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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a 32-year-old St. Thomas man wanted for questioning in a domestic violence case. Rupert T. “Putty” Campbell, Jr. of St. Thomas is wanted by the Virgin Islands Police Department for destruction of property-domestic violence. Police said that Campbell has a some

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CRUZ BAY — A man waiting with his girlfriend at the ferry dock in St. John was assaulted after he tried to stop two men from stealing the woman’s bag. Officers were dispatched to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic in reference to an assault about 9:13 p.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan today issued the following statement on the death of long-time Rotarian and retired Port Authority Marine Director Austin “Babe” Monsanto. He was 94. “It is with great sadness that Yolanda and I learned of the passing of Austin “Babe” Monsanto.   “As a veteran, an educator, a long-serving

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — New York bartender Lubens Besse was described by the Virgin Islands Police Department as a “missing person” on Twitter Friday. The VIPD said on Saturday that his girlfriend in Susannaberg, St. John reported him missing on Wednesday … but it was not disclosed by authorities that the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man faces new federal charges in connection to a shotgun robbery of Gems and Gold Corner on September 19, but two other wanted, unnamed suspects remain at large. Jamari Benjamin, 23, of Estate Nadir, was brought in for questioning about four hours after the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Alphonso Andrews will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3 general election. AUSA Andrews has been appointed to serve

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who allegedly brandished a weapon in front of two people in late July has been charged with assault, authorities said. Youhan Lawrence, 40, of Bellevue was arrested at 4:10 p.m. Saturday and charged with third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Investigation

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Frederiksted men holed up in a $170-per-night resort in Lindbergh Bay were arrested Saturday after they reported to police that someone tried to rob them at their hotel — because police found a stolen firearm in their possession. Mallek Ilarraza, 23, and Omarion Francis, 18, each

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In June 2020, the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to implement an emergency Pandemic EBT program (P-EBT). P-EBT was and is granted as a one-time issuance, not a monthly benefit, according

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police foot patrols went the way of the horse and buggy just before World War II. With the advent of cheaper vehicles, police forces across the United States were able to go “high tech” with law enforcement covering wide swaths of their cities in their vehicles. But

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