Tag: Port Isabel

Caught on video: Boat Catches Fire at South Padre Island

SPI (KFXV) — This afternoon one person was hospitalized after a boat caught fire on South Padre Island. A FOX citizen reporter was present on the scene and sent the video in of when the vessel went up in flames. Authorities are confirming that the fire started on the north side of Port Isabel around midday. At this time, they have not revealed what started the fire.   We’ll keep you informed as more details become...

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Four Arrested Attempting to Traffic Marijuana

Port Isabel (KFXV) — Police in Port Isabel seized more than 250 pounds of marijuana after smugglers attempted to traffic the drugs through a ship channel. According to Port Isabel Police, a concerned citizen called in to report four individuals — identified as three adults and one juvenile, all from Mexico — crossing the channel near the area known as Long Island near Port Isabel. Agents search the area, found the subjects, along with five bundles of drugs, worth over $200,000. The suspects, and narcotics were handed over to the...

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Tense Moments After Bomb Threat Aboard Valley Metro Bus

Port Isabel (KFXV) — Reports of a threat in Port Isabel causes fear and confusion among some of its residents. It also prompted temporary closure of it main highway and surrounding businesses. Port Isabel police arrested 54-year-old, Angel Gomez after making a false bomb threat on board a Valley Metro Bus. Police say the caller reported that one of the passengers claimed he had a bomb in his backpack. Officers arrived at the bus stop near the intersection at Highways 100 and 48 just as the bus was nearing this location on its way back from South Padre Island.The...

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Three Die in Collision in Raymondville; May Be Alcohol Related

RAYMONDVILLE (KFXV) — This afternoon, police responded to a collision that has left three dead. According to authorities, the incident happened on Highway 77, south of Conley Road in Willacy County. The driver of an Cadillac Escalade impacted another truck. Police identified the driver of the Escalade as 23-year-old, Abraham Cerda, originally from Brownsville. The two passengers in the other vehicle were identified as 72-year-old, Iban Rafael Garza, and 69-year-old, Catalina Garza — both from Port Isabel. All three died due to their injuries sustained in the impact. An investigation continues as to the cause of the accident, but...

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$81,000 in Marijuana Seized

Brownsville (KFXV) — On Monday U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized over $81,000 dollars of alleged marijuana. The seizure took place at the Gateway International Bridge. 409 pounds of the stuff were found hidden in a blue Chevy Silverado. Agents seized the narcotics, along with the vehicle, and arrested the 55-year-old male driver from Port Isabel and handed him over to Homeland Security Investigators for further...

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