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[3 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Utility Workers Honored for Herorism

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,
Everyday heroes, that was how City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas and Utilities Director Tomas Rodriguez referred to four City of Laredo Utilities  employees who recently went above and beyond the call of duty and helped to save the life of a little baby.  Marco Sanchez, Utilities Crew Leader; Mario Valdez, Utilities Heavy Equipment Operator; Francisco Gaspar, Heavy Truck Driver; and Gilberto Juarez, Utilities Maintenance Worker, demonstrated the quality of employee, of citizens, of human beings they were when confronted with a situation no parent would ever …

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[3 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Wal-Mart Lap Top Thieves Arrested

Courtesy Joe Baeza,
 On Oct. 29, 2009, two suspects, a female and male, entered the Wal-Mart located on Loop 20.  They took two laptops from the display area and walked out the store.  Several minutes later, the duo returned and took two more laptops.  The next day, Wal-Mart personnel filed a police report and provided a copy of the surveillance video showing the theft being committed.  The video was aired by the local media and several tips were received with the identity of the suspects.  The suspects were identified as Jennifer …

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[3 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]
HOUSE PASSES CUELLAR BILL TO IMPROVE HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION

 Courtesy Ahley Patterson,
 Requires performance assessment of FEMA grants to ensure nation is prepared and protected against acts of terrorism, national emergencies
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3980, a homeland security bill authored by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) requiring the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess how homeland security grants have made the nation safer and better prepared since the terror acts of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.
 
FEMA has invested $29 billion in preparedness grants to state and local entities since 2002. This fall, the agency reported …

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[3 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
CBP Officers at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge Seize Marijuana Valued at $239,000

Courtesy Richard Pauza,
 Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized 239 pounds of marijuana Monday evening that resulted in the arrest of a commercial truck driver. 
 CBP officers arrested a 23-year-old male Mexican citizen from Nuevo Laredo , Tamaulipas and turned him over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents after CBP officers discovered 239 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the commercial tractor trailer he was driving.
 The seizure occurred on the evening of Monday, Dec. 1 at the Colombia-Solidarity …

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[3 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
LPD Narcotics & US Marshals make warrant arrest & find more drugs while warrant was served!

Courtesy Joe Baeza,
  On December 01, 2009, members of the Laredo Police Department’s Narcotics Unit along with the U.S. Marshals executed a felony arrest warrant for Ernesto “Dopey” Gonzalez DOB: 02-07-1985 at his residence located at the 2300 block of San Leonardo.  Upon executing the arrest warrant, Investigators located and seized 60 doses (18.5 grams) of cocaine, 17.6 ounces of marijuana and a .38 caliber handgun. Ernesto Gonzalez was served with the felony warrant (Possession of Marijuana F/3), and was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance F/2 (cocaine) and …