Author: Reyna Rodriguez

Two Teens Receive Attempted Murder Charges

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Two 17-year-old suspects are charged with criminal attempted murder in connection to an aggravated assault home invasion in rural Edinburg. Authorities tell us the two suspects were arrested last week in connection to another aggravated robbery in Donna. 17-year-olds, Matthew Vargas and Oswel Rios were charged with criminal attempted murder. According to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Vargas and Rios broke into a home near the 4000 block of Mon Mack Rd two weeks ago. During the investigation, authorities discovered that four suspects were involved in the aggravated robbery home invasion– Vargas and Rios, along with...

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supply Purchases

Hurricane season is right around the corner and experts say this emergency supplies tax-free weekend is an opportunity to buy items that you may need a natural disaster occur. Preparing and maintaining an emergency supply kit and simple way to help you and your family. “If something should happen, and you’re not ready for it, there may not be any help coming quickly. You may get help in 3 or 4 days, but that’s a long time to go without a place to sleep, or have food or water for your family.” – George Garrett Emergency officials say every...

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DPS investigates ATV death in Harlingen

The driver was initially charged with intoxication assault however that changed after the passenger lost his life. 35-year-old Juan Javier Arredondo is behind bars facing an intoxication manslaughter charge. According to the Department of Public Safety, the preliminary investigation shows that an ATV occupied by two people was traveling southbound on Ebony road when the passenger identified as 28-year-old Jacob Israel Flores fell off the vehicle sustaining major injuries. Flores was transported to Valley Baptist Medical Center. Police say Arredondo was then arrested for intoxication assault. The charge was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter after Flores died at the hospital....

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TxDOT Launches “Talk, Text, Crash” Campaign

Last year there were more than a hundred thousand distracted driving related crashes in Texas. The campaign it’s called Talk Text crash. It reminds drivers to keep their eyes on the road. “1 in 5 incidents happen to be because of a distracted driver. These are incidents that are 100% preventable.” – Octavio Saenz As part of national distracted driving Awareness Month, the Texas Department of Transportation launched its annual talk text crash campaign to remind drivers to stay focused on the road. In 2016 there were nearly 100,000 distracted driving crashes in Texas, up 3% over the previous...

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Harlingen Police respond to a fatal Collision

Harlingen (KFXV) — Cameron County Sheriff Department of Public Safety responded to a fatal crash intersection of Bass Boulevard and Business 83 shortly before 7 on the eleventh of April. Preliminary information revealed the driver of a vehicle was traveling Southbound on Bass Boulevard the driver struck a man walking on the road. The woman in the vehicle remained at the scene to give aid, the man however died at the scene. The victim has not been identified. He was not carrying an ID but investigators believe he was in his forties. It is not known whether the driver...

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