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Officials Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

Brownsville (KFXV) — Sheriff investigators also looking into an officer involved shooting. They say it happened when they were called out to a domestic violence incident. When deputies arrived at the home on Paredes Road, a man identified as David Garcia tried to run one of them over causing the officer to open fire. Garcia remains at a Brownsville Hospital and will be taken into custody when released and will facing charges for trying to run over the officer and evading arrest. In the meantime, the officer involved is on administrative leave as the Texas Rangers investigate the use...

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73 Year Old Attempts to Shoot His Neighbor

MERCEDES (KFXV) — A 73 year old man is behind bars after police say he attempted to shoot his neighbor. He remains behind bars tonight at the Hidalgo County jail and could face life in prison. A Fox 2 news reporter spoke to the man that Julian Troncoso tried to shoot. He tell me the 73 year old pointed a shotgun at his chest and pulled the trigger. This is video given exclusively to Fox 2 News by a neighbor, the moment Julian Idelfonso Troncoso was arrested. According to authorities, Troncoso asked Mejia to move a truck from his...

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A Brush Fire Ablaze in La Feria

La Feria (KFXV) — Fire officials are investigating a brush fire… This happened around 12 this afternoon on South Bixby Road. The incident happened in an empty 20 acre field that threatens surrounding houses. Officials were able to contain the fire before spreading.. no word yet on the cause of the fire.   La Feria Recommended: Border Patrol Agents Shot at from México Fire Consumes Edinburg Home Fire Rips through San Benito Home on Mother’s Day Family Loses Home to Fire in...

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Fatal Accident on Highway 83 in Alamo

Alamo (KFXV) — Police continue to investigate a fatal accident that happened this afternoon on highway 83 near tower road. These are exclusive images you can see authorities carting away the body. Fire rescue teams swarmed the area . Fox 2 has learned the person driving the silver passenger car died at the scene but, their identity has not been released. The accident involving the victim’s car and a minivan. No reports of any other injuries. We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest as it becomes available. Recommended: Two Hospitalized following McAllen Crash Man Dies...

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5 Fires in the RGV in the Last 7 days

Rio Grande Valley (KFXV) — Five fires have consumed properties, and have ended the lives of several pets in one week–the most recent happening in Alto Bonito, a Starr County community. More than 150 acres of land burned — leaving a farm and stables in ashes. According to officials, the assistance of 5 fire departments of both Hidalgo and Starr counties were needed to control the fire that burned for more than 10 hours. At this time of the year the humidity levels decrease, and wind gains speed — a perfect combination for a fire to get out of...

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More Than 500,000 Hoverboards Recalled After Fires, Burns

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after some of the motorized scooters overheated, burned riders and damaged property. There have been 99 reports to the Consumer Product Safety Commission of hoverboard battery packs that exploded or caught fire, the U.S. regulator said Wednesday. At least 18 injuries were reported, such as burns to the neck, legs or arms, according to the CPSC. Property damages were also reported. Hoverboards were a hot item during the holiday season, but videos and photos of the two-wheeled motorized scooters on fire or spewing smoke were soon showing up...

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July 4th Fire Incidents and Safety

The Edinburg Fire Department was busy during the July 4th festivities. Fox 2 News cameras were rolling as the incidents happened, Mauricio Razo has the latest details. The Edinburg Fire Department responded to two incidents today one in which electricity had to be shut off. The first incident happened on east Stubbs Road around 2 pm. 7,200 volt power lines exploded and the power had to be shut off to be repaired. — The second incident involved a bbq pit fire that went out of control. By the time we got there the owners had controlled the fire. It’s...

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Family Loses Home to Fire in Edcouch

Edcouch – A family lost their home yesterday afternoon. This happened on the 300 block of Atkins Avenue around 2 pm. The Gonzalez family had just purchased the home two weeks ago. No one was present at the time of the incident. The family tells us that two of their dogs were inside and didn’t survive. Among the damages was their family car. They’re receiving assistance from the Red Cross organization. Officials say an electrical issue could be the cause of the fire. Recommended: Fire Consumes Edinburg Home Border Patrol Agents Shot at from México Edinburg Family Loses Home...

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Man Arrested in Connection to Officer-Involved Shooting

A man is arrested in connection to an officer-involved shooting in La Joya Tuesday, has now been identified. Authorities say 28-year-old Rodolfo Tijerina Garza from Mission was the passenger in the suburban that rammed into two police units. This prompted Sgt. Pablo Alegria to fire his weapon. Officers pursued the vehicle and were able to detain Tijerina-Garza, but the driver got away. Tijerina-Garza was charged with evading arrest, a class a misdemeanor. His bond was set at $10,000. Officer Alegria was placed on paid administrative leave. Recommended: No...

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Edinburg Fire Department Rules Abandoned Mansion Fire as Arson

The Edinburg Fire Department believes the fire that destroyed the abandoned mansion of the late Mexican singer Joan Sebastian, was intentional. The home is located at the corner of Jackson Road and Canton Avenue. According to authorities the fire started around 12 midnight. Investigators determined it was arson because the home had no water or electricity services and had been vandalized several times before. The home is now considered a total loss. Investigators say the property has been vacant for at least 6 years. They say the investigation will take a couple of months but they are working hard...

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