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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered outside a popular grocery store in Red Hook, St. Thomas early this morning, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Authorities removed the device — in the form of an ordinary pressure cooker — about 9:40 a.m. today in front

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MIAMI — It is looking less and less that Tropical Storm Matthew will make a significant impact on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but it could make a move for the United States as a hurricane next week. The budding tropical system was officially named Tropical Storm Matthew with

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 Angelo Reinoso CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are asking for your help to locate a missing 16-year-old native of the Dominican Republic. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says that Angelo Reinoso was last seen on Saturday September 24 near Altona on St. Thomas. Reinoso is an Hispanic

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MIAMI — A well-organized tropical wave heading toward the Caribbean could become a tropical depression or storm later Tuesday (Sept. 27), forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said. A Hurricane Hunter flight originating from St. Croix is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon. According to the 7 a.m. Tuesday update,

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  ARRESTED: Rajiah Raheem Royer CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A routine traffic stop led to a 22-year-old St. Thomas man being arrested on illegal gun possession charges, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Monday about 9:32 p.m. police arrested Rajiah Raheem Royer for possession of an unlicensed firearm,

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ROBBED AT THE BASKETBALL COURT FREDERIKSTED — A man on a basketball court was robbed at gunpoint of jewelry and shot at last night in Estate Glynn, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Monday, September 26, 2016, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police officers were dispatched by the

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ARRESTED: Atnelle Harris on St. Croix FREDERIKSTED — An Estate Paradise woman told police that when she told her boyfriend that he couldn’t use her car — he assaulted her, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Monday, September 26, 2016, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police were dispatched

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MARRIED IN ST. KITTS: Joe Hendrickson (right) with his wife Rajkumarie. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The chief judge of the Superior Court is in the hot seat today after the Texas husband of a murdered woman lambasted him for giving a convicted murderer only a 20-year sentence. Joe Hendrickson, who married

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ARRESTED AFTER 11 YEARS: Vivian Stuart CHARLOTTE AMALIE – V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston granted bail to a 58-year-old St. Thomas woman who is accused of killing her husband a little more than 11 years ago. Vivian Stuart of Heritage Hill Condominiums made her initial court appearance before Judge

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MAPP WANTS A PIMPED OUT RIDE CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants to spend more of your tax money — and soon. Mapp will ask the Legislature for dramatic tax hikes in advance of a planned $426 million bond sale. Government House has introduced a bill for a $396

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