Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Grass Fire in San Manuel Spreads

Late breaking tonight.–fire crews from Linn-San Manuel and Edinburg are battling a large grass fire near US 281 and FM 186. Officials say the fire is out of control and are calling for additional aid from surrounding areas. Here you see the location of the fire.  At the moment no other details have been made available. We will keep you informed as the story...

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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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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announces new medicine program for those on Medicare

A new medicare program will help beneficiaries lower their cost of medicines. Congressman Vicente Gonzales recently announced the program will provide “Bio-similar Medications” or medicines with the exact formula of the medicines they are currently prescribed.  Leaders of the program say the medications yield the same effects at a lower cost. This innovative plan will be implemented next year benefiting all those with...

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Leader of local Gulf Cartel crew arrested

The leader of the Gulf Cartel “Rip Crew” called Los Mickeys, Macrin Marin Rios Cerda, was arrested on the 300 block of Aldea Street in Mission Wednesday. According to police, he, along with four other members were wanted in connection to a robbery turned deadly in April of this year in San Juan. Four other members of the group confessed to the robberies and have received charges. They were linked to at least seven different robberies in the Rio Grande Valley. Overall, the group is estimated to have stolen more than $20,000 of jewelry and drugs. Cerda faces federal...

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Valley Women who Wait for Annual Check-Up could miss Advanced Cancer early on

Some doctors in the Rio Grande Valley are warning women who wait for their annual mammogram could risk missing early detection of cancer. 40% of breast cancer cases are detected by a women noticing a lump or change in her breast. Doctors tell Fox News this is one of the main reasons why self examinations are necessary. “The most important preventative measure to take against breast cancer is self examination which is done by the women herself,” says Carlos Garcia-Cantu, a doctor in the valley. Doctors are motivating patients to get to know themselves and do self examinations monthly....

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