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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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SPECIAL REPORT: Border Patrol’s Eyes in the Sky

RGV (KFXV) — There are many branches to securing the border on land, air and water. Numbers have gone down but according to U.S. and Border Protection officials, assaults are on the rise against agents. Air interdiction is crucial to protect the border. Tonight, we take a closer look at how this task is accomplished and the challenges that are faced in the sky. The Rio Grande Valley sector is a ‘hot zone’ ranking number one in human smuggling and number two in drug smuggling. Air and marine agents protect the border from the gulf of Mexico to Falcon....

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Local Students React to UT Stabbing

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Students at a local university react to the fatal stabbing at UT main campus in Austin this Monday. FOX NEWS also spoke to UTRGV police who say they offer a unique training for students and staff. Students at UTRGV say they feel rather safe on campus – but concerned that an incident like the fatal stabbing in Austin could take place here.   This UTRGV student says he doesn’t know what motivated 21-year-old, Kendrex White to allegedly use a hunter’s knife to fatally stab one student and injure three other at the University of Texas main...

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Drug Take Back Event

The US Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting its drug take-back event once again this is the 13th event the DEA organizes Nationwide and were so far 366 tons of prescription drugs have been taken from home. People can take advantage of the program by disposing unused or unwanted prescription medications to 13 Valley locations this Saturday as part of a national event to emphasize the importance of safety at home and Public Health. The drug take-back event is Saturday April 29th from 10 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon. Visit dea.gov Drug take-back event drop-off locations DONNA...

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Hidalgo County

In Hidalgo County, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month to bring attention to the fact that sexual violence is real, traumatic and occurring. According to the Children’s Advocacy Center, last year in Texas, 43,000 cases of abuse reported. In Hidalgo County almost 1,300. 75% of those were underage sexually abused victims. “We want to make sure that you help us as well by putting out the message to tell victims not to be afraid. Those victims need to know the different resources that are available, not only here in our office but all over the county.” DA Ricardo Rodriguez...

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