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FREDERIKSTED — A man drowned Wednesday on St. Croix while snorkeling with a friend off of Dorsch Beach. Charles Horne, 65, was pronounced dead at the Luis F. Hospital in Estate Diamond at 4:31 p.m. on Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Horne was snorkeling when his friend suddenly realized that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It didn’t take Abilene Christian University long to warm up to playing in St. Thomas. In the first game for the reigning Southland Conference champions, ACU handily dispatched the British Virgin Islands national team 81-44. Hayden Howell, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, led the Wildcats in scoring with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Assistant U.S. Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 38, of the Dominican Republic was arrested yesterday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of alien harboring for financial gain and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Ohio native was given a half year in prison for being a sex offender in the territory, authorities said. Jeffrey Cole, 57, of Colombus, Ohio, was sentenced Tuesday on a conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District

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CRUZ BAY — Virgin Islands Police Department officers from the St. John Jurgen Command responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the Bayside area near Caps Place about 8:58 p.m. Tuesday. When police arrived, officers “found an alert and responsive black male in his early to mid-30s, Kwane Jean-Baptiste,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department officers from the M. C. Newton Command and units from the Criminal Investigation Bureau, traveled to the Roy Schneider Regional Medical Center in response to a reported assault at about 10:30 a.m Tuesday. When officers arrived at the hospital, police met with “an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As the new Commissioner nominee of Public Safety, Trevor Velinor was introduced to the community at a July 25 press conference at the Omar Brown Sr. Fire Station on St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands Police Department is continuing the process of forming community partnerships and building trust

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominica native was arrested hiding in a gut at a housing project after first leading federal and local law enforcement authorities on a vehicular chase that ended with the suspects firing shots at officers. Some suspects remain at large after the incident. The Virgin Islands Police Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court that he tried to smuggle about 42 pounds of cocaine from St. Thomas to Florida, authorities said. Mikhail “NastyMik” Munoz, 31, of Campo Rico, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested late Sunday night after being charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at knifepoint on at least five separate occasions, authorities said. Marciano Rivera, 18, of 173B Anna’s Retreat was arrested about 10:45 p.m. Sunday and charged with first-degree aggravated rape, the

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