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CHRISTIANSTED – A bomb hoax caused Home Depot to shoo employees and customers out of its Estate Barren Spot store in St. Croix this morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said they received a report of a bomb threat at 7:44 a.m. and dispatched officers to the

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A plea agreement by Terminix to pay $10 million to resolve allegations it illegally sprayed a toxic pesticide that sickened and nearly killed a Delaware family vacationing in St. John continues to move forward, despite a federal judge rejecting a portion of the agreement. In March, Terminix admitted

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SAN DIEGO — As broken down by Jeff Todd of MLBTradeRumors, the San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Jabari Blash from the Seattle Mariners — for the second time in the last twelve months. In last offseason’s Rule 5 draft, Blash was selected from the Mariners organization with the sixth

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Delta Air Lines will inaugurate a daily service from Atlanta to St. Croix for three weeks over the peak Christmas holiday season, according to the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty announced that the Atlanta-based carrier will augment its twice weekly

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Julian “The Hawk” Jackson’s ferocious straight right hand and devastating left hook turned him into arguably the most feared boxer of his era. St. Thomas native Jackson knocked out 49 of his 61 opponents in his decorated career that spanned from 1981-1998. The former two-division champion is

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The eye test tells us that Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is a dominant force, but how good is he exactly? According to Pro Football Focus, Los Angeles’ Aaron Donald and Houston’s J.J. Watt were the only interior defenders that graded out higher than St.

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SAN DIEGO — Jabari Blash’s Major League Baseball career lasted about one month. The Padres designated the St. Thomas native for assignment over the weekend, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune was the first to report. The Padres gave Blash a shot this season as a Rule 5 pick,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Bernie Sanders is trying to persuade Democratic Party superdelegates backing Hillary Clinton to flip their allegiance as a last-ditch bid for the nomination, but one Sanders supporter is going the other way. Emmett Hansen II, the Democratic National Committeeman for the Virgin Islands, decided to shift his support

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people — one from Los Angeles, one from St. Thomas and one from St. Croix pleaded guilty to marijuana smuggling related charges in federal court on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Clarence Griffin, 44, of California, Robert Brown, 29, of St. Croix, and

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ORANJESTAD  — The Citgo Petroleum refining unit of Venezuela’s state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) has reached a deal to lease and restart an idled 235,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Aruba, the government of the Caribbean island said over the weekend. The agreement involves a 25-year lease that would allow

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