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

At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 19-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on charges that he stabbed the woman who bore him a child, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Vincent Murray of Estate Contant was arrested yesterday at 12:15 p.m. and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence after stabbing the woman

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At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 48-year-old commercial fisherman was arrested for hitting someone with a machete, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Roy A. Otway of Estate Contant was arrested yesterday 4:45pm and charged with third-degree assault, the VIPD said. Otway, a self-employed fisherman, was arrested after someone said he

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At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on rape charges yesterday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Wendell Clarke of no fixed address was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, attempted rape at 8:20 a.m. Monday, the VIPD said. Clarke was arrested after the surveillance video

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At VIFreepSports NewsSt. Croix News

SAN ANTONIO – There will never be another Tim Duncan. Ever. The high-IQ, fundamentally sound game with sustained success throughout his career, the five rings, the two MVPs, the three Finals MVPs, the lifting of one small market franchise up to the summit of the game and keeping it there

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At VIFreepSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

  MIAMI – Invest 98L became Tropical Storm Erika in the Atlantic last evening and is on a track that  people in the Virgin Islands should pay attention to. As Tropical Rainstorm Danny tracks across the northern Caribbean islands, Erika will take a path slightly farther north and will bring another

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At VIFreepSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas News

ATLANTA — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today announced it has completed its $1.625 billion acquisition of Interline Brands, Inc., a leading national distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. “We’re delighted to officially welcome Interline’s associates and customers into The Home

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas have located the 16-year-old girl who went missing earlier this month, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Lyn’Nisha Genita Ambrose was found yesterday and returned home to her family in the Tutu High Rise housing community, according to the VIPD. Ambrose left her

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At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department reported three arrests over the weekend on St. Thomas and St. John. Here are those arrests according to the VIPD: * On Friday August 21, Kyle Woods, 45, (of no fixed address) was arrested and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence at 7:15

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

MIAMI – The Virgin Islands may face another threat from a tropical storm this week. The National Hurricane Center on Monday morning was tracking a tropical wave that was likely to become Tropical Storm Erika soon. Hurricane forecasters said Monday morning that Invest 98L appeared more organized and could be upgraded to a

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Art NewsAt VIFreepNational NewsSt. Croix News

                 Andre Veloz of St. Croix BANGOR – The St. Croix-born singer-songwriter Andre Veloz headlines the American Folk Festival in Maine this weekend, bringing her own form of “Dominican blues” to Stephen King’s hometown. Although she was born in the Virgin Islands, Veloz was raised in the Dominican Republic, where

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