Latest San Juan News

1 dead in Puerto Rico highway police chase

Nov. 29, 2019 11:30 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One person died after police and suspects exchanged gunfire during a lengthy chase on a busy highway in Puerto Rico. Authorities say one suspect in a Mercedes Benz whose occupants began shooting at police died after being hit during the chase that began late Friday morning in...

Puerto Rico police arrest stepdaughter of woman killed

Nov. 27, 2019 2:10 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested the stepdaughter of a woman killed last month in a drive-by shooting while in her car with her two biological daughters. Police said Wednesday that 29-year-old Keishla Pérez was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of...

FBI: Agent in Puerto Rico robbed in attempted carjacking

Nov. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — FBI officials in Puerto Rico are offering a reward for three suspects they say robbed an agent at gunpoint and tried to steal his car. The agency said Monday that three men in a black Mercedes Benz stole the agent’s wallet, FBI credentials and official weapon. Officials...

Daddy Yankee to open reggaeton museum in Puerto Rico

Nov. 21, 2019 3:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Daddy Yankee is opening a museum in the U.S. Caribbean territory that will be dedicated to his life and the music that made him famous. The Daddy Yankee El Jefe Museum opens Friday in Plaza de Las Americas in San Juan and will be free of charge. The...

Vera Clemente, Roberto Clemente’s widow, has died

Nov. 16, 2019 10:18 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vera Clemente, the widow of Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente and a goodwill ambassador for Major League Baseball, has died. She was 78. MLB and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced her death Saturday. She died in San Juan, Puerto Rico. MLB says Vera Clemente had health issues...

Fans say farewell to legendary Puerto Rico astrologer

Nov. 6, 2019 7:12 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Walter Mercado lay in his coffin Wednesday wearing a velvet suit that ranged in color from his favorite violet to dark blue as a teary woman stood nearby, transfixed by a screen that showed pictures of the legendary Puerto Rican astrologer surrounded by friends, family and his...

Legendary Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado dies at 88

Nov. 3, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Television astrologer Walter Mercado, whose glamorous persona made him a star in Latin media and a cherished icon for gay people in most of the Spanish-speaking world, has died. He was 88. Mercado was known throughout Latin American for the melodrama of his daily horoscopes,...

Correction: Puerto Rico-Cruise Ship Death story

Oct. 29, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 about charges brought in a cruise ship death, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a child who died was 2 and the man's niece. She was 18 months old and his granddaughter. A corrected version of the story is below: Grandfather charged in Puerto Rico...

Lawyer blasts charges in toddler's cruise ship death

Oct. 29, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for the Indiana family of an 18-month-old girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship in July said Puerto Rican prosecutors' decision to charge her grandfather with negligent homicide is "pouring salt" on the family's wounds. A judge in Puerto Rico ordered the...

Shooting kills 6 in Puerto Rico, leads to emergency meeting

Oct. 15, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor called an emergency meeting Tuesday after six people were killed in a mass shooting in a San Juan housing project and gunfire left two people dead a day earlier in the island's north. Automatic weapon fire and screams could be heard in videos circulating...