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CRUZ BAY — Police responded to a bomb threat call about the Westin St. John Resort Villas about 10 a.m. today. “The investigation revealed the resort received a phone call stating a bomb was going to explode on the property,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The male caller allegedly called

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard’s Civil Support Team (CST), in conjunction with the Virgin Island Fire Department’s HAZMAT unit, took its air quality monitoring and testing inside the Limetree Bay refinery Sunday after finding elevated levels of sulfur dioxide near the refinery on Saturday. The team spent more

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CRUZ BAY — A boat explosion in St. John caused multiple injuries and sent at least two people to the hospital late Friday morning, authorities confirmed. The propane gas explosion happened about 11:07 a.m. Friday near the Westin Resort dock in Chocolate Hole Great, the Virgin Islands Police Department and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Authorities in St. Thomas were investigating what caused a helicopter crash that killed at least four people at Botany Bay on Monday afternoon. The fatal crash occurred at the western end of St. Thomas in a wooded area of Botany Bay, said Erik Ackerson, emergency management spokesman.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who had been reported missing less than 24 hours ago was found dead in the waters at John Brewer’s beach this morning, authorities said. Police said family members reported 62-year-old Roy A. Frett missing at 5:17 p.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A driver who was trapped inside his burning vehicle after he lost control and crashed into a utility pole in St. Thomas has died from the injuries he sustained, authorities said. Joseph Santana, 19, of Sugar Estate, was identified by next of kin as the accident victim,

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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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