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MIAMI — A tropical disturbance, Invest 97L, between Africa and the Windward Islands, could develop into the next Atlantic named storm later in the week, and may pose a threat into next week in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For now, this tropical wave is located roughly halfway between the

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DRUG LORD TURNED RAT IN PRISON: Fernando Auces in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio  – Prosecutors say an inmate at the Allen Correctional Institute in Lima, Ohio, ran a multi-state drug ring from behind bars. Fernando Auces, 52, was sentenced to six years in prison after investigators determined he was communicating, through

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  GUILTY PLEA: Abdul Robinson [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man told a federal judge that he tried to sell prison inmates cellular phones while he was a guard there, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Abdul Robinson,39, pleaded guilty today in federal court on St. Croix

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 40-year-old St. Croix woman admitted in federal court that she tried to buy drugs in the local prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Kalomi Kambui — who used to work as a guard at the Golden Grove prison before the charges were brought — pleaded

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RECALLED: Eggo waffles over Listeria fears. BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — These Eggos need to be leggo. No one has gotten sick. But Kellogg has issued a 25-state-wide voluntary recall of about 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles, because they might be infected with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. According

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  LAYIN’ LOW: Charles A. Banks IV SAN ANTONIO — A not guilty plea has been entered for Tim Duncan’s  former financial adviser, who faces two counts of mail fraud. Lawyers for Charles Augustus Banks IV filed a waiver of arraignment, which negated the need for a hearing that had been scheduled

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CHAOS IS THE NEW NORMAL: In Venezuela EL FURRIAL, Venezuela — One oil rig was idle for weeks because a single piece of equipment was missing. Another was attacked by armed gangs who made off with all they could carry. Many oil workers say they are paid so little that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Virgin Islands health centers will be sharing at least $102,369 in federal funding for health information technology upgrades. The funding by the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary is part of $87 million going to 1,310 health centers in every state, the territory, the District of Columbia,

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CRUZ BAY — Two beaches in St. John failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said this weekend that Cruz Bay and Great Cruz Bay should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen because the

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BEST General Manager Kerry Harrigan CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Promising increased community involvement with renewed dedication to professional customer service, Blue Executive Services & Transportation (BEST) has won the taxi concession for the West Indian Co. Ltd. cruise ship dock on St. Thomas. “We’re definitely very enthusiastic and we will be

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