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Man Dies, Woman Injured in STX Vehicle Accident

A man was killed and a woman injured Tuesday in a single car accident on St. Croix's South Shore Road, the V.I. Police Department reported. Neither person in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt, the police said.
A school bus picks up students at a St. Croix school in 2017. (Ivy Hunter photo)

Senators Push for Information on Student Safety

Senators expressed concern about the outbreaks of fights on school campuses, different security measures taken on campuses and bus safety on St. Croix during Friday’s Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee meeting.
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.

Pine Peace Homicide Victim Linked to 2007 Murder

Police on Wednesday identified the man found dead in a St. John recreational park as the man found guilty in a high-profile killing in 2007. A spokesperson for VIPD said the body found near the Pine Peace Basketball Court was Jahlil Ward, 32.
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...

Police Investigate Threat to Educational Complex

The Virgin Islands Police Department and the Department of Education continue to assess the recent allegation of a threat of violence at St. Croix Educational Complex High School.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

V.I. Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

V.I. Police Officer Yomont King pleaded guilty Thursday in federal district court on St. Thomas to two counts of bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.
OMB Director Nominee Jenifer O’Neal testifies before the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee during Wednesday’s hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Gun Violence Bill Moves Forward Despite Budget Concerns, Redundancies

Lawmakers in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veteran Affairs push forward a gun violence bill on Wednesday after various testifiers cautioned senators of budget apprehensions and redundancies.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex on St. Thomas.

Propane Leak Empties STT Courts, Jail on Wednesday

The Alexander Farrelly Justice Complex and adjacent federal complex were temporarily evacuated early Wednesday afternoon due to a reported propane leak.

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