Author: Maricela De La Cruz

Sergeant Resigns Amidst Facebook Live Video Controversy

MISSION (KFXV) — After 15 years of service and a Facebook Live post, today Manuel Casas turned in his resignation letter, leaving a vacancy at the Mission Police Department. This decision comes after a Facebook Live video, posted by Casas himself which shows the former sergeant along with his nephew rapping to music while drinking alcoholic beverages inside a vehicle and publicly displaying a clear plastic bag containing what looks like a green leafy substance. After making rounds on social media, Casas was suspended with pay, pending an internal investigation. Casas’ drug test came out negative. However, Mission officials...

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Increase in Women being Charged for Drug-related Crimes

RGV (KFXV) — Women charged for drug-related crimes– a type of crime that has been increasing and affecting the South Texas region. Twenty seven year old, Elizabeth Gonzalez was placed in custody on Tuesday, after several bundles of narcotics were found in her vehicle– as she traveled from Mexico into the U.S. The criminal complaint states Gonzalez was referred to a secondary inspection at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, after a canine alerted Customs and Border Protection officers. Despite, denying carrying contraband, during an examination of the vehicle, officials discovered a non-factory compartment containing 10 bundles of cocaine– weighing more...

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Edinburg Teacher Faces charges for alleged involvement with Student

Over the weekend Edinburg CISD police plays the teacher in custody for charges of improper relationship between an educator and a student. According to the county jail records Francisco Coronado Badillo who works is a teacher for the Career and Technical education department and Robert Vela High School was detained on Saturday and brought before a judge who charged him with one count of Sexual Assault and another for improper relationship with a student. His bond totaled $100,000. In a recent attempt to stop these types of relationships, Governor Greg Abbott signed as Senate Bill 7, which looks to...

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Family Speaks About Beloved Raymondville Woman

Willacy County (KFXV) — Authorities have released new details in the death of a missing Raymondville woman. After a month of searching for Nora Conde Villalobos, her family is now grieving her loss but police are still putting together pieces about what exactly happened to her.  Raymondville Police Chief, says 35-year-old, Juan Manuel Tobias, Jr. was the last person to be in contact with Villalobos, before she made a trip out of the valley.  Villalobos’ body was found Tuesday at a canal near FM 1015 and Nittler Road in Monte Alto, prompting the arrest of her boyfriend. Tobias faces...

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Owner Speaks After Thief Strikes Business Twice

Mercedes (KFXV) — A local business targeted by thieves twice in the same week and police need your help to bring those responsible to justice.   The business owner says this isn’t the first time his shop is burglarized but these crimes are causing a financial impact.   The burglary happened at this mechanic shop located on the 5900 block of mile 12 1/2 in Rural Mercedes.   This surveillance video shows an older man going onto the victim’s property, on April 22nd to commit the burglaries– that are now affecting the local business owner.   In these types...

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