MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves named David Vanterpool as Associate Head Coach. Vanterpool, with family from St. Thomas, had spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers. “We are thrilled to add someone with David’s coaching acumen and resume to our staff,” said Timberwolves
FREDERIKSTED — Three St. Croix men commandeered a taxi van at gunpoint in broad daylight within proximity of the Carambola Beach Resort golf course on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Quasheen A. Christian, 19, was arrested as a “person of interest” in the robbery of the taxi van driver and charged
MID-ISLAND, ST. CROIX — Police said two dogs were shot on Midland Road in Estate Jealousy about 8 a.m. on Sunday. The VIPD Animal Cruelty Unit is investigating a report that “a black older male operating a blue Dodge Ram older model truck” might have been responsible for the shooting,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 30 customers on a portion of Feeder 7B will experience a power outage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said. “During this time contractor crews will perform upgrade work on service lines in the Oswald Harris Court
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A number of high-ranking officials from Region II of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had high praise for the Virgin Islands government’s hurricane readiness efforts during briefings Thursday at the monthly Emergency Management Council meeting conducted by V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency Director Nominee Daryl Jaschen.
FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man went to get his belongings from a woman’s apartment and began to strangle her when she said the relationship was over, authorities said. Shawki Thomas, 29, was arrested Wednesday about 1 p.m. and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence and grand larceny, the Virgin Islands
FREDERIKSTED — Police say 911 emergency dispatchers sent officers to investigate a call of shots fired in the Profit Hills housing community area at 12:01 a.m. today. Police arrived and reported back that they didn’t see any evidence of shots being fired, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. At 6:22
U.S. Attorney’s Office Staff Gets Award for Post-Hurricane Leadership and Service in Washington D.C.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that five members of the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) were recognized this morning in Washington, D.C. at the 35th Annual Department of Justice Director’s Award Ceremony for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The award was
CHRISTIANSTED — In a bid to reduce disruptions of potable water service during power blackouts, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of standby generators for all potable water pumping stations territory-wide. The approval came at the board’s monthly meeting on
CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix has been plagued with three cases involving arson in the last month and a half. Another $10,000.00 REWARD is being offered by V.I. Paving for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the destruction, determined as arson, of a CAT 323FL Track