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SAN JUAN — Tourists have told how they woke up late Monday night when their high-rise buildings started “moving from side to side strongly.” “Doors, lamps, hanging plants all swinging rather hard,” one person tweeted. The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck north of Isabela in Puerto Rico on Monday, the United

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CHRISTIANSTED — Tropical Storm Karen slowed to a tropical depression as it made its way towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today while Tropical Storm Lorenzo formed in the Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. update, Karen’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 35

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department patrol officers from the Richard N. Callwood Command responded to 911 Emergency Call Center that directed officers to the Bonne Esperance area in reference to a dispute between neighbors about 12:07 p.m. Saturday. Malakai George, 33, of Bonne Esperance was arrested and charged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal money-laundering complaints have been filed against two men for attempting to smuggle approximately $800,000 into St. Thomas by boat, authorities said. Jose Ernesto Vazquez Colon and Abnel Belordo Colon were arrested Friday evening and made their initial appearances in federal court on Saturday in St. Thomas,

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SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Karen formed just east of the Windward Islands and has sustained winds of 40 mph. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, along with Grenada and its dependencies. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it is currently looking for a tourist from the U.S. mainland who has been missing for four days. Lucy Schuhmann, 48, a visitor from Louisville, Kentucky was last seen at her rental unit in Coral Bay on Wednesday, according to the VIPD. The owner of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix bartender who was a fugitive from justice in the Pacific Northwest of the United States was arrested on drug and gun-related charges on Wednesday, authorities said. Troy Patterson, 51, of St. Croix, appeared in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock for an initial appearance after his arrest

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Virgin Islands Police Department officer was charged today with a variety of abuse-of-power offenses, including bank fraud and identity theft, authorities said. Yomont King has been charged with bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and forgery, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. King made his initial appearance in federal court

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix son whose mother told authorities she found a gun in his backpack after she dropped him off for a Superior Court appearance got three years in prison on Thursday. Serjio Alexander Rijo-Feliz, 27, of St. Croix, was sentenced to 36 months of incarceration for possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department Patrol Officers responded to a 911 call that directed officers to the downtown area of Guttets Gade, Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas in response to a first-degree robbery about 1:32 a.m. today. “Upon arrival officers encountered the victim who stated that she was walking on

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