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FREDERIKSTED — The top GOP official in the Virgin Islands suggested his fundraising group’s “behind the scenes” relationship with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke helped influence the department’s response to last year’s hurricanes in the territory. John Canegata, the head of the Virgin Islands Republican Party, said he had direct access

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MIAMI — A St. Croix airline passenger who was denied alcohol on a flight and then launched into a screaming tirade involving spit and blood — now faces the possibility of up to 20 years in prison. Jason Felix was flying from St. Croix to Miami on American Airlines flight 1293 when the incident occurred, according to

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MIAMI — A St. Croix man on an American Airlines flight to Miami was arrested after he allegedly launched into a midair, profanity-laced tirade and traded punches with others on the plane who were trying to restrain him. The whole incident was caught on tape after passenger Jason Felix began yelling at

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MIAMI — The disturbance in the northwest Caribbean- called Invest 90L – is becoming better organized, and the models are now indicating that there is a good chance of it strengthening into a named storm. The name would Alberto. The center of the system is still expected to track toward the northern

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In 1983, President Ronald Regan proclaimed May 25th National Missing Children’s Day. The day was observed after a string of child abductions gained national attention. Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, commemorates Missing Children’s Day with a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Police said a recovery worker ignored local government warnings and swam at the only beach closed to the public for environmental reasons — and drowned. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said it will not release the name of the Louisiana man who went into the water

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WASHINGTON – The House rejected its own Republican version of the farm bill (H.R. 2—Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018) May 18 by a vote of 198 to 213. For House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-TX, it was a stunning defeat for producing what

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WASHINGTON — The Congressional bill H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, includes an amendment that seeks to ban cockfighting in U.S. territories — including the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says she is opposed to the measure. Cockfighting is now banned in all

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SAN JUAN — Federal and local officials said that they are stockpiling radios, food, water and generators in Puerto Rico and demanding rigorous emergency training to prepare the U.S. commonwealth for dealing with any catastrophic storm as the Atlantic hurricane season approaches. In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Maria,

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PAHOA, Hawaii — Residents near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano faced warnings today that more lava-spewing fissures could open near their homes and that the volcano’s summit may be getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris for miles. Since Kilauea began erupting on May 3, nearly 2,000 people

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