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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police during a traffic stop is now facing felony charges after police allegedly discovered illegal drugs in his possession. The driver, Misitama West, made his initial appearance before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested and taken into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) on the allegation that he violated a condition of his probation after testing positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. Meki Faalogo appeared before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested during a public peace disturbance in the Tafuna area is now charged with violating local drug laws, after police officers discovered illegal drugs in his possession. The government alleges that on Oct. 22nd, 2020 around 9 p.m, the TPS received a call from...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Maoputasi County traditional leaders re-affirmed, during a county meeting last week Wednesday, the selection of Chief Uti Petelo as the new Senator for Aua, Leloaloa/Atuu, for the next 4 years. The meeting, led by Paramount Chief Mauga T. Asuega, was called to announce...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for disturbing the public peace in front of a family residence in Nuuuli last week has also been charged with unlawful possession of drugs. Taavili Te’o made his initial appearance in court last week. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man taken into police custody two weeks ago for allegedly using a kitchen knife to stab another man has been released by the court on his own recognizance, after the government was unable to file additional charges against him. According to court information, Talaese...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old man who was convicted of stealing was released from custody last week, after the court determined that the 15 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), to await sentencing, was enough. Frank Kalolo, under a plea agreement with the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has given provisional approval to the government’s Repatriation Plan and has agreed to the ASG Coronavirus Task Force’s suggestion of the first repatriation flight in mid January for the estimated 600 American Samoa residents stranded in the U.S...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With Samoa’s suspected COVID-19 case, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has taken “decisive actions to ensure that we continue to keep American Samoa coronavirus free.” Lolo ordered the immediate suspension of all flights to and from Samoa along with the weekly sail of the MV...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation, who was taken in for questioning and later released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) when the 48- hour detention period expired‚ was arrested by police last month and is now charged with violating...

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