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SAN JUAN — Hundreds of people called up local authorities and updated their social media timelines as the Borinquens spotted a fireball in the night skies of Puerto Rico. Locals took to social media to share pictures and videos of the colorful fireball above the “emerald” island on Wednesday night. The spectacular nighttime

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CHRISTIANSTED —  People are going to bat for bats during bat week. And why not? Halloween is just eight days away, after all. Bat Week is an annual international celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Officers from the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative’s (VICI) “Operation 10-Day Rush” made one arrest on Wednesday night. Peter John Francis, Jr., 30, of Estate Frydenhoj, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, the Virgin Islands Police

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Detectives are investigating after a woman said she was assaulted in downtown Charlotte Amalie on Tuesday night, authorities said. Officers were dispatched to Commandant Gade in St. Thomas in reference to an assault at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “The victim reported an

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who collected thousands of pictures and videos of babies being subjected to violent sex acts was sentenced on Wednesday to spend 6.5 years in prison, authorities said. Judge Robert Molloy sentenced Collin Gomes, 27, to serve 78 months behind bars, followed by five years

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CRUZ BAY — A window has been cracked open to allow officials an opportunity to engineer a land swap for a public school on St. John near the Virgin Islands National Park. Under the agreement signed Thursday, Interior officials and those from the local government will have a year to work

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 36 of 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday afternoon, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages just off Cabo Rojo and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The interdicted migrants claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals, two of whom remain in Puerto Rico to

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SAN JOSE — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will hold on October 26-28 its thirty-eighth session, the United Nations regional commission’s most important biennial meeting. There, ECLAC will give an account of its activities in the 2018-2020 biennium and participants will address the priorities of the

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MIAMI — A new tropical wave has developed in the Caribbean Sea and has a 20 percent chance of development into a tropical cyclone over the next five days. This disturbance is forecast to drift over Cuba in the coming days and then move just south of Florida. Even if

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the two shooters in the attempted holdup of security guards trying to pick up nearly one million dollars in cash at a bank in St. Thomas has pled guilty to assault-attempted robbery charges, authorities said. Melik Petersen, 28, of Anna’s Retreat, pleaded guilty to first-degree

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