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Suspended Starr County JP Denied Request For New Trial

Suspended Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate has had his request for a new trial shot down. A judge this week rejected his attorney’s claims that prosecutors did not provide enough evidence to support a conviction. Zarate had been found guilty of bribery in April. The Precinct 3 Place 1 J-P was found […]


3 Wal-Mart Employees Charged In Suspected Shoplifter’s Death

(AP) – Authorities say three Florida Wal-Mart employees have been charged in the death of a suspected shoplifter. The Ledger ( reports that 35-year-old Nathan Allen Higgins, 23-year-old Crucelis Nunez and 58-year-old Randall Eugene Tomko were arrested Thursday and charged with manslaughter. An autopsy showed that 64-year-old Kenneth E. Wisham died from mechanical asphyxiation while […]


US Military Investigates Weapons Theft At Base In Germany

(AP) – U.S. military authorities are investigating the theft of several weapons from an Army arms room at a base in Germany.  Chris Grey, spokesman for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in Quantico, Virginia, said in an emailed statement Friday that the items stolen at the facility in Stuttgart included several semi-automatic pistols, a […]