September 20, 2017 10:49 am Last modified: 4:47 am

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St. John: Ecologist Says Island Could Use a Little Rain to Support Foliage

It may not seem something St. John wants to hear while it's digging out from under the wreckage of Hurricane Irene, but one departing specialist on Wednesday said the island needs some rain in the next few weeks.
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STT-STJ Ferry Resumes Limited Service, Air Travel and Mail Coming Soon

The V.I. Port Authority and V.I. Emergency Operations Command confirmed a first-hand report Wednesday that the St. Thomas-St. John ferry has resumed limited service between the islands and commercial flights to St. Thomas should resume Saturday.
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Neither Rain Nor Snow- But Hurricane Stopped the U.S. Mail in St. Thomas and St. John

There is still no U.S. postal service on St. John or St. Thomas- all the posts offices are closed. St. Croix offices are open.
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Man Accused of Choking Fiancée

A man who reported to police that he had been attacked by his fiancée ended up in jail Monday once the V.I. Police Department got her side of the story.
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The VIPD's Mariel C. Newton Command Center on St. John, heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. (All photos with this story are from the Love City Strong Facebook page)

Mapp Acknowledges Police Fell Down On the Job on STJ

Police failed to do their jobs on parts of St. John in the first days after the storm, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said during his update on storm recovery efforts Tuesday evening.
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Police Seek Larceny Suspect

Police are looking for a man involved in the attempted larceny Monday morning of the ATM at Chicken Shack.
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Help Pouring In to St. John

Help continues to pour in to St. John, including a military contingent that came ashore, accompanied by a FEMA official with experience in rebuilding after a hurricane.
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Drivers work their way around a downed pole and power lines on the road to Anna's Retreat. (James Gardner photo)

Fifth USVI Fatality From Hurricane Irma

A lineman for the V.I. Water and Power Authority was fatally electrocuted late Tuesday while working to restore power at a major shopping center in St. Thomas.
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Mapp Says President Trump to Visit Next Week

Mapp said he spoke to Trump on the phone and the president assured him the territory would be "in his list" of places to get relief.
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Hurricane Irma's force threw this catamaran on top of a dockside building. (Love City Strong)

St. John’s Only Working Gas Station Goes Down

One St. John gas station never opened after the storm, the other fueled first responders and the motoring public until Monday when a transformer on the Racetrack Gas Station generator malfunctioned.
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