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AUBURN — A Maine landlord arranged for the rescue of 15 tarantulas and one python that had been left behind by a tenant. Animal rescuer Drew Desjardins was called to the apartment Wednesday in Auburn, the Sun Journal reported. He found that four of 19 tarantulas had died and that the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan toured public school classrooms on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John on the first day of in-person classes Tuesday. Bryan inspected the Ricardo Richards Elementary School on St. Croix, the Julius E. Sprauve K-8 School on St. John and the Joseph Gomez Elementary School on

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CANE BAY — A female tourist apparently drowned while swimming on the north shore of St. Croix today, police and eyewitnesses said. Several people were gathered at the tide pools in Annaly Bay when a sudden wave appeared a “knocked several people off the rocks,” Steve Kinney said on Facebook

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SALT RIVER — A St. Croix woman died from “multiple” stab wounds last month and authorities are now calling her death a homicide. Lucy Lindquist, 56, of Morningstar Circle, was found dead in her car in Vista Concordia on August 20 after sustaining stab wounds, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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SAN SALVADOR — Today El Salvador will become the first country in the world to recognize bitcoin as legal tender, a move President Nayib Bukele says will save Salvadorans living abroad millions of dollars in commissions on money they send home. Despite Bukele’s popularity, the move has been greeted with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A blackout left tens of thousands of customers without power in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Labor Day amid sweltering hot temperatures. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) failure left many on the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the dark before dawn

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement to mark Labor Day, on September 6, 2021: “On Labor Day, we proudly celebrate and pay tribute to the working Virgin Islanders whose immeasurable contributions shape our workforce and serve as the backbone of our economy. “Our storied history tells of

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KINGSHILL — Police are investigating after the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired and a gunshot victim just west of the Sunny Isle Shopping Center at 1:59 p.m. Saturday The 30-year-old male victim, a passenger in a vehicle in Estate Strawberry, reported driving by two or

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police today announced an arrest in the fatal shooting of a woman in the parking lot of Home Depot in St. Thomas on Saturday afternoon. Justin A. Matthews, 23, of Contant, was arrested on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and charged with first-degree murder, the Virgin Islands Police

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed the territory’s 61st COVID-releated death on Sunday. The deceased, a 30-year-old man on St. Croix, is one of the territory’s youngest victims of the virus. While the virus has mostly impacted seniors, in July, Virgin Islands officials announced that a 9-year-old had

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