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CONVICTED: Dwight Knowles of The Bahamas WASHINGTON — Two Caribbean defendants were convicted in Washington on Friday after a 12-day jury trial for their roles in an international drug trafficking conspiracy that aimed to transport at least 5,291 pounds (2,400 kilograms) of cocaine aboard U.S.-registered aircraft. Dwight Knowles, a Bahamian

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UNDER FIRE: DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry In response to the Virgin Islands Daily News article, printed on Friday, April 7, 2017, captioned “Feds questioning $3.9M in grants to DPNR,” Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources would like to clarify a few points: The

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MISSING TEENS: Ryleigh and Janessa Harper CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are asking for your help to keep a lookout for two teen-aged girls who apparently ran away from home in Mandahl on St. Thomas on Wednesday night. The mother of 16-year-old Janessa and 14-year-old Ryleigh Harper told police that she

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas woman formally heard the charges against her in federal court today — that she illegally received two guns in her post office box. Shelica Baxter, 26, made her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged with receiving firearms through the

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SENTENCED: Christopher Butler CHARLOTTE AMALIE – An Ohio man was given more than nine years in prison by a federal judge today in St. Thomas for his role in a massive cocaine and heroin operation that stretched from St. Thomas to Pittsburgh to Cleveland and Detroit. Christopher Butler, 30, of

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HOUSTON — Steve Stockman was soon to board a plane for the United Arab Emirates this month when his unorthodox life took a sudden detour. The outspoken two-time former congressman from Texas was met at the airport by federal agents holding an arrest warrant. In his own colorful campaign literature,

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ARRESTED: 72-year-old Audrey Huff PITTSBURGH — A woman has been charged with being a money mule who sent $295,000 to Jamaican conspirators after elderly people in several states were persuaded to send her the money in a lottery scam. Audrey Huff, 72, of Pittsburgh, was arraigned Wednesday on charges including

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BUS SHANTY IN FREDERIKSTED FREDERIKSTED — A two-year old St. Croix child was killed instantly when the vehicle that was carrying the infant flipped over after striking a tree first. On April 5, 2017, at approximately 11:29 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call in reference to car

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GETS 19.58 YEARS: Nicholas Mena CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was given nearly 20 years in prison for admitting to paying young boys here to engage in sex with him while he made videos of the trysts. Nicholas Mena, 35, of St. Croix, was sentenced to 235 months in

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ACCUSED MURDERER: Francis “Ducky” Vanterpool MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX — A man told police when someone hit him over the head with a wooden plank near the Farmer’s market in La Reine he reacted badly — killing his attacker with a broken bottle. Francis “Ducky” Vanterpool, 60, said he was under

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