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COTTAGE GROVE, Oregon — Investigators say that a U.S. Virgin Islands man arrested recently was responsible for a string of fraud cases that stretched from Arizona, to Washington state, and ended in Oregon. Tyrone Curtis Powell, 40, of St. Thomas, allegedly used the alias “John P. Hope” as he established

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CHRISTIANSTED — A shooting at a strip club near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center left one St. Croix man dead late last night. Denver Charlery, 34, of Estate Mount Pleasant was identified by next of kin as the shooting victim, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency Call

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ATLANTA — A St. Thomas-based federal agent’s double life as a law enforcement officer and drug smuggler was exposed by an alert drug-sniffing dog in Georgia, authorities said. Ivan Van Beverhoudt, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer tasked with intercepting drugs in the USVI, was indicted on federal charges

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CHRISTIANSTED — The finance chief and two other top executives at Limetree Bay Ventures, operator of a long-stalled local oil refinery, are stepping down, according to an internal letter reviewed by Reuters. The 200,000-barrel-per-day refinery in St. Croix recently halted processing after “a mishap,” according to people familiar with the

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Are we truly alone in the universe? You and I might not know the answer to that question, but a handful of people at the highest echelons of government have started to publicly talk about how seriously they take aliens. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been particularly vocal about

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man wanted in an April Fool’s Day domestic violence incident has voluntarily surrendered himself to police without incident, authorities said. Hasani J. King, of Charlotte Amalie West, was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Saturday and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence, disturbance of the peace-domestic violence

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Judith’s Fancy-area man has been charged with a sex act with a child after allegations surface from one year ago, authorities said. Anthony Cruz, 36, of Estate St. John, was arrested at 3:55 p.m. Saturday and charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Kitts native who was shot multiple times as he was pulling out of his driveway Thursday has died from the injuries he sustained that morning, authorities said. Deron Dixon, 35, of Estate Little Princess, was identified today by police as the shooting victim, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a St. Thomas man wanted for questioning in connection to an open assault case, authorities said today. Hasani King, 30, is wanted in connection to an assault that happened on April 1 in Patriot Manor, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A food delivery business whose star rose with the COVID-19 pandemic has filed for bankruptcy protection from debts of $1.1 million owed to banks and local restaurant owners already struggling to stay in business. Incorporated in Clearwater, Florida., Island Direct filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in United States

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