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Three Students in Three Schools Arrested with Firearms in February

Three V.I. high school students have been arrested this month for having firearms in school. One was a suspect in a recent robbery and one was carrying a less-lethal pellet gun, though pellet guns can be lethal and look like handguns.

St. Thomas Man Shot to Death in Estate Thomas

A St. Thomas man was shot and killed early Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported. According to police next of kin identified the victim as 25-year-old Mikal Dore.
Quincy McRae, left, and Celvin Walwyn, officials at the V.I. Police Department, testify at a Senate committee hearing Monday. (V.I. Legislature photo)

VIPD Reports Crime Is Down, Arrests Up

The V.I. Police Department reported that violent crime cases were down in 2019 from 2018 and arrests were up.
Sen. Kurt Vialet discusses the proposed changes to the government procurement process Wednesday in the Senate session. (V.I. Legislature photo)

VIPD Reports Increase in Firearms

Arrests for firearm violations and violent crimes jumped 32 percent from 2018 to 2019, the V.I. Police Department reported Friday to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs.
Agriculture Commissioner Positive T.A. Nelson criticized abusive farming practices during Tuesday’s Finance Committee hearing. (V.I. Legislature Photo)

Safe, Cash Stolen from STX Agriculture Offices

As preparations for the upcoming Agrifest near completion, a safe with $12,000 in Agrifest fees and deposits was stolen from the V.I. Department of Agriculture offices in Estate Lower Love on St. Croix last week.

Stabbing on St. Thomas in Dorothea

On Jan. 9 at 5:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Nidal Grocery Store located in Estate Dorothea in reference to a stabbing, according...

Homicide in the Virgin Islands – Young Men Dead On the...

The average murder victim in the USVI is a 27-year-old man found dead in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. A Source study shows revenge killings drive the territory's troubling murder count.

Community members hold hands and candles in remembrance of those who have died violently in their community. (Source photo by Shaun Pennington)

Bovoni Community Gets Support in Its Grief

With the scent of fresh cut grass hanging in the moist air and the yelps and hoots of children playing, local and federal officials, mental health specialists, victim advocates and trauma experts offered support to a grieving Bovoni community Tuesday night.

Miller Took Millions from Taxpayer Subsidized Hospital, Witnesses Testify

Two days of testimony by a key witness opened week three of the Schneider Regional Medical Center corruption trial. The witness, a former hospital financial service official, told the court how she became custodian of records for a special project given to her by one of the three defendants.

SRMC Public Corruption Trial Week Two: Witnesses Pressed on Contract Details

In the second week of the Schneider Regional Medical Center corruption trial the jury heard from two hospital administrators who worked with two of the three defendants who are now on trial. They also heard from a former chair of the hospital board.

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