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Howard Forbes Jr., Extension Specialist, Center for Marine & Environmental Studies at UVI, Coordinator for the Marine Advisory Service

The search for a missing 48-year-old Kentucky woman visiting St. John continued Sunday, with National Park Service staff searching the Salt Pond grounds and water near the Ram Head Trail, according to a news release from the V.I. National Park Service.

ST. CROIX — Rotary Club of St. Croix members spent a little of their leisure time on Sunday cleaning up Salt River Bay.

A V.I. police officer is facing eight federal criminal charges after he was accused of stealing almost $25,000 in a bank fraud scheme, according to court records.

Prosecutors have asked a judge not to release Elvin Wrensford pending his retrial for the 2012 murder of Gilbert Hendricks Jr., and say he poses a threat to a surviving witness in the case, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.

The annual Coastweeks beach cleanup begins Monday at Brewers Bay on St. Thomas, and at three locations on St. Croix, according to the V.I. Marine Advisory Service.

A St. Croix man is charged with several federal crimes after Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized marijuana plants, cocaine and a firearm from his home Wednesday, according to court records.

Government House announced Friday that both Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach are out of the territory through next week.

ST. THOMAS — More than two months after a fire ripped through the historic Royal Dane Mall in downtown Charlotte Amalie, a cause remains unknown.

ST. CROIX — The Virgin Islands and the neighboring territory of Puerto Rico have established ties dating to the early 1900s.

ST. THOMAS — The V.I. Senate Finance Committee favorably advanced 31 budget bills Thursday to the Rules and Judiciary Committee, bringing the fiscal year 2020 budget one step closer to passing.

Hurricane Jerry is not expected to significantly impact the territory when it nears the Virgin Islands this weekend, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced Thursday.

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ST. THOMAS — Public access to some of the territory’s most pristine beaches continues to be stymied or flat out denied by property owners bent on preserving their “private beach” status.

Following years of staggering homicide rates and waves of deadly gun violence, V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett is imploring her colleagues to pass legislation mandating universal background checks and other forms of gun control.

ST. CROIX — A group of 30 retirees gathered early Wednesday in front of Government House in Christiansted, holding up placards spelling out concerns they say are not being addressed.

ST. THOMAS — The St. Thomas Humane Society will hold a Hurricane Preparedness with Pets clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 at the Frenchtown Community Center.

A St. Croix woman is facing a possible life prison sentence after prosecutors say she continued arranging cocaine shipments to Florida while awaiting trial on federal charges for the same crime.

A St. Croix man has pleaded guilty to resisting federal officers trying to transport him to prison in Puerto Rico.

Students interested in attending federal service academies are encouraged to apply for entry, and V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett said Wednesday that nomination packets are now available.

ST. CROIX — Court documents in the murder of Emile Brin reveal that he was choked until he lost consciousness and had a plastic bag placed over his head to ensure asphyxiation before he was wrapped in a sheet and stuffed into the trunk of a car that was later set on fire.

ST. THOMAS — Bills involving loitering, seat belts and the use of credit cards were among several voted on and approved Monday during a full legislative session.

ST. THOMAS — At least three people were involved in the Sept. 11 attempt to rob the Scotiabank in Altona of nearly $1 million in cash that left a security guard injured, according to federal court documents detailing the arrest of one of the suspects.

As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall approaches, four V.I. government agencies provided updates on recovery efforts during a press briefing Monday at Government House on St. Croix.

The V.I. Health Department says Virgin Islanders are not at risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the rare mosquito-borne illness that has already claimed two lives this season and left several others ill or incapacitated on the mainland.