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SHOT DEAD: Gregory Louis CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are investigating the murder of a firefighter Thursday evening in front of the Hotel Company station at Fort Christian. Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) spokeswoman Sakeeda Freeman confirmed the identity of the victim as Gregory Louis, of St. John,

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 What 100 kilos of cocaine looks like CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge sentenced a 36-year-old Puerto Rico native to 10.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to cocaine distribution conspiracy-related charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan was ordered to serve 126 months behind bars

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IN CUSTODY: Rachid Rafaa MORNE ROUGE, Martinique – An alleged terrorist who escaped house arrest in Martinique last month, is now back in custody. Rachid Rafaa was recaptured on Sunday, near the bungalow in the northern town of Morne Rouge where he had been held under house arrest for two years,

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Attorney General Claude Walker CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old St. Thomas man was handed a six-month prison sentence Tuesday for his role in an armed robbery at Raad Grocery in Savan three years ago. Tyrone Halliday, who faced nine counts in relation to the June 1, 2013 incident, accepted a

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 ACCUSED OF RAPE: Ephraim Rivera FREDERIKSTED — A 25-year-old St. Croix man was arrested by police on Friday in connection with kidnapping and rape charges, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Ephraim Rivera was arrested on a Virgin Islands Superior Court bench warrant that states he is wanted

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Ron de Lugo Federal Building in St. Thomas By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Ron de Lugo Federal Building closed Tuesday afternoon due to a “suspicious package” that was received by the U.S. District Court, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to information the

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OFF SCOT-FREE: Ja’Heil Francis CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Ja’Heil Francis was on Monday sentenced to a two-year suspended sentence for having pleaded guilty to a gun crime in connection with a shooting death that occurred earlier this year. Francis, 20, accepted the terms of an amended plea agreement offered by Attorney

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HILL STREET KILLING OF SEAN JAVOIS CHRISTIANSTED — A 32-year-old man was gunned down on Hill Street early on Friday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police said that Sean Javois was shot in the back, chest and neck and ultimately died from the massive injuries he

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 Downtown near Emile Griffith Park CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 51-year-old St. Thomas man lost control of the truck he was driving and became the fourth person to die in a road accident in the territory in five days, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police said that Jerome

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NO SPEEDY TRIAL FOR: Tahira Charles CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Tahira Charles has pleaded not guilty to murder and related charges. The 32-year-old Bovoni man appeared before V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston on Thursday morning for his arraignment hearing to formally answer to the five charges he faces in connection

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