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Two San Benito Women Arrested On Drug Charges

San Benito (KFXV) — The San Benito police department arrested two women on Sunday for their involvement in narcotic activity. After receiving a tip, officers searched the home of Alicia Rodriguez — who consented to the search — on the 100 block of Wild Olive. There, they found a gram of cocaine, and an ice chest containing 26 ounces of marijuana. 46-year-old Alicia Rodriguez, along with 21-year-old, Anaisha George were arrested, arraigned and were issued a $30,000 bond. They are both currently out on bond. Recommended: No...

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McAllen Celebrates International Women’s Day

MCALLEN (KFXV) — The city of McAllen honored 300 women today – recognizing their work in the community as part of the city’s celebration of International Women’s Day. The women highlighted today, hold jobs that were previously only held by the opposite sex. According to McAllen officials, the city has 34 departments, in which 18 women hold management positions. According to the Department of Labor, women make up 47 percent of the U.S. Workforce, and 70 percent of women with children under the age of 18 participate in the labor force. Recommended: No...

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Local Describes Empowerment in Women

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A local clinic receives with open arms those looking for a second chance. It’s there we found Maria Barrera, a counselor and therapist, who shares with us her story and the many cases of domestic violence she has seen here in the valley and how women have overcome. Maria Barrera is a valley native who decided to dedicate her life to service. She says she faced obstacles along the way including discrimination. We asked her how a day like today, international women’s could bring empowerment. Maria Barrera is a National Certified Counselor who served in the...

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Two Arrested for Prostitution in Brownsville

Brownsville (KFXV) — Police arrested two women accused of prostitution. According to a statement released by the department, during an investigation in downtown Brownsville Wednesday, two females identified as Shirley Mendoza and Maria Guadalupe Gomez-Gutierrez solicited and offered to engage in sex acts with undercover officers for money — both were charged and booked into the Cameron County jail. Recommended: Officials Warn Community of Sign Scammer Backpage.com CEO Arrested Gonzalez Elementary loses power because of car accident Surveillance Video Catches Brazen...

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Briles says he didn’t cover up sexual assaults at Baylor

BY JIM VERTUNO – AP SPORTS WRITER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Breaking months of public silence, former Baylor coach Art Briles said Thursday he did not cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations tied to the assault scandal at the nation’s largest Baptist university. Briles released a one-page letter, saying he could no longer “remain silent” and defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and ran a football program that considered itself above the rules. The letter came a day after the Texas Rangers, the state’s elite criminal investigations unit, said...

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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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Gov. Abbott Visits the Border

McALLEN (KFXV) — Leaders from agencies met today in South Texas to discuss border security and what the new administration should look into. Fox News was present in a meeting with the new Secretary of Homeland Security. State Governor Greg Abbott met with John Kelly today for a tour of the Texas – Mexico border. This first-hand look at the Rio Grande Valley, aimed at learning more about what security efforts are in place and what still needs to be done. Newly appointed department of Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly along with Texas Governor Greg Abbot, and the director...

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Human Trafficker Receives ‘Enhanced Sentence’

McAllen (KFXV) — A Mexican national received a 50 month sentence today in the McAllen Federal court for harboring undocumented immigrants. Between June and July of last year, thirty-year-old, Adan Hernandez-Nunez held undocumented immigrants in Palmhurst, where he raped one of the women who he blamed for another woman’s escape. He assaulted her to make her “pay for it.” According to officials, he threatened to kill the Honduran woman if she reported the assault to anyone. Nunez received an enhanced sentence and pleaded guilty in September 2016 and will be transported to a federal prison. Recommended: Man Caught Soliciting...

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Diversity in tech: Lots of attention, little progress

NEW YORK (AP) — The tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-D printers. But when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers. Despite loudly touted efforts to hire more blacks, Latinos and women, especially in technical and leadership positions, diversity numbers at the largest tech companies are barely budging. In 2014, 2 percent of Googlers were black and 3 percent were Hispanic, numbers that have not changed since. The picture is similar at Facebook and Twitter . Microsoft is slightly more racially diverse (though not when it comes to gender)...

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Women’s March Worldwide

RGV (KFXV) — One big event happening tomorrow is the Global Women’s March– happening not only in Washington, D.C. but across the nation. Maricela de la Cruz speaks to two valley natives who are participating in this march. Hundreds of thousands of people taking onto the streets nationwide for the women’s march– calling for a more progressive platform on women’s rights. Alamo native, Brittany Rico is one of the women that will be marching through D.C. Streets after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Ms. Rico says, “In honor of women and people of color and for all minorities. What’s most...

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