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Laredo Sector Border Patrol names Chief Patrol Agent

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A new chief will be taking the helm over at the Laredo Sector Border Patrol. U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost named Felix Chavez as the new Chief Patrol Agent.


City approves Alternative Incarceration Program

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Inmates will soon be serving their time by cleaning up the streets in our community. City Council approved a memorandum of understanding between the city and Webb County to participate in the Sheriff's Office’s Alternative Incarceration Program.


Suspect accused of assaulting man with handgun

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A Laredo man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a couple with a handgun. Police arrested 20-year-old Carlos Ruben Cruz in the case. The incident happened on Monday afternoon when Cruz approached a couple at the 300 block of Bruni and pointed a handgun at the female.


Webb County Sheriff’s Office holds Retirement Breakfast

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Webb County Sheriff’s Office held its Sheriff Retirement Breakfast where they discussed cybersecurity. This month’s guest speaker was Laredo College President Doctor Ricardo Solis.


Laredo soldiers provides sandals to kids in Africa

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A Laredo soldier stationed in Africa makes it his personal mission to help a group of children. After patrolling the scorching streets of Djibouti on a regular basis, Sergeant 1st class Robert Rodriguez and his platoon say they began to notice a devastating trend, most of the orp


Laredo Housing Authority Committee discusses ways to revitalize downtown

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A symposium to help revitalize downtown Laredo was held on Wednesday. Architects, builders, and members of the Laredo Housing Authority Committee attended the event.


Texas Mayor Arrested, Charged With Trying To Rig Own Election

Texas Mayor Arrested, Charged With Trying To Rig Own Election. A Texas mayor has been arrested on charges of trying to rig his own 2017 election victory, prosecutors say. Matt Yurus reports.


Texas woman who suffered third-degree burns after falling on curling iron opens up about harrowing injury

WARNING: Article contains graphic photos. A mom in Texas says she isn’t about to let a tragic injury keep her from feeling beautiful inside and out. Brittney Sullivan, of Cleburne, was getting ready for work on Jan. 17, 2018 when she suffered an epileptic seizure and fell unconscious into her curlin


Police: Texas man fatally shot his children, sister-in-law

FORT WORTH, Texas – The man whom officials say shot and killed his young children and his sister-in-law before shooting himself had just taken a job with Child Protective Services and was in training to be a CPS investigator.


Social media post raises concerns about possible diseases

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A social media post made by a local Border Patrol union is concerning residents in the community over a migrant possibly carrying a dangerous disease. Agents say the migrant was taken to a hospital and was diagnosed with a rare and highly contagious type of influenza, something n


Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Threatening Woman with Weapon

A man is arrested for threatening a victim after he was not given money. Laredo police received a call of a person armed with a gun at the 1400 block of meadow street. At the scene, they detained Oscar Melendez.


Literacy Volunteers of Laredo challenging residents to spelling bee contest!

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A local group is looking to host a spectacular event where spellers of various ages can put their skills to the test!. In today’s world of social media and posting online, spelling is something that takes the center stage; however, many of us heavily rely on the use of technology


Texas girl dies at hospital days after being beaten by classmates: report

A 13-year-old Texas girl died Wednesday after falling into a coma following a violent altercation with two teen girls outside her middle school last week in which one girl kicked her in the head.


Anonymous tip leads to the arrest of alleged drug dealer

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Despite desperate attempts to dispose of evidence, a Laredo man is arrested and charged with multiple felony counts including the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.


County working on drainage plan for Ranchito Las Lomas subdivision

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A community in east Webb County could soon see a safety feature added for a rainy day. During Wednesday’s Commissioners Court meeting, officials decided to move forward with directing staff to begin negotiations to purchase some property in the Ranchito Las Lomas subdivision.


Starting off Thursday nice and chilly!

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - After seeing some light showers around south Texas, it looks like those chances of rain have passed us by and brought cooler temperatures. On Thursday, we will be starting our day in the low 60s, so you might need a light jacket.


Chick-fil-A makes Sunday delivery for Texas boy in hospital

TEMPLE, Texas (KTRK) -- Chick-fil-A is famed for its tender fried chicken, refreshing lemonade and the fact that it's opened all days of the week except Sundays. When Danny Agee, who was awaiting surgery for a brain tumor, expressed from his hospital bed his desire for Chick-fil-A nuggets, a restaur


Assistant band director accused of pawning stolen instruments

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A local assistant band director is singing a different tune after he was accused of pawning thousands of dollars’ worth of instruments. Forty-three-year-old Antonio Roberto Alvarez turned himself over to the LISD Police on Tuesday morning.


Old Mercy Hospital project hits minor roadblock

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Plans continue to move forward for the project that will transform the old Mercy Hospital building into a center of international trade. The project manager says that at this point the city and county need to agree to convert the area into a free trade zone.


Possible tornado rips apart homes and businesses in east Texas town

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A reported tornado touched down in San Augustine County Wednesday night, destroying homes and businesses, the sheriff's office said. San Augustine County is just east of Lufkin.