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Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid baseball fever

BY DANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye with even a top economist joining men going blond in support of the island’s baseball players who bleached their hair ahead of the World Baseball Classic. What began as a joke among team members playing in California has spread across the island in a trend that spiked Tuesday just hours after Puerto Rico beat the Netherlands in 11 innings to reach the championship game undefeated in the tournament, which is held every four years. Puerto Rico will...

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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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Undocumented Families Lobby Against Anti-Sanctuary City Bill

AUSTIN (KFXV) — Today, children of immigrants stood before the state capitol to urge lawmakers to stop the proposed law SB4 that would put an end to sanctuary cities in the state. This afternoon, undocumented students had the opportunity to give testimony before the legislature. Also present were undocumented transgender people, religious leaders, and families of those affected. If passed, authorities could ask for documentation to prove immigration status of those in the state. Recommended: Former Assistant DA’s Son found Dead in Austin Sen. Lucio Faces Local Backlash After Supporting...

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Health Officials Urge Spring Breakers to ‘Wrap Up’ the Fun

According to the Center for Disease Control, young people between the ages of 13 and 24 accounted for 22 percent of all new HIV cases in 2015. The Valley AIDS Council is urging spring breakers to take the risks of STDs seriously during their break. Unprotected sex increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases which is why experts remind spring breakers to be fully aware of their actions. Spring break is the time when students want to have a good time – sometimes engaging in risky behaviors. While no one wants to take away the fun, experts want to...

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MADD Urges Caution During Spring Break

Rio Grande Valley (KFXV) — Spring break is here and thousands of students look forward to having a good time with friends at their favorite destinations. Unfortunately, that good time often includes alcohol. “The message is the same. If you’re under 21, don’t drink. If you’re over 21 and drinking don’t drive,” said Anna Verley with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), underage consumption of alcohol is not only illegal, it is dangerous. Each year, underage drinking contributes to the death of approximately 4700 teens. Verley added, “we need to start having those conversations...

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Study: Most Texas school districts have scant sex education

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than four-fifths of school districts offer no sex education or only teach abstinence in Texas, which has one of the country’s highest teen birth rates, according to a study released Tuesday. The study commissioned by Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning education watchdog group, found that 25 percent of roughly 1,000 school districts statewide didn’t offer any sex education during the 2015-2016 school year and about 58 percent only taught students to abstain from sex. The remaining 17 percent, including eight of the 10 largest school districts in America’s second most-populous state, stress abstinence, which...

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Donna ISD Partners with VAC to Fight STDs

DONNA (KFXX) — Local statistics of HIV infections prompt experts and school personnel to unite in providing education and support for teens more than ever before. Oscar Lopez, Director of Education at the Valley AIDS Council, said, “Right now, we get four new HIV infections in the Valley every week, and every nine days, that infected person is a teenager.” The Donna Independent School District is the first in the Valley to enter into an agreement with the Valley AIDS Council (VAC) to offer awareness presentations in an effort to prevent students from acquiring HIV, AIDS, or other sexually...

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Students Left in Limbo With UTRGV Probation

Edinburg(KFXV) – The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley(UTRGV) is still making headlines. This time the university has bee put on probation for 12 months. This news puts the future of many students and employees at risk. In addition, the 12-month probation may put at risk the university’s reputation. UTRGV President, Guy Bailey was notified on Tuesday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on colleges had placed the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley on probation. In a statement, Bailey attributes timing issues involved with the development of UTRGV as meeting transition deadlines, was...

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San Benito Police Enforce Curfew Over Holiday

San Benito (KFXV) — Police are reinforcing a curfew in the fight against juvenile delinquency. Official have implemented the city ordinance where children under the age of 18 are prohibited of being in the streets during the late hours of the night. Authorities recognize that during the holiday season there is a high risk that students engage in more serious crimes such as burglary, and damages to property– that may have serious repercussions with the law. Recommended: No...

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Student Who Fell Out of School Bus Committed Suicide

Harlingen (KFXV) — New details in the death of a student who fell from a moving school bus. According to authorities in Edinburg, the 14 year old’s death is being considered a suicide. The identity of the victim will not be revealed. The young man was traveling with a group of fellow students on a field trip to UT-RGV when the incident happened Monday morning. Students and staff are receiving psychological support by the district to overcome this tragic event. Recommended: No...

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