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Woman Faces Charges For Assaulting Officers

In McAllen, 31 year old, Eva Garcia faces two counts of aggravated assault on public servant, evading and resisting arrest, as driving while intoxicated. According to authorities, Garcia struck two officers while trying to avoid a traffic stop. Her bond is now set at $187,000. Meanwhile, Vanessa Yvette Lopez, who was traveling with garcia at the time of the incident, faces public intoxication charges. Recommended: No...

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Shoplifters Threaten Police With Pliers

In Brownsville, a couple of shoplifters with two small children threaten to harm police. 26 year old, Eduardo Rocha and 24 year old, Claudia Alaniz ran out of Sunrise Mall and across Expressway 83 and behind a restaurant near a home improvement store dragging two small children with them. As officers tried to detain them, Rocha threatened to harm the police with pliers. They stole a total of $243 worth of merchandise and were both charged with aggravated robbery, injury to a child, child endangerment. The children were turned over to a family member. Recommended: No...

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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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Woman Charged In Sons Death

San Benito (KFXV) — A Cameron County woman was charged in the death of her seven-month-old son. 23-year-old Bianca Mariah Leal was given a $200,000 bond for an injury to a child charge. Officers responded to a call on the 1400 block of West Business 77 for a disturbance. Police say injuries the boy received may have contributed to his death. If you know of child abuse or neglect going on in your area, call the police department and the department of family and protective services at 1-800-252-5400. Recommended: No...

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More Than 800 Million Allocated to DPS For Border Security

RGV (KFXV ) — DPS personnel from across the state continue to be deployed to the border on a rotational basis. This they say to keep our border safe from illegal activities. In 2014, more than 800 million dollars were allocated to DPS for a border security operation. Now state officials are looking to see how the monies have helped to increase security in border communities. In the most recent briefing with the Department of Public Safety, state officials questioned the status on the use of funds allocated for border security. These funds were distributed for the use of...

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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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Police Search For Last Suspect in Home Invasion

WESLACO (KFXV) — Authorities say the last and final suspect allegedly involved in a May, home invasion is still on the run. These are pictures of the man who was linked back to the incident that happened on May 31st in a home off Spear Street– his image was captured at a local convenience store shortly after the invasion. According to authorities four men, entered the premises searching for money. Officers arrived and found an elderly lady tied up with zip ties. If you recognize this man or know where he is, contact Weslaco Crime Stoppers at 956 968...

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Latest Details In Dallas Shooting

DALLAS (KFXV) — We begin tonight with the terrifying scene and images that have been circulating the web and the world. After chaos erupted during a peaceful protest overnight in Dallas. Bullets suddenly rained down from the sky while protesters marched against the shooting deaths of two African-American men in two other states.Police say a sniper targeted officers from above. In all, 12 officers were shot, along with two civilians. Five officers were killed. Late this afternoon officials in Dallas confirming the suspect that died after an hours-long standoff at a parking garage downtown identified as 25-year-old Micah Johnson.An...

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RGV Man Amid The Dallas Shooting

DALLAS/MCALLEN (KFXV) — An RGV native that moved to Dallas about a month ago was nearby when the ambush on police happened in downtown Dallas. He spoke exclusively to Fox 2 News. From his hotel room, Adal Munguia watched as chaos and commotion took over the city of Dallas. An evening that was supposed to begin as a night out, quickly made a turn for the worst. The hotel Munguia was in, was placed under lockdown for more than 12 hours. Back at home today, the McAllen Police Department held a prayer this afternoon to show their support to...

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Police Arrest Two Allegedly Stealing from Wal-Mart

Brownsville (KFXV) — Two are arrested and charged with theft after apparently trying to get away with merchandise from a Wal-Mart It happened on the 27 hundred block of Boca Chica St in Brownsville. The men were identified as 20 year old, Anthony Louis Arimendi and 19 year old, Samuel Vasquez. Officers were told by store employees– the “duo” took merchandise from the store and tried to get away in a white Nissan. Officers arrived and were able to intercept the two in the parking lot. An officer also found marijuana and alcohol on them. They are facing charges...

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