Guilty of murder
LMTonline.com / Sat, 6 Dec 2014 02:57:44 -0600
A man who pleaded guilty Thursday evening in the 49th District Court to a murder charge was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison.
Hearing held for border death
The case against the U.S. government and Border Patrol agents, who used deadly force to shoot an unarmed Mexican man on the banks of the Rio Grande two years ago, was the main topic in a status conference held Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Guillermo Garcia.
Whataburger raises funds for children
Whataburger in Laredo is raising money for Sacred Heart Children’s Home.
$2 million in drugs seized
A Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, man was arrested following the discovery of $2 million worth of narcotics inside his tractor-trailer in Northwest Laredo, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
Marijuana load seized from home
An anonymous tip led Laredo police to seize a marijuana load from a South Laredo home, authorities said Thursday.
Two suspects busted for drag racing
Two people, including a former Dallas peace officer, have been arrested for allegedly racing along Shiloh Road on Wednesday night, according to police.
Robbery suspect arrested
A man who robbed $216 from a West Laredo Cricket Wireless store on Monday was arrested Wednesday, according to police.
LCC hosts memorial service
The memory of art instructor Martha Fenstermaker will be celebrated today by the Laredo Community College Visual Arts Department, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Webb County Heritage Foundation during a special memorial service.
Bethany House benefit gala tonight
Bethany House of Laredo will host its Biennial Benefit Gala tonight at the Laredo Civic Center starting at 7 p.m.
Nationalization protestors block bridges
Both downtown border crossings as well as the vehicle import center in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, known in Spanish by its initials CITEV remained blocked Thursday afternoon after workers connected to the importation and exportation of vehicles closed the center to traffic from the United States.
9 more plead guilty
Nine additional defendants associated with a South Laredo drug trafficking organization, which distributed crack, cocaine and marijuana and used minors to sell the drugs, entered guilty pleas Thursday in a Laredo federal court.
DWI suspect waives presence
A suspected drunk driver who rear-ended a vehicle on New Year’s Day this year leaving a woman wheelchair bound waived his presence at arraignment Thursday morning, according to the District Attorney’s office.
Despite the massive traffic blockade on southbound lanes near the downtown area, a group of about 100 people managed to make it to the Border Heritage Museum, 810 Zaragoza St., for the opening reception of the exhibit of entries in the “Historic Laredo” Photo Competition Thursday evening.
Rio Grande Valley