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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A unit from the Echo Company Fire Station responded to a residential fire in Estate Hull about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Once on the scene, fire personnel observed flames coming from the side of the residence. Upon making entry into the home, they further observed the fire

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BEACH TO AVOID: “Condo row Princess” on St. Croix from Mill Harbor Condominiums to Breezez Restaurant in Golden Rock. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach

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ODD MAN OUT: Derek Jeter poses in front of pink balloons to symbolize that his first child is a baby girl. Maybe the former New York Yankees baseball captain can up his intake of oysters if he hopes to have a male successor on the baseball diamond. (PHOTO COURTESY: Hannah

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Fire Services personnel assigned to the Hotel Company Fire Station responded to a structural fire at #67 Kronprindsen Gade. When fire personnel arrived on the scene near the Big Cock Bar & Grill in Stoners Alley about 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, they found a one-story

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CHRISTIANSTED — Former St. Croix resident Rakeem Christmas is packing his bags and leaving for Turkey. Christmas, the 36th pick of the 2015 NBA draft, has been languishing on the “Mad Ants” in the D-League which is the Indiana Pacers farm team. Sources close to the Pacers say that they

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Harvey is starting to cast down rain on the Windward Islands, and may pose a threat early next week in parts of Central America’s Caribbean coast, but is not expected to adversely affect the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The good news is that Harvey hasn’t gotten any

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police said that they cannot find a red pickup truck that was stolen from in front of a house downtown here and need your help. The truck was stolen from in front of a house on Queen Cross Street while its owner was asleep before 7:45 a.m. on

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CHRISTIANSTED — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy it put in place six years ago to allow national parks like the Buck Island National Monument on St. Croix to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Parks Service said

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SAN JUAN — An extra tropical system not associated with Invest 91L was causing flash flood warnings to be issued for Puerto Rico on Thursday morning. But the area of organized showers located 500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles called Invest 91L has a 90 percent chance of tropical

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two days before Invest 91L was expected to reach the territory, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) plunged St. Croix into darkness for nearly six hours. At least 14,000 WAPA customers were affected as a light drizzle fell on St. Croix accompanied by 19 mile-per-hour winds.

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