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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man accused of assaulting another man in Tafuna by striking the victim’s head with a metal pipe made his initial appearance in District Court last week. Asolelei Tagaloa is charged with one count of second degree assault, a class D felony. Bond is set at $...
In Loving Memory
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While death is often referred to as part of the natural order of our lives, it is not an easy thing to accept, especially by family members and friends, whether the departed were public figures or otherwise. Each loss is keenly felt and mourned, with the hope that time...
HAL flight 465  on the tarmac
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the bomb threat for Hawaiian Airlines Flight 465 from Honolulu to Pago Pago that sent everyone in a frenzy last Thursday evening has been declared ‘non-credible’, questions continue to mount and concerns are being voiced by local residents. A local business woman,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man with several bench warrants has been arrested for drugs. Anthony Viliamu, charged with one count of unlawful possession of meth, made his initial appearance in District Court last week. Bail is $5,000 surety. If he is able to post bond, Viliamu has to - among...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause to bind the case against Wayne Talaleu to High Court, following a preliminary examination last week. The defense had argued that no drugs were found on Talaleu but Judge Patea said it’s clear from the evidence that...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor's Dec. 8th public health emergency declaration due to the measles outbreak remains in effect, and American Samoa is looking at sending a request to the US President for a disaster declaration of public health that will lead to federal support. Samoa News...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security has called in the FBI to investigate a bomb threat. A caller claimed there was a bomb on board an Hawaiian Air flight from Honolulu to Pago Pago. Homeland Security director, Samana Semo Ve'ave'a, told KHJ News the matter...
First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga (right) presents check to PM Tuilaepa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On behalf of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the people of American Samoa, First Lady Cynthia Moliga presents a check to Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi to aid in the measles emergency in Samoa. In accepting the gift, Prime Minister Tuilaepa...
Young child in a hospital bed
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There’s no debate over what made it to the top of the heap as the most significant story of the year for 2019 — it is the measles epidemic in Samoa that made it to international news, while in American Samoa the outbreak has thus far been contained thanks to a diligent...
Pelesasa Suafoa
The family of seventeen year old Pelesasa Suafoa who has been missing from his home since Friday Dec. 20th has been found. The family contacted Samoa News Friday night, Dec. 27, through facebook saying that he has beed found through a post on the Samoa News facebook story.   The family sent a...

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