Tag: United States

Woman Faces Fifth Deportation After DWI Charge

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — A woman is facing her fifth deportation after she pleaded guilty for driving while intoxicated. I.C.E. agents detained 42-year-old Marisol Guevara-Perez — and Alamo resident — at the Hidalgo County Jail. According to court documents, in July of 2014, officials deported Perez for the fourth time. She then crossed back into the United States ten days after crossing the Rio Grande River near the city of Progresso. Perez is now charged with illegal re-entry, and is currently held in federal custody without...

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Russia blocks app used to organize protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has banned the use on its territory of a smartphone app widely used like a walkie-talkie to organize demonstrations and other gatherings. The app, called Zello, reportedly has been popular among long-distance truckers in Russia who are conducting strikes to protest a road tariff system. Zello, based in the United States, said Russia halted the use of the app late Wednesday. The agency that oversees electronic communications in Russia, Roskomnadzor, had announced earlier in the week that the service would be ended because Zello did not comply with an Internet law. That law demands that...

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Pharr Man Arrested for Holding Two Honduran Nationals Hostage

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Today, a federal jury convicted a Pharr man for taking two Honduran nationals hostage, and harboring undocumented people. According to officials, it took the jury less than 45 minutes to convict 32-year-old, Jesus Manuel Ramirez. Witnesses — including two of the victims — testified that on May 4th 2014, Ramirez along with several other individuals, beat and threatened to kill his victims because their families hadn’t paid their smuggling fees. During the trial, the jury saw a video a family member captured when Ramirez and his accomplices then restrained and beat his two victims. One of...

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STC Holds Two-Day Human Trafficking Conference

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. South Texas College is hosting a two-day conference to raise awareness about this crime. Experts say human trafficking is modern-day slavery – happening everywhere – every year, thousands of cases are reported, but many more go unnoticed. South Texas College hosts the 12th Annual Conference to raise awareness on human trafficking. Experts say we are in a unique area where a lot of trafficking comes through. Many myths and misconceptions exist about human trafficking which is why...

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Mexican Officials Deny Shooting at McAllen Couple

MCALLEN (KFXV) — We have an update to a story we reported on yesterday, on two MCALLEN residents who were injured in Reynosa during a shootout between federal officials and armed criminals. According to Mexican news outlets, Luis Alfredo Aleman and his wife, Alejandra Aleman were injured while shopping. Both are now back in the United States. Fox News spoke to family members who declined an on-camera interview, and said although Alejandra did sustain minor injuries, she is mostly frightened by the situation. Her husband is currently in San Antonio receiving treatment for his extensive injuries. The Mexican marines...

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