Tracking Kidnappings

Tracking Kidnappings

Tracking kidnappings can be difficult, FBI officials said. The agency came up with broad categories for adult kidnapping cases. Those categories include "traditional" kidnappings, where someone is taken and held for ransom, "express" kidnappings, where someone is taken to a bank or ATM and forced to get money and “virtual” kidnappings, where a caller pretends they have a…

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Weeding out Synthetic Pot

Weeding out Synthetic Pot

The concern over the sale and use of synthetic marijuana prompted Rio Grande City officials to approve an ordinance to tackle the problem. The ordinance gives police the authority to fine, arrest and take blood from suspects to build a case. Officials say synthetic marijuana is a growing problem in the city.

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Ranchers Fed Up with Poaching

Ranchers in Starr County said they are fed up with poachers. One rancher who rents out his property to hunters said poachers are ruining his bottom line. Game wardens said poaching and road hunting are a huge problem in Starr County and landowners are taking notice.

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Headphones Can Affect Awareness

Experts are urging people to listen to music wisely because headphones can make a person less aware of the surroundings. The heavy sound of train horn was not enough to save a man's life.

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Reynosa Teen Arrested

Reynosa Teen Arrested

A Reynosa teen was arrested for killing a pregnant girl and her unborn child, according to Mexican media partners. Police said a 17-year-old girl was three months pregnant when she lost her baby.

Wanted Sex Offender Caught in Dallas

Wanted Sex Offender Caught in Dallas

A convicted felon on the Texas Department of Public Safety's 10 Most Wanted sex offenders list has been caught at a home in Dallas.

Missing Mail

Missing Mail

Lillian Wright became suspicious when she noticed scotch tape on the outside of an envelope she received. Wright said the tape likely was the work of a thief. The gift cards that were supposed to be in the envelope were gone, she said.

Schools Not Making the Grade

Schools Not Making the Grade

Fewer Texas schools are meeting the state’s academic performance requirements, according to a new report.

Woman Wanted in Purse Theft

Woman Wanted in Purse Theft

Police are searching for a woman who allegedly walked away with someone else’s purse. The incident happened last week when a woman forgot her purse in the bathroom at the Home Depot off north Jackson Road.

Brownsville Police Officer Charged

Brownsville Police Officer Charged

A veteran South Texas police officer has been charged with theft and forgery in what investigators say involves an outside company. Brownsville police Officer Ruben Castillo on Monday remained on administrative leave without pay. The 45-year-old officer was arrested last Wednesday and freed on $10,000 bond.

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  • The Cameron County clerk-elect may not take office in January. As of today, Sylvia…

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    The Cameron County clerk-elect may not take office in January. As of today, Sylvia Garza Perez can't get the necessary bond to fulfill her role. State law requires the county clerk to have a $500,000 bond. Garza Perez was elected in November. Garza Perez said she has secured $100,000 because of her personal credit, but is having problems getting a bonding company to back her. The current clerk…

  • Police arrested Juanita T. Rojas, 39, after a traffic stop Friday in San Benito.…

    Police arrested Juanita T. Rojas, 39, after a traffic stop Friday in San Benito. Officers said Rojas acted nervously when they questioned her about the traffic violation she allegedly committed. She gave the officers consent to search her pickup truck and later admitted to having crack cocaine on her person. Rojas was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $5,000.

  • San Benito police arrested Pablo Coy, 34, on several charges after officers…

    San Benito police arrested Pablo Coy, 34, on several charges after officers responded to a shots-fired call. The incident happened Thursday in the 800 block of Avon Street. Officers found a 12-gauge shotgun in Coy’s car after a witness pointed him out as the person who fired the shots. Police arrested Coy on charges of DWI and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. His bond was set at…

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