HOT TEMPERED: Logan CoBell CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Virginia native admitted in federal court on Wednesday to whipping out an semi-automatic weapon in a dispute at a St. Thomas bar — that also just happens to be close to a local high school, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
CAN DO 3 MONTHS STANDING ON HIS HEAD: Angel De Jesus Marrero CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Puerto Rico was sentenced to three months in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday for bringing five Brazilians to the territory illegally, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Angel De
UNDER SIEGE & SUPPRESSING INFORMATION: Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. CHRISTIANSTED — Neither the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner or St. Croix police chief have any comment on their officers coming under fire in the line of duty earlier this week. VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte informed the Virgin Islands
BOOK THROWN AT HIM: Kyle Woods CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The second man who admitted to breaking into “My Brother’s Workshop” and stealing a television monitor and other items has been sentenced for the crime. V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III handed down a three-year prison sentence on Kyle Woods
WASHINGTON — The Department of Public Works will receive $1,696,405 from the U.S. Department of Transportation “to rehabilitate its La Reine Bus facility,” the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The USDOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the selections for its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program this week that will help
WANTED: Todd Kenney in Pittsburgh CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal drug investigation that began last year in Pittsburgh has revealed a trafficking network shipping cocaine from the Virgin Islands to Detroit and a related heroin ring in Detroit distributing the narcotic in Pittsburgh, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that the lesser Virgin Islands skink and the Florida scrub lizard may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The rare reptiles are at risk of disappearing due to development, climate change and other threats, according to the Center
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men survived an ambush at Paul M. Pearson Gardens on the waterfront in St. Thomas today, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at approximately 3:50 a.m., two male gunshot victims arrived at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center
DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and The Department of Licensing and consumer Affairs (DLCA) are alerting the Community about what they see as a”trend” of Western Union Scams. The VIPD Economic Crime Unit office said the scam is based on receiving a
FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is reporting that a robbery took place in Mount Pleasant at 9:23 p.m. Police said that a man told them that he was talking near the roadway in front of his house with another person when an Hispanic man approached and pulled