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SAN JUAN — NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working with

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor signed an executive order on Friday banning the use of plastic bags across the U.S. territory, defying legislators who just days ago rejected a similar bill. The ban will take effect in mid-2016 and will be preceded by a six-month educational campaign, Gov. Alejandro

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ATF’s Carlos Canino in his office in Miami. MIAMI – Raised in an Army family that eventually settled in the Boston area, Carlos Canino considered three career choices when he graduated from college with a degree in criminology: law enforcement, military service or coaching. But after working as an assistant

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Violent offenders will be released early under new federal sentencing guidelines. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two drug felons are expected to be released to the territory around November 1 under new federal sentencing guidelines, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The early release will affect 6,000 drug felons nationwide, with 1,869

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PHONING IT IN: 25 Puerto Rico National Guard members accused of widespread corruption SAN JUAN – The scheme was as simple as the system was porous. Army National Guard soldiers signed up as assistants to help recruiters, getting paid a referral fee each time someone enlisted and another bonus if they

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SAN JUAN – Fearing her husband would die waiting for a heart transplant in Miami, Carmen Concepcion started looking for a faster way to save his life, and found the answer in her native Puerto Rico. Pablo, 59, could barely walk from the family room to the bathroom without growing

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  Leonardo Pizarro-Torres of Puerto Rico CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Puerto Rico wanted for a 2012 murder in Vieques was taken into custody this afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Leonardo Pizarro-Torres was arrested in Hospital Ground on a warrant issued by the commonwealth of Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN – A 56-year-old cruise ship passenger from New Mexico has died after falling from a zip line in Puerto Rico, police said Tuesday, prompting calls for greater oversight of adventure tours in the U.S. commonwealth. Police said Marsha Boekeloo fell 20 feet from the line at the Hacienda

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MENLO PARK, Calif. – Facebook has introduced a feature that will warn users if their account is being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Users will be notified if the social networking service has enough evidence to prove agencies like the GCHQ or NSA are compromising an account, and sent a message:

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Alexander Hamilton created the Coast Guard in 1790. SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard paid tribute to guardsman Heriberto Hernandez on Friday with the commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez this weekend in Puerto Rico. Cutter Heriberto Hernandez became the Coast Guard’s 14th Fast Response Cutter, carrying

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