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SAN JUAN – U.S. Magistrate Judge Marcos López authorized a criminal complaint charging Joseph Neil Bronson, Jr. with one count of Attempted Sex Trafficking of Children, said U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) is in charge of the investigation. According to the information

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        U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three Bank of America units can fend off negligence claims over bad tax advice the bank and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC allegedly gave on a $219 million Virgin Islands bond offering, but two BOA affiliates must face related claims, a

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MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills has recalled nearly 2 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios after announcing the breakfast cereal might have been contaminated with wheat. The recall includes 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cherrios affected by “an isolated incident” at the company’s facility in Lodi, Calif., “that resulted in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A man who said he was shot Monday evening near Frydenhoj ballpark was given a police escort to the hospital, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police received notification about 6:13 p.m. Monday that a man had been shot in the area of Estate Frydenhoj, the

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs said there is a new phone scam that the public should beware of. In this phone scam, the caller pretends to be a person who is sick and or has sustained some injury and is in the hospital, according to DLCA.

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Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government gave two contracts to the Virgin Islands Paving Co. totaling $614,269.34 on Monday. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he signed two contracts for the Department of Public Works to improve the roads near Sion Hill, Rattan and a downtown area St. Croix.

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FREDERIKSTED – While on a slow speed pursuit of a man who fleed a traffic stop, alert St. Croix police noticed that a vehicle turned onto a dead-end road when it observed the police patrol car, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police arrested 29-year-old Jamal Rivera of Estate

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FREDERIKSTED – A 27-year-old St. Croix man pulled over by police for driving erratically ended the traffic stop abruptly by speeding off and concluded with him discharging a firearm in the direction of police after his own car became disabled on Sunday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Kishawn

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MIAMI – One set of human remains has been found in the debris field from the cargo ship El Faro, but U.S. Coast Guard officials said today that they were still searching for survivors. During a press conference in Miami, Coast Guard spokesman Mark Fedor said crews had suspended their

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                   Gary Yin of Merrill Lynch SAN DIEGO — For Gary Yin, a senior vice president at Merrill Lynch and a San Diego Symphony board member, it was fear of losing his job and status in the community, and his loyalty to a fellow Chinese expatriate, that led him to this

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