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             Rex Tullius DETROIT – There was a time when Rex Tullius gave it all up, a time when the Michigan native and former University of Florida all-America swimmer decided to hang up his suit. Having a life outside of the pool simply became more important than what he started

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National Drug Control’s Michael Botticelli WASHINGTON – The Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, announced today $13.4 million in funding for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Of that, $5 million will be directed to a broad range of efforts that will

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             Hugo Hodge, Jr. of WAPA CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority says a worsening drought is causing power outages. WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge, Jr. told the Associated Press that dry conditions have caused tree branches to fall and salt air residue to build up

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Conservative journalist James O’Keefe, known for targeting liberal groups and Democratic politicians, says he is now the one being targeted — by the Department of Homeland Security – including one stop in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It all started in August 2014, when O’Keefe donned green fatigues

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FREDERIKSTED – As summer winds down, the Virgin Islands Police Department’s Office of Highway Safety is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. A 20-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – An elderly Frenchman pleaded guilty to more than three dozen counts of migrant smuggling in federal court Wednesday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. A statement from U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said Alain Rene Leichtnam, 71,  pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Thomas to charges related to migrant

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CRUZ BAY – The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Weed and Seed Program in the St. Thomas District along with other Law Enforcement agencies are scheduled to conduct its annual Drug Education For Youth and Underage Drinking Prevention Camp from August 16 to 21 in St. John. The VIPD Weed and

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               Terri Griffiths CHRISTIANSTED – Former V.I. Attorney General Terri Griffiths – acting independently of the government – has filed a motion to “quash” the lawsuit the St. Croix AVIS newspaper filed in mid-July to obtain information about Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s expenses to date, the Virgin Islands Free Press has

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As nearly everyone in the United States knows, there are fifty states. Most also know that the country started with 13 states. In between those two numbers, a lot of states were proposed but never made the final cut for a variety of reasons. Some of them got voted on,

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           Mikhail Brian “Mischa” Young CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The lawyer for a Russian-born man accused of killing his adoptive parents on St. Thomas earlier this year will fight his client’s return to the territory to face murder charges, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Mikhail Brian “Mischa” Young, 24, has

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