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Donna ISD Police Chief Fired by School Board

DONNA (KFXV) — For the second time in three years, Roy Padilla has been let go from his position as Donna ISD Police Chief. It was during a school board meeting last week that the decision to fire Roy Padilla was made. Three years after a first suspension from the Donna School District, Mr. Padilla was put on administrative leave without pay after an internal investigation in the district’s police department. Today we know that Padilla is looking into making in appeal in his case. Padilla allegedly filed a motion to have his case heard in an open meeting...

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Body found beneath the Donna International Bridge

DONNA (KFXV) — A body found floating beneath the Donna International Bridge, prompts border patrol and the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office to open an investigation. The discovery happened around 1:30 this afternoon. The man’s body showed signs of having been exposed to the elements for a while. Sheriff’s deputies have confirmed the incident, but have not released any other information about the person or cause of death, and are pending an autopsy. We will bring you updates as they are made...

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Court Date Set for Donna Murder

DONNA (KFXV) — A court date has been set for a fatal shooting that took place in Donna. According to court documents, Benito Hernandez stands accused of shooting Pedro Lopez Morales in December of last year near the frontage road. Lopez Morales died at the hospital a few hours later from his wounds. Hernandez later confessed to throwing the gun used in the shooting into a canal in Palmview. Hernandez will go before a judge August...

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Man Arrested for Fatal Collision That Killed 2-Year-Old

DONNA (KFXV) — The Texas Department of Public Safety has arrested one man for allegedly causing the death of a two-year-old in a collision in Donna. DPS reports 29-year-old, Ruben Hernandez — a resident of Mexico — has been arrested and charged of intoxication manslaughter and three counts of intoxication assault. Hernandez veered into the oncoming lane and struck another vehicle, sending the passengers — a woman and two children — to the hospital. One of the children — 2-year-old, Axel Cuellar — died at the hospital. The second child has been released, but the woman remains hospitalized. DPS...

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One Detained After Police Chase in Donna

DONNA (KFXV) — Monday afternoon authorities placed one woman under arrest after leading police on a pursuit. The chase ended near the intersection of Mile 11 1/2 and Goolie Road in Donna. Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety were involved in the incident around 3 pm Monday afternoon. Preliminary information indicates officers arrested one woman, but have not released any information regarding the incident. We will bring you updates as they are made...

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