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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged Panapa Afoa with one count each of trespassing and public peace disturbance, both misdemeanors, for his alleged involvement in an incident that occurred on the west side two weeks ago During last week’s court proceedings, a motion by the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 45-year-old man who was convicted of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that she was the one who started the fight, which landed him a 3-night stay at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The defendant was initially charged...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two bus drivers were arrested last week on allegations that they were not in compliance with the COVID-19 enforcement, which allows only 10 passengers at a time per bus Ene Asovale and Saumani Semi made their initial appearances before Judge Elvis P. Patea last Friday....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman arrested for disturbing the peace at her grandmother’s home in Nuuuli last month is now facing felony charges, after police found out that she has an active arrest warrant from two years ago where she forged a signature on a business check belonging to her mother...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 35-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a metal tool to assault another man has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both; and two misdemeanor...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The separate cases of a mother and her son have been continued until May of this year after they entered not guilty pleas to the charges against them. Josephine Siaumau-Gauta and her son Solomona Gauta appeared in High Court this week for arraignment, after they waived...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Due to the global coronavirus threat, Chief Justice Michael Kruse issued a Memorandum reference about COURTHOUSE WEDDINGS. Owing to the uncertainty facing our community with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, all civil wedding ceremonies before the judges of the...
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Court Briefs w_ header by Ausage Fausia Samoa News Reporter Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the co-defendants in the Ottoville drug case has entered a guilty plea to the charges against him. 42-year-old Alatasi Wilson, who was a taxi driver when police arrested him in the early morning of Nov....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On the night of Jan. 28, 2020, two cops observed Alefosio Tagoa’I spill a bag of potato chips on the ground after he and another male were pulled over at the Sobriety Checkpoint for an open container in the vehicle. Tagoa’i was the passenger. (Samoa News is withholding...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man with a machete has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Afa Lafaele, who has been in custody since his arrest in 2018 appeared in court last week for his Change of Plea (COP) hearing. Lafaele, 52, was initially...

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