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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for assaulting his wife is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after police found in his possession. Setu Tesimale appeared in court last week for his initial appearance where he informed the court that he wanted to exercise his...
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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...
Dear Editor, The decree on social distancing in preventing contact or spread of the COVID-19 virus is the best we can do as we prepare and await for off island assistance. The future of the state of economy and the spread of this virus is taking precedence on our attention. A house full of aiga is...
Dear Editor, I must say that I was very saddened and disappointed when my daughter asked if I had read the article regarding Mrs. Jessica Fuimaono’s husband. This article was a version that came from the husband’s side that was printed in our local newspaper, Samoa News on March 24, 2020, written...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man was arrested by police last week for allegedly assaulting his wife, after his 7-year-old daughter called 911 for help and told police that her mother was lying on the bed shaking and crying after her father beat her mother up. Several police officers...
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(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...

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