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American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a man charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence) for allegedly assaulting his wife earlier this week has been transferred to the Family, Drug, and Alcohol (FDA) court. (To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa...
Argosy University, Hawaii campus
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Honolulu landlord for Argosy University Hawaii has filed a complaint at the state court to evict the school for failure to pay outstanding rent of more than $100,000, according to filings at the federal court in Cleveland, Ohio, which is overseeing a complaint...
One of Talofa Airways Twin Commander aircraft
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa-based Talofa Airways Limited has sought an “emergency exemption” from the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) in order to continue operating in and out of American Samoa because the Samoa government plans to pull out of a multi-nation open-sky agreement. Talofa...
Argosy University is located on the ground floor of the Haleck Building in Ottoville
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Argosy University campuses across the country could be closed by tomorrow, March 8, unless a buyer is secured, according to a motion to sell Argosy filed by court-appointed Receiver, Mark E. Dottore with the federal court in Cleveland, Ohio. Dottore’s proposal to sell...
Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has dismissed the most serious charge against Thomas Siaumau, which is first-degree attempted murder. However, he denied the defense's motion to dismiss counts 3 & 5 — first degree property damage and unlawful possession of a prohibited...
MAP OF TUTUILA WITH PAGO PAGO DESIGNATED
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An 18-year-old male, believed to be a high school senior, was found dead at his home in Pago Pago yesterday morning. This was confirmed by a reliable source who spoke to Samoa News about the incident. A group of police officers — some of them armed — were spotted at the...
Congresswoman Amata pictured with VA Secretary Wilkie
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed President Donald Trump’s announcement of a new cabinet-level task force for veterans that will work specifically to prevent suicide, along with the appointment of VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to lead the initiative. President Trump established the...
Le Taupou Manaia performing in August of last year.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Established in 1999 in American Samoa with its mission statement: “Promoting Fa’aSamoa Preservation Through the Next Generation”, what sets Le Taupou Manaia apart from the rest is “Siva Fa’aTaupou” or “Samoa’s Princess Dance”. Since its formation, LTM has taught over 5,...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was placed on probation last Wednesday was remanded to custody the very next day, when he appeared before Judge Elvis P. Patea. Lemasanimaleea Mapu made his initial appearance in District Court last Thursday, Feb. 28 for public peace disturbance. He entered a...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints appears interested in a partnership with Department of Public Works to permanently pave two major secondary roads which are used by church members to access their facilities. This is according to a Mar. 3 letter from Rep....

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