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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man from Malaeimi accused of punching the female cashier at a store in the Tafuna area and then taking off with $670 cash three months ago was arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. During his apprehension, cops...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others,” the Centers for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of raping a woman and pointing a gun at her face has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Kamuta Fei, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $30,000 bond, appeared in High Court yesterday morning for his Change of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In his executive order regulating the use of government owned or operated vehicles, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga also provided details on the time frame for use of ASG vehicles and after hours exemptions. (See last Thursday’s Samoa News for the main issues pertaining to the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Ottoville was arrested last month for allegedly assaulting his young cousin at his cousin’s house during a verbal altercation. However, during his arrest, cops discovered drugs in his possession. Moreover, the defendant has an active warrant for rape and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Dept. of Health vaccination clinics will open only Tuesday through Thursday this week as the new year approaches. In a press release issued over the weekend, DoH announced COVID-19 vaccination sites will open to the public for individuals 5 years of age and older, as...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man outside of a nightclub in the Tafuna area is now in custody after he was arrested by police. Falamoe Satele made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde last month. Satele is charged with one...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of attempting to stab his girlfriend with a kitchen knife is now in custody after being arrested last week. Soni Asiasiga made his initial appearance before District Court Judge, Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde. He is charged with one count of 2nd degree assault,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle pulled over by police officers for a traffic violation is now charged with violating local drug laws after cops discovered drugs in the vehicle and in his possession. The driver, Siaopo Saipani made his initial appearance in District Court last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with two prior convictions over a decade ago is back in court again on a new allegation that he stole his sister-in-law’s vehicle. When pulled over by traffic officers two months ago, the suspect, Vili Isaako told officers the vehicle belonged to his brother — not...

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