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Request for proposal published, due Jan. 13 for Simon Sanchez High School rebuild
Request for proposal published, due Jan. 13 for Simon Sanchez High School rebuild

Guam Department of Education has published the solicitation for the request for a proposal for architectural and engineering services to the Simon Sanchez High School project. This is the second phase of the development. According to GDOE Superintendent J

Police survey shows low confidence from the public
Police survey shows low confidence from the public

The results are out and apparently the public doesn't have a very good opinion of the Guam Police Department. A total of 877 residents took part in a survey to determine just how well of a job GPD is doing when it comes to protecting and serving the commu

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Cop who allegedly punched man in cuffs on paid leave
Cop who allegedly punched man in cuffs on paid leave

Guam Police Department Chief Steven Ignacio confirms the officer from the viral video seen alleging to have punched defendant Joebert Carlos is placed on paid leave. It was last week when the video went viral, and according to Chief Ignacio there are thre

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Prosecutors want court to hold off in Yona mayor's request to exclude witness testimony
Prosecutors want court to hold off in Yona mayor's request to exclude witness testimony

The U.S. Attorney's office responded to Yona Mayor Jesse Blas' motion to exclude certain evidence in his upcoming federal trial. Federal prosecutors are asking the court to hold off on making any decision just yet on attorney Joseph Razanno's request to p

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Vice speaker to hold public safety town hall in Yona
Vice speaker to hold public safety town hall in Yona

The Office of Vice Speaker Telena Nelson in coordination with the Yona Mayor's Office will host a Town Hall Meeting to hear the concerns of residents in regards to public safety and community welfare. It will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Y

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Saipan investigating double homicide
Saipan investigating double homicide

Over in Saipan, the Department of Public Safety is investigating a double homicide. At around 7:35 this morning DPS received a call reporting two unresponsive females at a Korean restaurant establishment that produces rice cakes located in San Antonio. Po

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Sex offender on parole arrested in sexual assault teen
Sex offender on parole arrested in sexual assault teen

A sex offender on parole was arrested again after being accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old. The victim reported the incident at school on Thursday. Court documents state 32-year-old Henry Cepeda Chinel sexually assaulted her on Dec. 7 at a Yigo

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GPD swears in 23 new police officers
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GPD given keys to Central Precinct Command
GPD given keys to Central Precinct Command

The key has been turned over to the Guam Police Department that unlocks the doors of the Central Precinct Command in Sinajana. During this afternoon's Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority Board meeting Executive Director Ray Topasna presented the keys

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Luis Baza replaces Connie Jo Shinohara as Port deputy GM
Luis Baza replaces Connie Jo Shinohara as Port deputy GM

Port deputy general manager for administration Connie Jo Shinohara has resigned. The governor has quickly appointed Luis Baza as a permanent replacement, who was immediately hired today by the board. Port General Manager Rory Respicio confirmed during a b

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Cadet Kortney Camacho takes command of UOG’s ROTC battalion
Cadet Kortney Camacho takes command of UOG’s ROTC battalion

The University of Guam Army ROTC program held its Cadet Battalion Change of Command Ceremony early Friday morning at the UOG Calvo Field House. Cadet Battalion Commander Brendan Santos handed over the leadership of the battalion to Cadet Kortney Camacho.

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TF Investments returns as new buyer for former seminary
TF Investments returns as new buyer for former seminary

There's a new buyer for the former Redemptoris Mater seminary. This comes just one day after it was announced that the $6.1 million deal to sell the property in the Archdiocese of Agana bankruptcy case had fallen through. The new buyer is one of the forme

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New TakeCare suit against GovGuam argues 'unlawful delegation of authority'
New TakeCare suit against GovGuam argues 'unlawful delegation of authority'

TakeCare insurance is challenging the constitutionality of a recent law that requires health insurers to include all civilian hospitals in their network coverage. It's the company's latest lawsuit against the new government health care contract awarded to

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Teresa Adamos Pereda pleads not guilty to bank fraud
Teresa Adamos Pereda pleads not guilty to bank fraud

Facing 40 counts of felony bank fraud charges, Teresa Adamos Pereda pleaded not guilty in federal court. During her arraignment hearing before Magistrate's Judge Joaquin Manibusan, she waived the reading of her indictment which remains under seal. Althoug

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PAC ruffling feathers of local cockfighters as federal ban nears
PAC ruffling feathers of local cockfighters as federal ban nears

An off-island political action committee against animal cruelty is making its presence known as a federal ban on cockfighting in the territories looms large. They're offering rewards, encouraging people to snitch on anyone who is cockfighting on Guam afte

Chris Barnett
Simon Sanchez High School reconstruction goes into second phase
Simon Sanchez High School reconstruction goes into second phase

The Guam Department of Education will initiate the second phase of procurement for the Simon Sanchez High School reconstruction project on Friday. GDOE received authority to take the lead in handling the procurement for the reconstruction of the new Yigo

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Man accused of killing teen takes plea deal in drug case
Man accused of killing teen takes plea deal in drug case

Brandon Acosta entered a plea agreement in his burglary and drug case. Before Judge Anita Sukola today, Acosta pled guilty to two counts of Burglary as a 2nd degree felony and guilty to possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance as a third degree fe

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Johnny Gogo sworn in as new Santa Clara County Superior Court judge
Johnny Gogo sworn in as new Santa Clara County Superior Court judge

On Friday, Dec. 6, Johnny Cepeda Gogo was sworn in as judge of the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Family, friends, court staff, and well-wishers all came to see Judge Gogo don the robe for the first time as he joined the Superior Court bench. Most rec

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Pets believed to be poisoned with antifreeze
Pets believed to be poisoned with antifreeze

A Merizo family is devastated after the loss of two of their four-legged family members and poising is suspected. "It's horrible," veterinarian Dr. Lisa Silk told KUAM News. "It's horrible because I feel helpless I can't fix it." Silk is talking about Bab

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Customs and Quarantine also suffering from severe manpower shortage
Customs and Quarantine also suffering from severe manpower shortage

Add Customs and Quarantine to the list of key agencies like the police and corrections, that are suffering from a critical shortage in personnel. The agency that mans the front lines in the battle against drug trafficking has seen its manpower cut by half

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Buyer pulls out of Accion sale
Buyer pulls out of Accion sale

The Archdiocese of Agana's $6.1 million deal to sell the Redemptoris Mater seminary to U.S. based B-Side Partners is off the table. In a notice filed in the District Court of Guam today, it states the contract was canceled because the buyer is unwilling t

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Government could have 80 witnesses in case against Mark Torre Jr.
Government could have 80 witnesses in case against Mark Torre Jr.

In the second round of trial against Mark Torre, Jr., Judge Michael Bordallo ordered both parties to have a finalized witness list by next week. The government told the court they plan to have over 80 potential witnesses. Defense counsel Jay Arriola said

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Legislative resolution celebrates 30 years of GAIN
Legislative resolution celebrates 30 years of GAIN

In recognition of their 30th anniversary, a legislative resolution was presented to the non-profit organization- Guam Animals in Need, Inc. This afternoon at the Guam Congress Building, GAIN was recognized for its continued commitment to improving animal

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DOC plans for Hagatna precinct could change
DOC plans for Hagatna precinct could change

Department of Corrections Acting Director Frank Ishizaki may be scrapping plans to convert the Hagatna Police Precinct into a prison processing center after cops move to the new Sinajana station. "Were still assessing it," he said. "I've got my crew, my m

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Holiday Hotline to open for those in need
Holiday Hotline to open for those in need

Typically the holidays are a time for joy; however, that is not always the case for everyone. The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center understands this and reminds all in the community that they are here to help those in need this season. The agency

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Man who tried to smuggle drugs to Saipan pleads not guilty
Man who tried to smuggle drugs to Saipan pleads not guilty

In Superior Court today, drug defendant Benito Aguon plead not guilty and asserted his right to a speedy trial. Aguon faces charges of Attempted Exportation of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Attempted Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance

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