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August 16th, 2016
Woman beaten with gun; raped in STT

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A woman was violently assaulted and raped in her own home on August 15, 2016 on St Thomas, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman made known via press release.

August 13th, 2016
USVI murder accused Tahira Charles denied bail

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Tahira Charles, who was shot while on Tortola on July 31, 2016, will remain behind bars pending trial, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge James Carroll III ruled Wednesday August 10, 2016, according to a press release the Superior Court issued Friday afternoon, August 12, 2016.

August 10th, 2016
STT man pleads guilty to murder of innocent bystander

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- ST. THOMAS — A 24-year-old St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an innocent bystander outside a nightclub in the USVI in October 2015.

August 8th, 2016
Plaskett defeats Russell in USVI Democratic primary elections

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett easily defeated contender Ronald E. Russell, former senator and practicing attorney who mounted a campaign against Ms Plaskett hoping to unseat the freshman congresswoman in Saturday’s, August 6, 2016, primary election.

August 5th, 2016
Mapp: Eliminating drug trafficking to reduce violent crimes in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Government House on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) was the location of the executive board meeting of the Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA) meeting on Wednesday August , 2016, Government House has made known via press release.

July 31st, 2016
Innocent bystander shot dead in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE St Thomas, USVI — Forty people have died so far by homicide in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) this year, four of which were vehicular. The latest incident, which occurred in the wee hours of Saturday morning, July 30, 2016, left an innocent bystander — a female St Thomian who was only 20 years old — dead during a shooting that she had no involvement in.

July 27th, 2016
Gov Mapp making another attempt to remove Judge Dunston

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Unsatisfied with a federal judgement that permanently barred him from removing Judge Michael C. Dunston as the presiding judge of the territory’s Superior Court, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 filed a notice with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals — the Pennsylvania court being the house of justice that hears US Virgin Islands Third Circuit appeal cases — in an ongoing attempt to remove Dunston from his role.

July 22nd, 2016
USVI man caught on camera stealing bottles of alcohol

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man who was observed on surveillance camera stealing multiple bottles of liquor from Boogie Woogie, a restaurant and bar on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands has been arrested and jailed, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced Thursday, July 21, 2016.

July 20th, 2016
9 new cases of Zika bring USVI’s total to 56

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The Zika virus, which is continuing to grow as a devastating disease in the Caribbean and Latin America, jumped by 9 new cases in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) this week, according to the Department of Health, bringing the total number of cases to 56.

July 19th, 2016
USVI man wanted in connection with murder near gas station

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a man named Tahira Charles, 32, who police say is wanted in connection with the first degree murder that occurred on June 25, 2016 in the vicinity of First Stop Gas Station on Rumer Road in Estate Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

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