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After 2 years on the run, Mission capital murder fugitive captured

MISSION — Police nabbed a 23-year-old man wanted for a 2012 fatal shooting and armed kidnapping.

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Friday 10/24/2014
After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
Posted: October 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
Poll: Texas Latinos support choice when it comes to abortion
Posted: October 23, 2014

Results of a recent survey commissioned by a women’s reproductive health advocacy group found that many Latinos vote in line with Democratic pro-choice policies — not religious doctrine that bans abortions.

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FBI inquiring into officer-involved shooting
Posted: October 23, 2014

BROWNSVILLE – Authorities revealed new details Thursday as to what led up to the officer-involved shooting that killed a 27-year-old man in a Southmost backyard.

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Willacy’s 8-liner proposal dropped
Posted: October 23, 2014

RAYMONDVILLE — Willacy County commissioners have scrapped a proposal that would have set tough restrictions on eight-liner arcades after six weeks of wrangling over it.

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San Juan man accused of molesting 10 girls captured in Mexico
Posted: October 23, 2014

SAN JUAN — A 65-year-old fugitive has been extradited back to Hidalgo County after being caught in Zacatecas, Mexico, more than 45 days following initial allegations of child sexual abuse.

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RGV tops immigrant deaths across border, but overall level hits 15-year low
Posted: October 23, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

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Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel
Posted: October 23, 2014

EMMETSBURG, Iowa – The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last - at least in the United States.

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Death threat temporarily closes Pharr H-E-B
Posted: October 23, 2014

PHARR — A man told a woman shopping at the Pharr H-E-B on Thursday that "he was going to kill people," prompting the store's temporary closure, the police chief said in a statement. 

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4-year-old brings gun to La Joya ISD pre-K class
Posted: October 23, 2014

SULLIVAN CITY — A 4-year-old student at Benavides Elementary School brought a handgun to his pre-kindergarten class Thursday morning, school officials confirmed.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
New Mercedes fire station replaces 87-year-old firehouse
Posted: October 22, 2014

MERCEDES — Gleaming red fire trucks sat behind a row of firefighters who stood at attention Wednesday, saluting the American and Texas flags hanging outside the city’s new firehouse.

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Lawmen shoot and kill suspect in Brownsville
Posted: October 22, 2014

Authorities shot and killed a man after he allegedly charged with an axe at officers who were serving an arrest warrant Wednesday morning in Brownsville.

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NWS: Flash floods not expected to continue this week
Posted: October 22, 2014

Wednesday’s rainfall might have surprised some motorists who drove through flooded roads and dangerous conditions across the Rio Grande Valley. But put down the umbrellas for a second, because according to the National Weather Service in Brownsville, the rest of the week is expected to be dry.

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Amid high turnout, Hidalgo County Dems rally for ticket
Posted: October 22, 2014

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Democrats hope the high voter turnout numbers during early voting will help their statewide counterparts.

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Willacy County to hold 8-liner workshop
Posted: October 22, 2014

RAYMONDVILLE — A majority of Willacy County commissioners say they oppose a proposed ordinance with tough regulations on eight-liner arcades as County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. tries to ease proposed restrictions to pass them into law.

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Feds charge another militia member
Posted: October 22, 2014

BROWNSVILLE — Federal authorities have arrested another militia member on a charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon.

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Discussion reveals history of Mexican gastronomy
Posted: October 22, 2014

HARLINGEN — Corn doesn’t grow naturally, so the ancient Mexicans spent thousands of years developing it as a major food source.

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AgriLife Extension schedules sugarcane aphid field day to address growing concern
Posted: October 22, 2014

WESLACO — The sugarcane aphid continues to spread throughout the South and is now considered the most important pest of grain sorghum in the United States, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

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Highest early voting turnout statewide in Hidalgo County
Posted: October 22, 2014

For the last two days, Hidalgo County has topped the list for the Texas county with the highest percentage of registered voters voting in person, according preliminary numbers from the Hidalgo County Elections Office.

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19 killed in Tamaulipas shootouts
Posted: October 22, 2014

McALLEN — Mexican security forces killed 19 gunmen Tuesday during three confrontations between Rio Bravo and Matamoros that occurred within half an hour of each other, authorities said Wednesday.

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Woman sent to prison after stealing $204K for ‘lavish vacations’
Posted: October 22, 2014

McALLEN — A San Antonio woman has been sent to prison for bilking the state out of more than $204,000 after stealing 14 people’s identities, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Edcouch woman gets prison after stealing $90K from halfway house
Posted: October 22, 2014

McALLEN — An Edcouch woman who embezzled more than $90,000 from the halfway house where she worked will spend time behind bars herself.

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Edcouch to receive $4 million in federal money to upgrade wastewater plant
Posted: October 22, 2014

EDCOUCH — The strained wastewater plant in this Delta town is getting a $4 million renovation, thanks to a grant and loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Lawmakers and stakeholders crafting legislation for Texas vets’ care
Posted: October 22, 2014

State lawmakers want the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to act as a hub for expanding the statewide veterans’ health care system across the region.

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Mission-based MAE Power Equipment hits 60th Anniversary
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 3:45 pm

MISSION — Wear and tear means metal loses its sheen. Bolts shake loose. Chains rust and engines fail.

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Town hall meeting tonight to discuss regional group’s vision for Valley
Posted: October 22, 2014

Central American children and families arrived in the Rio Grande Valley by the thousands over the summer, many fleeing violence in countries south of Mexico and destined for cities across the United States.

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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent
Posted: October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

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Mexico's inventive snacks are not for weak stomachs
Posted: October 22, 2014

MEXICO CITY — The streets of metropolitan Mexico City, population 20 million, are many things, not all of them pleasant.

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