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Fast Food Worker Fired for Refusing to Serve Texas Police Officers

A fast food worker who refused to serve two Texas police officers is out of a job. Officers Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham stopped at a Whataburger in Lewisville, Texas. The pair say they didn’t even get to the counter before they heard a worker say ‘police officers would not be served there.” “We walked in the front door, and literally ready to say I’ll take a single and the fellow behind the counter said we don’t serve police officers. I looked at them and said are you joking he just said nothing.” In a statement, Whataburger apologizes and...

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Delta Area Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims

Elsa (KFXV) – This morning residents and authorities from Edcouch-Elsa, La Villa and Monte Alto held a ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Delta region leaders including fire and and police officers were present in the observance. This is the third year that these cities come together to remember the fallen heroes. Delta Area Pays Tribute Recommended: Fire Destroys 5 Acres in Sullivan City Undocumented Immigrant Pursuit causes Temporary School...

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Eight Edinburg Officers Awarded Purple Heart

In Edinburg, five police officers were honored in a very big way today–awarded the Purple Heart. Those five officers were involved in a shooting last year, in La Joya, in which Texas syndicate gang member, Joaquin Cibrian, barricaded himself inside his home and open fired on police. “And it is something we will never forget, that was something ugly, something traumatic like a nightmare, but even with good training succeed that we are here for police and speaking of that day.” Individuals are eligible for the Purple Heart if they were required to seek professional medical attention after being...

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Shooting At San Marcos Hospital Leaves Two Dead

In San Marcos, police are investigating a shooting at a hospital that left two people dead. San Marcos police were called to central Texas medical center this morning after a woman found her parents dead in her mother’s hospital room.  Police believe there is no ongoing threat to the public.  Authorities did not say who opened fire, but said no police officers were involved. The 87-year-old man and 85-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies will be performed. Recommended: Brownsville Residents to Experience Water Interruption Border Patrol Agents Shot at from México Federal and State Legislators Discuss Border Security...

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Mexico official: 14 police arrested for kidnap, extortion

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican official says troops have detained 15 federal police officers for allegedly kidnapping the owner of a construction company in the northern border city of Matamoros and demanding a $2 million (31 million peso) ransom. An official with the federal Attorney General’s Office says the officers were arrested late Thursday as they prepared to receive the money they demanded for earlier releasing the businessman. The official agreed on Saturday to reveal details of the case only if not quoted by name, because he wasn’t authorized to talk with journalists. The official says the...

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Officers on High Alert after Threat

Police are on high alert after receiving a threatening phone call early Friday morning. Police are saying they are using every tool possible to identify the person behind the call who they say may be coming from the other side of the border. Authorities describe the person who made the call as an adult male who was speaking in Spanish. During the call, he said he wished to do harm against police officers and seemed very upset. J.P. Rodriguez, spokesperson for the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office says they are unaware of the reason behind the threatening calls but they are taking it very seriously and have police on high alert. He says the call appears to come from México since a Progresso tower picked it up. Across the border gun fights and other forms of violence have been ongoing between members of criminal organizations and police/ however as of now there is no evidence this could be related to the threats made. Police have not disclosed if the man claimed to be part of any specific criminal organization, they have however notified federal and state authorities of the incident. Fox 2 News is working on obtaining a copy of the audio recordings of the 911 calls made that night of course we will keep you updated. Recommended: Man Caught on Video Fleeing from Border Patrol Agents Two Men Charged...

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Corpus Christi Officer Placed on Administrative Leave after Injuring Alleged Gunman in Firefight

Corpus Christi authorities are investigating after an armed suspect is injured during an exchange of gunfire with police officers. The identity of the shooter, along with his current condition has not yet been released, however we do know he is 33 years old, and is now facing a charge of aggravated assault on a police officer. Police responded to multiple reports of someone firing a gun in a Corpus Christi neighborhood on Sunday. A neighbor told police that the suspect was in a backyard. That’s when the suspect allegedly began firing at officers. They responded, and the suspect was injured. The officer who shot the suspect has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.   Recommended: Los Fresnos Man Confirmed Dead After Accident Pilot Suffers 3rd Degree Burns after Crashing...

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Texas Teen Behind Bars for ‘Baiting’ Police Officer

A teenager from Spring, Texas behind bars tonight, accused of trying to “bait” police officers into a confrontation. Authorities say nineteen year old Anthony Ybarra admits to calling 9-1-1 twice to file a false report about a suspicious person, all so he could record his interaction with cops on video and post it online. When deputies arrived to the scene, they say Ybarra was confrontational, refusing to answer questions or provide I.D. but he was recording his interaction with deputies on his cell phone. Sergeant James Glaze believes in light of recent protests over excessive police force, Ybarra was trying to “bait” officers. Ybarra is being held in the Harris County Jail, charged with making a false report. Recommended: Weslaco Brings back Neighborhood Watch Program Undocumented Immigrant Pursuit causes Temporary School...

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Motorcyclist Struck By Vehicle In Mcallen

MCALLEN – Police officers are investigating a motorcycle crash tonight in south McAllen. The accident happened around 7pm on south Ware road near Kovina Street. According to police, a female driver slammed her car into the motorcyclist as she attempted to get onto ware road heading south. Police say, the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on ware when the crash occurred. The victim was transported to a local hospital where his condition remains unknown tonight. This is the second accident involving a motorcycle in less than 24 hours within city limits. The last one occurred on frontage and McColl roads...

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Man Wanted In Connection To Auto Theft Case

The McAllen police department needs your help in identifying the person of interest in a theft case. According to police officers, at around 10:15pm on January 9th, this individual was seen driving a 2004 grey Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, which was reported stolen from the 1000 block of north 23rd St. McAllen police are offering a cash reward to anyone who provides them information that leads to the arrest or conviction of the person responsible for this auto-theft incident. If you know the identity or the whereabouts of the person of interest you are urged to call McAllen Crime...

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