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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two masked men armed with handguns went to a Lindbergh Bay resort in St. Thomas on Friday morning and attempted to enter an occupied hotel room. VIPD Officers along with Virgin Islands Port Authority Officers responded to a report of a robbery at Emerald Beach Resort at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Ticket to Work (TTW) program, a national program that provides job services to people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) continues its services to residents of the Virgin Islands. The jobs services are provided by AMSI, an Employment Network and nonprofit organization based in Puerto

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health confirmed that the 21st COVID-19 related death occurred in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The deceased was a 76-year-old woman on St. Thomas, the Health Department said. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a new system in the mid Atlantic this morning with increased odds of development while anticipating a second system to appear in the southwestern Caribbean. The first, a broad non-tropical low pressure system, has better organization this morning and is located about

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who went into a St. Thomas business and fired his gun was given 2.75 years in prison after his conviction on illegal gun charges earlier this year. Arnold Malone, 44, of St. Thomas, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for being a felon in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Six countries in the Eastern Caribbean have been deemed as safe for citizens from the United States to travel to— and the U.S. Virgin Islands is not one of them. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated the territory as a “level

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Twenty-five years after Hurricane Marilyn, St. Thomas is experiencing what St. Croix went through after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Hurricane Marilyn struck St. Thomas in 1995, but it only took 10 months of the coronavirus to bring Rock City down to its knees … as these photos

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who tried to smuggle 2.35 pounds of cocaine strapped to his body going through King Airport on St. Thomas one year ago admitted to his role as part of a plea bargain agreement with federal prosecutors today. Miguel Batista, Jr., 27, of St. Thomas, pled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs enforcement officer got 3.4 years in prison for blackmailing an illegal migrant for sex two years ago, authorities said. Robert Defreitas, 32, formerly of DLCA, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for Travel Act bribery and solicitation

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