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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Laura formed this morning while making its way west-northwest near the Caribbean with St. Thomas lying in its path, the National Hurricane Center said in a special 9 a.m. update. Laura’s future is unclear as the storm faces a number of factors that could stymie its growth

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MIAMI — The center of Tropical Depression Thirteen was located near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 58.5 West at 5 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. The depression is moving towards the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days.

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MIAMI — As Tropical Depression 13 continues to spin on a forecast track north of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a second tropical depression formed this morning in the Caribbean with a path projected towards the Texas coastline, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. update. As of 11

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY for the maritime ports in the U.S. Virgins Islands and Puerto Rico at 4 p.m. Tuesday, due to the strong possibility that tropical wave Invest 98L could be in the islands within 72 hours. Coast Guard port assessment teams are

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MIAMI — A broad area of low pressure about 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, which has been designated as Invest 98-L, is producing a concentrated area of showers and thundershowers, and environmental conditions are favorable for additional development, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 8 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. District Court Judge Robert Molloy sentenced former Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission Chairwoman Violet Anne Golden to two years in prison on Thursday for her role in stealing nearly $300,000 for luxury trips and extravagant shopping sprees — all paid for with taxpayer funds. The 24-month

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MIAMI —  NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory at 5 a.m. today due to the presence of Tropical Depression Eleven (formerly Invest 95L) that is tracking near the Caribbean. If T.D. 11 strengthens into a tropical storm, the next name on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Names list is Josephine. PROJECTED PATH Tropical

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard took 18 illegal migrants back to the Dominican Republic between Saturday and Tuesday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage off the coast of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing multi-agency efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has issued further clarification regarding Puerto Rico’s Department of Treasury, known as “Hacienda,” issuing Social Security stimulus payments to Virgin Islands residents by direct deposit, resulting in some Virgin Islanders receiving double stimulus payments and creating confusion for residents of the territory. “Several

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and 430 kilograms (947 pounds) of seized cocaine to federal law enforcement authorities in Puerto Rico Wednesday, following the interdiction of a drug smuggling go-fast in the Caribbean Sea. The interdiction was the result of multi-agency efforts in support

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