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New and current members of the American Samoa Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Alpha Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held its Spring 2019 induction ceremony earlier this month to induct 18 new members. As always, the Society invited the family and friends...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Additional felony charges could be filed by the government against a man accused of assaulting one of his co-workers this past Monday, Feb. 18 in Aoloau. Faafetai Iese is charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault. He made his initial appearance in...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  After spending over nine months behind bars awaiting sentencing, one of the three defendants in a case that was sparked by a police raid of two homes in Pago Pago last May was released from custody yesterday morning. Meriko Lomu appeared in High Court yesterday morning...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The District Court will hear today from Immigration, the status of a man charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence). James Aru, a citizen of Vanuatu, made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning where he entered...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia last week granted a government motion in Thomas Siaumau's case — a court subpoena for an expert witness from off island — despite strong opposition from the defense. Siaumau, who is scheduled to go to trial next Monday appeared in court last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cable service went off line during the late hours of Presidents Day and remained off until the following day (yesterday morning). Samoa News understands that the outage had to do with an ASPA line that caught fire and essentially affected the cable lines. Cable service...
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Pago Pago, AMERICANN SAMOA — The federal court appointed Receiver, Mark E. Dottore, continues to be in discussions with the US Department of Education for a possible advance of $13 million under federal student aids so students of Argosy University can get their stipends paid, according to a report...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has already issued an oral decision rejecting Iosefo N. Sagote’s challenge — that the LBJ Hospital’s test results disprove the positive results of a drug test that was conducted by the Probation Office — and Chief Justice Michael Kruse issued a Memorandum of...
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Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Judge Elvis P. Patea told Jared Kupu that the next time he's stressed, "don't go to the nearest bar or store for beer; instead, go see the doctor." Last Friday, under a plea agreement, which was accepted by the court, Kupu pled guilty to private peace disturbance and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Nevada-based Contemporary Communications LLC has filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) an application seeking approval for the purchase of local Christian-format radio station KNWJ-FM from Showers of Blessing. Online news provider for the radio and...

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