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SAN JUAN –  Dozens of FBI agents are seizing documents and electronic equipment at the city hall of a financially struggling town in northern Puerto Rico. The special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Juan division said Tuesday that agents were serving a search warrant at the government offices

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INDICTED: Raheem “Caesar” Miller of Philadelphia CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury has returned indictments against two Virgin Islanders and one Pennsylvania native in connection with a string of jewelry store robberies in St. Thomas in 2015. The United States grand jury returned a 10-count indictment on Thursday against

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old Puerto Rico native pleaded guilty in federal court to arms trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. On Friday, Raji Yusuf, 30, admitted in U.S. District Court in St. Thomas to trafficking in firearms, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. Sentencing is set for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas men had their first day in federal court to answer charges related to drug trafficking. Acio Richards, 26, and N’kel Morton, 22, made their initial appearance at the Ron de Lugo Federal Building on November 17 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on separate

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INTERCEPTED: 283 lbs of coke SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations agents seized 328 pounds of cocaine from a vessel near Puerto Rico on November 15, in what is the latest sign that traffickers may be returning to once popular Caribbean smuggling routes. A

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NHC projections for Tropical Depression 16 MIAMI — A late-season tropical depression has formed in the southwestern Caribbean and forecasters say it’s expected to become a tropical storm. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 35 mph (56 kph) with additional strengthening forecast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center

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                        ARRESTED: Carissa Felix CHRISTIANSTED — On November 18, 2016, at approximately 12:49 P.M., Detectives from the Virgin Islands Police Department Economic Crime Unit executed an Arrest Warrant at Estate Slob in mid-Island. Arrested was 49-year-old Wayne Scott who

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DORSCH BEACH in Frederiksted CHRISTIANSTED – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said one beach on St.  Croix is not considered safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said that Dorsch Beach in Frederiksted is not fit for swimming or fishing after testing of 32

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WASHINGTON — Half of all coral species in the Caribbean went extinct between one and two million years ago, probably due to drastic environmental changes. Which ones survived? Scientists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) think one group of survivors, corals in the genus Orbicella, will continue to adapt

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TRIED 2 MURDER @ XMAS: Daniel Carino CHRISTIANSTED — A 34-year-old St. Croix grinch has been found guilty of attempted murder after shooting another man multiple times at a Concordia garbage bin site a week before Christmas, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. A federal jury found Daniel Carino

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