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U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez SAN JUAN – Carlos Juan Cruz-Rivera, aka “Cano Llorens,” was found guilty Thursday in federal court of all counts related to gun possession by a convicted felon and carjacking charges, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. U.S. District Court Judge José Fusté presided over the trial

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         U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 47-year-old Mexican national was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for re-entering the United States after previously being deported, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Carlos Salvador Fernandez to 25 months in prison and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two units from the Virgin Islands Fire Services responded to a structural fire on Cecilia Gade at 1:24 p.m., according to the VIFS. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters from Hotel Company saw a two-story residential building fully engulfed in flames, fire services said. It took about

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   Journalist Peter Bailey of St. Thomas NEWARK, Delaware – St. Thomas native Peter Bailey held a frank discussion about race relations in the United States at his alma mater in which he said the issue is of race is of “critical” importance to the nation right now. Bailey shared

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Alfredo Andrews students receive iPad minis CHRISTIANSTED – Rotary St. Croix Mid-Isle donated 20 iPad minis to a kindergarten classroom at Alfredo Andrews Elementary in Estate Kingshill today. Alfredo Andrews classroom teacher Karissa Thurland-Perez was the recipient of one of the many educational programming grants given out by Rotary Mid-Isle

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Milly Reuter of the Dominican Republic NEW YORK – The second-most shared story on Vogue’s website today is that Dominicana women have replaced Brazilian models as the new, most in-demand exotic models in the world. The article features five women from the Dominican Republic: Ysaunny Brito, Lineisy Montero, Milly Reuter,

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Puerto Rico police seized 1.1 tons of cocaine Tuesday SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico have seized roughly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $7 million. It’s the second large seizure this week in that U.S. commonwealth. Police said Wednesday that the drugs were found aboard

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           Juwan Thompson of St. Croix DENVER – Broncos running back Juwan Thompson didn’t practice on Wednesday due to a hamstring problem. Thompson injured his neck on a goal-line run in the second quarter September 27 against the Detroit Lions. From the Lions’ 2 yard line, Thompson gained a yard

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SAN JUAN – Jonathan Ortiz-Torres was sentenced today to 46 years in prison and five years of supervised release for interference of commerce by robbery, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. Ortiz-Torres pled guilty on May 27, 2014. On February 9, 2011, Jonathan Ortiz-Torres was charged, along with Ángel

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A man who turned down a person asking for a dollar got a crack on the back of the head with a two-by-four in the downtown area of St. Thomas, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were dispatched to the Schneider Regional Medical Center at

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