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The Boy Scouts of America building near the Ron de Lugo Federal Building, St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Friday, December 30, 2016, at about 2:35 p.m., officers responded to the Boy Scouts of America building, located on Veterans Drive, in regards to a gunshot victim, according to the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The site of two armed robberies in the last 13 months was again the venue for a terrifying armed robbery — this time with three men packing guns instead of one. On Friday, December 30, 2016 at about 10:16 p.m., a citizen called the 911 Emergency Call

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ARRESTED: Eustache Emmanuel Stevens of Estate Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three St. Thomas natives have been arrested by police in connection with illegal gun possession charges. On Thursday, December 29, 2016 three men were arrested and charged for possession of unlicensed firearms in continuation of ongoing initiatives conducted by the

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has been awarded more than $2 million in federal funds to fight Zika across mountain communities in the U.S. territory’s interior. Health officials said Thursday that the money from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will be used to provide medical services and educate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman told police that she was raped at knifepoint in St. Thomas — and to add insult to injury — after being sexually assaulted the man stole a vehicle on the property as well. On December 27, 2016, at roughly 7:58 a.m., police traveled to the

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SAN JUAN – Authorities in Puerto Rico say a carnival worker from New Jersey has died after being hit by a ride at a temporary amusement park in the U.S. territory. Police said late Tuesday that 59-year-old Jerry Green was operating a pendulum ride called “Skyfall” when he was hit.

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 ARRESTED: Akil Smith of Estate Tutu CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three St. Thomas natives were arrested as part of a police initiative to get guns off the streets over the holidays. On Monday, December 26, 2016 about 3:45 a.m., Kisho Gumbs 24 of Paul M. Pearson Gardens, Akil Smith 24 of

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JOE BIDEN PUTTING AT CARAMBOLA RESORT CHRISTIANSTED — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to St. Croix today for some fun in the sun with his family during one of his final weeks in office, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Biden’s motorcade was preceded by a U.S. Coast

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IN CUSTODY: MICHAEL ORTIZ FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for the rape of of his own 14-year-old daughter turned himself into police without incident early Christmas Eve morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On December 24, 2016 about 2:30 a.m, Michael Ortiz, 30, turned himself

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You wouldn’t expect that the territory would to have to pay people as an inducement to come here at the height of the tourist season. Northern North Dakota, maybe. Snowy Saskatchewan, sure. But Sunny St. Croix? Tourism officials continue to hammer home that St. Thomas, St. John

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