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FORT LAUDERDAILE – A passenger plane at Hollywood International Airport caught fire this afternoon. The 767 plane from Dynamic Airlines was surrounded by emergency crews.  It appeared that passengers were being escorted off the plane. Airport officials says the airline is a relatively new carrier at the airport and flies

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       Richard Morales-Aponte CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested Sunday at the Cyril E. King Airport after U.S. Customs identified him as someone wanted on drug charges in New York, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Richard Morales-Aponte of Wellington, Fla. attempted to board a

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No illnesses have yet been associated with a recall of bulk and packaged Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad for possible Listeria contamination. The recall was issued by Whole Market out Cambridge Massachusetts. The recall involves Whole Foods in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,

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PHONING IT IN: 25 Puerto Rico National Guard members accused of widespread corruption SAN JUAN – The scheme was as simple as the system was porous. Army National Guard soldiers signed up as assistants to help recruiters, getting paid a referral fee each time someone enlisted and another bonus if they

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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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MIAMI – A heightened concern that drones could bring down an aircraft or be used in a terrorist attack is the focus of law enforcement and aviation experts and a special task force is now being formed to deal with the problem in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. South Florida

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     Ramon S. Davila of St. Croix WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Ramon Davila quit his job as a senior special agent with the U.S. Customs Service a decade ago, after an internal probe found that he had run up tens of thousands of dollars in dubious

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Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The Caribbean Association of Banks is expressing concern over the inclusion of 19 Caribbean islands and territories on a list of tax havens in the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Act of 2015, which is awaiting

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        U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three Bank of America units can fend off negligence claims over bad tax advice the bank and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC allegedly gave on a $219 million Virgin Islands bond offering, but two BOA affiliates must face related claims, a

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                   Gary Yin of Merrill Lynch SAN DIEGO — For Gary Yin, a senior vice president at Merrill Lynch and a San Diego Symphony board member, it was fear of losing his job and status in the community, and his loyalty to a fellow Chinese expatriate, that led him to this

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