Tag: violence

Border Patrol arrest two gang members over the weekend

The White House taken a stronger approach to dismantle the MS-13 Gang and others in the country. Border Patrol detained two members in South Texas over the weekend. “We encounter them as there attempting entry into the United States, we encounter them also at our check points, we’ve also encountered them many times as a smugglers of both aliens and narcotics,” says Robert Rodriguez, a spokesperson for Border Patrol. According to the agency, the most common gangs in our area are the Mara-Salva-Trucha Gang also known as MS-13 and the 18th Street Gang. Rodriguez tells Fox News, around the...

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McAllen Police Identify Man Found Dead

McAllen (KFXV) — Police in McAllen are investigating a death reported over the weekend, and have now identified the person found. According to investigators with the Mcallen Police Department, the incident occurred on the 2300 block of west Iris Avenue. Police responded to reports of a deceased man — identified as 25-year-old, Hector Issael Holguin — in an apartment complex around 2 in the afternoon. Authorities say the body showed signs of injury, and possible violence. We will bring you more information as it is made...

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Violence Rocks Reynosa Sending City Into ‘Code Red Alert’

Reynosa, MX (KFXV) — Violence has erupted once again on the streets of Reynosa. Last night Mexican officials activating a prevention code system with red being a high-risk situation. While traffic was slower than usual, there were still a few people who chose to go out into the streets. “Peaceful” that’s the word, Reynosa resident Edaena Salas, uses to describe how she feels once she crosses into the U.S. In the last two weeks our neighboring city to the south Reynosa, Tamaulipas has seen an increase of criminal activity, involving shootings and road blocks throughout the city, after the...

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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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Law Proposed to Allow EMTs to Carry Weapons

Texas (KFXV) — Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would allow first responders to carry handguns. The bill filed would allow first responders to carry a handgun while on duty, if they have a permit to do so. Often time, emergency medical crews are the first one to arrive on scene. Jorge Ruiz, with Hidalgo County EMS, says there are risks involved, but doesn’t think there is a need for such a law — adding that part of their training includes learning to cope with violence, or threatening, situations. Dispatchers collect all the information during the call. If the law...

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