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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has the fourth highest murder rate in the world, according to a study done by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Only El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela have more murders per capita than the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – A bookkeeper with the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC) was arraigned today in federal court on a criminal indictment charging her with federal program theft and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to the indictment, Kira Lee Encarnacion, 40, was employed

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Police want to know who hacked a pit bull with a machete so severely that it sent the dog to a veterinarian, badly injured but still alive. According to a news release issued Wednesday by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), the animal

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 54-year-old St. Thomas woman who admitted to slashing a tire on a neighbor’s car in 2016 was identified by police as the victim of the hit-and-run driver on Tuesday. Mary Rivera of Estate Wintberg was sentenced to one year in prison

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The body of an unidentified man was found floating in the St. Thomas harbor early Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said. Two people who were jogging on the waterfront when they noticed a body floating in the water at about 5:28

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A dirty old man, fully 70 years old, brutally raped a 17-year-old girl on St. Thomas last year and continued raping her into the New Year! Police were hush-hush about the case because it involves a prominent “citizen” on St. Thomas and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the second time in four days, police say a St. Thomas woman has been killed because of a vehicular accident. A 54-year-old woman died after she was hit by a passing vehicle just before midnight on Monday, police said. Police were

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A brave St. Thomas man fought off an armed robber at a poorly-lit East End bus stop at night and gave his attacker a proper beating after he disarmed him. Police said the incident took place before 10:36 p.m. on Saturday when

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A teen-aged girl was assaulted by an adult female at Oswald Harris Court on Sunday, according to police. The girl, 13, told police that the woman put her fingers around her neck and began choking her, police sources said. The incident took

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that they will implement a “broken windows” policing campaign to fight a surge in killings across the U.S. territory, which has reported 46 homicides so far this month — double the number at the same

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