Tag: Officials

Testimony continues in Govena Trial

Cameron County (KFXV) – Deputy Marin Hernandez testifies in his mother’s trial. Marissa Govena is facing charges for her involvement in an accident that caused the death of 37 year old Mary Tipton after she allegedly struck with her vehicle. In court deputy Hernandez says his mother told him she had struck an unknown object while driving on FM 803 one Rainy Night in February 2015. He also inspected the area twice the same night but didn’t find anyone injured. When officials arrived at the suspects home they noticed damages on one side of the car and a couple...

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123 Illegal Gambling Machines Seized; 15 Face Charges

McAllen (KFXV) —More than a dozen people are in police custody tonight after officials raided the gaming establishment they were operating, this afternoon. Eight vehicles, 123 gambling machines and cash, drugs and weapons were seized from the premises of the illegally operated business located on Dicker Road and 23rd Streets south of the city of McAllen. 15 establishment employees were also detained. The operation took place at approximately 3 o’clock today, but it took investigators several hours to finish processing the scene. At least five weapons were confirmed to be seized as well as a small amount of cocaine....

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Policing Thousands of Spring Breakers

SPI (KFXV) — Tens of thousands of vehicles crossing into South Padre Island, over the last couple of days. Making it one of the most popular destinations for spring breakers in the nation. With thousands of people going into the island daily, an estimated 12 agencies are currently working to keep crimes at-a-minimum this spring break. As FOX cameras were rolling at one of two hot spots for spring breakers, within minutes we were able to see at least two people being placed into custody. South Padre Island, Chief Randy Smith says every officer is working this ‘Texas week’...

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3 Sentenced for Criminal Activity

Edinburg (KFXV) — Today three Valley natives learned their fate after facing charges of intent to distribute cocaine, money laundering and possession of a firearm. Authorities say all three belonged to a criminal organization. U.S. District Judge, Nelva Gonzalez Ramos announced each of their prison sentences, more than a year after accepting their guilty pleas for several of these crimes. 37 -year-old, Efrain Cisneros received a sentence of over 13 years behind bars, 27-year-old, Mayra Alejandra Cervantes will pay for her crimes with more than 6 years in prison and 43-year-old, Norma Argelia Ramirez was sentenced to 7 years...

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NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long laps

BY MARCIA DUNN – AP AEROSPACE WRITER CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves. It currently takes Juno 53 days to fly around the solar system’s biggest planet. That’s almost four times longer than the intended 14-day orbit. After repeated delays, NASA decided late last week to scrap an engine firing that would have shortened the orbit. Officials said the maneuver is too risky because of the valve problem. Only the second spacecraft to orbit Jupiter, Juno has been circling the planet since July. NASA...

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Elderly Woman’s Body Found Four Days after passing

Mission (KFXV) An elderly woman is found dead inside her home. Fox cameras were there are the body was transported off the property. Several Mission Police Department units responded to the 700 block of Aries St. Officials say she passed away over 4 days ago, but was just discovered today by a family friend. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability wants you to help avoid similar situations. Consider senior housing options, find reputable home care providers and install an emergency phone line in their home. Police say this investigation does not point to foul play. Recommended: Hidalgo County...

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FBI Seeking Recruits for More Diverse Workforce

RGV (KFXV) — The FBI is recruiting agents in hopes to have a more diverse workforce. The agency is looking to hire more women and minorities. Officials tell us that this outreach also aims to dispel rumors that joining the FBI is too personally strenuous on their agents, something that dissuaded some from applying. If you would like more information on how you can apply, visit FBIjobs.gov Recommended: No...

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Police Raid Illegal Gambling Establishment

Palmhurst (KFXV) — We will have more political coverage from today’s executive actions later in the show. Law enforcement raided an illegal eight lines gambling establishment in the city of Palmhurst this evening. Officials confirmed they raided the illegal gaming enterprise — a large private residence containing fifty machines — located near Stewart Road and North Mile Three, just north of Mission around six this evening. Officers from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department and Palmhurst Police took part in the sweep. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed two individuals were placed under arrest. Those arrested will face charges tomorrow. We will...

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Firefighters Still Battling Blaze in Falfurrias

Brooks County (KFXV) — We head to Brooks County where a brush fire that started Sunday afternoon evacuated several families. Officials say right now the blaze is 50 percent contained with over 40 agencies working to put it out. Officials say they are taking advantage of the weather conditions today controlling the flames as much as they can..families in the area tell me they are hoping this will all be over soon. Villarreal says she could not believe her eyes when she walked out her front door. Officials say a brush fire west of Encino quickly spread due to...

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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 BolaƱos-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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