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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Beach Advisory for August 22-26

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

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2016-08-26 21:02:59
DOH, Walgreens to Host Zika Action Days

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is sponsoring Zika Action Days on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

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2016-08-25 13:34:30
Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
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Police Investigate Lisa de Kooning Death on St. John

The Police Department is investigating the Friday death of Lisa de Kooning, Police Department spokeswoman Melody Rames said Monday. She was the daughter of the late Willem de Kooning, a renowned abstract expressionist artist.

Lisa De Kooning owned a house on St. John. According to the Easthampton Patch newspaper, she was a resident of Springs, N.Y., and a well-known philanthropist who donated to various groups including Friends of V.I. National Park and Team River Runner. She was also an acclaimed sculptor.

The press release indicated police were called to de Kooning’s Estate Enighed residence at about 2:30 a.m. after another person in the house discovered her unresponsive.

The male told police that he escorted de Kooning from her living room to her bedroom after she had finished drinking some wine. She instructed him to lock her home office so he left her in the bedroom. While locking the office he heard a loud noise like someone fell and discovered she was lying on the floor outside of her bedroom.

The witness said he tried to communicate with de Kooning but she was unresponsive. He said he picked her up, placed her on her bed and called 911.

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Emergency medical technicians said she had no vital signs at the scene. They removed her from the home. The cause of death has not been determined, the Easthampton Patch reported.

This case remains under active investigation.

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