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ARRESTED FOR BRANDISHING KNIFE IN POLICE STATION: Sally-Ann “Funky Cold” Medina CRUZ BAY — A terrified St. John man ducked into a police station to escape a girlfriend who he said was right behind him chasing him with a knife. The desk sergeant on duty at the Leander Jürgen Command Police

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SCARY CLOSE: Juan “Pretty” McCullum (right) stands next to his former boss Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) during happier times. McCullum says he’s innocent of cyberstalking charges filed against him in federal court. WASHINGTON — A former staff member of Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Superior Court judge on Saturday ordered Takata Corp. to set aside $8 million to cover civil penalties and the cost to drivers who have to replace the potentially fatal air bags, a day before the company’s U.S. business filed for Chapter 11 protection. Superior Court Judge

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GUARDED MOMENT: U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown (right) stands next to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. SAN JUAN — The number of apprehensions of migrants with criminal records trying to illegally re-enter the U.S. after being deported has increased in the region, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday.

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Caribbean Sea, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday evening. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been posted for several Caribbean islands, including Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia. Heavy rains and flash flooding are possible on some of the islands. As of 8

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. —  A jarringly dark commentary by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and wrangling over the federal health care bill dominated the third and final day of the National Governors Association meeting in Providence on Saturday. Organizers say roughly 1,800 attendees registered for the NGA’s gathering, including more than 30 of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said on Friday afternoon that three beaches in St. Thomas and two on St. John are not

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PHOTO IN QUESTION: One of the photos (censored) of Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett that was allegedly leaked to the Internet by two of her own staffers in her congressional office in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two former employees of V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett have

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands a $250,000 grant for the development and implementation of a 2017 Consumer Price Index (CPI). U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke presented the grant award to Gov. Kenneth Mapp during their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the second time in a six days, dangerous lighting fixtures sold exclusively at Home Depot have been recalled, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Panama-based Lumicentro Internacional recalled about 10,500 Hampton Bay 3-Light and Home Decorators Collection 4-Light Crystal Chandeliers because the 50-watt halogen lights

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