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      ARRESTED: Xiomara Batista CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that a St. Thomas woman was arrested for holding a gun on a man in order to collect ransom money. Xiomara Batista, 40, of Contant was arrested about 5:48 p.m. on Thursday and charged with false imprisonment, kidnapping for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas native visiting Hospital Ground in time for Carnival was arrested after police said that she had “an unusual amount of marijuana on her person.” Violet Yvonne Babrow, 56, currently of the Bronx, New York was arrested by police about 3 p.m. on Wednesday and

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FREDERIKSTED — A man told police that he was cutting his lawn in Clifton Hill on Tuesday morning, when all of a sudden his female dog Pixie limped towards him crying as she did so. Police said later that a forensic examination of Pixie revealed that she had been shot

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FRIENDLY GREETING: Gov. Kenneth Mapp greets a young person who was helping out at a crafts table on Wednesday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  Thousands gathered in St. Thomas on Wednesday to enjoy the sights, tastes and sounds of the 2017 Carnival Food, Arts & Crafts Fair. Gov. Kenneth Mapp welcomed all

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FUSIONS RESTAURANT: Slated to open next week, it will offer a sampling of foods from all over the world. (PHOTOS COURTESY: fusions restaurant). CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix residents will now have another choice in fine dining now that Fusions restaurant is scheduled to open on Monday. According to the owners

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NO EXIT STRATEGY: Juan De Dios terrified customers and McDonald’s workers in Sugar Estate on March 25 by wielding a shotgun during the robbery.  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three natives of the Dominican Republic and one Puerto Rican native were arraigned in federal court today for their alleged roles in the

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MV ZENITH CRUISE SHIP TO THE RESCUE! The cruise ship rescued boaters going from St. Thomas to St. Croix. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. Coast Guard says a cruise ship helped authorities rescue six men who were stranded in rough seas near the territory. Authorities said that the men were

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DETAINED BY I.C.E.: Ewert Henry of Kingston, Jamaica is accused of entering the USA illegally. Social media said that he once was the No. 2 man at the Port Authority of Jamaica. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Jamaican man who social media said was once the second in command of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Concerned citizens called the 911 Emergency Call Center about 2:19 a.m. Sunday and reported a fight in progress at the Arian’s Restaurant in the area of Subbase. Shortly after, the citizens called and reported multiple shots fired and victims on the ground. When police arrived they found

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HOTEL ON THE CAY: Daniel Reardon of Wisconsin died in front of his family while snorkeling on vacation on Protestant Cay on St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED — A Wisconsin man drowned on the east side of Protestant Cay on Wednesday while he was snorkeling with his family, according to police. Daniel Reardon,

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