Luisana Moreno

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Fort Hood Sergeant Sent to Prison for Snapchat Sales of Fentanyl

A U.S. Army sergeant stationed at Fort Hood will spend six years in prison for using social media to set up the sale of thousands of fentanyl pills in central Texas. Federal prosecutors linked the soldier to a wave of local overdoses.

This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence at a trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation. Accidental overdoses contribute to 90 percent of all U.S. opioid-related deaths. Rising use of illicitly manufactured and highly potent synthetic opioids including …

Two Fort Hood Soldiers Sent to Prison for Migrant Smuggling

Two former U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Hood were sentenced to almost two years in prison for their roles in a conspiracy to smuggle migrants past a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. The soldiers wore their uniforms to hopefully avoid suspicion.

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, border patrol agents use a drug sniffing dog to check vehicles at California's Pine Valley checkpoint, on the main route from Arizona to San Diego. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana …

VIDEO: 12-Foot-Alligator Walks Through Texas Town

A 12-foot alligator surprised locals in a Houston, Texas, suburb as it slowly walked through a residential neighborhood this week. Authorities were able to capture and relocate the 400-pound gator to a wildlife sanctuary.

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CEO of Texas Migrant Minors Shelter Faces Fraud Charges

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The top executive of a local shelter for unaccompanied migrants faces federal fraud charges for allegedly using public grants and other funds to cover personal real state purchases and lease-backs. At least two other unnamed individuals are expected to be arrested in the coming days in connection with the case.

FILE - This May 29, 2019 file photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered. The federal government is opening a new mass shelter …

Imprisoned Fort Bliss Soldier Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charge

A former U.S. Army soldier recently pleaded guilty to federal charges concerning the sexual abuse of a 6-year-old child. He has a history of other sexual assaults against children and is facing multiple state charges for those cases. At the time of the abuses, the soldier was on active duty and stationed in Fort Bliss near the Texas-Mexico border.

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Texas Teacher Gets 60 Day Prison Sentence for Sex with 6th Grader

A former Texas sixth grade teacher will spend two months in prison for having a three-year relationship with one of her students, who was between the ages of 12 and 15 at the time. She will be given until June 2023 to surrender for her brief prison sentence due to the recent birth of her child.

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Illegal Alien Drives 85 Migrants to Texas Border to Pay His Own Smuggling Fee

An illegal alien from Mexico pleaded guilty to trying to drive a tractor-trailer carrying 85 migrants through a Border Patrol checkpoint in Texas. The individuals inside suffered from suffocatingly high temperatures. The smuggling attempt came weeks before 53 migrants died in another trailer.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents find a large group of migrants locked inside a tractor-trailer. (U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Texas Trucker Convicted of Smuggling 124 Migrants

A federal jury convicted a Texas trucker for trying to smuggle 124 migrants in a tractor-trailer past a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. As a defense, the driver claimed he did not know there were migrants in the vehicle.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents find 66 illegal aliens in a tractor-trailer rig at the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint on June 29. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Four Indicted for Deaths of 53 Migrants Found in Texas

A federal grand jury in Texas handed down indictments against four men in connection with a June failed smuggling attempt that killed 53 migrants. Two of the men are from Mexico and were in the country illegally.

Police found 42 migrants dead in a tractor-trailer near San Antonio. (KSAT Video Screenshot)