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              Head Judge Vanessa Williams ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss South Carolina won the swimsuit competition and Miss Iowa won the talent portion of the first night of preliminaries in the Miss America pageant on Tuesday. Daja Dial of South Carolina won the swimsuit contest, while Taylor Wiebers of Iowa won

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SAN ANTONIO – Tiny hurricane-tracking satellites that are being assembled in a “clean room” at Southwest Research Institute and are the size of carry-on suitcases soon could help scientists better understand dangerous storms and aid forecasters in assessing their destructive threat. Unlike other weather instruments, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite

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   Julius Jackson of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – While the Premier Boxing Champions slate of 21 cards on Fox Sports 1 kicks off on Tuesday night (9 ET) in Hollywood, California, with former junior middleweight titlist Austin Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) taking on Joey Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs) in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Carnival Liberty’s own shipboard sprinkler system extinguished a fire aboard the vessel while it was docked in the St. Thomas harbor, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The fire was first reported at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the engine room of the ship. Carnival Cruises released a statement shortly after the

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        Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Gov. Kenneth Mapp           NEW YORK – On a warm, cloudless Labor Day morning, the fast beats of soca blended with the NYPD band playing a steel drum version of Bob Marley’s “One Love” as floats inched down Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights for the start

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                    D’mari Jahcoi Heyliger CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession charges in federal court last week, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. D’mari Jahcoi Heyliger pleaded guilty Monday in District Court on St. Thomas to possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and

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         Hospital Ground in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two men survived the multiple gunshot wounds they sustained near the Hospital Ground Fish Market early Saturday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police at 4 a.m. Saturday that two men were being

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – People from all over the world have settled in the Virgin Islands, creating a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds. Lisa de Kooning, daughter of one of the most famous abstract expressionist painters of the 20th Century, Willem de Kooning, lived for many years in St. John.

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                    Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In May, when the Mapp Administration decided that it was time to address the governor’s $20,000 per month apartment in Estate Nazareth, it trotted out the No. 2 man Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, not knowing that he, too, would be asked about

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   St. Croix Police Chief Arthur Hector Sr. CHRISTIANSTED – The St. Croix chief of police went to great pains Saturday to stress that there is no curfew currently in effect. “I’ve received numerous calls from residents on the island of St. Croix, who’ve questioned me as to a curfew

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