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EULESS, Texas – For the first time in its 67-year history, U.S. Concrete has expanded outside of the continental United States with the purchase of two new vertically integrated construction material operations in the Virgin Islands. U.S. Concrete, Inc. announced Wednesday that it acquired Heavy Materials, LLC  and the assets of

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Attorney General Claude Walker CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The V.I. Attorney General said Tuesday that the territory has been given a $150,000 grant to investigate consumer fraud here. Attorney General Claude Walker said the grant is from the National Assocation of Attorneys General. “In response to the growing frustration and concern

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KILLED: Elvis Davis of St. Croix FREDERIKSTED – A 27-year-old man with a long arrest record including armed robbery and assault was gunned down in a normally-crowded area of town early yesterday afternoon. Police received notification from the 911 Emergency Call Center at 1:30 p.m. Monday that there was of a man down

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CHRISTIANSTED – As first reported in the St. Croix Sync Tank on Facebook yesterday, the Virgin Islands is under a flash flood watch through this evening, according to the National Weather Service in San Juan. In St. Thomas, the NWS singled out Anna’s Retreat, Charlotte Amalie, East End and West

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          BIR Director Marvin Pickering CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The hotel room tax will go up 2.5% next year, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Hoteliers, time share developers and innkeepers will have to charge their guests a 12.5% tax effective January 1, 2016, the BIR said. The current rate is

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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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MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX – A 30-year-old man was shot in the back during a robbery attempt at a popular nightclub that was the site of a previous violent incident three months ago. Police received a report of a shooting incident at the Corner Pocket Nightclub in Estate La Reine at

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BOISE – Legend and screen icon Maureen O’Hara  died today in Idaho surrounded by her friends and family. She was 95 years old. The former resident of St. Croix, once billed as the Queen of Technicolor, will celebrate in the home of her grandson Conor Beau FitzSimons, with whom she

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KILLED: Shadon Beazer of Golden Rock CHRISTIANSTED – Two men were shot – one fatally – in the parking lot of a popular Peter’s Rest nightclub early this morning following a largely peaceful musical event, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The two men were shot about 3:59 a.m.

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