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MIAMI — The Coast Guard announced late today it has suspended the search for a man who fell overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. Search-and-rescue crews searched a total area of 2,583 square nautical miles before the search was called off, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Saturday, March 5, 2016, at approximately 11:33am, the 911 Emergency Center received notification from several citizens, reporting shots fired in the area of Simmonds Alley. Upon arrival to the scene, several citizens informed VIPD Officers that a black male in the vicinity of Simmonds Alley fired several

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 10:48pm, Steven Hillebrand, 44 of an unknown address was arrested and charged with Disobeying a Lawful Order and Resisting an Arrest after he was identified as the individual causing a hazard to citizens in Emancipation Garden occupying the sidewalk. Hillebrand also resisted

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Friday that all of the beaches tested safe for swimming and fishing. DPNR  said it determined that after its Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program evaluated water quality at 33 popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for

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    BOC’s Director Rick Mullgrav FREDERIKSTED — Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav said advances and improvements continue to be made at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility to ensure the security, safety and success of the correctional facilities in the Virgin Islands. The majority of the issues facing

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ARRESTED: Waheeda Ali FREDERIKSTED – Four prison guards on St. Croix were arrested Thursday after the U.S. Department of Justice filed criminal charges against them alleging that they had supplied criminals in the prison with contraband such as mobile phones and illegal drugs. Waheeda Ali, 32, Abdul Robinson, 38, Patrick

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CHRISTIANSTED – The gas station the farthest East on St. Croix has the lowest price for gasoline on island for the second week in a row, according to the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. Ziggy’s Island Market LLC at 5088 Estate Solitude has regular gasoline priced at $2.499 per

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old Michigan woman was in federal court on Thursday to face charges that she was smuggling marijuana. Deangelia D. Quintana appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged with “possession with intent to distribute marijuana,” U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe Islands Area Port Director

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   SENTENCED: Michael “Rambo” Lewis  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 36-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced to 6.25 years in prison today for being a convicted felon in possession of a gun. Michael Lewis was given 75 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez today for possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 22-year-old British Virgin Islands national pleaded guilty today in federal court in St. Thomas to smuggling illegal aliens into the territory. Ashemba Frett of Road Town, Tortola pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez in U.S. District Court on Veterans Drive to “encouraging and inducing

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