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Weather in the World : 34 degrees in Houston with overcast skies 26 degrees in Philadelphia with clear skies same in New York City 21 in Boston Chicago has two degrees while Denver has -4 in Montréal 10 degrees overcast skies and a place called Paradise Michigan -5.

78 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under clear skies.
81 %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.05  inches
Wind is from East at 9 MPH
Point .04 inches of rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says : Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then becoming sunny during the afternoon hours. High 78F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Moisture will continue to deepen across the local area today ahead of a low-mid level trough located this morning between the Anegada Passage and the northern Leeward Islands. This weather feature is forecast to move across the Virgin Islands this morning enhancing the potential for showers across the local area today. As the trough moves away, moisture will gradually decrease over the next several days allowing more sunshine and less shower activity across the region.

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for the offshore Atlantic waters until Sunday morning with seas to seven feet and winds to 20 knots (23 miles per hour). Small craft operators should exercise caution across most of the rest of the local waters.

Cruise Ship News :  the summit Is at Havensight Dock

Headlines :

At the top of the news on  !!AIR – February 7 Friday

We don't normally report crime news in the good news headlines but the trial of the man accused of murdering a police officer has come to a conclusion. There were five defendants. They were accused of murdering former Police Corporal Wendell Williams. After all the evidence had been presented two of the defendants were dismissed with the judge saying there was not enough evidence presented to convict them. Three defendants remained. The 12 person jury unanimously found one innocent, and two guilty. Voices from many quarters have praised the hard work of the lone prosecutor in the case,  Assistant Attorney General Kip Robertson, and the members of the Department of Justice and the police department who worked on the case. The attorney general said, “We honor the findings the jury believe that justice has been served.” Governor John DeJongh reacted with satisfaction to the verdict reached by the jury in St. Croix. He said the cases lingered since 2001 when Corporal Williams vanished. The Governor said, “Tonight his family and friends can experience closure now the verdict has been reached.” The governor went on to say it “took 11 years to crack the case in two years to bring the case to trial, but we are confident that justice has prevailed.” Police Commissioner Rodney Querrard said there is sometimes the belief that the wheels of justice are not turning or turning too slowly, but today's verdict proves the wheels of justice are turning at it's just a matter of time before the truth is revealed.

While we are confronting crime - Police say one of the most difficult cases to investigate are fatal pedestrian accidents in which the driver leaves the scene. This happened twice in one day on Saturday, January 25, in two different locations, two males lost their lives in hit and run accidents. Over the past several years more than 15 people have lost their lives on our roadways including the Grandmother on her way to clean the church walking with her grandson.  Now, what can we do? Sometimes we see what we don't want to see.  Please help police find the persons involved and stop this callous disregard for human life. Remember, you can make a difference if you would only tell what you know. 1-800-222-TIPS.

Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone has extended profound condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of former Virgin Islands Personnel Director Victor Ebbesen, who died on Thursday after brief illness. During his leadership of the Personnel Division, Mr. Ebbesen was instrumental in the creation of the modern day Government Employees Retirement System and remained an advocate for its reform and preservation.

First Lady Cecile de Jongh hosted this years first meeting of the Virgin Islands Children & Families Council. The Governor said, "I am pleased with the work this group has accomplished in just six short years.   Among the successes - the federal Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grants which have helped the department develop and provide resources for student language improvement.  The Virtues Project promotes the teaching of positive behaviors and attitudes, and focuses on 52 virtues such as compassion, integrity, and respect.  You hear the virtues on Good News Headlines every Monday.  Soon the program will be introduced into Head Start and child care centers, and public schools. 

Under the auspices of the Youth Development Group, UVI created the Man Up Conference and an anti-violence and peace initiative.  Housing Authority partnered with the university so housing residents can take UVI Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning courses without charge. And the Community Foundation built a model program with Kean School, with on-site college counselor to help students with college applications. 

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Lots of news from UVI which will hold the first “UVI Pride Day” this evening to coincide with the 2014 Homecoming basketball games. The Lady Bucs and Buccaneers will host American University's women's and men's squads with the Lady Bucs playing at 6:30 pm, the Buccaneers on the court at 8:30 p.m. There will be lots of homecoming activities. Today on St Croix there is HIV/AIDS testing as part of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day the HOPE mobile van is in the Parking Lot near the Bookstore from 10 am to 3 pm. Also today UVI will launch Volume 27 of “The Caribbean Writer” at the Great Hall on St Croix campus from 6 to 9 pm. The theme is “Highlighting Caribbean Music and Art.” You can meet local contributors, get signed copies of the volume and hear writers read from their work.. Music and refreshments.

Carnival Committee says the 2014 Cultural Fair will honor Charles & Joseph Leonard. On Wednesday, April 30 the culture fair will be named Charles’ & Joseph’s Flamboyant Garden. Fair applications are available now at the Carnival Headquarters. Due back Monday, March 3, For more information  call 776-3112.

The Youth Scholastic Chess Tournament is on Saturday, February 8 at Charlotte Amalie High School. Registration at 7:45, first games at 8:15 am. All students are invited. There are three categories--- 9 years and under, Ages 10 years and up and age 13 years and up. Trophies to the top three in each category. No registration fee.  Lunch will be available. For more information call Sinclair Wilkinson  514-7054

The Hebrew congregation that the St. Thomas Synagogue announced the 2014  antiques, art and collectibles auction it's coming up Sunday, February 9.  Doors open at ten a.m. gavel falls at noon.  That's at the Antilles school MCM center. This year the auction features 40 items in the live auction including an etching by Camille Passaro, and paintings by local artists. Another 300 auction items are in the silent auction. And there is a fleamarket section with sets of China,  shelves of glassware antique oil lamps, original artwork, books and lots of kitchen things and a table devoted entirely to kids. Admission is $10. coming up Sunday February 9

This evening the reopening of Little Switzerland on Main Street in St. Thomas. The beer party from 630 in the evening until 930 in the evening. The new stores opening it's the 60th anniversary, come and join evening of shopping, special cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

St. Thomas forty plus cricket team will be having a fun raiser Friday evening at cancryn cricket ground . Chicken, fish, Johnny cakes and chips on sale . Music too. Also on Sunday a cricket game will be played at the field. Food and music tonight and cricket on Sunday at Cancryn field.

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