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   U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) funding awards this week, including a $1,838,023 award to the Virgin Islands Police Department for 15 additional law enforcement positions. Over $107 million will be awarded nationally, through the COPS

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WASHINGTON – Pesticide use in homes may increase the risk of children developing leukemia or lymphoma, a new report suggests. Researchers combined data from 16 earlier studies that had compared pesticide exposure between children who developed leukemia or lymphoma and those who did not. These studies estimated the level of

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                   Overland Park, Kansas OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — If you are island-hopping through the Caribbean, your world just expanded with Sprint. New regional destinations have been added to the free Sprint Open World add-on service, giving customers unlimited free texting and great rates on calls and high-speed data.  For customers traveling

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp NEW YORK – Gov. Kenneth Mapp left the territory on September 3 and went to New York for a culture fest in the park and a parade in the city — and he apparently made quite an impression — because he was still making news long after he left the Big

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                             Jimmy Buffett PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — There’s an alpaca farm in Idaho where baby alpacas roam about with names such as “Son of a Sailor” and “Hula Girl.” When the city of Pascagoula announced it would honor native Pascagoulan Jimmy Buffett by dedicating a bridge in his name and giving

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MIAMI – Tropical Storm Ida remains very far away in the Central Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Depression 9, meanwhile, has dissipated to a remnant low. Ida may strengthen a bit through the next few days as it moves a little. We’re also watching a low off the coast of the Carolinas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The temporary ban on burning for the St. Thomas-St. John district will end on Monday, according to the Virgin Islands Fire Service. The Fire Service said people who need permission to burn are urged to contact their area fire station so that fire personnel can conduct a

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Powerball lottery jackpot has climbed to $208 million for Saturday night’s drawing. That’s because nobody matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing. The winning numbers drawn on Wednesday were: 5, 7, 24, 31, 39, Powerball 7. Powerball is a combined large jackpot game which is played in 42

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MIAMI — After emerging the eastern Atlantic on Friday morning, Tropical Storm 10 grew into Tropical Storm Ida on Friday night. It poses no immediate threat to land. Ida is expected to turn west-northwest with an increase in forward speed in the next few days. Westerly shear and an upper-level trough extending

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice advising taxpayers that the Treasury Department and the IRS intend to propose regulations providing that health insurance issuers must report coverage in catastrophic health insurance plans. Notice 2015-68 also allows electronic delivery of statements reporting coverage under expatriate health

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