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The Zika virus might be more damaging to a fetus than research to this point has previously suggested, potentially causing a range of life-threatening birth defects, a new report says. The stillborn baby of a 20-year-old Brazilian woman infected with Zika had almost no brain tissue, which is a birth

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SENTENCED: Tequan Joseph CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 23-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced in federal court today to nearly three years in prison for admitting to trying to smuggle guns with obliterated serial numbers into the territory. Tequan Joseph was given 34 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man told police that when he stopped to pee in rush hour traffic on Wednesday, armed robbers left  him standing where he was with only his private parts in his hand. The man told authorities at 4:26 p.m. on Wednesday that he had gone

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MIAMI – The Medicare administrator contracted to work in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida has reduced the number and kinds of eye procedures that will be paid for by the federal government. First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO) said today that four types of specific eye care procedures

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Hannah Davis has officially selected a wedding dress designer for her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Derek Jeter. The 25-year-old bride-to-be decided she’ll be walking down the aisle in a creation from Vera Wang. ‘I don’t know if I’ll give too many details before the actual day, but

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has opened up a study of the territory’s coral reefs to the students of one Florida college, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Santa Fe College’s Research in Undergraduate Education (RUE) program said it is partnering with the USGS to provide

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that seven beaches in the territory are not safe to swim or fish in. Three of the beaches to avoid are in St. Croix and two each are around St. Thomas and St. John, according to DPNR. On St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested for the second time in eight months on Monday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said that Leonaldo Greene of Vester Gade was arrested for violating a restraining order enforced against him by his sister, Police said that Greene

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As reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, the Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed two additional cases of Zika on St. Croix, bringing the total to four cases. “This is not unexpected,” the V.I. Health Department said in a prepared statement. “The Department of Health is sending new samples for

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FREDERIKISTED — On St. Croix, at approximately 9:57 pm on January 21, 2016, police responded to a discharging of shots in Frederiksted Campo Rico turf area. Upon arrival, police observed an unresponsive black male slumped over in a chair with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was later identified

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