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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Not paying your hospital bills is not an excuse for not renewing your Immigration ID. When your ID expires, you become an illegal immigrant here in the territory. If you become an illegal immigrant then you can’t work; and if you can’t work, you don’t get paid and you...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old husband was charged Monday in District Court after he allegedly stabbed his wife, 38, at a friend’s house. The victim sustained wounds on her left arm and was admitted to the surgical ward to await surgery because the knife blade penetrated the joint area...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Karisi Tiaalii has admitted to assaulting his girlfriend. The 25-year-old was initially charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, felonious restraint, and felony stealing. But under a plea agreement with the government Tiaalii pled guilty to second-degree...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 38-year-old man who was convicted of stealing — and later selling — a tool box containing tools belonging to a mechanic has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine as a condition of his 7-year probation sentence. Andrew Apelu was convicted of stealing — a felony, punishable...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Taken into custody last Thursday night by police, was a mother of three from Fagaima, for allegedly assaulting her drunken husband, who had come home and wanted to cause trouble with her. The 41-year-old woman made her initial appearance in District Court last Friday on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The District Court has set bail at $500 for Alema Tevita, who was taken into custody over the weekend following an incident in Ottoville where he allegedly went to a neighbor’s home with a machete. Tevita made his initial appearance in court this week and is charged with...
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Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of assaulting two women at church was sentenced late last week by the District Court. Court information says Monica Asovale was charged with two counts of misdemeanor third degree assault for the incident. According to the court affidavit, the defendant...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Elijah Leasau was acquitted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; marijuana, after a jury delivered a “not guilty” verdict Wednesday afternoon. Prosecutor Christy Dunn told jurors that according to testimonies from police officers and also footage...
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VAITELE TAGO  A young man from Nuuuli with a long criminal history entered into a plea bargain with the government yesterday during court proceedings before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia. Vaitele Tago, who is on probation, was initially charged with 4 misdemeanors including 2 counts of third...
HELD BY POLICE: Eti Sapolu with his 3 year old daughter Malu Sapolu. (Photo: Lanuola Tupufia – Ah Tong)
A 65-year-old father of Vini fou and his 3-year-old daughter were held in the Police interview room for almost three hours yesterday.  Eti Sapolu went with his daughter Malu Sapolu to the Police station inquiring about a matter he was asked to give evidence towards.  However, when he arrived he was...

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