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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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HARRISBURG, Pa. — As part of the national “Senior$afe Training Week,” staff members from the Department of Banking and Securities and Department of Aging visited executives at Vanguard headquarters in Malvern and presented a program designed to help investment advisers and broker-dealers identify and report suspected cases of elder financial

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services, is seeking sponsors for the annual Adopt-A-Family Holidays program. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, individuals, family members, friends, groups, schools and organizations are asked to donate $80.00 to purchase a holiday meal or a gift

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 CAPTURED: Daniel Eric Cove CHRISTIANSTED – A second sex offender who was wanted by authorities has been taken into custody. Daniel Cove, 33, walked into the St. Croix office of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Wednesday morning – a day after the DOJ launched a manhunt for him – and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 44-year-old native of the Dominican Republic was convicted in federal court of trying to smuggle 12.78 pounds of cocaine into St. Thomas After a one-day trial, on October 4, 2016, a federal jury on St. Thomas found Tomas Liriano Castillo guilty of Conspiracy to Possess a

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         INDICTED: Nisha Brathwaite CHRISTIANSTED – The last of 10 Virgin Islands women indicted by a federal grand jury on tax-related charges made her initial appearance on Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon on St. Croix, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. The remaining nine women

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Satellite image of Tropical Storm Nichole SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Nicole formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center said the storm was located at 11 a.m. Tuesday about 525 miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The storm is

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