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LATEST: Victim in Alton homicide identified as 38 year old Gerardo Alberto Gomez Martinez of Mission

Authorities are still investigating a homicide on Monday night at the intersection of Los Ebanos Road and Mile 7 in rural Alton. The victim has been identified as 38 year-old, Gerardo Alberto Gomez Martinez of Mission. According to authorities, they responded to shots fired in the area, the body of Martinez was found with a bullet wound. Sheriff Eddie Guerra tells Fox News they received a call Monday night at around 10 pm. Neighbors of the area say that they did not recognize the vehicle of the victim.  At the moment, there is no suspect in custody, it is...

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Fire contained with the help of multiple fire departments

Authorities have now contained the fire but, it’s still burning. At around eleven in the morning Alton fire department received a call about a working fire in the area of mile 9 and western road in rural mission. Upon arrival, firefighters did find a five to eight acre fire that was consuming tires and brush. Chief deputy Eric Sanchez with the Hidalgo County Fire Marshal’s office explains to us how the fire escalated so quickly. Sanchez tells us that heavy machinery was used to remove the unburned tires from the burning ones to try to contain the fire. He...

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Three Arrested After Pursuit on La Homa and Mile Three

Alton — Three undocumented immigrants were arrested after leading authorities on a brief pursuit. According to border patrol, the trio are in their custody at the moment. The incident occurred around 11 this morning in Alton. Three men began a pursuit on La Homa and Mile Three. The identities of the suspects have not been released. We will bring you more information as it made...

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Police Respond to Bomb Threat

Alton (KFXV) — In Hidalgo county, Palmview police responded to reports of a bomb threat this afternoon. According to authorities, the incident occurred around 4 this afternoon in Alton, near the intersection of 5 Mile Line and Glasscock at a cellular phone store. Officials cordoned off the area while a bomb squad investigated. EMS personnel did respond to the scene, but officials have not released any information as to whether there were any injuries or...

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DPS Arrests One After Pursuit; Driver Charged With DWI

ALTON (KFXV) –Police in Alton arrested a man after leading them on a chase around 11 this morning. According to officials, the man refused to stop after a traffic violation, and various officers pursued the man on Los Ebanos Rd, east of Mile 5. The driver finally came to a stop in front of a business in Alton. Inside, officers found open alcohol containers, and the man inebriated. He now faces charges for driving while under the influence, having an open container while driving, and evading arrest. No injuries were...

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