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FREDERIKSTED — The packed courtroom of Chief Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks was set on vengeance for the drunk driving trial of Indiana native Stephanie Ziegler.  Ziegler, 47, was on trial Friday in St. Croix for a two-car traffic accident that killed 25-year-old Fatima Brown and her unborn child near

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CHRISTIANSTED — Joseph Ponteen has been appointed acting attorney general, following the sudden resignation of Attorney General Claude Walker. Ponteen, who had been serving as chief deputy attorney general, said he received a letter from Governor Kenneth Mapp appointing him to the position effective December 8. The fourth attorney general

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SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON: ‘SERIAL RAPIST’ RAFAEL JOSEPH OF ST. CROIX FREDERIKSTED — Forty years in prison – with credit for 2,765 days already served – was the sentence Virgin Islands Superior Court Judge Douglas Brady handed down today on Rafael Joseph for sexually assaulting a woman more

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MARIETTA, Georgia — Police records from Cobb County indicate that St. Croix Senatorial candidate Allison DeGazon was arrested for an alleged instance of domestic violence nearly 16 years ago. Allison DeGazon was 28 years old when she was arrested on Dallas Road in Powder Springs,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — There is only one Virgin Islands Board of Elections, the V.I. Supreme Court has ruled. In an opinion released Friday, Chief Justice Rhys Hodge and Associate Justices Ive Swan and Maria Cabret upheld a May 10 ruling by V.I. Superior Court Judge

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REPEAT OFFENDER? Kareem Harrigan (far right, mouth open) was sentenced to one year today. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Hidden Valley man was sentenced today to a year behind bars because he pleaded guilty to a gun crime that occurred in August, the Virgin Islands Free

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Retired Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Sgt. Ronald Hatcher. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — A Superior Court trial that was held with all due haste — nearly five years after a St. Croix man was killed — will be delayed at least one day longer. A seven-woman, five

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 54-year-old St. Thomas woman who admitted to slashing a tire on a neighbor’s car in 2016 was identified by police as the victim of the hit-and-run driver on Tuesday. Mary Rivera of Estate Wintberg was sentenced to one year in prison

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TRAGIC FLIGHT: Killed five people on St. Croix, including soca singer Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester of the Stylee Band and the pilot David Richardson of St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Justice, Office of the Medical Examiner released the names of five men who died during

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: Andre Auguste of Frederiksted. Auguste is 27 years old. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Two men have been arrested in the murder of Dean Schneider in the kitchen of a Ruby M. Rouss Housing Complex unit downtown this summer. According to police, detectives have arrested K’Shawn Hughes,

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