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Tropical Storm Erika’s effects in Dominica MIAMI – This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has had more named storms than last year already, but overall the severity of tropical weather has been weak — thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say. The Atlantic hurricane season typically produces six to 11

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   U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) funding awards this week, including a $1,838,023 award to the Virgin Islands Police Department for 15 additional law enforcement positions. Over $107 million will be awarded nationally, through the COPS

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Kip Garman courtesy St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures CHRISTIANSTED – The family of the medical doctor who died attempting a world record deep dive on St. Croix has been having a difficult time coming to grips with the death of their family member more than a month after it occurred,

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    Super Tank Gas Station at Sunny Isle CHRISTIANSTED – Police on St. Croix said they received a report of kidnapping for attempted robbery and rape at 1:14 a.m. Friday September 18 and were dispatched to meet with one of the victims at the Super Tank Gas Station in Sunny

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Former HOVENSA refinery on the South Shore OPEN IT UP The glut of crude oil in the U.S. could see the reopening of an oil refinery that’s been closed for three years, writes The Wall Street Journal’s Alison Sider. The HOVENSA refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands was one of the

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                   Overland Park, Kansas OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — If you are island-hopping through the Caribbean, your world just expanded with Sprint. New regional destinations have been added to the free Sprint Open World add-on service, giving customers unlimited free texting and great rates on calls and high-speed data.  For customers traveling

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp NEW YORK – Gov. Kenneth Mapp left the territory on September 3 and went to New York for a culture fest in the park and a parade in the city — and he apparently made quite an impression — because he was still making news long after he left the Big

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                             Jimmy Buffett PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — There’s an alpaca farm in Idaho where baby alpacas roam about with names such as “Son of a Sailor” and “Hula Girl.” When the city of Pascagoula announced it would honor native Pascagoulan Jimmy Buffett by dedicating a bridge in his name and giving

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MIAMI – Tropical Storm Ida remains very far away in the Central Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Depression 9, meanwhile, has dissipated to a remnant low. Ida may strengthen a bit through the next few days as it moves a little. We’re also watching a low off the coast of the Carolinas

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                  Tim Duncan of St. Croix SAN ANTONIO – A federal judge has issued a split ruling in a lawsuit St. Croix native Tim Duncan filed against his former financial adviser.  U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez agreed with adviser Charles Banks that three funds Duncan invested in must be litigated

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