by Mindy Aguon
Guam - There's debate in the U.S. Senate about a trillion-dollar spending bill introduced by Democrats. Arizona senator John McCain took issue with many of the thousands of earmarks, including some specific to Guam.
Among those were $5 million for tropical and subtropical research, $400,000 for agriculture development in the American Pacific, $800,000 for Apra Harbor strategic port infrastructure improvements for the military buildup, $125,000 for fishery equipment for the Guam Fishermen's Co-Op and $778,000 for the Guam National Guard to plan and design an assembly hall and family support center.
According to wire reports, Senator McCain said the current spending bill is "shameful". Senators may vote as soon as Thursday, but some lawmakers are adamant about the cutting the deficit.
An internal affairs investigation is underway at the prison after an inmate was accidentally released from their custody. Department of Corrections director Tony Lamorena says it happened over the weekend. He admits there was a miscommunication. Officials say the prison had received an order for inmate Ben Espinosa's release, but then got a commitment order for a separate charge. The special operations team was able to track him down without incident. Lamorena says they are looking ...More >>
He was apparently drunk when he molested two women. 26-year-old Kino Keeler allegedly digitally penetrated a woman and raped her in a Tumon condo last year. According to court documents, she woke up to Keeler on top of her.More >>
An indictment has been handed down against those accused in the murder of detainee Edrite ‘Manson’ Isar. Detainees A-Last Simiron, Albert Santos II, Benster Benjamin, Isler Miller, Jimmy Hadley, and Marvin Rechim were indicted on charges of murder, manslaughter, and aggravated assault. Detainee Andrew Rios Jr. is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct. It was last December, Isar was found dead after being brutally beaten inside the Hagatna Detention Facility. ...More >>