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Bitcoin is back in the news in a major way. The cryptocurrency first peaked in the mainstream back in late 2017 when the price rocketed up to $19,000 in a matter of weeks. The price ebbed and flowed over the next few years, dropping as low as $3,400 in November

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Missouri sex offender who used a gay porn app to prey on St. Croix’s male children has been given 10 years in prison, authorities said. Robert Black, 50, of Kansas City, was sentenced to 120 months in prison today on charges of attempted coercion and enticement and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic man who reportedly shot and killed the perpetrator of a deadly nightclub shooting on St. Thomas has been sentenced to no additional prison time in connection to the incident. Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg, 27, of Santo Domingo, with no legal status in the United

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SAN JUAN — The man being sought in the killing of three police officers is the person recently found shot to death with a cardboard sign on his chest declaring him guilty, Puerto Rican authorities announced Wednesday. Officials said they did not yet know who fatally shot the suspect, identified

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SAN JUAN — Three police officers were killed and a fourth was injured Monday near Puerto Rico’s capital following a carjacking, authorities said. Two of the dead officers were shot dead point blank range and the third was run over, Agent José Catalano told The Associated Press. The incident occurred

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CHRISTIANSTED — Authorities have charged 33-year-old Aneudis Acevedo with leading federal law enforcement on a high-speed boat chase after a shooting Sunday on Buck Island. Acevedo, of St. Croix, made his initial appearance Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr. after he was arrested by National Park Service rangers,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A melee involving scores of people on Buck Island led to a shooting and a high-speed-boat chase on Sunday. No serious injuries were reported. “A physical altercation with more than 20 individuals broke out on the monument that led to multiple shots being fired,” Acting Park Superintendent Reggie

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SAN JUAN — Two men — one in Florida and one in St. Thomas — have been caught up in a cocaine and illegal gun trafficking ring between the mainland and the territory, authorities said. And the man charged in the U.S. Virgin Islands was blatantly promising $150 a day

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FREDERIKSTED — Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor wants to share some important information with the community and media ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebrations: “The top priority for the Virgin Islands Police Department is always the safety and security of everyone in our community.” Even though New Year’s

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MEXICO CITY — In April 2019, Mexican police arrested suspected human trafficker Ignacio Santoyo in a plush area of the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen after linking him to a prostitution racket extending across Latin America. Yet it was not the 2,000 women Santoyo is alleged to have blackmailed

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