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Alleged Wage Theft Victims claiming they are owed two weeks Salary from Satellite TV Company

Pharr — More than 10 alleged victims of wage theft say they’re owed more than $36,000 dollars among them.   The now ex-employees worked installing satellite TV service for the company, it is said the owner says his contract with a known communications company expired, and the salary that is owed to them isn’t available anymore. The supposed victims say they won’t stop fighting until they receive the salary they worked...

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Pharr Police Investigate Fatal Accident

Pharr — An 11-year-old girl is dead tonight after being struck by a vehicle, this afternoon in the city of Pharr. The incident happened at the 1200 block of West Polk Avenue, when a red pickup truck struck the 11-year-old child as she was walking on the road with her older siblings. The unidentified minor was hospitalized but died due to her injuries moments later. Authorities have not released details on the condition of her siblings. Investigators filled the area and the road was blocked off to traffic. On scene, a pair of shoes remained where the accident happened....

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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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