Military personnel across the country are trading in their camouflage, Army greens and Air Force blues on Wednesday for a pair of denim jeans as they ask the community join them in observing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and observe the critical awareness campaign on Wednesday as "Denim Day."
Denim Day was established on the heels of a court case that raised international attention and outrage.
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge has closed for the 2014 leatherback sea turtle nesting season, but those who want to watch the nests hatch can sign up for the National Park's Turtle Watch program.
The refuge is closed during this season every year to protect the nests and hatchlings of the endangered leatherback sea turtle.
Although the turtles begin nesting in late February and March each year, the first hatchlings typically emerge from their nests during April and will continue to emerge through August.
The wholesale price for regular gasoline went up today, while the wholesale price of premium gasoline dropped as HOVENSA adjusted its rack rates.
The changes will increase the rack rate - the price of fuel purchased wholesale at the HOVENSA truck-loading station on St. Croix - for regular gasoline by 8 cents per gallon. At the same time, the wholesale price of premium gasoline decreased by 8 cents per gallon.
ST. CROIX - A quick-spreading brush fire lit up the sky late Saturday and continued Sunday morning on the island's East End.
St. Croix Fire Chief Corey Kent said the blaze started about a quarter mile east of Cramer Park beach where dozens of people were camping this Easter weekend.
Kent said the call reporting the fire came in at 10 p.m., and a team of eight firefighters from the Grove Place, Christiansted and Cotton Valley stations, led by Capt. Henry Joseph, took about four hours to extinguish the blaze
ST. CROIX - Police have arrested five men in connection to a shootout outside a mid-island nightclub Saturday morning that left one man dead and a police detective in serious but stable condition.
V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames that Elijah Felix, 18; Eugene Roberts, 26; Derick Liburd, 23; Lester Roberts, 24 and Larry Williams, 29 were all arrested and charged with first-degree assault, illegal firearms possession and related charges in connection to the assaults that were reported just after 3 a.m. Saturday.
ST. THOMAS - Deja' Nique Navarro turned the Carnival Queen competition upside down, literally.
Not only did the 18-year-old senior at Charlotte Amalie High School sweep the sashes in the pageant, but she also performed some jaw-dropping stunts in the meantime.
Navarro, who was pronounced the 2014 Carnival Queen early Sunday morning after a nearly five-hour pageant, stunned the hundreds of audience members during the her talent section. As part of her talent, which also included singing, she put on an aerial acrobatic show in which she performed body contortions, several of them upside down, while wrapped and hanging in two curtains of fuchsia silk.