Tag: Laredo

Immigrants Accused of Being Terrorists

The frigid temperatures negatively impacting local businesses as sales drastically dropped this week. Due to cold temperatures, shoppers are staying in and waiting for the weather to change. We spoke to several business owners downtown who say people are not stopping by and the few that do are running in and out the stores without really purchasing much. Merchants are hoping the cold temperatures don’t linger, they do expect sales to go back to normal once the cold is...

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Accepting Heater Donations

Jamie Longoria director with the Hidalgo County community services agency tells us that they were able to provide heaters for many who needed them. He also told us that all over the valley there are no more space heaters in stores. While at the agency we ran into a man who was looking for a heater but was not able to receive one. We visited the Reyes’ home and could feel just how cold it was, FoxNews went out and checked local stores all over the McAllen, Pharr and Edinburg areas but there were none available. If you have...

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Teen Tide Pod Challenge Dangers

To some, this may be a simple tide pod used for laundry, but it has now become a social media challenge among teenagers ignoring the warning label on the bag. The dangerous trend poses a challenge among teenagers, becoming viral, most popular on facebook but has many residents concerned for the safety of teenagers.  After all, this isn’t the first challenge that goes viral, last year we saw the blue whale challenge, the cinnamon challenge, and the ice and salt challenge.  According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than ten thousand children ages five and younger...

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AEP Outage Updates

This afternoon, AEP finalized transporting the substation to the Del Mar Station. As of today, all AEP customers have electricity. AEP is still advising the community to conserve energy by setting the thermostat to 68 degrees or cooler and unplugging energy consuming devices. On Monday, a power outage caused about 5,300 customers to lose power. On Tuesday, about 1,200 customers remained without...

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Shooting in Pharr Leaves One Man Dead and One Hospitalized

Officers found Jonathan Alcala with gunshot wounds. It happened this morning around 1:30AM in the morning. Pharr police responded to a call in the 800th block of W. Coyote Trail. Alcalá had to be transferred to a near hospital where hours later he was declared deceased. Three suspects have been identified responsible for this crime and are under custody. At the moment one of them is hospitalized and will be charged when he’s released. The other individuals will be processed before a judge tomorrow in a Pharr court. If you have any information that can help authorities with this case you...

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