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GRAPETREE BAY IN ST. CROIX: DPNR says the East End St. Croix beach is not safe for swimming or fishing. CHRISTIANSTED — Three beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR)

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GUILTY PLEA: Okeyonna Njoku of Los Angeles, California CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Okeyonna Njoku, 30, of Los Angeles, California pleaded guilty on March 16, 2017, in federal court to possessing with intent to distribute marijuana, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced. According to the plea agreement, on October 15, 2016,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three armed masked men entered a Sugar Estate drug store after closing time and robbed the store of its cash. Police said the owner of Drug Mart on Ninth Street told them that he was leaving through the rear exit of the store about 8:04 p.m. on

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  DOG CRAZY BUT SOMEHOW HAS A GIRLFRIEND: Confusion reigned central as a loco St. Thomas pilot-man Maai Riga allegedly attacked a motorist after the driver inadvertently ran over his mangy, deranged dog when it wildly ran into oncoming traffic in Charlotte Amalie. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Thursday, March 16, 2017

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YOU SHOULD SEE THE OTHER GUY: Police say that Lucias McColgan, 37, is in custody now for intending to sell marijuana. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas resident living in Sapphire Village that has been the site of three murders in two years was arrested on charges that he intended

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MOST EFFECTIVE EVER? Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Just days after the most powerful U.S. Attorney in the country — Preet Bharara of New York — defied President Donald Trump’s demand that he submit his resignation — the U.S. Attorney for the territory said that he will comply with the

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LABOR OF LOVE? Alexander Acosta (hands raised, far right) applauds for President Donald Trump at his State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress. MIAMI  – The conduct of a billionaire sex offender and his links to the Virgin Islands have become part of the national discussion of the

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ARRESTED: Hector Castano Estrella Jr. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested after a report of gunfire on the edge of Frenchtown in downtown alerted police to a problem in the area. On Thursday, March 9, 2017, Central Dispatch transmitted via radio regarding shots being fired in the area

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains and high surf zones this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.  DPNR advises the public to use caution when using the

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MORE ‘BUSY WORK’: The Mapp-Potter Administration has appointed more commissioners, directors and attorneys general in its first two years than any other gubernatorial administration in Virgin Islands history. Many of Mapp’s appointees have quit or been fired and then need to be replaced. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three justices of the Supreme

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