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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

UPDATE: US Stocks Plunge After British Vote

(AP) – U.S. stocks are plunging in early trading after Britons voted to leave the European Union.  The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 500 points, or 2.8 percent, to 17,515 in the first few minutes of trading Friday.  The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 57 points, or 2.7 percent, to 2,056x. The Nasdaq composite […]

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 […]