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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 32-year-old father of 3 young children that was convicted of importing a controlled substance, to wit; marijuana into the territory in April of 2018 was ordered to serve an imprisonment term of 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and pay a fine...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “You need to finish school and graduate this year because if you’re not going to graduate, you’re in violation of your 12-month probation, and you will be sent to jail for up to 12 months. Make sure you abide with all the conditions of your probation including the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Tuesday afternoon’s briefing at the Emergency Operations Center, American Samoa Power Authority reports that there are now 11 individual families — down from the initial 25 — still without power due to damage on the customer side as crews continue restoration response...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A domestic violence case came before District Court last week for sentencing and District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea told the male defendant that he court doesn’t take these cases lightly. He told the defendant that a week doesn’t go by without these cases coming before...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government is going forward with their case against Faavae Solomona even without what could have been one of their strongest pieces of evidence, the results of a DNA test. Investigators recently discovered that the sample for the DNA test that was sent over to the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With approval of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, the LBJ Medical Center has written off from its financial books, all unpaid and outstanding amounts of the ASG subsidy owed to the hospital, allowing the LBJ to move forward with its “cost reporting” for the Centers for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa pled guilty last week to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl over a span of nearly five months. Polani Taumaloto, 24, is an overstayer who was initial slapped with 8 felony charges — two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, and 4 counts of sexual...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — A 42-year-old man with two bench warrants issued by the District Court for failure to appear for two separate cases was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine last Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving was pulled over by detectives from the DPS Vice and...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata expressed support for President Trump’s supplemental budget request for an additional $1.25 billion to strengthen prevention and containment of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. “I support the efforts by both the Congress and the...
From Left to right: Yasmina Sanchez (1st overall), Samoana High School, Victor Chen (1st Overall), Pacific Horizons, Vincent M. Jagon (2nd Overall) from Faasao Marist High School and Jade Cox, (3rd Overall) Pacific Horizons School.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Science/Health Division of Office of Curriculum and Instruction, American Samoa Department of Education announced the winners at the thirty seventh annual American Samoa Island Wide Science Fair —STEAM related competition for all students of American Samoa. The Science...

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