Molly Smith

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Molly Smith covers public safety and the Hidalgo County District Courthouse for The Monitor. She can be reached at msmith@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4437.

Weslaco police to receive defibrillators thanks to Knapp donation

WESLACO — It was during a lecture on early defibrillation that Dr. Robert Sepulveda had an epiphany: Why aren’t police officers equipped with this...

Jury hands down seven-year sentence in intoxication manslaughter case

EDINBURG — A jury found a Donna woman guilty Thursday of intoxication manslaughter for her role in a New Year’s Day car crash in...

2 wanted in kidnapping attempt, deadly conduct case

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for two suspects believed connected to an attempted aggravated kidnapping in rural Mission last month.The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office issued...

United Way sets lofty goal for annual fundraising campaign

McALLEN — United Way of South Texas announced a $2.5 million fundraising goal for its 2017 campaign Wednesday during a breakfast kick-off event at...

Edinburg man charged with smuggling migrants in minivan

A traffic stop conducted by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Sunday afternoon began routinely enough, when he pulled over a Dodge Grand...

Mission latest Valley city to oppose Senate Bill 4

MISSION — City Council members unanimously passed a resolution Monday opposing Senate Bill 4, joining a growing list of Rio Grande Valley governments, yet...

Two more charged in forgery scheme targeting county jail

EDINBURG — Two more suspects in a forgery scheme targeting the Hidalgo County Detention Center have been arrested.Brownsville residents Daniel Eduardo Gonzalez III, 19,...

Trial in fatal racing incident ends with plea deal

EDINBURG — Before the second day of an emotional trial involving a fatal car crash, the man long-believed responsible for the death of one...

Trial begins in case of fatal crash caused by alleged car racing

EDINBURG — It was the first day of trial Wednesday in a case prosecutor Vance Gonzales described as the “product of three vehicles and...

Trial begins in case of fatal collision caused by alleged car racing

EDINBURG — It was the first day of trial Wednesday in a case prosecutor Vance Gonzales described as the “product of three vehicles and...