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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are investigating an SUV with firearms in it that overturned on Veteran’s Drive on Saturday night, authorities said. The vehicle seen in this VIPD image “was abandoned by occupants,” according to St. Thomas-St. John District Chief Steven Philip. “Two firearms were recovered from

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CRUZ BAY — For the first time ever, British police are assisting the VIPD in the investigation into the disappearance of a 41-year-old woman who went missing from a catamaran in St. John more than three weeks ago. Sarm Heslop vanished from the Siren Song, a 47-foot yacht owned and

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CHARTLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix couple faces a host of federal firearms charges after authorities say they purchased gun parts online, then illegally assembled and sold more than 100 firearms in the territory, according to a Grand Jury indictment unsealed today. Somalie Bruce, 35, and Jeanorah Williams, 26, of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was captured on surveillance video receiving an AK-47 assault rifle in a duffel bag near Hospital Ground last year admitted to that act in federal court, authorities said. Akeem Dijhani Julien, 25, of St. Thomas, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man accused of first-degree murder in 2019 has pleaded guilty to allowing firearms to be brought into a house where he had third-party custodial responsibilities over a man under federal indictment, authorities said. A’keem Stanley, 28, of Two Williams, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A brother-sister duo who ran a gun trafficking operation that moved scores of assault rifles between Atlanta and St. Thomas were sentenced in federal court on Tuesday. Shawn Bernard Tyson, 34, of St. Thomas, was found guilty after a two-day trial of being a felon in possession

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was given a nearly six-year prison sentence for being a convicted felon with a gun, authorities said. Jabari Hodge, 30, of St. Thomas, was sentenced to 71 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm followed by a three

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne was charged Tuesday in Florida with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a federal offense that carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Documents filed in Miami federal court say the rapper, whose real name is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal authorities painted a horrifying picture of a long-running human trafficking ring on St. Thomas, after a raid of a Contant brothel discovered seven undocumented immigrants who said they had been forced into sex work and thought they would be killed if they reported how they were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A current sitting senator’s son surrendered to federal law enforcement officials this morning after a criminal complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in St. Thomas. Kahlid Blyden, 26, of Caret Bay, is charged in the complaint with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of

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