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SAN JUAN — As of mid-August there are at least 2,260 cases of Zika virus in the United States, and at least another 8,035 confirmed cases of Zika in U.S. territories. Those numbers, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), paint a clear picture of an obvious

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 ONE YEAR IN PRISON: Desi Henry Jr. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III on Friday sentenced Desi Henry to one year in prison for possession of a firearm. Henry, 22, of Anna’s Retreat who accepted a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to the April 17, 2013 crime.

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$1 MILLION BAIL: Jason Coulter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Florida man accused of murder remains behind bars unable to post a $750,000 bail while a judge considers a defense motion for bail reduction and a prosecution motion for his recusal. Jason Coulter, 32, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder,

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FATAL ROAD DEATH: Roberto Rivera FREDERIKSTED — A 29-year-old St. Croix man died when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on the Melvin H. Evans Highway early on Monday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Roberto Rivera of Estate Profit was traveling East on

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CHRISTIANSTED — The outer bands of Invest 99-L dropped a little bit of rain on St. Croix early Tuesday morning. Two disturbances in the central and eastern Atlantic Ocean, Invest 99-L and Invest 90-L, are being monitored for potential development into the next tropical depression or tropical storm over the

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MAPP’S RESPONSE: ‘I am the Walrus, Coo Coo Ca Choo’ CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The effects of emergency legislation for Puerto Rico have rippled roughly 40 miles east to St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands was downgraded deeper into junk territory by credit rating agency Fitch on Monday, while bonds backed by

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MIAMI — Two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean may become tropical depressions or storms, with one of them threatening to drench the Caribbean with heavy rain whether or not it develops further. Invest 99-L and Invest 90-L are behind what used to be Tropical Storm Fiona. It’s Invest 99-L,

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. government announced that it imposed a $210,000 fine on two pesticide distributors in Puerto Rico as part of a widespread probe into a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in the neighboring St. John. The distributors, identified as Superior-Angran LLC and Superior Angran

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AFTERMATH OF A SHIP-BOARD FIRE SAN JUAN — A salvage team towed the still-smoldering Caribbean Fantasy to the main harbor in Puerto Rico after the U.S. Coast Guard had approved a towage plan early Saturday morning. The Coast Guard published a video of the vessel being towed as well as photographs of the

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WHAT, ME WORRY? PM Ralph Gonsalves KINGSTOWN — Embattled St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves denied that he is a serial rapist and said that the cyber crime bill passed on Friday was meant to crack down on criticisms leveled against his administration. Gonsalves, 61, has been

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