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AREA TO WATCH: The area highlighted in red is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could be affected by this system. MIAMI — August is historically the beginning of the annual ramp up of hurricane season in the

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REMAINS RECOVERY: St. Croix rescue workers prepare for their descent into the cistern to recover the body of Lyana Serieux, 24, on Thursday afternoon in Estate Grove Place. FREDERIKSTED — Police on St. Croix have three bodies, three crime scenes and no official suspects now that the fully-clothed body of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE  — A native of the Dominican Republic who claimed credit for masterminding the shotgun robbery at the Lockhart Gardens McDonald’s that left another teen dead has changed his plea to guilty. Betel Augusto Rosario Paulino, 18, of Santo Domingo, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — Protein bars and bites from  Bulletproof 360 are being recalled because they were made with cashew butter that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Washington state-based company said that the bars and bites were sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, among other places nationally and

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A nurse stands next to closed toilets at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center in Estate Diamond near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on St Croix. (PHOTO BY: Alvin Baez/Reuters) CHRISTIANSTED — For a glimpse at the precarious financial health of St. Croix, visit its public hospital. Pipes underneath

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested on Tuesday and charged in two separate incidents, including a shooting last week that injured two men and went viral as a video on social media. Amijah Charles, 34, of Mariendahl, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. and charged with two counts

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DIED OF A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND: Walter Richardson CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that a senior citizen killed himself near the Western Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Walter Richardson, 71, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home near Altona and Welgunst, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

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HAPPY FAMILY: Jordan Serieux, 10, (left back) Jeremiah Serieux, 5, (middle) and Lyana Serieux, 24, pose during happier times on St. Croix. The two boys were found partially decomposed near the entrance to a South Shore beach late this morning — between Catherine’s Rest and Halfpenny Bay. CHRISTIANSTED — A

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory is leading the way to modernize communications for its public safety community, according to a statement from Government House. Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced his decision today to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community, helping first responders save lives and protect

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MARIGOT, St. Martin — An immigrant from Grenada will be accused in court of the brutal rape and murder of a woman who moved from the mainland of France to this tiny twin island in the Caribbean. Kathron “Cuchi” Fortune, 39, convicted of another murder and detained in Pointe Blanche

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