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Local food bank and H-E-B teams up to bring help to those affected by Harvey

The help continues as the local food bank and H-E-Bs in various counties team up to bring assistance to those affected by Harvey. While the valley was safe from Harvey hitting, our neighbors in Corpus Christi and Victoria were heavily affected. This motivated the RGV Food Bank and H-E-B to come together to help them and ask for your help to do so. The long lines of people waiting to be helped in Victoria demonstrated the high need for help after Harvey hit their homes and left many without food or shelter. With dozens of cans, many boxes of...

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Hidalgo and Cameron counties are already preparing for severe weather

RGV — In weather-related news, Hidalgo and Cameron counties are already preparing for severe weather. Several locations offering free sandbags to residents. Two years ago, Precinct Four was severely hit by rainfall, forcing some residents out of their homes. Tonight, preparations are underway so that remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey, are minimum. Seven areas suffered major impact during a 2015 storm. This was the scene at Kenyon Street north of Edinburg. Water filled most homes and several families had to be evacuated. But officials say, a lot has been done since those days to avoid such disasters. Edinburg resident,...

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Valley Jail uses IRIS technology to identify inmates

A Rio Grande Valley jail is using new technology set to improve inmates identification processes. Cameron county jail is one of only two along the Texas-Mexico border to add this method. Cameron county jail using iris technology and identifying inmates. The use of irises can be captured more accurately than fingerprints of recognizing a person no matter where they were arrested or first entered into the system within 20 seconds making the process faster and more efficient. When inmate is being booked officers take their id number name date of birth and scanned their eyes to make sure it’s...

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Man Accused Of Killing Wife Faces Charges

Edinburg (KFXV) — After more than a week on the run a man suspected of killing his wife is found. 58 year old, Javier Sobrevilla faced a judge and is charged with his wife, Maria Guadalupe Sobrevilla’s murder. Maria was found dead inside her home last week on Monday on the one thousand 600 block of Monte Summa. Investigators determined the case is tied to domestic violence. Sobrevilla found and arrested in at the Pharr Reynosa International Bridge as he tried to cross back to the U.S. telling the judge he wanted to turn himself him. He is being...

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Harlingen authorities respond to alleged assault at polling place

In harlingen authorities respond to a polling place after an alleged assault. A woman claims she was assaulted by a candidate while she was supporting his opponent. The woman claimed it was her political preference that caused this incident right outside a Cameron County Office. “He told me that I should not be holding the sign and that I was blocking the sidewalk and he shoves me” – Laura Cerrato (Political Activist) She said she was supporting her candidate when the incident happened. “I received a call from one of my campaign worker out here she said she had...

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