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Benefits to Human Services Cash Assistance Programs Delayed

The Department of Human Services (DHS) notifies clients of the cash assistance programs (TANF, Adult Blind and Disabled) that benefits…

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Weather Cliffhanger Continues

Will the low-pressure system now heading westward toward the area make that last leap into a depression or Tropical Storm Bertha? Or will it just bring rain and gale-force winds on Saturday?

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2014-08-01 00:39:41
National Parks Provides Economic Boon

A total of 438,601 visitors to V.I. National Park on St. John during 2013 spent $64.7 million in communities near the park, a new territorywide report out from the National Park Service indicates.

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2014-08-01 00:30:41
Brown Sentenced to 48 Months in Tapia Case

Raymond Brown, arrested in July 2013 as part of the investigation of Roberto Tapia, made an expensive phone call and Thursday he paid the bill for it when sentenced to 48 months in prison.

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2014-08-01 00:22:23
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Crime Stoppers: Come Forward with What You Know

Crime prevention is up to all of us. We will not see a significant reduction in crime until everyone comes forward with what they know. Crime Stoppers allows you to do that anonymously, with no fear of retaliation and without having to testify in a court of law. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases.

St. Croix: On Jan. 11, 2012, at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Building 43 in the Mutual Homes Housing Community. The police found two gunshot victims, both 29 years of age. Sylvester Hodge of the Aureo Diaz Heights Housing Community and Michael Javois of Estate Mon Bijou were later pronounced dead at Juan F. Luis Hospital. Police need your help to identify whoever is responsible for these killings. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500.

St. John: Police are requesting the assistance of the community in identifying whoever has broken into several vehicles in the Annaberg area. These break-ins have occurred during the day time and personal items have been stolen. Tell us what you know so police can identify and arrest the thieves. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a thief is $714 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered.

St. Thomas: On March 18 at 2:25 a.m., a man, in the Coki Point area was stabbed multiple times in his upper body. The man, who was unable to talk, was immediately taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. Tell us what you know about this stabbing so police can identify and arrest the perpetrator(s). The minimum cash reward for an arrest is $900.

You are making a difference. Let’s continue to help make our islands a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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