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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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Former Cameron Co. Employee Sentenced for Corruption

It was the last nail in a coffin for a former Cameron County employee, convicted of corruption. On Wednesday, Raul Salazar was sentenced to 10 months in jail, per count, for abuse of official capacity, and tampering with criminal records that took place in 2011. Prosecutors say Salazar ordered a human resources employee to take a civil service exam for someone else He was found guilty last month. The sentences will run...

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Thousands Of Fish Dumped Into Cameron Co. Resacas

The department of parks and wildlife is cultivating a variety of fish life with two purposes, improving the local ecology and making it a better catch for Valley fishermen. As part of the project around 3,000 catfish were dumped in several resacas in Harlingen and Brownsville. These fish come from a farm in San Marcos where saltwater and sweetwater fish are grown. Authorities say that people that enjoy fishing will be the big winners in the end. The city of Brownsville has also contributed to the ecological improvement of the resacas through a program with the public utilities board....

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