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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 43-year-old man from Nuuuli was arrested during the weekend on allegations that he assaulted his wife in front of his 4 children, pulling her hair and punching her face, which caused her to fall down. The defendant, a carpenter for over 15 years, made his initial...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who is accused of stealing 2 cartons of cigarettes, and 2 cans of pisupo from an Asian store in Pago Pago has been charged with misdemeanor stealing and public peace disturbance. Paese Utuga made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two options, along with estimate costs — both in the millions of dollars — have been recommended by an off island firm to ASG for the construction of an extension at the Malaloa Marina to accommodate docking space for the US longline fleet based in American Samoa. At the...
Pavaiai, AMERICAN SAMOA —  After years of hard work by the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) to resolve the issue of E. coli contaminated water in various districts, the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) recently approved the lifting of the Boil Water Notice (BWN) for the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Winners from the International Science and Engineering Fair 2018 (Intel ISEF 2018) were announced on May 17th at the convention center, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and one local high school student, Seamus Cleary, won a Special Award. Cleary is a student of Pacific...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An 18-year-old boy in the government’s case against former DPS police officer Okesene Alo told jurors this week that the meth he ingested — which resulted in him testing positive for drugs — was from inside Alo’s backpack which was inside the Juvenile Detention Center (...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A full-time employee of the American Samoa Department of Education (AS-DOE) who is facing 3 felony drug charges involving meth has asked the High Court to schedule his case for trial. Sonny Tui, who is still in custody unable to post a $40,000 surety bond, appeared in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Fa’aili Mata’u, who failed to appear in court for a hearing last Friday. Mata’u, who was convicted of unlawful possession of crystal methamphetamine was ordered to appear in court last Friday for a...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was found guilty of misdemeanor burglary has been sentenced to 12 months probation, under several conditions that include being a law-abiding citizen and not returning to the crime scene. The government’s case against Richard Felise surfaced two months ago,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial of the former DPS police officer accused of committing various crimes while assigned to work at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Tafuna began yesterday in High Court. Okesene Alo, who is still in custody, unable to post a $100,000 surety bond is...

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