Gun violence increases in border town - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Gun violence increases in border town

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Still unclear how mortar shell ended up at plant

    Still unclear how mortar shell ended up at plant

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:41:56 GMT
    Investigators are still trying to determine how a live mortar shell ended up at a recycling plant in southwestern Illinois where it exploded and killed two people this week.
    Investigators are still trying to determine how a live mortar shell ended up at a recycling plant in southwestern Illinois where it exploded and killed two people this week.
  • Heartland road projects for 8/28

    Heartland road projects for 8/28

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:18:59 GMT
    Here is a list of road projects around the Heartland scheduled for Thursday, August 28.
    Here is a list of road projects around the Heartland scheduled for Thursday, August 28.
  • Kennett, MO pharmacist sentenced for billing healthcare fraud

    Kennett, MO pharmacist sentenced for billing healthcare fraud

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:55:58 GMT
    A Kennett, Missouri pharmacist has been sentenced after pleading guilty to healthcare billing fraud.
    A Kennett, Missouri pharmacist has been sentenced after pleading guilty to healthcare billing fraud.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Automatic weapons and hand grenades rang out in two difference areas of Agua Prieta early Saturday morning.

The area, which lies across the border from Douglas, has seen an increase in violence with two cartels fighting for control of the area, authorities say.

A Mexican station posted a video to Youtube, showing some of the damage from the incident.

No Americans were killed, but Cochise County Sheriff Mark Daniels says the department is on high alert and has increased security.

Pamela Jacks says she is too afraid to enter Mexico.

"I used to go back and forth but when all of this drug business started coming up, then I stopped going over ther as often…and now it's been a few years…I just won't go," Jacks said.

A similar attack came a month ago when a deadly shootout occurred between authorities and drug cartel members in Rocky Point.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.