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The U.S. State Department says they are now looking into the disappearance of a local journalist in Mexico. Zane Plemmons disappeared in Nuevo Laredo last month. His family says he was on his way to visit relatives when he stopped to cover a shooting. Plemmons is a freelance journalist who graduated from Medina Valley High School. He is a crime scene photographer who has captured the violence caused by warring drug cartels. A candlelight vigil will be held for Zane on Saturday July 7th at 8 p.m. at Westover Hills Assembly of God.
Jury convicts former South Texas DA of corruption
May 25, 2013 03:24 GMT
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A federal jury in South Texas has convicted a former district attorney on corruption charges.
Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos (vee-yah-LOH'-bohs) was convicted Friday of racketeering, bribery, extortion and other charges. He was acquitted of two counts of extortion.
Villalobos was accused of paying $10,700 to state District Judge Abel Limas to participate in a scheme that unintentionally allowed a convicted murderer to escape. Villalobos was also accused of using his discretion in exchange for cash.
Limas pleaded guilty to racketeering and was one of the main witnesses for the government.
Villalobos is the highest-profile target to stand trial in an FBI investigation into legal corruption in Cameron County. He ran for Congress last year, losing in the Democratic primary.
Villalobos denied any wrongdoing.
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US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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