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Womans body found in Penitas Home

  The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a woman who’s body was found inside a home in Penitas. 30-year-old Adaly Tellez Johnson was found at the home located on the 3 thousand block of Brittney street after sheriffs received a call about the body.  No word on how Johnson died, however sheriffs are treating the death as a homicide.  The department has arrested 29-year-old Eduardo Gonzalez in connection to the homicide.  Gonzalez was in a common-law marriage with Johnson. He is expected to be formally arraigned tomorrow....

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A victim of Briseno Construction has come forward

Penitas (KFXV) A woman has come forward as one of the victims of two women accused of fraud. I spoke to a woman who claims she paid thousands of dollars to Briseno Construction but has yet to see her home. This woman who asked to only be referred to as Mrs. Mendoza said her family paid a total of $14,000 to Adelina Briseno and Alejandra Melendez. We gave her $5000 to begin building the house then we gave her two payments of $4000. The plan was to pay half of the home and that’s exactly what we believe they...

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Residents Experience Minor Flooding After Rains

PENITAS (KFXV) — Several minor accidents, taking place throughout the day. You just heard one of dozens of “Pueblo De Palmas” residents who’ve been affected by the strong rain that hit several areas in the Valley. Some residents north of the city of Peñitas, have been affected by an overflowing canal that left inches of water in several neighborhoods. While some drivers ventured over the water, others decided to turn away. But for Rene Santes Cortez and his family, this isn’t an option. The canal next to his home, overflowing into the road– showing just how much rainfall hit...

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Man Drowns in Canal After Police Chase

  PEÑITAS (KFXV) — A chase ends with a 20 year old man dead who allegedly tried to flee authorities. Officials say they tried stopping Jose Garza but he ignored them and started a high speed pursuit. Garza then jumped a fence trying to escape police and later fell in an irrigation canal where he drowned. Officers seized 130 pounds of drugs from his vehicle. Three other men that are allegedly drug scouts for Garza were taken into the custody by police but were later released due to lack of...

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Police Search For Hit and Run Suspect in Peñitas

Peñitas (KFXV) — Police are searching for a man who ran over a boy and drove off after the accident. It happened on the 1700 block of Pino Street. The driver of a dark green Jeep Commander lost control and veered off the road striking a 10 year old boy. The boy was hurt and had to be flown to San Antonio for surgery. He’s now in stable condition. Witnesses say they saw the driver fleeing the scene headed south on Tom Gill Road towards the expressway. If you know anything that could help police find the perpetrator call...

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