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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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Rashawn Ross posing with store owner CAMDEN, New Jersey — When St. Thomas-born musician Rashawn Ross goes shopping for a new trumpet – people tend to notice. He is – to put it delicately – hard to miss if you were to see him in public. So when the Dave Matthews

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CRUZ BAY – A 37-year-old man said he was kicked and beaten by two men before having his wallet stolen near the Barge Ramp in St. John yesterday afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 1:39 p.m. Thursday of

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two men were arrested and charged with illegal gun possession charges on Company Street in town Tuesday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police arrested 21-year-old Dean Schneider of Harbor View Apartments at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday and charged him with unauthorized possession of a firearm, the VIPD said.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A jewelry store in the Havensight Mall was robbed at gunpoint as the store was opening yesterday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 9:32 a.m. August 19 that a robbery occurred at Signature Jewelers, the VIPD

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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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