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CRUZ BAY — Authorities are investigating the possible drowning of a man Tuesday at Hawksnest Beach in Virgin Islands National Park on St. John. Good Samaritans were performing CPR when officers arrived. The man, identified as Brian Kosmal, 77, of Chicago, died at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center.

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MIAMI —The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic; including one that is better organized as of today and showing improved odds of development. In the mid-Atlantic, disorganized showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave continue to move west at about 15 to 20 mph,

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Thomas man faces five years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court today to smuggling 14 pounds of marijuana into the territory, authorities said. Tarik Babrow, 24, of Hospital Ground in St. Thomas, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon Jr., in U.S. District

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SAN JUAN — The political turmoil and growing violence in Haiti is pushing more Haitians to take to the sea in an effort to reach Puerto Rico, where more refugees were intercepted at sea so far this year than the total over the previous two years, according to federal data.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A senior citizen is in critical condition after being hit by a Mack truck near an Estate Thomas gas station in St. Thomas on Sunday night, authorities said. An accident involving a pedestrian on Rumer Drive in Estate Thomas was reported to the 911 Emergency Call Center

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are looking for two to three masked men who shot two men at two different times near an Anna’s Retreat shopping complex early Monday night, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center got a report of shots fired and a man down in Estate Tutu, in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — If you want flaunt what you got in public — and let it all hang out in downtown St. Thomas — you better be prepared to be verbally attacked personally, on social media in real time. One scantily-clad woman seen walking by the customer service stand for

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FREDERIKSTED — During the summer break, school buildings around the territory are getting needed repairs so that the public education facilities are ready to be re-opened in September, the Department of Education (DOE) said. At Claude O. Markoe Elementary School in Mars Hill on St. Croix, workers were seen laying

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Environmental Protection Agency is pressuring owners of Limetree Bay oil refinery to get its approval for an orderly shutdown, calling into question the next steps for the process. Limetree Bay Energy refinery on St.Croix last week said it was preparing for an extended shutdown after failing to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan met virtually with new Office of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who awarded the territory $3.4 million and assured the Governor that the Office of Insular Affairs OIA) will work with the Government of the Virgin Islands in its discussions with the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)

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