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Ron de Lugo Federal Building in St. Thomas By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Ron de Lugo Federal Building closed Tuesday afternoon due to a “suspicious package” that was received by the U.S. District Court, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to information the

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   CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who robbed several patrons at gunpoint at Hooter’s restaurant will be spending the next three years at the Bureau of Corrections. Marc Thomas, 33, who accepted a plea agreement from Attorney General Claude Earl Walker was sentenced Monday by V.I. Superior Court

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OFF SCOT-FREE: Ja’Heil Francis CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Ja’Heil Francis was on Monday sentenced to a two-year suspended sentence for having pleaded guilty to a gun crime in connection with a shooting death that occurred earlier this year. Francis, 20, accepted the terms of an amended plea agreement offered by Attorney

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is urging Republicans in Congress to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Obama said Saturday in his weekly address that he asked Congress more than six months ago to fund the “emergency resources” public health experts needed to fight Zika, but Congress said no.

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  ONLY ONE HAS A HALO: Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You would think that 51 days could not spell the end of a marriage. But when it comes to celebrity weddings — as Chuck Berry said — you never can tell. According to a report from

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HILL STREET KILLING OF SEAN JAVOIS CHRISTIANSTED — A 32-year-old man was gunned down on Hill Street early on Friday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police said that Sean Javois was shot in the back, chest and neck and ultimately died from the massive injuries he

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 Downtown near Emile Griffith Park CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 51-year-old St. Thomas man lost control of the truck he was driving and became the fourth person to die in a road accident in the territory in five days, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police said that Jerome

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DING OF THE ROAD: Richard Branson ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — British billionaire Richard Branson says he was certain he was going to die in a biking accident in Virgin Gorda earlier this week in which he injured his cheek and tore some ligaments. The Virgin boss, who has built a

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NO SPEEDY TRIAL FOR: Tahira Charles CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Tahira Charles has pleaded not guilty to murder and related charges. The 32-year-old Bovoni man appeared before V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston on Thursday morning for his arraignment hearing to formally answer to the five charges he faces in connection

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DIED IN STX: Evelyn Freund CHRISTIANSTED — A woman with $6.5 million in land holdings in St. Thomas died in a traffic accident on St. Croix Wednesday afternoon. Police said Evelyn Freund was a passenger in a vehicle that hit a patch of wet road and flipped over near Little

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