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WANTED: Todd Kenney in Pittsburgh CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal drug investigation that began last year in Pittsburgh has revealed a trafficking network shipping cocaine from the Virgin Islands to Detroit and a related heroin ring in Detroit distributing the narcotic in Pittsburgh, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.

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WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that the lesser Virgin Islands skink and the Florida scrub lizard may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The rare reptiles are at risk of disappearing due to development, climate change and other threats, according to the Center

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men survived an ambush at Paul M. Pearson Gardens on the waterfront in St. Thomas today, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at approximately 3:50 a.m., two male gunshot victims arrived at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center

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DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and The Department of Licensing and consumer Affairs (DLCA) are alerting the Community about what they see as a”trend” of Western Union Scams. The VIPD Economic Crime Unit office said the scam is based on receiving a

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A lifeboat like the one that fell during safety drill. MARSEILLE — One person has been killed and two others critically injured after a lifeboat fell from the world’s biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas, which was docked in the French port of Marseille. According to La Provence,

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ARRESTED: Guy Vicars of Estate Pearl CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men have been arrested in connection with a burglary that took place 10 days ago at the Beauty Outlet, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police reviewed surveillance video of the business that revealed two people were involved

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JOB WELL DONE: Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. ordered the police officers under his command to “round up the usual suspects” this weekend. “A collaborative effort between the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and the Attorney General’s office of the Virgin Islands, numerous

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  DROWNED: Sherita Maxine Carty CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  A 25-year-old St. Thomas woman reportedly drowned at Magen’s Bay beach on Thursday afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Thursday September 8, 2016 at about 5:07 p.m., Police Officers were dispatched by the 911 emergency call centers to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department is currently investigating a series of Home Invasions and Rapes that have recently occurred over the past month. All leads provided are being heavily pursued and the Department has strategies in place to address this matter. Most recently on September 7, 2016

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Estanislao de Jesus at home in the DR CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 47-year-old native of the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to smuggling 13.23 pounds of cocaine from the British Virgin Islands to St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Estanislao De Jesus of Santo Domingo, admitted to the

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