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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ongoing investigation conducted by a special DPS Task Force into a string of burglary cases in Leone and other villages involving the theft of Triplex copper electricity wires owned by the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) resulted in the arrest of four...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at the start of the ASG COVID-19 task force meeting Sunday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga commended the hard work by the task force and its working group as well as other agencies for providing data and information that resulted in US President Donald Trump...
Close up of totaled front end on firetruck that crashed on Afono Road
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two senior firefighters from the Fire Bureau Division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) were killed and two other firefighters were seriously injured when a fire truck crashed at a sharp curb on the road from Afono heading down the mountain-road to Aua yesterday...
ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has confirmed that ASG Coronavirus Task Force members were given checks of $2,000 at the end of last Sunday’s task force meeting and the stipend covers two months - March and April. “The policy was established to provide a token of appreciation...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young mother with prior convictions for stealing and unlawful possession of illegal drugs is back in court — once again charged with stealing. This time, she’s accused of stealing money from her grandmother to buy meth for herself and her boyfriend. Annie Faatupu, who...
One of the buildings, or wings, at the Department of Health compound at Fagaalu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last Friday’s cabinet meeting Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announced that the Catholic Church and the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa will be compensated for the use for their facilities when they were used to quarantine passengers who arrived from...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a prior conviction for receiving stolen property 3 years ago was arrested by police last week for allegedly violating local drug laws. Muka Godinet made his initial appearance in court this past Monday. He’s charged with one count of unlawful possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A 46-year-old man from Samoa with a criminal history has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders upon release from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of his 5-year probation sentence. Filemu Okesene, who has been...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Representative in American Samoa's fono has rebuked Samoa's prime minister for calling the territory the source of drugs and illegal weapons. Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, speaking on Radio 2AP, blamed returned American Samoan servicemen for illegal weapons and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoans should be aware of recent heavy rainfall hazards, they will increase with some lingering through the weekend.- Increased risk of Landslides into Friday.- Deep water lingering in some low lying areas through Thursday night. Marine Hazards include:- Storms...

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