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SUNNY ISLE — Officers of the VIPD Special Operations Bureau executing a routine traffic stop on a black sedan near the St. Croix oil refinery discovered an unlicensed firearm near the passenger inside the vehicle, authorities said. Raheem Christian, 28, of Beeston Hill, was arrested at 12:00 p.m. today and

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Sam formed far in the Atlantic Ocean today and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane tomorrow and a major hurricane — Category 3 or higher — by early next week. The forecast track shows Sam tracking close to the eastern edge of the Caribbean by Tuesday. From

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MIAMI — Tropical Depression Eighteen has formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and will become a hurricane by this weekend. However, it’s uncertain whether it will strike the Leeward Islands next week. This new system is about 2,000 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

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CHRISITIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. released the following statement on the passing of former St. Croix Senator Edgar Iles: “We have lost a dedicated community leader with a long and storied legacy of service to the people of the Virgin Islands. As a St. Croix senator, a labor advocate,

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHTEEN MOVING AT THE SAME SLOW PACE AS HURRICANE IRMA IN 2017 MIAMI — While the Atlantic basin remains active, — only one system is worth watching — Tropical Depression Eighteen which is forecast to become a hurricane this weekend. New this morning, Peter and Rose have both

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SALT RIVER — Police are investigating after a Kingshill-area man was found shot to death at the side of the road near Salt River early this morning. The 911 Emergency Call Center received reports from concerned citizens of an unresponsive Black male on the shoulder of North Shore Road, north

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is now monitoring three systems in the tropical Atlantic, including the latest disturbance which could become a tropical depression headed towards the Caribbean later in the week. The NHC issued advisories on Tropical Storm Peter, located about 100 miles north of the northern Leeward

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections confirmed Monday that an inmate at the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility was found unresponsive and pronounced dead on Friday, September 17, 2021. According to a preliminary investigative report, the deceased was a 55-year-old male inmate. There were no obvious signs

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory on Monday announced that the Virgin Islands Legislature will establish a Committee on Ethical Conduct by week’s end to probe reports that Senator Marvin Blyden, a frequent top vote-getter on St. Thomas, flouted protocol after twice testing positive for COVID-19. It is the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — According to the Virgin Islands Department of Health, anyone who knowingly exposes others to COVID-19 could face punishment of fines or imprisonment, elected officials should be of no exception! And rather further underscores the importance of holding them accountable! Senator Marvin Blyden tested positive for COVID-19 twice

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