Tag: violence

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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Briles says he didn’t cover up sexual assaults at Baylor

BY JIM VERTUNO – AP SPORTS WRITER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Breaking months of public silence, former Baylor coach Art Briles said Thursday he did not cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations tied to the assault scandal at the nation’s largest Baptist university. Briles released a one-page letter, saying he could no longer “remain silent” and defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and ran a football program that considered itself above the rules. The letter came a day after the Texas Rangers, the state’s elite criminal investigations unit, said...

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