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DAY TRIPPER: Akeel Morris ATLANTA — One day after being called up to the major leagues, St. Thomas’ Akeel Morris was optioned back down to Double-A Mississippi. Morris, a right-handed pitcher, did not appear in Friday night’s game in which the Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 8-5. Rob Whalen (1-1,

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EDEN PRARIE, Minn. — Sharrif Floyd had an urge to see the stars and catch another “Old Wife.” He and his Vikings teammate Linval Joseph had limited their offseason travels after January’s first-round playoff loss. The defensive tackles took a few breaks from the team’s training facility to pepper in

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PANAMA CITY — The balmy waters of the Caribbean could turn into a deadly heat trap for countless tiny creatures. The authors of a new study conducted at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama discovered that microscopic sea urchin eggs and larvae may suffer stunting or death when

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico on Friday because of the Zika virus, sending a message to the island that the virus, which has infected more than 10,000 residents, should be taken seriously. The warning came more than six months after the World

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ATLANTA  – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added more Caribbean countries to its growing list of the Zika virus travel alert. The Atlanta, Georgia-based CDC added the Cayman Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and the Turks and Caicos Islands to its interim travel guidance related to Zika

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SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan’s diffident nature has become the stuff of legend. In a 1998 interview with ESPN’s Dan Patrick, Duncan said that he is not really impressed with anyone, including NBA legend Michael Jordan. “I’m just somebody that isn’t that impressed by him (Jordan),” Duncan said. “There really isn’t

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        AKEEL MORRIS WASHINGTON — The Braves continued their bullpen shuffle Friday by bringing up two right-handers from the minor leagues, including Akeel Morris of St. Thomas. When they recalled the former New York Mets reliever Morris from Double-A Mississippi, they sent down right-hander Brandon Cunniff and

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DIED NEAR BEACH: Horace Turnbull CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An 81-year-old St. Thomas man was found dead and lying face down on the beach at John Brewers Bay early Friday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Thursday, August 11 about 8:10 p.m., the daughter-in-law of Horace Turnbull

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HUNG JURY: James Edward Nibbs CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Prosecutors will be refiling charges against James E. Nibbs, Jr after his trial ended in a hung jury late Friday morning. After hearing two days of testimony and after deliberating for five hours, jurors returned to the courtroom just before noon and

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       DENIED BAIL: Tahira Charles CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Tahira Charles will remain behind bars pending trial, V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III ruled on Wednesday. Charles, 32, of Bovoni, is charged with one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm

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