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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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CHRISTIANSTED – Police responded to reports of gunfire and fights at the Aqua Lounge Night Club in Estate Castle Coakley about 3 a.m. Sunday. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to the nightclub after receiving reports of fights inside and outside the Aqua Lounge and guns being fired. When

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 46-year-old St. Croix man said he was entertaining two women in his Estate Richmond home New Year’s Eve when a man barged into the house, claimed one of the women was his girlfriend and attacked him with a hammer, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The

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ARRESTED FOR DUI: Ashley Roseboom CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) reported that at least five people have been arrested on St. Thomas on charges ranging from drug possession to drunk driving  and domestic violence. * On Friday, January 1, 2016 – Alciann Enclewood, 34, of Pile

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HAVANA – Is Cuba’s rising travel trade a threat to leading Caribbean destinations? That depends on whom you ask. Until recently, the détente between the United States and its longtime foe had generated more headlines than actual tourism business; in fact, tourism from the United States to Cuba is still

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 Rakeem Christmas INDIANAPOLIS – It is every player’s dream to get called up to the “big leagues.” But for Rakeem Christmas, the NBA dream only lasted for two days and one game – and he didn’t even get any playing time. Christmas was called up by the Indiana Pacers before

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FREDERIKSTED – A 25-year-old man walking home in the early morning hours today was shot in the leg near the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion. The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police to the shooting in Estate Smithfield at 3:43 a.m. Sunday, according to the VIPD. Police said the man is

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    Modern-day pirates of the Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN – Two incidents of armed piracy against sailing vessels reported in the Caribbean in the last 10 days have prompted an Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) warning. OCC Commodore John Franklin has issued an alert to vessels sailing in waters between

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FOOT INJURY RETURNS: Linval Joseph EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – While nearly all of the Minnesota Vikings were participating in practice on New Year’s Day, there is one large absence. A very large one. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph sat out of practice on Friday, making it the third consecutive practice that

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SAN JUAN – Health officials in Puerto Rico reported the island’s first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus recently linked to the rise of a serious neurological disorder among newborns in Brazil. “There is no reason for alarm, and the public should continue to take commonsense steps to avoid mosquito

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NEW YORK – Speculation that ABC would yank its affiliation with WSVI-TV Channel 8 has been rife since at least 2011. And confirmation that it has finally happened came in the form of the programming that is being scrolled on Innovative Cable TV – there is no ABC programming scheduled

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