree felony, after the child made an outcry to her stepmother. Mission police served a warrant for 35-year-old, Juan Carlos Maya on January 9th, after his 14-year-old daughter confided in her stepmother that her father, Maya, had fondled her various times since she was 12-years-old. According to documents provided by the Mission Municipal Court, maya stated he did not remember what he did because he was a “different person when he drinks.” Maya received a bond of $100,000. Recommended: No...

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Harlingen Police Search for Bass Pro Shop Thief

HARLINGEN (KFXV) — Police are asking for the help of all Fox viewers to find a man who robbed a Bass Pro Shops. The incident happened on January 10th a man walked into the place and stole over 650 dollars worth of stuff. If you have any information on this incident or can identify the man in this photo contact Harlingen Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-TIPS (8477). Recommended: No...

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Two Arrested for Counterfeit Vehicle Tags

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Police arrest two people for creating and selling fake vehicle tags. 26-year-old, Deisy Yael Lopez-Becerra and 29-year-old, Jesus Lopez-Becerra were accessing the Texas DMV database online and creating fake stickers. During a routine business inspection at Jesse L. Auto Sales located at 2603 East 14th Street– agents discovered they were operating with an expired motor vehicle dealer license. The business produced multiple temporary tags for vehicles never actually sold and tags for cars they claimed to be sold after their license expired — for a fee. Both were each charged with 5 counts of unauthorized reproduction...

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Brownsville Man Arrested for Cocaine

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Police arrest a man after his wife reveals drugs hidden in her bra. Police pulled over 42 year old, Ruben Miranda Juarez and noticed the couple was nervous. Juarez’ spouse admitted her husband had given her a sock to hide during the traffic stop She said she didn’t know what was in it and took it out voluntarily from her bra. The sock had 7 baggies with cocaine. Juarez was arrested. Their home was also searched and more cocaine was found in the kitchen. The total amount of cocaine recovered was 41.3 grams. Juarez was jailed...

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EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff’s Department Raids Eight-Liner Establishment

Alamo (KFXV) — We begin with breaking news out of Alamo where the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office just raided an establishment on Owassa Road, between Alamo Road and Cesar Chavez Road. Fox News was the only media on the scene, and we caught on camera where dozens of people were leaving the building. Authorities confirmed they executed a warrant search of an eight liners establishment. Neighbors commented off camera that there they witnessed activity at all hours of the day, and did not know who the owner of the building was. We will bring you more information as it...

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