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Homicides 2016

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Senate Passes Court, Elections Unification

The full Senate voted Wednesday to restructure sections of the V.I. government, moving toward a unitary elections board and a more unitary administration of the Supreme Court and Superior Court.

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2016-06-30 11:00:49
New Gun Law: Register Guns at Port of Entry

Anyone bringing a firearm into the territory will be required by law to immediately register it with the V.I. government at the port of entry. Failure to register will be a felony, as it is now.

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2016-06-30 01:45:04
PFA Approves $10 Million Loan, Police Training Funds and New Contract Authorization for Executive Director

PFA board members discussed Wednesday a loan from Banco Popular for first responder needs, including new ambulances and other equipment for the VIPD, Health and Public Works.

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2016-06-29 23:31:47
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Man Shot During Armed Robbery in Kirwan Terrace

St. Thomas police are investigating a robbery in Kirwan Terrace that put one man in the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

According to VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames, police responding to a report of shots being fired in the area discovered that a 24-year-old man had been shot at least once in the upper body after being robbed of his jewelry. The man was treated at the scene by emergency medical technicians and taken to the hospital.

While at the hospital, the victim told police that he was walking in the housing community when he was approached by two unknown suspects who grabbed for the gold chain and pendant around his neck. The victim said he was shot after trying to fight the suspects, who fled the area on foot.

Police hunted the area for the suspects, but no arrests have been made yet. Residents with information about the incident are asked to call 714-9834, 715-5522 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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