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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

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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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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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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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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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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Woman taken to GRMC after Dededo auto-ped
Woman taken to GRMC after Dededo auto-ped

It's the second auto-pedestrian accident in a matter of days. Guam Police Department and Guam Fire Department responded at around 6:20 p.m., Tuesday to the incident on Route. 16/Fatima Street near the Mobil Gas Station in Harmon. According to GFD Spokespe

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No public testimony given for bill for child pornography bill
No public testimony given for bill for child pornography bill

A bill by Sen. Louise Muna would make the production of child pornography a first degree felony. A public hearing was held on the measure, but no one showed up to testify, including a representative from the Office Attorney General. Muna said her bill spe

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Man in police shooting awaits trial setting, third-party custodian
Man in police shooting awaits trial setting, third-party custodian

Still in the works of securing a third-party custodian, defendant Jeromy Pangelinan will return to court for a continued trial setting at the end of the month. Pangelinan was arrested after taking police on a high-speed chase from Harmon to Dededo where t

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Rueben Rivera accused of threatening to kill man with machete
Rueben Rivera accused of threatening to kill man with machete

Rueben James Torres Rivera, 23, was arrested on Dec. 7 after he threatened a man with a machete in Ipan. Court documents state Rivera tried to fight with the victim at Ipan Public Beach. The victim was able to flee to his home through the jungle but River

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Gavin Alimurong arrested for strangling, assaulting pregnant woman
Gavin Alimurong arrested for strangling, assaulting pregnant woman

Twenty-one-year-old Gavin Domingo Alimurong is accused of beating and strangling a pregnant woman on Dec. 9. The two were in a hotel room in Tumon when the woman confronted Alimurong about taking drugs. Court documents state he told her he had been taking

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CID investigating death in Mangilao
CID investigating death in Mangilao

Guam Police Department Spokesperson Paul Tapao provides brief details about an early morning incident that occurred in Mangilao that prompted the Criminal Investigation Division to launch a death investigation. KUAM News has learned that there was a shoot

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Seminar brings local agencies together for typhoon preparedness
Seminar brings local agencies together for typhoon preparedness

Its been a while since Guam bore the brunt of a catastrophic typhoon, but the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense hosted a seminar today, bringing together all the key players in the event of a superstorm. They also flew in an expert from the N

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Driver flees wreck at Santa Marian Kamalen Park in Merizo
Driver flees wreck at Santa Marian Kamalen Park in Merizo

A man crashed into a park honoring Santa Marian Kamalin on a day set aside to honor Santa Maria Kamalin. The scene of the crash captured in this viral video making the rounds on Whatsapp. Malesso Mayor Ernest Chargualaf said the accident happened last nig

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Mainland groups target Guam on illegal cockfighting
Mainland groups target Guam on illegal cockfighting

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information about illegal animal fighting that leads to a federal conviction. The mainland-based "Animal Wellness Foundation" and "Animal Wellness Action" announced the program. They've also launched a public awareness

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