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 An AK-47 machine gun and magazines CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas native admitted in federal court that a cache of machine guns and other weapons in his luggage were his. Naeem Akil Smith of Estate Thomas pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas Thursday to trafficking

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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland –In addition to the highways and byways of mainland America, the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is taking its marketing message to race tracks up and down the East Coast. Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty were recently in Glenn Dale, Maryland, to formalize a

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday, officials announced that 49 pregnant women tested positive for the Zika virus in New York City since April. A baby was born with microcephaly. Most of the people tested were infected when they travelled to Zika-affected areas and very few were infected due to sexual

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MIAMI — A tropical disturbance in the eastern Atlantic Ocean is likely to develop into the Atlantic hurricane season’s next tropical depression or storm today. Invest 98-L is a tropical wave, an area of low pressure without a closed, counterclockwise surface circulation several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A two-alarm fire kept firefighters busy most of the day near the downtown area when a three-story building caught fire in the south of St. Thomas. At 4:01 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, each unit from the Lima Company Fire Station responded to a 911 emergency

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When you think of rum, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Perhaps a mojito, or a Mai Tai? Maybe a Long Island Iced Tea? If you’re like us, rum is simply equated with tropical tiki drinks, and the occasional wintertime sipper (i.e. hot buttered). But this complex spirit,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman on St. Thomas told police that she woke up early Monday morning to find a man inside her residence with a gun. On Monday, August 15, police met with a woman at the Schneider Regional Medical Center about a sexual assault.  The woman told police

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MIAMI — The Atlantic Basin remains pretty quiet.  A weak tropical wave is moving into the far Southeast Caribbean, but its low latitude is resulting in some land interaction with South America so no development is expected. Meanwhile… a pretty active tropical wave has moved off the coast of Africa

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DAY TRIPPER: Akeel Morris ATLANTA — One day after being called up to the major leagues, St. Thomas’ Akeel Morris was optioned back down to Double-A Mississippi. Morris, a right-handed pitcher, did not appear in Friday night’s game in which the Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 8-5. Rob Whalen (1-1,

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        AKEEL MORRIS WASHINGTON — The Braves continued their bullpen shuffle Friday by bringing up two right-handers from the minor leagues, including Akeel Morris of St. Thomas. When they recalled the former New York Mets reliever Morris from Double-A Mississippi, they sent down right-hander Brandon Cunniff and

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