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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man, who was convicted of stealing from his employer, and later selling some of the power tools he stole, has been ordered to pay a $2,000 fine as a condition of his 7-year probation sentence. Tevita Haveli was convicted of stealing, a felony punishable by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has set bail at $500 for Malaki Lafaele, who was taken into custody last week following an incident in Vaitogi where he is alleged to have gone to his neighbor’s home with a machete, and also challenged people in the neighborhood to a fight. Lafaele, who made...
King Tide dates and times graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — King Tides are expected along the American Samoa coastlines for the next few days. You may have noticed higher than usual tides in the past few days, but the peak of the highest tides will be today through the 17th. Do you have a King Tide photo that you would like to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted for violating local drug laws was sentenced to a period of probation of 5 years. Francis Hema, who has been in custody since his arrest in July of this year, unable to post his $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court this week for sentencing.  Hema was...
Talofa Airways plane
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Apia-based and independently owned Talofa Airways says in filings with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) that it has not yet initiated air service between Tutuila and the Manu’a island group due to a delay in securing required local approvals from the American...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law a Fono approved bill, allowing the prosecution and defense to agree to, and the court to approve, a plea in abeyance. Meanwhile, a Senate bill introduced early last year calling for the chemical castration of sexual offenders...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of abusing a child by striking him with a folding chair is going to jail. His action was described by the court as an act of a person with violent behavior. The child he struck was his 14-year-old nephew. Teofano Tupa, who has been in custody since his...
The governor, first lady, and other dignitaries at Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Delivering his speech in Samoan during the ASG-sponsored Veterans Day program at the Veterans Memorial Center, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga expressed gratitude and appreciation to American Samoa’s veterans as well as those still servimg in all branches of the US Armed Force...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted for violating local drug laws was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week after the court decided that the 6-1/2 months he served while awaiting the outcome of his case is sufficient for the crime he committed. Daniel Luki...
Flooding at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School main office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Rep. Larry Sanitoa shared with Public Works director, Faleosina Voigt, this photo that shows a large pool of water engulfing the concrete basketball area in front of the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School main office. “As you can see, it is flooded and...

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