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12 Year Old Girl Kidnapped

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Edinburg police are on the hunt for a 12 year old girl who is believed to be in Mexico. According to authorities she may be with her boyfriend but they are investigating the case as a kidnapping. It has been more than 24 hours since the 12 year old has gone missing. Officials say they made contact with the boyfriend but he refuses to bring back the girl to her family. Its been an emotional day for Elvia Alonso–she tells FOX 2 NEWS she can’t believe what she’s going through and just wants her granddaughter back....

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Nearly 60 Immigrants Detained in Mission Stash House

Mission — According to unofficial information it was thanks to an anonymous call from one of the immigrants asking for help that authorities were able to uncover a stash house N. of Mission. With border patrol detention centers at full capacity the issue of illegal immigration does not seem to get better. With temperatures reaching almost three digits close to 60 immigrants were found in a mobile home near los Ebanos Road and Monte Cristo. FOX 2 NEWS cameras were the only ones at the scene when one by one each of these immigrants were being escorted out of...

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Former D.A. Investigator Aida Palacios Sentenced

Former Hidalgo County district attorney’s office investigator Aida Palacios has been sentenced for drug trafficking conspiracy. Aida Palacios will serve two and a half years in prison after she watched her boyfriend, Julio Armando Davila, bribe former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño and former commander Joe Padilla with cash in 2011. Palacios pleaded guilty on April 8th to working with a drug trafficking organization based out of Hargill. FOX 2 NEWS spoke to Hidalgo County District Attorney, Rene Guerra about Palacio’s conviction. Palacios was accompanied by her family during today’s...

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San Benito Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges

A San Benito man is facing sexual assault of a child charges tonight. Twenty-year-old Francisco Mejia is behind bars facing criminal charges accused of sexually abusing two children. FOX 2 NEWS has learned that the children made an outcry in March. San Benito police obtained a warrant and arrested Mejia at his job on south Sam Houston Blvd. Mejia is facing two counts of unlawful restraint, aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child charges. We also learned that Mejia had access to the children through their family. Mejia remains in jail on a $50,000...

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Shots Fired South Of Falfurrias Checkpoint

Federal agents are investigating a shooting involving a U.S. Border patrol agent who was forced to discharge his government issued weapon. According to U.S. Border patrol spokesperson, Daniel Tirado, shots were fired after a struggle occurred between an agent and another individual around 9:30am, near the area of Encino – south of the Falfurrias border patrol checkpoint. FOX 2 NEWS has learned that both the agent and the individual sustained minor injuries. The agency plans to conduct an internal...

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