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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that she and federal law enforcement partners, plus members of the District’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force, will participate in a Town Hall meeting at the Kirwan Terrace community on Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Mexican national admitted in federal court on St. Thomas today that he had entered the United States illegally. Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Sentencing is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former peace officer with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) was found guilty of trying to move at least 100 kilos of cocaine to the U.S. mainland in federal court on Thursday. Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in U.S. District

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officer who fought with disruptive airline passenger Jason Felix last week will not face disciplinary measures for his actions, the police commissioner said. The incident, which took place on May 23 on an American Airlines flight from St. Croix to Miami, involved

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Mexican national who was once deported from the United States tried to sneak in again on St. Thomas this morning, authorities said. Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico City, was arrested today on a complaint charging him with illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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MIAMI — A St. Croix airline passenger who was denied alcohol on a flight and then launched into a screaming tirade involving spit and blood — now faces the possibility of up to 20 years in prison. Jason Felix was flying from St. Croix to Miami on American Airlines flight 1293 when the incident occurred, according to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In 1983, President Ronald Regan proclaimed May 25th National Missing Children’s Day. The day was observed after a string of child abductions gained national attention. Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, commemorates Missing Children’s Day with a

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SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON: KINIA BLYDEN CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 2011 St. John Festival queen has been ordered to serve at least two years in prison for her role in a massive cocaine trafficking operation. The former beauty queen, Kinia Blyden, was one of a dozen people who

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Justice Department is attempting to replace the top federal prosecutor in Puerto Rico, who has been quietly campaigning to keep her job, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department is close to proposing a candidate to succeed Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, the U.S. attorney

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WASHINGTON — The Congressional bill H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, includes an amendment that seeks to ban cockfighting in U.S. territories — including the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says she is opposed to the measure. Cockfighting is now banned in all

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