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MIAMI — The tropics continue to heat up as we work our way into the first week of October. Tropical Storm Gamma, newly named Invest 92L and two other areas to watch out in the Atlantic highlight the busy week ahead. Gamma made landfall in the Yucatan peninsula Saturday and

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SAN ANTONIO — After hearing of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. Virgin Islands prison system, NBA legend Tim Duncan sent 10,800 masks to the territory for distribution. The generous donation by St. Croix native Duncan was facilitated by Sheldon and Sherwin Robinson, formerly of Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club, ViVid Streaming

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s time to vote! And it’s all for a good cause during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every year during October, the Caribbean Palm Bonnets, a Chapter of The Red Hat Society of the Virgin Islands, present their annual “Bling Bling Bras for Breast Cancer” campaign. Monies raised

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Golden Rock woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing a gunshot through her neighbor’s closed door following a heated argument just after 12:00 noon on Friday, authorities said. Jahritza Johnson, 20, of Harbor View Apartments was arrested at 3:23 p.m. Friday and

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CHRISTIANSTED — A refinery worker whose body was found in a gut on the Hess Road near Limetree Bay’s man camp on Wednesday has been identified. The Virgin Islands Police Department said the victim was 52-year-old David Bedynek of Houston, Texas. Bedynek was an employee of the nearby Limetree Bay

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FREDERIKSTED — Police need your help to find two men who force-fed marijuana smoke to a cat, inducing paralysis in the animal, authorities said. The VIPD Animal Cruelty Investigator received a report on Sunday regarding a possible animal cruelty video that was posted to Facebook, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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FREDERIKSTED — The Economic Crimes Unit of the VIPD executed an arrest warrant on a St. Croix woman based on fraud-related charges early Thursday morning, authorities said. Shanica “ChumChum” Prosper, 26, of Paradise Mills, was arrested at 12:07 a.m. Thursday and charged with obtaining money by false pretenses and grand

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Auven Therapeutics made their first donation to My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) in 2012 and is proud to support MBW again this year with a $25,000 donation to allow for additional CNC router equipment for their engineering R and D program. Auven Therapeutics is a territory-based global private

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MIAMI — Tropical Depression 25 formed over the northwest Caribbean and is expected to become a tropical storm by Saturday morning, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said today. The system was located about 220 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, packing a maximum sustained winds of 35 miles-per-hour, the NHC said.

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PARIS — European stocks slid today after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, hitting equity markets globally. The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 0.5%, although pulling back from early losses of as much as 1.1%. The German DAX and France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.8% each, while UK’s FTSE 100 declined 0.6%. Trump said today

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