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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Disposition Hearing for Tie Jeffrey Lomon is set for Mar. 21 in High Court for failure to comply with conditions of his probation. Lomon, who has been in custody since his arrest last month, unable to post a $1,000 cash bond, appeared in court yesterday morning for his...
Thomas Siaumau escorted by Chief of Police Cmdr. Foifua Foifua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thomas Siaumau was found guilty Wednesday afternoon for shooting at a police vehicle on the night of Dec.14, 2017 after a jury of 4 females and 2 males deliberated for less than an hour before returning with a verdict. The jury found Siaumau guilty of all 8 counts...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A corrections officer at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) who left home following an alleged peace disturbance and went to work with "red blood shot" eyes, and reeking with a "strong odor of alcohol" has been charged with private peace disturbance and two...
Fotu O Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA— ASG is chartering the Samoa government-owned Fotu-o-Samoa vessel for transport of equipment to Manu’a while the ASG vessel, MV Manu’atele has a scheduled trip to the island group today, according to Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele. Polynesian...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a man charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence) for allegedly assaulting his wife earlier this week has been transferred to the Family, Drug, and Alcohol (FDA) court. (To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa...
Argosy University, Hawaii campus
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Honolulu landlord for Argosy University Hawaii has filed a complaint at the state court to evict the school for failure to pay outstanding rent of more than $100,000, according to filings at the federal court in Cleveland, Ohio, which is overseeing a complaint...
One of Talofa Airways Twin Commander aircraft
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa-based Talofa Airways Limited has sought an “emergency exemption” from the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) in order to continue operating in and out of American Samoa because the Samoa government plans to pull out of a multi-nation open-sky agreement. Talofa...
Argosy University is located on the ground floor of the Haleck Building in Ottoville
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Argosy University campuses across the country could be closed by tomorrow, March 8, unless a buyer is secured, according to a motion to sell Argosy filed by court-appointed Receiver, Mark E. Dottore with the federal court in Cleveland, Ohio. Dottore’s proposal to sell...
Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has dismissed the most serious charge against Thomas Siaumau, which is first-degree attempted murder. However, he denied the defense's motion to dismiss counts 3 & 5 — first degree property damage and unlawful possession of a prohibited...
MAP OF TUTUILA WITH PAGO PAGO DESIGNATED
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An 18-year-old male, believed to be a high school senior, was found dead at his home in Pago Pago yesterday morning. This was confirmed by a reliable source who spoke to Samoa News about the incident. A group of police officers — some of them armed — were spotted at the...

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