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SYRACUSE — A New York university has received $12 million from the U.S. Army to research treatment options and potential vaccines for dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus that affects nearly half of the world’s population. The funds, which come from the Army’s Medical Research and Materiel Command, will pay for

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ARRESTED:Akil Smith ARRESTED:Franklin Cuevas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Five people were arrested by police on St. Thomas between Friday and Monday on charges ranging from public intoxication, to illegal gun possession and assault, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. *David Schaffner, 30, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged

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ARRESTED:Lyn Fredericks Jr. ARRESTED: Tyler LaBarrie CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three men were arrested on illegal gun possession charges after people near Subbase complained of hearing gunfire early Sunday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Lyn Fredericks Jr., 33, of Estate Nadir, Tyler LaBarrie, 26, of Estate Bovoni, and

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FREDERIKSTED – A man with dreadlocks and a bandage on his hand held up an Estate Diamond service station early Sunday evening, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center got notification of a robbery at the Mountain Top Gas Station in Frederiksted at 6:10 p.m.

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WILMINGTON, Del. – The sale of the idled HOVENSA refinery and terminal assets has been postponed until next month, pushing back efforts by the Virgin Islands government to partially revitalize the mothballed facility. At a hearing in a U.S. bankruptcy court in the US state of Delaware Thursday, a government-preferred

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PHILIPSBURG — Police say a New Hampshire man was seriously injured in a boating accident recently in Sint Maarten. Jon Binney was heading to the Sint Maarten shore in a dingy Wednesday when he was hit by a speedboat and dragged underneath. “His entire pelvis is crushed his girdle the

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Eight refugees fleeing from Cuba were rescued by a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after they were spotted out at sea just before the sun came up on Sunday morning. The refugees were floating on a row boat that appeared to be attached to barrels, with backpacks and paddles inside. They

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Rakeem Christmas of St. Croix By MARK MONTIETH/Special To The V.I. Free Press INDIANAPOLIS – Frank Vogel has a mounting problem, one that threatens to keep him up nights and could, theoretically, infiltrate his locker room and do damage to his won-loss record. And he knows just who to blame

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General Howell gets some help with her uniform from Gov. Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp hosted an official promotion and pinning ceremony for Virgin Islands National Guard Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Deborah Howell at Government House on St. Croix Friday. The ceremony was held in a room filled

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MID-ISLAND – Police said over the weekend that they are investigating a complaint from a man who said that he was robbed and assaulted while working in a St. Croix housing community. The man told police he was working on an apartment in Candido Guadalupe Terrace at 9:33 a.m. on

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