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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Public Works was out restoring St. Croix roadway signs that were destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. One Public Works employee worked by himself to install a “left-turn-only” sign on the Christiansted Bypass near Estate Richmond on St. Croix this morning. Phinehas Weekes of DPW

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) said road work on Weymouth Rhymer Highway west of the Donoe intersection begins today. In preparation for construction, Island Roads Corporation will install temporary traffic control devices, construction signs, and barricades, DPW said. Work is expected to continue through July 31,

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KINGSTOWN — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early this morning in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to

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KINGSTOWN — More people fled their homes on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Sunday as La Soufrière volcano rumbled loudly for a third day and the heavy weight of its ashfall damaged some buildings. Residents reported widespread power failures early in the day, though authorities restored electricity

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan will hold the second annual Territorial Day of Prayer service for protection against COVID-19 and for the well-being of all Virgin Islanders as the territory continues to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Day of Prayer service is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are investigating an SUV with firearms in it that overturned on Veteran’s Drive on Saturday night, authorities said. The vehicle seen in this VIPD image “was abandoned by occupants,” according to St. Thomas-St. John District Chief Steven Philip. “Two firearms were recovered from

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FREDERIKSTED — Three teens were hospitalized after two men shot it out in the street near the former Legislature building late last night. The three teens injured were innocent bystanders positioned near the gun battle as shots rang out in the roadway between the Frederiksted Market and the Lagoon Street

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FREDERIKSTED — The surviving son of a military veteran who was found shot to death in his own home last month has been arrested on an illegal weapons charge, authorities said. Ian Benjamin Jr., 19, of Queen Street, Frederiksted, was arrested at 5:25 a.m. Friday and charged with carrying a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The owner of a yacht was arrested for allegedly raping one of his crew member while the pair were taking a taxi ride from Red Hook to Yacht Haven Grande on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Hugh D. Fuller Jr., 67, of Boca Raton, Florida, was arrested at

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COTTON VALLEY — A St. Croix man was arrested after he allegedly attacked his male lover during a heated argument at a posh East End condominium on Friday night, authorities said. Khalaf Jerry, 35, of Estate Coakley Bay, was arrested at 7:59 p.m. Friday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence;

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