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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — McDonald’s presented $36,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year to 4 high school seniors to attend ASCC and 1 ASCC graduate to continue a degree program off-island. McDonald’s scholarships are very competitive and each applicant must meet the required...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — O le taeao ananafi na fa'ataunu'u ai le sauniga o le Fa'au'uga a le Aoga Maualuga a Kanana Fou, lea na fa'au'u mai ai le to'a 20 o fanau aoga. O le susuga Mali'oli'o Ailima, le sui pulea'oga, sa ia saunoa fa'afeiloa'i ia i latou na auai i le sauniga.  Na muaimalae le...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Turns out, the 8th grade Pava'ia'i Elementary School student who died Wednesday afternoon following a drowning accident at the Pala Lagoon Swimming Center was not escorted to meet the EMS unit by a DOE vehicle. Instead, according to an eyewitness, it was a truck...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Detectives from the DPS Criminal Investigation Division (CID) are now investigating the incident that cost the life of an 8th grader from Pavaia’i Elementary School, who drowned — and later died — during a school outing Wednesday afternoon at the Pala Lagoon Swimming...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife by allegedly holding a machete to her throat to stop her from screaming, and then assaulting her the next day after she refused to have sex with him, made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning where Judge Pro Temp...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  ANZ Guam Inc., the parent company of ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank in Pago Pago, has asked a federal judge to, among other things, dismiss a complaint filed by three American Samoa residents, who allege the bank violated federal laws. ANZ is also asking the federal court in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another round of tax refund checks — Batch #7 — is being released tomorrow, Friday, June 15th for those who filed between Feb. 5  and 14, according to ASG Acting Treasurer, Tina Va’a in a brief statement Tuesday. Tomorrow’s run totals over $2.12 million — with $790,623...
Tafuna, AMERICAN SAMOA  — The American Samoa Telecommunications Authority hosted a group of about 60 senior students from Leone High School who toured the agency's headquarters in Tafuna. The field trip was part of the 2018 graduating class' final activities before they walk the aisle as proud...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — What was supposed to be a fun outing at the Pala Lagoon Swim Center turned out to be a nightmare for the family and friends of an 8th grader from Pava'ia'i Elementary School after a drowning accident resulted in her untimely death. Samoa News was at the LBJ Hospital...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lewis Lokeni, 31, has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after his 1-year-old son was admitted to the LBJ Hospital for methamphetamine intoxication. Lokeni, who is not new to the court system, made his initial appearance in District Court...

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