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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), filed a complaint in federal court on Monday against Limetree Bay saying that the St. Croix petroleum refinery presents “an imminent and substantial danger to public health and the environment.” In a stipulation filed

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ROSEAU — A Dominica native who allegedly fled murder charges in the U.S. Virgin Islands five years ago, has been denied bail in his home country because the court said he posed “a flight risk” again. Kennison Charles, of Grand Bay, Dominica, is fighting extradition to the territory on charges

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TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — A federal prisoner scheduled for execution in just over two weeks for the 1994 kidnapping and murder of a St. Croix teenage girl lost a federal appeal case on Friday. Orlando Cordia Hall, 49, was convicted on multiple charges in the kidnapping, rape and killing of

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ARLINGTON — A Texas death-row inmate convicted of kidnapping and killing a St. Croix teenager in 1994 has received a federal execution date in November, authorities said. If the state-sanctioned killing of Orlando Hall goes ahead as scheduled, he would be the eighth person executed this year as part of the Trump

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Anguilla was given eight years in prison by a federal court for masterminding a cocaine and heroin operation that stretched from St. Thomas to Pittsburgh to Cleveland and Detroit. Nilda Morton, 32, of The Valley, Anguilla was sentenced on Thursday to 97 months (8.08

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two military-style “black ops” helicopters were used on a successful nighttime drug interdiction operation by the federal government in Judith’s Fancy on January 30, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. As one of the helicopters hovered over a house that had been targeted based on months of

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KING OF THE SELFIES: Tolomah Foy of St. Thomas will not be able to take pictures of himself if he is sentenced to serve in a federal prison. Foy is accused of selling crack cocaine near a local high school. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal Grand Jury has returned an

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CHRISTIANSTED – A native of Puerto Rico will spend about 3.83 years behind bars after admitting to bringing 156 pounds of cocaine to the waters off of St. Croix. Carmelo Cruz-Velez, 52 of San Juan was sentenced to 46 months in prison for conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old St. Thomas native admitted in federal court to conspiring to smuggle nearly eight pounds of cocaine into the territory. Rhasheel Charles pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Charlotte Amalie to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 30-year-old St. Thomas native was arrested on illegal weapons charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jashawn Bailey was arrested Friday on a criminal complaint charging him with one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

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