Tag: RGV

‘Creepy Clown’ Hits Top of Halloween Costumes List

RGV (KFXV) — Creepy clowns have caused major stir around the nation, as they continue to make sightings but despite their sinister looks, businesses have seen an impact. Days away from Halloween, there’s a costume that is quickly selling out. The creepy clown is already one of the best seller’s but also one that has put authorities on alert. The creepy clown craze has swept the nation over the last several weeks but due to recent threats made against some valley schools, officials say it’s not a good idea to opt for this costume. Homer Martinez, who manages a...

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Clown Threats Continue Across RGV

Clown threats continue to be made against high schools in the valley causing alarm amongst some in our communities. What started as clown threats on social media in other states are now a trend amongst individuals hiding behind screens while targeting RGV schools with potential acts of violence. Officer Jose Rodriguez from the Weslaco Police Department says all threats are taken seriously. Officer Rodriguez recommends that pictures of threatening posts are taken and that students immediately notify school personnel. Weslaco ISD recently responded to a generalized threat via social media against it’s high schools prompting parents to pick up...

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Health Officials Stress Awareness of Zika

RGV (KFXV) — Health officials say we should continue our efforts in preventing the spread of Zika. Local authorities stress the importance of remaining vigilant against the spread of Zika in the Rio Grande Valley as its presence is nearing home – this after the first case of travel-related Zika was confirmed in Cameron County. Hidalgo County has investigated several cases that were of concern– possibly being travel-related – none have been confirmed. The most important thing, according to health authorities is that there are no localized cases of Zika, yet it is closer to home than ever before....

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Authorities Say You Can Help Undocumented Immigrants

RGV(KFXV) — In recent months,Fox 2 News has reported undocumented immigrants dying due to heat and dehydration. Border Patrol says that if you do see someone struggling, you can help them without consequence. Authorities collaborate with undocumented immigrants by placing drums filled with bottles of water to make sure they have something to drink. According to Border Patrol agents, human traffickers increasingly abandon their clients. However, they say you can help if you see these people in poor health walking in isolated places. The terrain where the undocumented immigrants travel are high risk, high temperature areas, in semi-desert zones...

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FDA Calls for Blood Testing for Zika

RGV (KFXV) — The Food and Drug Administration is calling for all blood donations to be tested for the Zika virus. Within the next four weeks, all blood donations collected in Texas and 10 other states at high risk for active Zika transmission must be tested for the virus. All donors must provide consent to testing their blood. United Blood Services in McAllen will begin testing on September 23.For more information you may visit the web...

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