Troy Titley, 36 of St. Thomas, made his initial appearance Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged by indictment in the March 25 robbery and police standoff at the Lockhart Shopping Center McDonald's.
The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 573 pounds of marijuana, valued at about $1.2 million, Thursday in St. Croix. The offload followed a sea interdiction in international waters off Martinique.
The Division of Licensing and Consumer Affairs may get new power to determine how many tavern liquor license are allowed in the historic districts of the territory, if legislation approved in committee Wednesday becomes law.
The territory may celebrate June 26-July 3 as Emancipation Week if a bill approved in committee becomes law. The bill also would require private and public employers to pay time and a half to hourly employees who work July 3.
The UVI program for people with combined hearing and vision loss – iCanConnect – will become a permanent service through the UVI Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities sponsored by the Perkins School for the Blind.