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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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FREDERIKSTED – A body was found burning in a vehicle that firefighters were called to extinguish late Thursday night south of the Henry Rohlsen Airport, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call at 10:30 p.m. Thursday of a burning vehicle in Estate

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Cobray M 12 with silencer and magazines CHRISTIANSTED – A 34-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on federal illegal gun charges Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Curtis Winston Venner on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of a firearm by convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a

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PINE BLUFF, Arkansas – Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be adulterated because of having an “off odor” scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The fully-cooked, buffalo-style chicken wing section item was produced on

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $4.8 million in grants for 74 projects spanning 39 states that support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers and ranchers through its Farm to School Program. “Farm

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Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville PARAMARIBO – A new mosquito-transmitted virus called “Zika” could mean more bad news for Caribbean tourism. In response to the latest report by the Caribbean Public Health Agency of five confirmed cases of Zika virus in an unnamed Caribbean country, Grenada has heightened its disease surveillance system,

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VING Maj. Sherrymae Barnes Morales CHRISTIANSTED – A 54-year-old St. Croix real estate broker was given one year and one day in prison by a federal judge for submitting duplicate time sheets in her job at the Virgin Islands National Guard, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sherrymae Barnes Morales

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Ernice Gilbert with Robert Shrader of Monarch Energy on YouTube CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix oil refinery HOVENSA LLC has asked a bankruptcy judge to block a bid by its rival Monarch Energy Partners to acquire the debtor’s shuttered refining facility in St. Croix for $40 million, saying Monarch is attempting

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