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Tavarez Charged with Transporting Minor for Sexual Activity

Osvaldo Tavarez, 48, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller Tuesday for his initial court appearance after a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging him with transportation of a minor with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity.

Man Found Dead Behind STX Gas Station

Police found the body of a gunshot victim Sunday morning behind the Gas for Less Service Station on St. Croix.

Gomez Sentences Two in Separate Cases

In separate, unrelated cases Wednesday, District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced two men – Kenneth James, 51, of Dominica, and Dean Baptiste, 53, of St. Thomas – to prison.

Charles Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm

Lester Gabriel Charles, 35, pleaded guilty before District Judge Curtis V. Gomez to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen...

50-Year-Old Charged with Sexual Assault of Minor

On Monday, 50-year-old Glenroy Francis Sr. was arrested and charged in a sexual assault of a minor that took place in January, the V.I. Police Department reported.

STX Homicide: 24-Year-Old Killed in Campo Rico

A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Friday evening in Campo Rico, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as La'Quan Hill.

Holiday Drowning: Father Dies at Magens Bay

A holiday father-son activity ended in tragedy Wednesday, the Fourth of July, when 40-year-old Ariel Ashby drowned at Magens Bay while swimming with his son, according to the V.I. Police Department.

STX Man Killed in Frangiapani Shooting

Tahmal Brinkley, 30, was killed Saturday night in a shooting in the Frangiapani area, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Man Wounded by Gunshot in C’sted

A man was in stable but guarded condition Friday at the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound Thursday night in...
Firebomb damage at Nisky Center recruiting station Feb. 28.

Man Sentenced to Prison for Arson Fires at Three U.S. Government Properties

Spencer Wayne Allen, a 26-year-old Texan, was sentenced Thursday to almost eight years in prison for setting the fires that damaged three federal buildings in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

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STT-STJ AG FAIR -- on St. Thomas, connecting farmers and the fruits of their labors with the
public. Bordeaux Farms Pavillion provided the venue, although the traditional host, University of the Virgin Islands, is eager for a reunion.
The AG FAIR is an opportunity for shoppers to pick up meats and veggies for the Thanksgiving table. Chef Ashley Allen staged a turkey carving demonstration, followed by a turkey tasting.
An appreciative crowd formed an audience for a dance troupe and tips on composting, plus a contest to see who could quickly light a coalpot.
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