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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office encourages everyone to observe Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by saluting our law enforcement officers this Saturday. “Local and federal law enforcement officers are our first responders whenever our communities are threatened by criminal activity, natural disasters, or other public safety emergencies,” U.S. Attorney

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is asking St. Thomas residents to refrain from using Mafolie Road tomorrow and Monday. “The road will be closed for 30-minute intervals throughout the workday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow the contractor to install 24-inch storm drain pipes,” DPW

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WASHINGTON — The chaos in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday unfolded after President Donald Trump spent weeks whipping his supporters into a frenzy with false allegations of fraud in the November 3 election, culminating in a call to march to the building that represents U.S. democracy. Trump, who has refused

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SAN JUAN — With the holiday season ending, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are reiterating  their consumer alert for counterfeit and pirated goods with regard to online shopping.   The San Juan Field Office, which is responsible for multiple ports of entry in Puerto Rico

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas resident was charged with rape after a domestic violence incident, authorities said. Justin J.T. Diaz, 31 of Hospital Ground, was arrested at 2 p.m. today and charged with third-degree rape—domestic violence, unlawful sexual contact, disturbance of the peace by threats—domestic violence, simple assault—domestic violence

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CRUZ BAY — A Florida man on vacation with his family apparently drowned while snorkeling in St. John on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Nathaniel Outcalt, 47, of Venice, Florida drowned while snorkeling in Trunk Bay before 5:38 p.m. Monday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Police were told that Outcalt,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man has been arrested and charged with raping a child in his own household, authorities said. Tasheem Raheem Leonard, 27, of Mariendahl, was arrested at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and charged with second-degree aggravated rape—domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “The victim who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Arizona woman has been arrested on St. Thomas for allegedly stealing valuable property after police found a stolen item in her possession. Michelyn Lespron, 35, of Phoenix was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman said she was going through the threshold of her apartment early this morning — when she heard gunfire — and then realized that she’d been shot. She asked a neighbor to dial 911 for her — because she’d been shot in the hand.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who reportedly suffers from mental illness allegedly snuck up on a fast food restaurant customer waiting in line for fast food and began stabbing him in the back on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Andres Ponce, Jr. of Bethlehem Village, was arrested after 3:15 p.m.

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