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Police Asking Community’s Help in Murder Case

MISSION (KFXV) — Police are asking for the community’s collaboration to find the person responsible of a murder. 46 year old, Jose Luis Ramirez Hernandez was taken to Mission Hospital by an unknown man who was driving a Grand Am or Grand Orix car. After identifying the victim, authorities arrived at his home where they found the doors open and started an investigation. This afternoon an autopsy was performed on the body. The police chief added that the victim did not have a criminal background in the city. Neighbors said they are shocked and that nothing like this had...

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Evidence of Mangled Vehicles Bring Diverse Reactions From Community

Cameron County (KFXV) — Keila Nunez facing manslaughter charges, after being involved in a fatal accident that took the life of 40 year old and mother of three, Silvia Mena. The mangled vehicles on display outside of the courthouse. Courthouse employees say, this is the first time that evidence is exposed at the entrance of the building, generating diverse reactions from community members. If found guilty, Nunez could face a maximum of up to 20 years behind bars. Recommended: No...

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Pharr Police seek community help to keep investigation off the cold case list

Pharr (KFXV ) The Pharr Police Department is implementing a method to prevent the death of this man being classified as unsolved. The gruesome discovery took place on a saturday morning, 15 years ago. 22 year old, Ricardo Mejia who resided in the city of Edinburg was found breathless at this same intersection. The body was in between an orchard of the area. Now police are trying to bring back the case to receive any possible information.. keeping Mejia’s file off the cold case list. Sergeant Mendoza with the Pharr Police Department explains to Fox 2 News the goal...

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New Law Helps Officers Train For Active Shooter Situations

Hidalgo County (KFXV) —  The Police Act was the main topic of discussion which funnels state and federal dollars to help train o ficers.   Police departments, sheriff’s offices, fire marshals and different agencies gathered in what they call  ‘the round table’ discussion.   One by one discussing what they need to better protect our community with  U.S. Senator John Cornyn on hand.   The Police Act is a grant  that our local agencies can apply for year to year to fund training.The federal grant  is 180 million dollars strong.   In Cameron County, Sheriff Omar Lucio expressed concern...

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La Joya Stops Issuing Gaming Establishment Permits

LA JOYA (KFXV) —  Right now gaming machine businesses in La Joya are closed.  The city stopped issuing permits for gaming establishments. This is a property in La Joya previously known as an amusement machine business. Residents in the area say it was hard to find parking in these kinds of places, now they are completely abandoned.   Officers with the District Attorney’s office took the machines one by one a couple of months ago.   Chairs, signs and abandoned buildings is all that is left after hundreds of machines and high amounts of money were confiscated by authorities....

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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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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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Choosing a fitness tracker when they all sound the same

NEW YORK (AP) — Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance. That’s a lot of data, but are they useful? It depends on what you’re looking for. Those new to fitness might want something that’s motivational, while those already active might want something sophisticated – but not necessarily easy to use. Here’s a look at fitness devices from four leading manufacturers. Microsoft’s Band 2 and Motorola’s Moto 360 Sport were excluded from consideration in part because battery life was poor – tough for marathons of more than four hours. There’s...

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After Dalai Lama met Lady Gaga, China warns of his motives

BEIJING (AP) — China warned people to be aware of what it said are nefarious motives of the Dalai Lama after he met with Lady Gaga on a trip to the U.S. and spoke about love and compassion. “The purpose of his visits and activities in other countries is just to promote his proposal for Tibetan independence,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday. Beijing regularly vilifies the Tibetans’ spiritual leader as a political figure who advocates splitting the Himalayan region of Tibet from the rest of China. The Dalai Lama says he simply wants a higher degree of...

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Drug-Induced Abortions in McAllen Clinic Rise 70%

The number of women opting for drug-induced abortions has increased in Texas according to Whole Women’s Health. This increase impacting one of the last abortion centers in the state here in McAllen. More women are choosing to abort using pills. Officials from Whole Women’s Clinic, say a change from the FDA is the likely cause. Today only 19 abortion clinics remain open around the state, one of them being in McAllen. This after Texas lawmakers passed House Bill 2 in 2013, requiring new and strict regulations in these establishments. According to Whole Women’s Health Corporate Vice President Andrea Ferrigno,...

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