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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — They told him on his birthday. A day he loved to celebrate. We have many happy pictures of those birthdays. A month in, exhausted after the simple act of showering, he flopped on the bed and asked, ‘Why is this happening to us?’ Without thinking I responded, ‘Why not us...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It’s been almost a month since DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit raided the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna where no drugs were found, but inmates who were housed at the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) building in TCF are still facing...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who allegedly threatened his wife with a hammer appeared in District Court last week on charges of disturbing the peace and criminal contempt. Police apprehended Peneueta Key last Tuesday after a complaint was filed by his wife. According to the court affidavit,...
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park this week announced $3,241,210 million in historic preservation grants specifically for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lions Club of Pago Pago president, Lisa Tuato’o (right) and a Lions Club member (left)  during the Senior Citizens Day at Suigaula o le Atuvasa at Utulei after announcing the organization’s recognition for Service to the Community award went to High Talking Chief Fofo I....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man suspected of burglarizing the home of an Asian couple in Leone has been charged for interfering with a police investigation. Isac Atonio is facing two misdemeanor charges: public peace disturbance and interfering with a police investigation. He made his initial...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea has granted a motion from Acting Public Defender Kate Hannaher to continue to another date, her client’s Order To Show Cause (OSC) hearing which was scheduled for yesterday. . who is out on a $5,000 surety bond, appeared in High...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Government attorney, Robert Morris is complying with a court order issued by Chief Justice Michael Kruse last week, to turn over by June 1, all discovery in the case of one of the defendants in the food stamp fraud case; if not, “there are consequences” of failure to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged a young man with two felonies after he — along with a juvenile — allegedly forced his way into a home in Pago Pago, and stole the homeowner’s belongings, including cash. Willie Talosaga was charged last week in District Court with second-degree...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Peleti Mauga, through a memo, has authorized the use of the American Samoa flag during funeral services for former faipule and Chief Executive Officer of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA), Pulelei'ite Tufele Li...

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