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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were hauled off to jail following an alleged fight that was sparked by an argument over meth. Vincent Tofia Paopao and Lemasanimaleea Mapu made their initial appearances in District Court last Thursday. They are both set for pretrial conference on April 10....
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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...
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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...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 56-year-old man accused of unlawful possession of marijuana is asking the court to set his case for trial. Stuart Hudson, who has been in custody since he was arrested last October, appeared in court yesterday morning for a pretrial conference. Assistant Public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man facing charges of public peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence) was released on his own recognizance yesterday morning, following his initial appearance in District Court. (To protect the identity of the pregnant victim, Samoa News is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Dept. of Public Works employee who got into a fight with his supervisor during an office party last December has been sentenced to 6 months probation, and ordered to pay $100 within 30 days. Fealofani Matuu appeared in District Court yesterday morning where he pled...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A repeat offender that Judge Elvis P. Patea says doesn't "deserve" probation was remanded to custody yesterday to start serving a 30-day jail term at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Felise Silailai appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a pretrial...
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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 — A man who was arrested and charged for public peace disturbance stemming from an incident that occurred in August 2017 has been sentenced to 9 months probation. Fogavini Ese appeared in District Court Thrusday morning for a pretrial conference where he pled guilty to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman who admitted to assaulting a female student because of something she posted on social media has been sentenced to 12 months probation. Mala Mataiao, 18, was initially charged with public peace disturbance and third degree assault. But yesterday in District...

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