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Pharr Police Respond to Overnight Collision

PHARR (KFXV) — Pharr Fire and Police Departments responded to a crash on the Nolana overpass last night. Our photographer caught as medical staff transported two people to an area hospital for treatment. The collision occurred on the northbound lanes of Highway 281 around 10:30 last night, prompting traffic onto the frontage road. We’ve reached out to Pharr police who have not responded to our request for information. We will bring you more as it is made...

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Betancourt Still on the Run

Pharr (KFXV) — A Pharr man sentenced to life in prison remains on the run, and the police still need your help locating him to place him in federal prison. Court documents show that 21-year-old, Luis Gerardo Betancourt received a life sentence for bringing undocumented immigrants into the U.S. and holding them hostage, to extort money out of their relatives. If you can help locate Betancourt, you’re asked to contact the U.S. Marshal’s office at (956)...

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Over $201,000 worth of Drugs Seized at International Bridge

Pharr (KFXV) — Over $201,000 worth of drugs are seized at the international bridge. Customs and Border Protection Agents seized 26 pounds of cocaine in 11 packages at the Pharr International Bridge after running a secondary inspection on a 2010 Jeep Compass. The vehicle was driven by 19-year-old male from Alamo. Agents seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security for further...

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Intoxication Manslaughter Trial Rescheduled

PHARR (KFXV) — The trial against a man facing intoxication manslaughter charges has been rescheduled for the middle of summer. According to court documents, a judge rescheduled Dominique Bustos Quintanilla’s case for July. He is accused of causing the death of 73-year-old, Fernando Luna in May of last year. The document also states that Quintanilla operated the vehicle under the influence of more than one substance when he struck Luna, who later died from his injuries. The new trial date is set for the 17th of...

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Memorial Day celebrations honor fallen Soldiers throughout the Valley and Nation

Dozens of people gathered at Memorial Park this morning to thank and honor fallen soldiers for their service and sacrifice. “The world would not be a better place today without their sacrifice. These men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to make the world better, this nation better, and we at a minimum should be here to celebrate them.” – Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez (Mayor of Pharr) On this Memorial Day thousands of people gather to pay tribute to the Fallen men and women who serve our country in ceremonies taking place across the country. In Pharr, city...

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