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Driver tells police she 'only drank a cup of vodka'
Driver tells police she 'only drank a cup of vodka'

Noticing a slow-moving vehicle making abrupt stops, police pulled over a 21-year-old woman who was allegedly drinking and driving in the morning. The stop was made at 8:05 a.m. on Oct. 13 on Route 26. According to court documents, police noted driver Lola

Bernard Marasigan arrested after allegedly punching, strangling woman
Bernard Marasigan arrested after allegedly punching, strangling woman

Bernard Marquez Marasigan, 43, was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman known to him. Police responded to the incident on Oct.12 where the victim said she was packing to leave and Marasigan threatened to kill her if she did. Court documents state h

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Mahilani Ojeda allegedly assaulted 12-year-old
Mahilani Ojeda allegedly assaulted 12-year-old

Mahilani Keoni Ojeda, 29, was arrested after allegedly beating a 12-year-old child. Court documents state Ojeda called the police on Oct. 12 to a residence in Nimitz Hills, however, she wanted to cancel the call because children in the home were taken to

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Shelton bill urges for more renewable energy, industry head says rooftop solar is more feasible
Shelton bill urges for more renewable energy, industry head says rooftop solar is more feasible

Lower power bills and a cleaner environment. That's the goal of Sen. Amanda Shelton's bill to raise the target percentage for renewable energy. She wants to see it grow to 50 percent of capacity by 2035. But MRE representative Joe Rosario says he believes

Nestor Licanto
FEMA assistance available to small businesses
FEMA assistance available to small businesses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency not only seeks to help natural disaster victims get back on their feet, it also wants to assist local small business by contracting with them for any storm relief goods and services. FEMA officials conducted a well-

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Fire Prevention Week wraps up
Fire Prevention Week wraps up

Fire Prevention Week concluded on Saturday with a finale at the Micronesia Mall center court. Along with static displays and demonstrations, a billboard contest for this year's theme "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape...Plan and Practice Your Escape" was held a

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Oct. 17 is International Credit Union Day
Oct. 17 is International Credit Union Day

In celebration of the cooperative spirits and the people helping people philosophy, Guam's credit unions along with Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and other local leaders gathered in Adelup to declare Oct. 17 as International Credit Union Day. Since 1948, Interna

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Rev & Tax expected to mail out nearly 1,000 tax refunds
Rev & Tax expected to mail out nearly 1,000 tax refunds

The Department of Rev and Tax will be mailing 942 tax refunds this week totaling approximately $2.3 million including refunds garnished to repay government debts for error-free returns filed on or before April 20.

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Japan market expected to return to normal after Hagibis
Japan market expected to return to normal after Hagibis

In Japan, at least 35 people are dead and more than a dozen missing after Super Typhoon Hagibis, described as the worst storm in decades, battered the country over the weekend. Guam Visitors Bureau General Manager Pilar Laguana says flight service has res

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Warden among DOC officers placed on leave for inmate escape
Warden among DOC officers placed on leave for inmate escape

KUAM News confirms that five Department of Corrections officers, including the warden, have been placed on leave as an investigation is underway related to last week's escape of two inmates. Johnnie Del Rosario and Johhny Atalig were able to walk out of t

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Joshua Dela Cruz accused of taking hotel restaurant cash register
Joshua Dela Cruz accused of taking hotel restaurant cash register

Joshua Sanchez Dela Cruz, 24, appeared to have returned to the scene of the crime after allegedly stealing from a hotel restaurant. Police were notified of theft complaint on Oct. 5 where $500 was missing from the restaurant's cash register. According to

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Benedict Castro allegedly groped woman
Benedict Castro allegedly groped woman

Forty-eight-year-old Benedict Toves Castro was arrested last week after he allegedly grabbed a woman. Police met with the victim on Oct. 9. She said she was with Castro showing him a vehicle when he made suggestive sexual remarks to her. The woman said sh

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Special Olympians show off new badminton skills
Special Olympians show off new badminton skills

Over 20 Special Olympics Guam athletes took their new skills to the JFK Gym for their Badminton event. The athletes trained for over 9 weeks alongside members from the Guam National Badminton Federation and coach Ian Piencenaves from the Philippines. Pien

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Vince Bamba allegedly admitted he stole welding machine
Vince Bamba allegedly admitted he stole welding machine

When a Barrigada business noticed a welding machine was missing, they turned to police and police footage to identify the culprit. On Oct. 10, the business notified police of the alleged welder theft worth $800. Surveillance footage showed delivery man Vi

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Leyton Borja headed back to court to address federal release conditions
Leyton Borja headed back to court to address federal release conditions

Leyton Borja was served on Friday and has been ordered to appear in District Court on Tuesday to answer why his supervised release related to a federal conviction should not be revoked. The U.S. Probation recommends it be revoked as a result of an inciden

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Terlaje says court, AG, DOC inmate info should be linked
Terlaje says court, AG, DOC inmate info should be linked

Legislative Judiciary chair Sen. Therese Terlaje says she's trying to get law enforcement on the same page - and the same system - when it comes to releasing inmates and detainees from the Department of Corrections. She sais she's heard about a new comput

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DOC Women's facility evacuated after 'electrical issue'
DOC Women's facility evacuated after 'electrical issue'

Female inmates at the Department of Corrections Women’s Facility In Mangilao had to be evacuated from their unit early this morning. KUAM News learned that the Guam Fire Department was called at around 1 a.m. The incident was classified as a possibl

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GFD aides three distressed swimmers at Tanguisson
GFD aides three distressed swimmers at Tanguisson

At around 3:38pm Sunday afternoon, the Guam Fire Department received a call of three distressed swimmers who were over the reef at Tanguisson Beach. According to Battalion Chief Roderick Meno, GFD units made their way to the swimmers via water and beachsi

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Electrical issue forces evacuation of DOC women's facility overnight
Electrical issue forces evacuation of DOC women's facility overnight

Female inmates at the Department of Corrections Women’s Facility In Mangilao had to be evacuated from their unit early this morning. KUAM News learned that the Guam Fire Department was called at around 1:00am. The incident was classified as a possib

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Guam, CNMI U.S. Marshal Frank Leon Guerrero retires
Guam, CNMI U.S. Marshal Frank Leon Guerrero retires

Saturday marks the last day on the job for U.S. Marshal for Guam and the CNMI, Frank Leon Guerrero. He was appointed to the position eight years ago by President Barack Obama. During his retirement luncheon today Leon Guerrero said this marked this third

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David Sablan gets one charge dismissed in GHURA case
David Sablan gets one charge dismissed in GHURA case

It's another day in the trial for former Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Attorney board members trial. A motion was filed by defense attorney Samuel Teker for the dismissal of the fourth charge of violating an open government law as a misdemeanor against h

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Okkodo student was allegedly drunk during fight
Okkodo student was allegedly drunk during fight

Police were called to assist at Okkodo High School. Guam Department of Education Spokesperson Isa Baza says they were called after an altercation involving at least two students occurred during the lunch period. GDOE School Resource Officers were also dis

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Highsmith appeals termination from AG's office
Highsmith appeals termination from AG's office

Attorney David Highsmith has filed an appeal of his termination as an assistant attorney general. Highsmith cited four reasons for his appeal: inadequate notice, the punishment was too severe, that he has clean record of 19 years of employment in GovGuam

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United cancels Japan flights due to Super Typhoon Hagibis
United cancels Japan flights due to Super Typhoon Hagibis

United Airlines has canceled all Oct. 12 Japan flights to and from Guam because of inclement weather expected from Super Typhoon Hagibis. More flights are expected to be canceled or changed departing from and arriving at all airports in Japan on Oct. 13.

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Uproar Guam beach rugby at Jimmy Dee's this weekend
Uproar Guam beach rugby at Jimmy Dee's this weekend

Head on down to Jimmy Dee's Beach tomorrow for some beach rugby. It's tag not tackle so should be a fun day of action. Uproar Guam is hosting the event with the Army Trophy and $400 cash going to the winning team. Paul Claros with Uproar Team said, "We ar

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Drug defendant Dexter Long to lose 6th attorney
Drug defendant Dexter Long to lose 6th attorney

Another attorney has backed away from the Dexter Long drug case. Attorney Mark Kondas filed his motion to withdraw citing medical reasons. This marks Long's sixth attorney assigned to him. All previous attorneys have withdrawn for various reasons includin

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