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Convicted Starr County J-P Reportedly Tests Positive For Cocaine

Suspended Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate is being accused of violating his probation after reportedly failing two drugs tests. The McAllen Monitor reports Zarate tested positive for cocaine twice in the past month — violations of the probation he received after being convicted of bribery in April. Zarate was found guilty of […]

NATIONAL

Flood’s Death Toll Rises To 18 In West Virginia

(AP) – The death toll from the floods that ravaged West Virginia has risen to 18, and officials fear the number will continue to climb.  Chris Stadelman, chief of staff for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, said 14 deaths have been confirmed by the state medical examiner. But local sheriffs and rescue workers across the state […]

WORLD

Scottish Leader Wants New Independence Vote

(AP) – Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says a new Scottish referendum on independence is “highly likely” because of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.  She said Friday legislation will be prepared for a possible new vote. Independence was defeated two years ago in a Scottish referendum.  Sturgeon said she would do everything possible to […]