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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for violating conditions of his 5 years probation after testing positive for for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active compound in the controlled substance marijuana was released from custody last week after the court decided not to revoke his probation...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of five convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for 90 days to seek and secure gainful employment. If Anitipa Malae is unable to secure gainful employment, the court ordered him to report...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With American Samoa in the middle of the cyclone season — with several days of strong winds and heavy rain in the past days — the American Samoa Power Authority, reminds the public that “overhead power lines are energized and dangerous.  Take precautions when around any...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 43-year-man was arrested by police on the allegation that he assaulted his wife while in their vehicle. He made his initial appearance in court last week where he entered a not guilty plea to the charges against him. The man is being charged with public peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating local drug laws has asked the court to set his matter for trial. Uputonu Lui who had been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court two weeks ago for his pretrial conference. When his case was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some 46 telehealth programs across the U.S. will receive funding in the latest round of Distant Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grants from the US Department of Agriculture. In all, the USDA is investing $42.3 million, including $24 million in CARES Act funds, to 86...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who served almost 13 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) to await the outcome of his case was placed on 5 years probation by the High Court last week. Viane Ah Mu appeared in High Court last week for sentencing after he was convicted of 2nd degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an order issued on Tuesday this week, US Chief Judge J. Michael Seabright at the federal court in Honolulu, set a briefing schedule with respect to a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), sought by Alega residents in their complaint against AST Telecom dba...
Traditional leader, Lefiti Falelaulii Pese
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Retired associated judge, and traditional leader, Lefiti Falelaulii Pese, is American Samoa’s new Police Commissioner, after being confirmed by the Senate yesterday, while the House handed down its approval earlier this week. The Senate vote followed Lefiti’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A married man who left his wife and then allegedly had an affair with a 16-year-old girl was arrested by police last week pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. Moreover, the mother of the alleged victim allowed the affair to continue after she was unable to stop...

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