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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The number of locally-acquired Zika virus cases reported in the territory increased by 62 in the past week, bringing the total to 524. According to health officials, while the number of confirmed cases continues to grow after a downward trend of new cases that had lasted for more

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CRACKDOWN ON VANDALISM: Richards FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says it will be on the lookout for citizens vandalizing or removing political signs. The election season is coming up at the beginning of next month and the VIPD said that it has noticed signs being purposely damaged

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MAPP: Out front on the environment CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed his proposal designed to reduce litter and protect marine life into law on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, according to a prepared statement from Government House. Bill No. 31-0379 will restrict the use of plastic shopping bags

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CHICAGO — Kraft Heinz recalled 959 pounds of Lunchables due to misbranding and undeclared allergens on the labels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Sunday. The “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” contain wheat and soy, which are not declared on the label, according to

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QUANTICO, Va. — The Virgin Islands had the highest murder rate in the country — higher per capita than any other state, commonwealth or territory in the country, according to the latest statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI figures show that the murder rate in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services, is seeking sponsors for the annual Adopt-A-Family Holidays program. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, individuals, family members, friends, groups, schools and organizations are asked to donate $80.00 to purchase a holiday meal or a gift

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         INDICTED: Nisha Brathwaite CHRISTIANSTED – The last of 10 Virgin Islands women indicted by a federal grand jury on tax-related charges made her initial appearance on Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon on St. Croix, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. The remaining nine women

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SEX OFFENDER: Daniel Eric Cove CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men who are wanted in connection with failure to comply with the registration requirements for sex offenders. “The frequency of the registration is determined by the tier assigned to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said one beach on St. Thomas and one on St. John are not safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said that Water Bay in St. Thomas and Great Cruz Bay in St. John are

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BOARD CANDIDATE: Jevon O.A. Williams CHRISTIANSTED —Jevon O.A. Williams, candidate for the St. Croix District Board of Elections and current National Committeeman of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands, today issued the following statement: Jevon O.A. Williams wishes to inform Virgin Islanders that the voter registration period

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