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City releases list of COVID-19 testing sites
The City of Laredo has provided a list of places where people can get tested for the coronavirus.
City confirms 2,880 COVID-19 cases and 43 deaths
Nuevo Laredo confirms 986 cases of COVID-19
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City and county confirm three new COVID-19 related deaths
Updated: Jul. 11, 2020 at 12:52 PM CDT
The coronavirus has claimed a few more lives in the Laredo-Webb County area putting our death toll at 43.
Local hospital COVID-19 ICU at capacity
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 11:13 PM CDT
As of Friday's media briefing, Laredo Medical Center is at 100 percent capacity in the COVID intensive care unit with 20 patients in 20 beds.
Three nursing homes currently under quarantine
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 10:35 PM CDT
Along with Regent Care, the additional two nursing homes were quarantined for also having positive cases of COVID-19 inside the home.
Nursing home administrator speaks out about deceased resident
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 10:37 PM CDT
Doctor Trevino pointed out that these are not normal circumstances, and with Regent Care under an official quarantine, the Health Department steps in to make the decision if a resident can leave.
FDA warns of hand sanitizers containing methanol
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 9:20 PM CDT
The Food and Drug Administration adds five more products to the list of hand sanitizers that contain methanol, a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or swallowed.
Hot and dry
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 8:25 PM CDT
An increasingly hot and increasingly dry airmass lies above our shallow layer of humid gulf air.
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LISD superintendent addresses reopening of schools
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 7:08 PM CDT
A local superintendent speaks out on social media regarding concerns about the reopening of schools in August.
Local teacher concerned about upcoming school year
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 6:17 PM CDT
With the new school year exactly one month away, one local educator is concerned about how that might look like come August.
LMC holds parade to distribute care packages
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 5:51 PM CDT
Laredo Medical Center distributed care packages in a drive by parade Thursday morning.
Local health authority issues public health order for local schools
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 11:58 AM CDT
As part of the order, all local schools shall reopen through virtual, remote, or distance learning only.
Local physician tests positive for COVID-19
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 8:38 AM CDT
A local doctor has been at the frontlines of treating patients since the start of the pandemic has tested positive for COVID-19.
Webb County Sheriff’s Office seizes $20,000 of marijuana
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 7:47 AM CDT
An anonymous tip to the Webb County Sheriff's Office leads to the discovery of 67 pounds of marijuana.
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Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 7:07 AM CDT
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The heat is on!
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 5:13 AM CDT
Get ready to crank up the AC because we are expecting a very hot and humid weekend!
Federal team assessing overflowing hospitals
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 11:23 PM CDT
The state is already sending personnel to help, but once all those resources are maxed out, the city must established a field hospital to help with the overflow.
Sister of deceased nursing home resident speaks out
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 10:13 PM CDT
A recent death of a local nursing home resident has shed some light on not only how vulnerable this population is, but how quickly a very contagious virus such as COVID-19 can spread and become deadly.
Health authority mandates for closure of schools
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 9:31 PM CDT
The Laredo Health Authority Doctor Victor Trevino has released a local order mandating the closure of schools until the COVID-19 infection gets under control.
Man accused of quadruple homicide indicted for capital murder
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 8:06 PM CDT
A grand jury decides to indict Samuel Enrique Lopez, who is accused of committing the murders of a family of four earlier this year.
Early voting ends tomorrow
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 7:45 PM CDT
More than 8,000 people have come out to vote during early voting.
Nuevo Laredo creating separate burial sites for those lost to COVID-19
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 6:57 PM CDT
As the death toll continues to rise in Nuevo Laredo, the city’s Health Department is creating a new site where they will only bury people who died from COVID-19.
LPD cracks down on curfew violators
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 6:20 PM CDT
On Wednesday’s media briefing, Investigator Joe Baeza said it’s adults, not just teens who are recently seen violating the curfew rule.
City and county confirms three new COVID-19 related deaths
Updated: Jul. 8, 2020 at 11:20 PM CDT
This brings the total death toll now to 38 lives lost to COVID-19 in Laredo and the Webb County area.
Nuevo Laredo man succumbs to virus right outside hospital
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 1:01 PM CDT
A Nuevo Laredo resident who was battling COVID-19 succumbed to the virus right outside an area hospital.
Border Patrol agents seize nearly 200 pounds of drugs near local golf course
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 11:36 AM CDT
An alleged drug smuggler posing as a golfer is caught by Border Patrol trying to drive a load of illegal narcotics into the country.
UISD increasing connectivity for its students this school year
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 10:25 AM CDT
Although the plans for the upcoming school year are still up in the air, UISD says it is planning on distributing state of the art technology for students in need.
Webb County Jail passes inspection
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 8:27 AM CDT
The Webb County Sheriff’s Office will continue to move forward in maintaining compliance for the safety of everyone who enters the jail.
KGNS News Today (7/9/20)
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 7:57 AM CDT
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Border Patrol agents rescue lost individuals in distress
Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 6:47 AM CDT
Border Patrol agents rescue a couple of illegal immigrants who were in dire need of medical assistance.