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CAN DO 3 MONTHS STANDING ON HIS HEAD: Angel De Jesus Marrero CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Puerto Rico was sentenced to three months in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday for bringing five Brazilians to the territory illegally, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Angel De

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WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that the lesser Virgin Islands skink and the Florida scrub lizard may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The rare reptiles are at risk of disappearing due to development, climate change and other threats, according to the Center

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Parcelas Vieques near San Juan SAN JUAN — Police say unidentified people with guns have shot at a vehicle headed to a church service in Puerto Rico and killed a 3-year-old girl inside. Police spokeswoman Maria del Pilar Bon says Nayelis Sofia Manso died shortly after being taken by paramedics

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SAN JUAN — A passenger on a flight from New York to Puerto Rico is in FBI custody today after allegedly setting two blankets and a control panel on fire during a flight. Idializ Gomez boarded a JetBlue flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York at about 12:43

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MIAMI — Miguel Hernandez made a lot of money with “International Playmates,” his global escort service that prosecutors allege involved minors. Now he’ll spend 10 years in prison for it, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The Miami Beach man began his business in 2010 from a Fort Lauderdale hotel. The women

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 35-year-old national of the Dominican Republic was sentenced to only 1.75 years in prison for his role in a cash and assault rifles for cocaine conspiracy that was to take place on the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands, according to the

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 What 100 kilos of cocaine looks like CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge sentenced a 36-year-old Puerto Rico native to 10.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to cocaine distribution conspiracy-related charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan was ordered to serve 126 months behind bars

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is urging Republicans in Congress to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Obama said Saturday in his weekly address that he asked Congress more than six months ago to fund the “emergency resources” public health experts needed to fight Zika, but Congress said no.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A hurricane could smash into South Florida this weekend for the first time in more than a decade. It could then charge into the Gulf of Mexico and rapidly intensify, posing a serious danger to the Gulf Coast next week. Or, the fledgling disturbance may never truly get

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PRODUCT RECALL ALERT: Nature Made NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — The dietary supplements company Pharmavite LLC has issued a recall Tuesday on its Nature Made brand adult gummy vitamins. According to a statement from the company, the products involved in the recall may have been contaminated with Salmonella or Staph aureus. There

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