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JK Sukion pleads not guilty to killing Sounter Soukin
JK Sukion pleads not guilty to killing Sounter Soukin

JK Sukion, one of the two men being charged in the death of the man beaten in Anigua, pleaded not guilty in court. Police identified the man who died as Sounter Soukin. Autopsy results determined the cause of death was due to blunt impact to the head with

GDOE graduates 'Rainbow Class of 2019'
GDOE graduates 'Rainbow Class of 2019'

The Guam Department of Education held its Rainbow Graduation today at John F. Kennedy High School. The commencement ceremony celebrated 135 Class of 2019 public high school seniors who completed credits they needed to get their diplomas over the summer. S

Chris Barnett
Moylan bill would address GMH power issue with Healthy Futures Fund
Moylan bill would address GMH power issue with Healthy Futures Fund

What would happen if our hospital couldn't power its life support equipment? One senator has introduced a bill to try to prevent that from happening. Sen. Jim Moylan's Bill 179 proposes to appropriate $6 million to the Guam Memorial Hospital to fund its p

Julius Santos
William Mantanona Enters Plea Agreement
William Mantanona Enters Plea Agreement

One of two people facing obstruction of justice charges in federal court has entered a plea agreement. The charges stem from the drug trial of Raymond Martinez and Juanita Moser. After two mistrials on Guam the case was moved to California where they even

Sabrina Salas Matanane
Mangilao shares details on parade float
Mangilao shares details on parade float

The island's mayors are hard at work in preparation for the 75th Liberation Day Parade. Mangilao Mayor Allan Ungacta and his staff are pulling their 40-foot float together, reflecting the pride of the community. "The theme is based on the legacy of peace

Thomas Manglona
Customs concerned over CBD release order
Customs concerned over CBD release order

Guam's highest ranking customs officer has strong reservations about the administration's new order to let in all CBD products. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, in consultation with the attorney general, had ordered the release of seized products saying CBD's are

Nestor Licanto
New church sex abuse claim filed
New church sex abuse claim filed

Another individual comes forward alleging child sexual abuse by deceased Priest Andy Manetta. The victim identified as L.L.L., to protect his identity, alleges that when he was around the ages of 14-15 years old and a student attending confirmation classe

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Local charges dropped against alleged child porn maker, federal charges moving forward
Local charges dropped against alleged child porn maker, federal charges moving forward

Local sex crime charges against National Guard Sergeant Jerry Thomas Guerrero II were dismissed to allow federal charges to proceed. On July 2, Guerrero was indicted by the U.S. Attorney's office in district court on the same incident. He is facing charge

Adriana Cotero
Port union rep says injured employee wasn't properly trained
Port union rep says injured employee wasn't properly trained

Robert Koss, the union rep for a Port Authority worker who was injured after thousands of pounds of rebar fell on his leg said a lack of training and workers being made to do jobs they weren't hired to do could be to blame for the injury. "The union's pri

Chris Barnett
Guam inmate died in contracted federal facility
Guam inmate died in contracted federal facility

Inmate Joseph Mansapit died in a contracted federal facility. That's according to a U.S. Marshal when asked by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood in a sentencing hearing held yesterday for drug defendant Ricky Sanchez. This recent death was brought to

Adriana Cotero
Hikers caught in Sigua flash flood rescued
Hikers caught in Sigua flash flood rescued

It was a scary moment for some hikers Monday evening. At 6:29 p.m., the Guam Fire Department's E-911 Center received a call from a group of four hikers at Sigua Falls. A flash flood had separated one of the female hikers from the group leaving her clingin

KUAM News
19th Annual Red Ball set for Sept. 21
19th Annual Red Ball set for Sept. 21

Gear up for the next Red Ball hosted by the American Red Cross in partnership with Atkins Kroll, BMW. The fundraiser comes at a time when natural disasters plague the region. Color Me Red - that's the theme of the 19th Annual Red Ball on September 21 at t

Thomas Manglona
APL opens new corporate office in Tamuning
APL opens new corporate office in Tamuning

Shipping company American President Lines cut the ribbon for its new corporate office at the Landmark building in Tamuning today. "Today is really a momentous occasion for us, for APL, the family, the community, it really solidifies our commitment to the

Nestor Licanto
Navy also investigating PFAS contamination
Navy also investigating PFAS contamination

The concern for contamination isn't just a GovGuam issue. The military is working with the Guam Waterworks Authority to test and monitor all of the island's production water wells for PFAS chemical substances. In a joint release NAVFAC Engineering Command

Julius Santos
Former Guam Homeland Security employee receives drug charge sentence
Former Guam Homeland Security employee receives drug charge sentence

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood sentenced Ricky Sanchez to 30 months behind bars in District Court today. Sanchez, a former Guam Homeland Security employee pleaded guilty to drug charges after feds caught him for having a package of 27 grams of 100

Adriana Cotero
Retired cop's lawyer wants judge removed
Retired cop's lawyer wants judge removed

In court today, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood said it's not often she gets motions of recusal. And it's not often an attorney makes motions to have a judge recused. But that's at issue in the case of a retired cop John "Boom" Mantanona accused of

Adriana Cotero
Teen arrested for assault after argument about future plans
Teen arrested for assault after argument about future plans

An argument over plans for the future lands one man behind bars. On Friday, officers from the Guam Police Department responded to a complaint at a home in Talofofo. The victim had been arguing with 18-year old Joshua Aaron Lizama Gumataotao over his futur

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Autopsy determines Anigua assault victim's identity
Autopsy determines Anigua assault victim's identity

The man who was assaulted in Anigua and later died has been identified as Sonter Soukin. According to Guam Police Department Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao, an autopsy was performed on Friday. It was determined that the cause of death was due to blunt impac

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Unexploded ordnance discovered in Piti
Unexploded ordnance discovered in Piti

At 7:15 on this morning Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense responded to a report of a unexploded ordnance at the construction site by the basketball court in Piti in Route 1, according to Public Information Officer Jenna Blas. Explosive Ordnance Dis

Thomas Manglona
Part of Piti evacuated due to ordnance discovery
Part of Piti evacuated due to ordnance discovery

EOD, Guam Homeland, GPD, and GFD are responding to a gig ordnance found in Piti near the basketball court. Nearby residences are being evacuated and the roadway near the area where ordnance was found has been closed.

Group of four, all drunk, arrested for rioting in Tamuning
Group of four, all drunk, arrested for rioting in Tamuning

DK Joywell, Yos Yos, Mase Joywell and Ataf Yos all in their twenties, are charged with aggravated assault and rioting as a third-degree felony, among other charges. On July 11, Guam Police Department officers received an aggravated assault complaint near

Adriana Cotero
Drugs found on Jeremy Cruz, 34
Drugs found on Jeremy Cruz, 34

Police officers stopped a car for "erratic driving" on June 10 and discovered a small baggie filled with drugs. 34- year-old Jeremy James Laitan Cruz faces a third-degree felony charge for possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance. When the defenda

Adriana Cotero
Six proposals submitted for representation in contamination case
Six proposals submitted for representation in contamination case

The Office of the Attorney General received six responses to a solicitation for proposals for legal representation in the contamination suit. Public Law 35-25 the Protehi I Hanom Act of 2019 authorizes the AG to acquire legal services to represent Guam in

Julius Santos
$4.6 million in tax refunds coming next week
$4.6 million in tax refunds coming next week

On Monday, Rev & Tax and DOA will mail out 1,433 tax refund checks totaling approximately $4.6 million, including refunds garnished to repay government debts for error-free returns filed on or before February 8, 2019.

Nestor Licanto
Memorial in Mangilao honors war survivors
Memorial in Mangilao honors war survivors

Earlier this morning, war survivors, community members, and island's leaders unveiled another memorial as the island sees its 75th year of liberation. A plaque was unveiled in Mangilao in front of the mayor's office in commemoration of war survivors, the

Chris Barnett
Island realtors celebrated at Adelup
Island realtors celebrated at Adelup

Get excited, because July is officially Realtor's Month! Flanked by some of Guam's realtors at a proclamation signing today, Lieutenant Governor Josh Tenorio proclaimed this month as a time to celebrate our realtors. Guam Association of Realtors president

Julius Santos