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San Benito offers a ‘Safe Exchange Zone’ for online transactions

SAN BENITO (KFXV) — San Benito police now offer a ‘safe exchange zone’. FOX NEWS spoke to the department’s police chief who explains why they decided to carry out this concept. San Benito joins Harlingen who are providing a designated area where residents can feel safe while carrying out exchanges from online purchases or custody transfers when safety may be a concern. Nowadays, more people are making purchases through online applications. These sites allow users to buy, sell and chat with others locally – during these transactions people often meet with strangers ignoring potential risks. The ‘safe exchange zone’...

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Judge Declares Mistrial in Gang Shooting after Witness Posts to Facebook

McAllen (KFXV) – Judge Kino Vasquez declared a mistrial in the case against Jorge Alberto Guajardo. According to the judge, 21-year-old Shaniqua Silva Publications on her Facebook profile about being in court and shared articles with her siblings, Jamel and Desiree Silva, both were also Witnesses in the case. A day before she had testified that Guajardo had admitted to her he took part in the gang related shooting that left one teen dead. Judge Vasquez scolded the woman about the severity of her actions. The defense team added the Shaniqua who is allegedly pregnant, also published about her...

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Mission Police Sergeant Suspended following Facebook Live Video

MISSION (KFXV) — An employee from the police department is in the eye of the storm after a video made rounds on social media today. Sergeant Manuel Casas has been suspended after this video was published by Casas himself, over the weekend. This– now deleted– Facebook Live video shows Sergeant Casas along with another man rapping to music while drinking alcoholic beverages inside a vehicle. Casas is presumed to be intoxicated but that isn’t the most surprising part of this video. His companion then explicitly says that they’re in an impaired state. All, while publicly displaying a clear plastic...

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Spring Break Undercover Operations Crack Down on Underage Alcohol Sales

As spring break gets underway across Texas, Agents from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will  be conducting a series of undercover operations intended to curtail sales of alcohol to persons under 21. These “minor stings” – will take place over the next two weeks at retailers located along popular travel corridors between major Texas cities and the Gulf Coast. Undercover TABC agents will accompany a minor-aged volunteer who will attempt to purchase alcohol. Retailers who sell alcohol to the underage person could face administrative action by the TABC. The stings will take place at establishments which sell alcohol for on-premise...

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Officials Warn Shoppers of Holiday Scams

RGV (KFXV) — This Christmas season many people are trying ways to find presents ways to cut costs on presents. However, authorities recommend taking precaution when purchasing over internet sites on sites like Craigslist, Facebook or with streets vendors. On many occasions, the person who purchases the gift doesn’t know with whom they are making the exchange with. If you are a victim of theft or fraud, for your safety authorities recommend you not confront the individual and to immediately file a report as soon as possible to your local police...

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