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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered repatriated 15 migrants to the Dominican Republic Saturday afternoon, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage just off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The interdicted migrants claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals. The interdiction is the result of ongoing multiagency efforts in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rican boat passenger admitted in federal court that participated in a marine mission to smuggle $287,660 into St. Thomas, authorities said. Jose Carlos Diaz Melendez of San Juan appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in the U.S. District Court and pleaded guilty plea to

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SAN JUAN — A U.S. Coast Guard Station and Puerto Rico Emergency Management crews rescued three persons Tuesday night from a capsized watercraft just off “Isla de Cabras” Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. “This was a challenging rescue and time was of the essence, since it was dark and the waves were breaking

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier repatriated 12 migrants from an interdicted illegal voyage and transferred two men, who were rescued in a separate case, to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The migrant interdiction is the result of ongoing multiagency efforts

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SAN JUAN — A judge on Friday ordered the arrest of a California tourist from who is accused of attacking a National Guard trooper at Puerto Rico’s airport after refusing to wear a face mask as required under pandemic restrictions. The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Adrien Williams. He faces

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WASHINGTON — Time is running out for the U.S. government to approve a second coronavirus relief package. So where does that leave Americans anxiously awaiting a second federal stimulus check — the cash payments that were distributed earlier this year? There are signs that a scaled-down deal might be in

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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard rescue crews ended the search Wednesday night for possible survivors of a capsized migrant boat in the Mona Passage near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Six persons reportedly remain missing after search efforts revealed no signs of additional survivors or of the reported capsized vessel throughout

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ARECIBO, Puerto Rico — A huge, already damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century completely collapsed on Tuesday. The telescope’s 900-ton receiver platform and the Gregorian dome — a structure as tall as a four-story building

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SAN JUAN — An impaired man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after attacking a Department of Health employee at Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport this past weekend. The victim was attacked by Adrien Williams after he asked him to put on a face mask and complete a

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard said today that four people have been rescued and it is searching for six more who were on a boat that capsized west of Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard said the boat capsized on Sunday in unclear circumstances while near Desecheo Island in

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