Rio Grande Valley
3 die in shootouts
Firefights echoed in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico over the weekend, leaving three dead and several detained in clashes between gunmen and the Mexican military, according to the Tamaulipas attorney general’s office.
Discounted smuggling fee
A grand jury has indicted a man who claimed that a Gulf Cartel member told him to smuggle pot in exchange of a discounted smuggling fee, according to court documents obtained Monday.
Failure to report cash deals
The owner of a downtown business has been indicted for allegedly failing to report dozens of cash transactions that each exceeded $10,000.
Man tries to ship drugs
A man accused of using a local FedEx to attempt to ship narcotics to Delaware was arrested last week, court records obtained Monday show.
Judge names JP interim
With Ricardo Rangel, longstanding Webb County Precinct 2, Place 2 Justice of the Peace, pleading guilty to extortion, an interim judge has been appointed, the county announced late Monday.
Childhood, adolescent mental illness training
Two National Association of Mental Illness Texas state trainers will provide parents, families, social workers, counselors and health professionals the tools to address childhood and adolescent mental illness at an event Saturday.
Unemployment rate drops
The unemployment rate in Webb County dropped substantially in September, falling 0.6 percent to 5.4 percent, the lowest point since April, the Workforce Solutions South Texas reported Monday.
Ebola rumors snuffed
With the recent cases of Ebola and other respiratory viruses emerging into the United States, local health department officials are advising Laredoans not to worry.
Haunted sites exhibit slated
The Webb County Heritage Foundation invites the public to visit “Haunted Heritage – Myths and Legends of Laredo” exhibit in downtown Laredo.
Horror stories and legends
A night of horror stories and legends in a fun atmosphere will be offered by the St. Peter’s Historic Neighborhood Association on Friday when the group hosts its first “pijamada” at St. Peter’s Plaza in downtown Laredo.
Drugs seized at checkpoint
Two women accused of smuggling a cocaine load valued at approximately $1 million were arrested over the weekend at the North Interstate-35 Border Patrol checkpoint, according to records released Monday.
CBP captures wanted men
A man wanted for sexual assault of a minor was apprehended this weekend as he tried to enter the U.S. at a local port of entry.
Bus passenger arrested
A man caught attempting to smuggle liquid methamphetamine at a local international bridge in exchange of $10,000 has been indicted, according to court documents.
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