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Estanislao de Jesus at home in the DR CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 47-year-old native of the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to smuggling 13.23 pounds of cocaine from the British Virgin Islands to St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Estanislao De Jesus of Santo Domingo, admitted to the

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A KILLER’S GAZE: Francis Williams at his VIPD booking CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A veteran St. Croix policeman has been charged in the killing of two off-duty officers whose bodies were found shot to death on a Frederiksted beach last month. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday in a joint press conference

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ARRESTED: WAHILLI JAMES CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police arrested a St. Thomas man on Sunday for a jewelry store robbery that took place three years ago. On Sunday September 4, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. police with the Criminal Investigations Bureau executed a warrant issued by a St. Thomas Magistrate, 21-year-old Wahilli

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Attorney General Claude Earl Walker is urging owners of Honda and Acura vehicles to take advantage of the Honda repair-a-thon, which involves removing Takata airbags from their vehicles. AG Walker made this appeal Thursday afternoon during a joint press conference with Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal judge has ordered a woman who admitted to sending more than 20 letters containing white powder to public and private buildings on St. Thomas to be released to her sister’s custody. District Court Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller issued the order Thursday following a hearing on

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SAN JUAN — A passenger on a flight from New York to Puerto Rico is in FBI custody today after allegedly setting two blankets and a control panel on fire during a flight. Idializ Gomez boarded a JetBlue flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York at about 12:43

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/Special to the V.I. Free Press BEIJING — I had the special opportunity to study Chinese law and business in the People’s Republic of China this summer for five weeks. I joined a group of American students and law professors in Beijing. Our classes were held at

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    WINNER: Jharel Cotton OAKLAND, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels are likely to see a lot more of Jharel Cotton’s mix-and-match pitching style in coming years. They sure found themselves off balance against the young Oakland right-hander making a memorable major league debut Wednesday, and the Angels lost

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  BREAKING: Coast Guard chopper search NASSAU — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a woman who fell from a Carnival cruise ship early Wednesday. The 32-year-old woman plunged off the 11th deck around 2:30 a.m. when the Carnival Ecstasy was about 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. The

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 60-year-old St. Croix man who charged a fee to illegal migrants to allow them to stay in the United States without papers was sentenced to two years in prison by a federal judge. On September 2, 2016, District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Miguel Esperanza-Vasquez,

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