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SHOT DEAD: Ofc. Lesha Lammy CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp held a joint press conference with Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. to announce that two off-duty police officers had been shot to death on a Frederiksted beach on Thursday afternoon. The bodies of 30-year-old Lesha Lammy and 28-year-old Kai

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 51-year-old native of Ghana who pimped out her underage daughter in a sex-for-money scheme was given 10 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Jenifer Bowen-Dodoo, 51, and Lennox Phillips, 58, to 120 and 130 months in prison,

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      ON TRIAL: Azamba Galloway CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A jury has been seated to hear the trial of a St. Thomas man who is accused of pointing a gun at a police officer during a foot chase. During jury selection on Monday, the judge and attorneys waded through

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MISSING SINCE JUNE: Jerome Christian CHRISTIANSTED — Police are asking for the public’s help to find out if they have seen a 31-year-old St. Croix man who has been missing since June. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said that Jerome Christian was last seen during the month of June

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SEAN GRIFFIN CHRISTIANSTED — Police need your help to find a 32-year-old St. Croix man wanted for questioning in a domestic violence incident. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) issued a WANTED poster for Sean P. Griffin in connection with a case of second-degree assault-domestic violence. The VIPD said that

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              AUTHOR: Melanie Myers By MELANIE MYERS/Special to the V.I. Free Press NEW YORK — When music artist Kehlani posted photos of herself after her suicide attempt on Instagram, she was bombarded with backlash on the post itself as well as on Twitter and

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            James Edward Nibbs CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The trial of James Nibbs, Jr. got underway Wednesday morning before V.I. Superior Court Judge Denise Francois. Nibbs, 40, is facing one count of second-degree arson, stemming from a Dec. 28, 2015 incident. Several witnesses, including the victim,

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Daryl Homer of St. Thomas triumphant RIO DE JANEIRO — The journey began some 20 years ago, with a little boy looking at a picture of a fencer in a children’s dictionary. The sport looked cool to him, so he ran to his mother and said: “That’s what I want

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Legal Assistance Program received $368,059 on Thursday as part of a 2014 settlement with Bank of America to help prevent home foreclosures and assistant in community development, according to someone familiar with the pact. Eric D. Green, independent monitor of Bank of America’s August 20, 2014,

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Noelle Bishopel of Atlanta, Georgia CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Eight of 14 cases filed in federal court involve people from the U.S. mainland (most frequently Atlanta) trying to smuggle marijuana into the territory by packing it in their luggage on flights going to St. Thomas. Case in point are two Atlanta

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