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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man has been arrested and charged with raping a child in his own household, authorities said. Tasheem Raheem Leonard, 27, of Mariendahl, was arrested at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and charged with second-degree aggravated rape—domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “The victim who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Arizona woman has been arrested on St. Thomas for allegedly stealing valuable property after police found a stolen item in her possession. Michelyn Lespron, 35, of Phoenix was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier combined efforts with the Container Ship Long Beach and the LNG tanker Gemmata to rescue a man from a disabled sailing vessel in the Caribbean Sea Thursday, approximately 114 nautical miles southeast of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Carl Michael Corey, 39, a

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan took action on 29 bills from the December 11, 2020, session of the 33rd Legislature, signing 23 of the measures into law and vetoing six of them. Among the bills Bryan approved are a bill providing amnesty for property owners who have enclosed portions of their homes

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DALLAS — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Public Works is advising the community that effective immediately, VITRAN’s St. Croix office will be closed until further notice, due to at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19. “This closure will allow the department to properly disinfect the office to protect employees and clients,” DPW

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EDINBURGH — Great Scott! That makes two times Donald Trump has been undone by COVID-19. Once in 2020 — and once in 2021. Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in America — or lack thereof — might have cost him the 2020 presidential election. Now Trump is being told by

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BOGOTA — Hospital beds that can be transformed into coffins are being billed as a grim solution for shortages on each item amid the coronavirus pandemic. The mordid product, developed by Colombian company ABC Displays, is a cardboard bed with metal hospital railings along the sides. Disturbing images of bodies

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Health Department said the territory’s 24th death due to COVID-19 happened over the weekend. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s 24th death related to COVID-19. “The deceased is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman said she was going through the threshold of her apartment early this morning — when she heard gunfire — and then realized that she’d been shot. She asked a neighbor to dial 911 for her — because she’d been shot in the hand.

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