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SHOT DEAD: Gregory Louis CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are investigating the murder of a firefighter Thursday evening in front of the Hotel Company station at Fort Christian. Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) spokeswoman Sakeeda Freeman confirmed the identity of the victim as Gregory Louis, of St. John,

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 What 100 kilos of cocaine looks like CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge sentenced a 36-year-old Puerto Rico native to 10.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to cocaine distribution conspiracy-related charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan was ordered to serve 126 months behind bars

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A TIME TO TALK … NOT BUILD: Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands and will continue to strengthen bonds that were never shaky to begin with. Gov. Kenneth Mapp and premier and minister of finance of the BVI, Orlando Smith will meet

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Ron de Lugo Federal Building in St. Thomas By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Ron de Lugo Federal Building closed Tuesday afternoon due to a “suspicious package” that was received by the U.S. District Court, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to information the

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OFF SCOT-FREE: Ja’Heil Francis CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Ja’Heil Francis was on Monday sentenced to a two-year suspended sentence for having pleaded guilty to a gun crime in connection with a shooting death that occurred earlier this year. Francis, 20, accepted the terms of an amended plea agreement offered by Attorney

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is urging Republicans in Congress to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Obama said Saturday in his weekly address that he asked Congress more than six months ago to fund the “emergency resources” public health experts needed to fight Zika, but Congress said no.

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  ONLY ONE HAS A HALO: Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You would think that 51 days could not spell the end of a marriage. But when it comes to celebrity weddings — as Chuck Berry said — you never can tell. According to a report from

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 Downtown near Emile Griffith Park CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 51-year-old St. Thomas man lost control of the truck he was driving and became the fourth person to die in a road accident in the territory in five days, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police said that Jerome

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DIED IN STX: Evelyn Freund CHRISTIANSTED — A woman with $6.5 million in land holdings in St. Thomas died in a traffic accident on St. Croix Wednesday afternoon. Police said Evelyn Freund was a passenger in a vehicle that hit a patch of wet road and flipped over near Little

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Kmart at Tutu Park Mall in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston sentenced Nicaise Steele to a one-year suspended sentence for wounding Wendell Nibbs, Jr. with a box cutter. Steele, 47, was charged with third-degree assault, using a dangerous weapon and disturbance of the peace

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