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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of trying to kidnap a woman in Pago Pago last month is now in custody after he was arrested for public peace disturbance. Tevita Va’afa’i, 42, made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged in 3 separate cases: In the first case, he’...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A man charged with a single count of second degree assault, a felony, waived his right to a preliminary examination yesterday morning in District Court. (To protect the identity of the victim, who is the defendant's wife, Samoa News is withholding the names of all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 50-year-old man convicted of assaulting his partner by poking her neck with a knife and punching her in the face multiple times is going to jail. Aukusitino Fanene, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $10,000 surety bond was sentenced...
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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...