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Social Security offices are currently open only for in-person appointments for limited, critical situations, depending upon local office conditions. However, you can continue to apply for a replacement Social Security card online and by mail. Before requesting a replacement card, please remember that you might not need the physical card.

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CHICAGO — Barb McVicker, a longtime local educator who has spent many years teaching in St. Croix, recently provided a gift to lift the spirits of residents at a nursing home in Illinois. During a recent trip to the Big Island, McVicker met with some of her former students, first

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Mary Ida Townson as the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21).   Townson will assume the position in June and will replace Nancy Gargula, who is the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in

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HOUSTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Department kicked up a storm at the Katy Sip ‘N Stroll wine-sipping festival in Texas recently. The Tourism Department was a co-sponsor of Katy’s celebration of its original wine, beer, and food. People in attendance at the festival were offered free food samples

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KINGSHILL — Attorney General Denise George said a registered sex offender was apprehended by VIDOJ special agents on Wednesday at the VIDOJ complex at Estate La Reine on St. Croix. Asymo L. Prentice, 29, of Christiansted, St. Croix, was arrested for failure to comply with registration requirements and violating probation.

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CHICAGO — “Doctor Rita” has always been committed to helping her local Illinois community. Rita J. McGuire, M.D grew up in a south side neighborhood and while in high school, she got the bug to go into the field of medicine. She has been a practicing ob-gyn for 30 years

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) honored Virgin Islands National Guard, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mervin Mills with the 2020 Visionary Voice Award in a ceremony on St. Thomas Friday. As part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, the Visionary Voice Award honor individuals throughout

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MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy who found his way onto the conveyor belt baggage handling system at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was not injured. Airport spokesperson Pat Hogan said the incident happened early Saturday afternoon as a group of about 20 people were checking their bags for a

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NAPLES, Florida — A man moving from Alabama to southwest Florida traveled hundreds of miles with an owl stuck in his truck’s grille. The owl survived. Torie Gray said he saw a vehicle ahead of him swerve on Interstate 75 to avoid the great horned owl. But somehow he hit

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HONOLULU — A doctor and a team of neonatal medical professionals were in the right place at the right time — helping a Utah woman deliver her baby onboard an hours-long flight to Hawaii. Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga was traveling from Salt Lake City to Hawaii on April 28 for a

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