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Convicted Starr County J-P Facing New Charges After Positive Drug Test

Suspended Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate is to be arraigned Monday after apparently violating his probation in connection with a previous bribery conviction. Zarate was arrested and jailed over the weekend when the District Attorney’s Office moved to revoke his probation after Zarate allegedly failed two drug tests. A drug patch Zarate […]

NATIONAL

Florida Mayor: Carjacking Was ‘a random act of violence’

(AP) — An 18-year-old is being held without bail in the carjacking of a central Florida mayor.  WFTV reports that a judge Sunday ordered that Jermine Jacques Horne remain in the Seminole County jail.  Horne faces charges of armed carjacking, aggravated assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was arrested along with […]

WORLD

Pope: Gays And Others Marginalized Deserve An Apology

(AP) — Pope Francis says gays — and other people marginalized by the church like the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology.  Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Karl Marx, who told a conference in Dublin in the days […]