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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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MIAMI – Danny has become the first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Danny ramped up in strength and appearance today, developing a more symmetrical structure and an eye. Its wind speed also increased to 75 mph, making Danny a Category 1 hurricane. As of 11

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Burglar crawling forward looking at camera CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The burglary of a woman’s clothing store in Solberg was caught on video surveillance, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were alerted by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday August 12 of a burglary at Kenia’s

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police were dispatched to the Roy Schneider Hospital and Medical Center about 2:40 a.m. Sunday August 16 in response to a report that a woman had suffered second-degree burns to her face, chest and arms, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The Criminal Investigation Bureau was not

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Seven incidents were reported to police and six people were arrested between Friday and Tuesday on St. Thomas by the Virgin Islands Police Department according to police. A 14-year-old Hospital Ground resident was arrested for disturbing the peace at 11 a.m. Friday August 14, police said. The

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Tropical Storm Danny has formed far out in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. As of 5 p.m. ET, the storm has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving to the west at 12 mph. It’s the fourth named tropical system of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane

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CHRISTIANSTED – Police on St. Croix are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 17-year old missing minor, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Abijah Issac was last seen on Sunday August 2, 2015 at his residence in Tan Tan Terrace, wearing a pair of blue jeans and

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At VIFreepBusiness NewsSt. Croix News

ATLANTA – The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, Tuesday reported sales of $24.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, a 4.3 percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were positive 4.2 percent, and comp sales

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Perhaps due to the closure of the HOVENSA oil refinery in 2012, the number of work-related deaths in the Virgin Islands is down, but in nearby Puerto Rico there were three on-the-job deaths in the first half of the year, according to a national occupational health study. The study found

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MIAMI — So far this year, the Atlantic has seen three tropical storms, but no hurricanes. The most recent update from the National Hurricane Center stated that there is a high probability of a below normal season with six to 10 named storms, one to four hurricanes and up to

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  Dr. Guy “Doc Deep” Garman of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – The dead body of Dr. Guy Garman was removed from the waterfront area in front of the V.I.  Water and Power Authority in Estate Richmond this morning, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Officials from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources Marine

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