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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 71-year-old French national was sentenced to two years in federal prison for admitting to smuggling nearly 40 mostly Cuban migrants into the United States through St. John, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on Friday sentenced Alain Rene Leichtnam of

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WILMINGTON, Del. – A federal bankruptcy judge sitting in Delaware made a ruling on the controversial sale of oil company HOVENSA on Monday, but said details of a large portion of the sale hearing could not be made public, under penalty of contempt, until the Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced them

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Linval Joseph when he played for the Giants When he would return to visit his father in St. Croix, Linval Joseph and his brother, Isaac, would make a makeshift basketball hoop out of a piece of board and a milk crate, attaching it to a telephone pole. Growing up in

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ARRESTED: Megan Peabody of Smith Bay CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas said four arrests took place on charges ranging from assault to robbery and credit card fraud this week. On Wednesday about 2:30 p.m., Daniel Everton, 54, of Oswald Harris Court was arrested and charged with disobeying a

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SCRAPPED FOR SUNDAY: Linval Joseph  EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with a foot injury, meaning Sharrif Floyd will start at nose tackle and Tom Johnson will be at three-technique tackle against the Seahawks’ second-ranked running

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ARRESTED: Yennifer Bisono of the DR CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 31-year-old Dominican national is accused of pointing a gun at another woman in a St. Thomas bar and pelting her with beer bottles on Thanksgiving Day, according to police and social media sources. Yennifer Bisono of Hospital Ground was arrested

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two different service stations are tied for having the lowest price for gasoline on St. Croix, according to the latest survey of gas stations by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. Five Corners Service Station at 1-C Little Princesse and the In & Out Service Station at

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ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Malik Cheatham CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Authorities have added another charge to the court docket of a 64-year-old St. Thomas man accused in three separate criminal acts in October and November. Police said Malik Cheatham of Solberg, currently in the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, has been charged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said four beaches on St. John and one beach on St. Croix was not safe for swimming or fishing. Although DPNR said earlier in the week that Magens Bay beach was under a “no swim”

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                 Linval Joseph of St. Croix EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph didn’t practice for the second straight day on Thursday with a foot injury, and his status could be in doubt for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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