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Growing Drug Problem Brings New Starr County Crime-Fighting Group

There is a new crime-fighting task force operating in Starr County. Several local police departments, the sheriff’s office, and the county attorney’s office have partnered to form the Special Crimes Unit. Rio Grande City Police Chief Noe Castillo, who is directing the multi-agency task force, says it was created to combat a growing drug trafficking […]

NATIONAL

White House Bars Major News Outlets From Informal Briefing

(AP) – News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday. Several news organizations were allowed in, including the conservative website Breitbart News.  The site’s former executive chairman, Steve Bannon, is chief strategist to President […]

WORLD

Mexican Town’s Residents Kill 3 Men Accused Of Car Theft

(AP) – Prosecutors in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas say residents of a town have killed three men who allegedly had tried to steal a car.  The Chiapas state attorney’s office said in a statement Friday that the men were caught in the act by the car’s owner and taken by residents to the […]