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Police caution tape surrounds a playground in Lake Oswego, Ore.
(AP) — “Safer at Home.” It’s a slogan of choice for the mandatory confinement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But it’s not true for everyone. As the world’s families hunker down, there’s another danger, less obvious but just as insidious, that worries advocates and...
Amosa Lautaimi, handcuffed and making his way to the District Court yesterday morning for his initial appearance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of beating his wife to death during a domestic violence incident last week is now charged with first degree murder, a crime that carries a life imprisonment term. He’s also charged with attempted arson in the first degree, a felony, along with three...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-man was arrested by police on the allegation that he assaulted his wife inside their vehicle. He made his initial appearance in court last week where he entered a not guilty plea to the charges against him. The man is being charged with public peace disturbance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man from Samoa convicted of assaulting his wife and threatening to kill her during a domestic dispute received a huge break from the court last week, when the court released him from custody to seek gainful employment to care for his wife and children. [...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 43-year-old man from Ottoville was arrested Wednesday night on the allegation that he assaulted his wife while he was under the influence. The wife was present with noticeable bruises on her right eye when her husband made his initial appearance in District Court last...
Former Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) director, Jonathan Fanene
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) director, Jonathan Fanene was - again - arrested over the weekend for a domestic violence incident involving his wife. Fanene, who has a pending case in High Court for the same allegation, made his initial appearance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old bus driver accused of assaulting his wife while he was intoxicated told the court he is sorry and he’ll never do it again. The defendant was initially charged with public peace disturbance, endangering the welfare of a child, and third degree assault - all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man accused of assaulting his wife while he was intoxicated has pled guilty. The defendant, who was released on his own recognizance by the court after spending 45 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) appeared before District Court Judge...
Jeffery Vaioa Tago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A young elite boxer, who won gold medals for American Samoa in May this year in international competition, is now in custody on the allegation that he assaulted a female student on school campus by dragging her inside a vehicle, beating her and ripping her clothes....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has suspended a 6-month jail term for a man convicted of endangering the welfare of a child, and instead, placed him on probation for 6 months subject to several conditions. Orepa Amani Jr, who was released on bond appeared in court this week for sentencing and...

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