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COTTON VALLEY — Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and fire officials are reminding those in charge of preparing the bird to beware of the hazards surrounding deep frying turkeys. Dunking the bird in hot cooking oil can make for a delicious dinner if done right, but as the Virgin

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Having your twin sister as a battle buddy is hard to beat. And when two joined-at-the-hip U.S. Virgin Islanders team up — you know the advantage goes to the side they’re on. Sgt. Khalia and Spc. Khadia Baptiste, Army Reserve twins from St. Thomas, are currently serving

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SALT RIVER — Police are investigating a burglary-arson incident that took place in Morningstar late last night. The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of a burglary and arson that occurred in Estate Morningstar at 10:45 p.m., the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Investigation revealed the dwelling was broken into,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Fire Service advisesthe general public that the ban on burning in the territory will be lifted onMonday. Although the ban will be lifted October 5, a valid permit will still be required for all outdoor burning, the VIFS said. Applications for burn permits will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Fire Service said that it has been awarded $237,796 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program. The funding will be used to purchase one Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) for each district. These vehicles are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Fire Service responded to a residential fire that left a family of six homeless last week. After seeing the family’s request for assistance on social media, the agency is once again coming to their aid. This time the Fire Service will be joining others

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority said that the Anguilla Landfill is closed temporarily due to a fire that began there last night and continues today. A fire was first reported at the site at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, according to VIWMA. Virgin Islands Fire Services (VIFS) and VIWMA

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) is announcing that sandbags and sand will be distributed territory-wide on Thursday August 13. The bags will also be made available to residents whose property is susceptible to flooding on Tuesday August 18. “Normally, we issue sandbags and sand only

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Fire Service advises the public that the Herbert L. Canegata Fire Station, located in St. Croix has been temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The Estate Richmond station will be cleaned and sanitized prior to its reopening on Monday. The closure will

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FREDERIKSTED — The VIPD’s Police Operations and Administrative Services building in Mars Hill closed at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday due to “electrical issues,” a prepared statement said. The electrical issues created a potentially hazardous condition for employees in the building, and the decision was made to evacuate all the employees, the

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