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HONOLULU — To protect historic lands from invasive goats, Hawaii officials will distribute the live animals to the public via a lottery. Hawaii officials will hold the lottery as a way to remove at least 700 goats from Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, which is an important cultural and

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CRUZ BAY — Authorities are investigating the possible drowning of a man Tuesday at Hawksnest Beach in Virgin Islands National Park on St. John. Good Samaritans were performing CPR when officers arrived. The man, identified as Brian Kosmal, 77, of Chicago, died at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center.

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CRUZ BAY — It had taken me three days of snorkeling, but I finally hit the jackpot — an endangered hawksbill turtle, serenely munching tropical sea grass in the shallows of Francis Bay. Bright sunlight filtered through the turquoise water, and a sea fan swayed in the current. Blue tang

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Police Department officers hit the water near Green Cay to hone some of their marine tactical abilities. A Joint Marine Training Unit Session was conducted recently with the VIPD, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources Marine Division and the U.S. Coast Guard all participating on

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CHRISTIANSTED — A federal grand jury has returned a 34-count criminal indictment against a former National Park Service deputy park superintendent on St. Croix charging him with stealing at least $46,000 from the federal government while on duty, authorities said. Gregory Camacho, 41, of St. Croix, appeared before U.S. Magistrate

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SAN JUAN (AP) — The construction worker stood on his tiptoes and tried to arrange a crown of thorns on a statue of Jesus while architect Jorge Rigau fired a flurry of directions from beneath the ladder. “Grab it like this and move it just a bit,” he said, motioning

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CHRISTIANSTED — Todd Kirkpatrick of Estate Rattan wrote to the Virgin Islands Free Press this week and asked what to do with a nine-foot-long Boa constrictor that was living under a storage container in his yard. What to do indeed. That is the problem plaguing many homeowners around the island

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CRUZ BAY — Coast Guard marine investigators are seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the operator of a suspect vessel, a white-hulled center console boat, involved in a hit and run incident the night of January 24 in St. John near the National Park Service NPS and Caneel Bay fuel dock in

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett are working with the National Park Service to make available additional resources to ensure the safety of visitors to the Buck Island Reef National Monument in light of recent incidents on the island just off of St. Croix. Bryan has pledged

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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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