Tag: weather

DPS Increases Patrols During Spring Break

Statewide (KFXV) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public to take extra precautions during the spring break week. Law enforcement will increase their patrols during the holidays, focusing on those speeding, drunk drivers and anyone not wearing their seat-belts. They encourage drivers to slow down during bad weather or driving conditions like construction or heavy traffic, and to eliminate any distractions including mobile...

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Vehicle Flips in Weslaco

WESLACO (KFXV) — Another driver lost control of their vehicle, causing their truck to flip over. The rollover happened on FM 88 and Mile 1 around 11 this morning. Officials with the Department of Public Safety confirmed the driver received treatment at an area hospital for their minor injuries. It is still not know whether this morning’s rains factored into this incident, but authorities urge the community to take precautions when on roadways during wet...

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Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect in San Benito

San Benito (KFXV) — Tonight a boil water advisory remains under effect for the city of San Benito. This means every resident in that community must boil their tap water before drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing their teeth and washing dishes. We walked through the city of San Benito, knocking on multiples doors. Each of the families we talked to explained their concerns and how they are handling the water advisory, including the Silva family. Francisco Silva tells us water problems in his household started over the weekend. It was then San Benito officials sent out this message using...

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Caught on Camera: Couple Snap Prom Pics in front of Tornado

Tornados are known as many things: twisters, cyclones… but a pair of students in Colorado found a way to make a stormy tornado the ultimate prom date. This photobomb is taking the internet by storm. High school freshman Ali Marintzer and senior Charlie Bator weren’t going to let this tornado ruin their prom pictures. While this third wheel didn’t stick around, they’re glad they snapped a few selfies with it. The couple says people are criticizing them for not staying inside. Marintzer says they stayed inside until they knew the tornado was a safe distance from their home. And...

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Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

CHICAGO (AP) — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and the researchers say the trend raises public health and safety concerns. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study examined national 2001-2013 data on playground injuries to kids aged 14 and younger who received emergency-room treatment. Of almost 215,000 kids on average treated yearly, almost 10 percent — about 21,000 annually — had traumatic brain injuries including concussions. Only nonfatal injuries were...

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