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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police reported today that the body of a Caucasian man was found in Sapphire House on Christmas Day. A neighbor told police the man was hanging in a tree by a blanket in the courtyard of the residence. The body was removed by the neighbor who discovered

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FREDERIKSTED – A 50-year-old man who walked onto the highway was struck by a passing vehicle and killed Wednesday night. The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police about 6:52 p.m. on Wednesday that there had been an auto incident involving a pedestrian on the Melvin Evans Highway near Williams Delight.

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Dennis Vanterpool III (left) and  Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED – The son of a Virgin Islands Police Department lieutenant has been awarded a $3,000 scholarship for college. Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. said that Dennis Vanterpool III is the U.S. Virgin Islands recipient of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of

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FOUND DEAD: Martin P. “Marty” Merrick CHRISTIANSTED – A 77-year-old Illinois man was found dead in his St. Croix condominium after fellow residents noticed that he hadn’t been seen in days. Martin P. “Marty” Merrick of Estate St. John was declared dead on arrival (DOA) when emergency personnel arrived at

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ON LOCKDOWN: CAHS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A fight just after noon today led to administrators of the Charlotte Amalie High School locking down the facility. Police said one male student slipped and fell to the second floor of the high school today about 12 p.m. during a “skirmish,” but was

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  ATLANTA – Each week during the flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes “Flu View,” a weekly report of the flu’s impact. During week 47 (November 22-28, 2015), influenza activity increased slightly but remained low overall, according to the report. The following findings are included

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     Barry Thiel of 13D Research CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 49-year-old finance executive from Ohio was found near death in the ocean Sunday in what published reports called a scuba diving accident. Police said officers were dispatched to Veteran’s Drive at 11:51 a.m. December 6 on a report from

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Artist Victor Cepeda of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A 20-year-old St. Croix native who is best-known for his colorful murals all over the island is getting his own solo art show here starting this weekend. Victor Cepeda, aka the “Mural Man,” told the Virgin Islands Free Press that the show

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $4.8 million in grants for 74 projects spanning 39 states that support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers and ranchers through its Farm to School Program. “Farm

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Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville PARAMARIBO – A new mosquito-transmitted virus called “Zika” could mean more bad news for Caribbean tourism. In response to the latest report by the Caribbean Public Health Agency of five confirmed cases of Zika virus in an unnamed Caribbean country, Grenada has heightened its disease surveillance system,

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