The recent maquinita raids conducted by Laredo police with assistance from the District Attorney's Office represents a possible change in approach to investigating the 8-liner establishments, many of which flaunt state law by doling out cash prizes in the hundreds or thousands of dollars for those who get lucky on the gaming machines. When LPD carried out the raids, it arrested the owners of two maquinitas and a slew of employees.
Out of approximately 50 homicides recorded by Laredo police during the past five years, only a few remain unsolved. Grand juries have returned six murder indictments against Laredo homicide suspects so far this year. Of those six, only one was indicted more than five months after the death occurred. There are currently 16 pending murder cases in state court, with a total of 19 defendants. Click through the gallery above to see mugshots for defendants in pending Laredo-area murder cases.
2 more indicted in Zetas auto-theft ring spanning from Laredo to San AntonioThe number of individuals indicted as part of an alleged auto-theft ring that stole vehicles locally and around Texas to be delivered to the Zetas drug cartel continues to grow with the addition of two new defendants. The Laredo Police Department, in conjunction with other local, state and federal law enforcement, announced the dismantling of the auto-theft ring in March.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".