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SAN JUAN — The DEA is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day tomorrow October 24 at locations across the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about

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BROOKLYN — Jeffrey Epstein told Ghislaine Maxwell to offer a reward to anyone who could discredit Virginia Roberts after she accused them of rape, newly unsealed court records from a 2016 deposition show.  In 2015, Roberts sued Epstein and Maxwell claiming they’d defamed her by calling her a liar in her public allegations against

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SAN JUAN — Hundreds of people called up local authorities and updated their social media timelines as the Borinquens spotted a fireball in the night skies of Puerto Rico. Locals took to social media to share pictures and videos of the colorful fireball above the “emerald” island on Wednesday night. The spectacular nighttime

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Officers from the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative’s (VICI) “Operation 10-Day Rush” made one arrest on Wednesday night. Peter John Francis, Jr., 30, of Estate Frydenhoj, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, the Virgin Islands Police

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Detectives are investigating after a woman said she was assaulted in downtown Charlotte Amalie on Tuesday night, authorities said. Officers were dispatched to Commandant Gade in St. Thomas in reference to an assault at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “The victim reported an

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who collected thousands of pictures and videos of babies being subjected to violent sex acts was sentenced on Wednesday to spend 6.5 years in prison, authorities said. Judge Robert Molloy sentenced Collin Gomes, 27, to serve 78 months behind bars, followed by five years

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 36 of 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday afternoon, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages just off Cabo Rojo and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The interdicted migrants claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals, two of whom remain in Puerto Rico to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the two shooters in the attempted holdup of security guards trying to pick up nearly one million dollars in cash at a bank in St. Thomas has pled guilty to assault-attempted robbery charges, authorities said. Melik Petersen, 28, of Anna’s Retreat, pleaded guilty to first-degree

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Missouri man who used gay porn app Grindr to try to prey on underage boys in St. Croix pleaded guilty to two federal charges in Golden Rock today. Robert Black, 49, of Kansas City, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon in U.S. District Court and entered

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard returned 28 migrants to the Dominican Republic between Friday and Sunday, while 20 other migrants were repatriated October 12, following the interception of three illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. One of the interdicted migrants remains in Puerto Rico to

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