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American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 58-year-old man from Ottoville was arrested last week on the allegation that he raped his 14-year-old niece inside the victim’s home earlier this month. [In the interest of protecting the minor victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties involved]. The...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man accused of assaulting another man in Tafuna by striking the victim’s head with a metal pipe made his initial appearance in District Court last week. Asolelei Tagaloa is charged with one count of second degree assault, a class D felony. Bond is set at $...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite strong opposition from Assistant Public Defender, Bob Stuart, that the government failed to present sufficient evidence to bind over to High Court its case against his client, District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea disagreed. Defendant, Mealeaga Ale, who has been in...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The District Court has set bail at $500 for Faumui Fonoia, who was taken into custody over the past weekend following an incident in Ottoville where he is alleged to have gone to his  neighbor’s home with a machete and challenging people in the neighborhood to a fight....
A huge pool of water, on the road fronting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ottoville
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This photo taken by a local resident shows a huge pool of water, on the road fronting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ottoville, just after rain fell last Wednesday afternoon. The drainage area went through a complete reconstruction last year, with the...
A road in Ottoville, American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Paramount Builders Inc., which was contracted by the American Samoa Power Authority for its underground cable project last year, now plans to repair the roads that were dug up during the project work. Residents of Fagaima and Ottoville, as well as others who use the...