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CRACKDOWN ON VANDALISM: Richards FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says it will be on the lookout for citizens vandalizing or removing political signs. The election season is coming up at the beginning of next month and the VIPD said that it has noticed signs being purposely damaged

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MAPP: Out front on the environment CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed his proposal designed to reduce litter and protect marine life into law on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, according to a prepared statement from Government House. Bill No. 31-0379 will restrict the use of plastic shopping bags

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people — one from St. Croix and one from St. Thomas — were each sentenced in federal court for their part in a marijuana smuggling operation between Los Angeles and here. On October 6, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced two men and one

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman took out her frustrations on her boyfriend’s other lover by cutting her on the face and neck at least 25 times with a box cutter, according to police and unofficial reports. Police said that Nisha England, 34, of Bovoni was arrested and charged

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CHICAGO — Kraft Heinz recalled 959 pounds of Lunchables due to misbranding and undeclared allergens on the labels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Sunday. The “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” contain wheat and soy, which are not declared on the label, according to

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QUANTICO, Va. — The Virgin Islands had the highest murder rate in the country — higher per capita than any other state, commonwealth or territory in the country, according to the latest statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI figures show that the murder rate in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Michigan woman who tried to smuggle nearly 43 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas through the airport was sentenced in federal court to a half year in prison on Thursday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Deangelia D. Quintana, 30, of Flint, Michigan got six

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ARRESTED: Eddie Benitez Jr. FREDERIKSTED — A 35-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on a bench warrant charging him with rape-related charges, according to police. Police said that Eddie Benitez, Jr. , 35, was arrested at 6:49 p.m. on Thursday on a charge of first-degree unlawful sexual contact based on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A woman who admitted to beating and severely wounding a young girl has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. LaToya Nicole Smith, who pleaded guilty to third-degree assault stemming from an Aug. 2, 2012 fight during which the victim was slashed about the body with a broken

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CLOSED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Wendy’s at Sunny Isle CHRISTIANSTED — A complaint about large rats, roaches and “a [sic] odor of dead rats in the lobby area” brought about a Health Department inspection the next day that forced an inspector to order the Wendy’s at Sunny Isle Shopping Center to

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