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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was ordered by a federal judge to serve five years in prison after admitting to trying to sell nearly nine pounds of cocaine in the territory. Reinaldo Morone, 44, was sentenced on Wednesday to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with

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JUDGE CURTIS GOMEZ: Ordered Walid John, 37, to serve 10 months in prison on federal gun conviction. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal judge ordered a St. Thomas man on Wednesday to serve nearly one year in prison for being a person with a gun after being convicted of a domestic

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic entered a guilty plea in federal court on Wednesday to charges that he fired a Glock machine pistol in St. Thomas in August. Cristian Lopez-Moncion, 35, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas to possession of a firearm by

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SAN JUAN — The tropics may get a little more interesting by the end of the week. Computer forecast models for days have been suggesting a system could form in the western part of the region and now the National Hurricane Center is highlighting that possibility as well. The hurricane

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DAMAGED FOR LIFE: Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son, Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. According to a report released Thursday on the impact of Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, about 1 in 20

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FREE AS A JAIL BIRD: Denis Davydov, a Russian national with HIV in the USA. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A gay Russian national with HIV was detained by federal customs officials in St. Thomas and could be deported back to Putin’s authoritarian police state under new protocols established by President Donald

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ARRAIGNMENT SET: Shaquielle Correa CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Croix man accused of being one of four men who robbed Gems and Gold Corner in St. Thomas of $161,000 worth of jewelry four years ago made his initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday. Shaquielle Correa, 21, appeared before U.S.

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SMILING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK: Accused thief Aesha Rivers says on social media that she is retired from the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) and is currently working as the “Emergency Planning Coordinator” for the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA). CHRISTIANSTED – A former Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that garbage collection has been delayed on St. Thomas due to the fact that its collection truck is not working. According to the VIWMA, the following areas on St. Thomas are affected: • behind Weeks Bakery • Kirwain Terrace

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St . Thomas man who was stabbed in the stomach last month while he was arguing with a woman that he did not know has died, according to police. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said it was notified on Saturday by hospital officials that the

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