Tag: Rio Grande Valley

National Missing Children’s Day; 12 Reported in Valley

Texas (KFXV) — 371. That’s the number of missing kids in Texas according to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. Twelve of them are from right here in the Rio grande Valley. Today, May 25th marks the National Day of Missing Children. Tonight, we’ll highlight them throughout our newscast. Like the case of Melvin Cedillo, missing from Brownsville since June 17th of 2005 or Andrea Gonzalez-Maldonado missing from the city of Edinburg since November of last year. If you have any information, you’re asked to contact your local police, or the 24-hour hotline provided by the National...

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3rd Annual National Latino HIV Conference Seeks to Raise Awareness

South Padre Island (KFXV) — The Valley Aids Council hosts its third annual National Latino HIV Conference in an effort to raise awareness on the growing epidemic. Doctors, social workers and educators from the U.S. and Mexico among the nearly 500 participants. The lack of this type of events for health care and service providers working with latinos living with HIV kickstarted the Valley Aids Council plan to host the first of its kind. HIV continues to be a serious health threat for the hispanic community..enough reason for experts to develop new strategies in addressing the disease. In the...

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Local Lawsuit Filed Against SB4

RGV (KFXV) — We begin tonight with Senate Bill Four which continues generating arguments within civil rights and pro-immigrant organizations who say this new law violates U.S. Constitution. Tonight we speak with how local organizations are fighting back – in hopes the law won’t go into effect September 1st. Another lawsuit has been filed against Senate Bill Four– just weeks after Governor Abbott signed it into law. These are documents filed today by the El Paso County, Richard Wiles, Sheriff of El Paso County, and the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund against Senate Bill Four, also known as the...

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Report: Nearly 400 Gang Members Arrested Across Country

U.S (KFXV) — New reports indicate the number of people crossing over illegally into the U.S. is slowing down. The focus now turns to eradicating gangs across the U.S — like the, MS-13. Trump thanked several law enforcement agencies for the arrest of nearly 400 gang members in the country. Five months after the start of Trump’s term as President of the United States, hundreds of gang members were processed and transported to El Salvador, most are reported to be part of MS-13 a transnational street gang. White house officials explain the number of people crossing the border illegally...

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Eight Million dollars worth of Liquid Meth Seized

Eight million dollars ($8,000,000) and more than 250 pounds of liquid meth. That’s the size of a seizure agents at the Falfurrias Checkpoint made. Customs and Border Protection is reporting that their officers conducted a search of a truck carrying an estimated value of more than eight million dollars worth of methamphetamine. Law enforcement detained a driver whose a US citizen. Since October, border patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector have seized 1,456 pounds of...

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