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GDOE, IIAAG interleague play a go
GDOE, IIAAG interleague play a go

Guam Department of Education's Interscholastic Sports Association welcomes the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association on Guam's participation in the forthcoming launch of their new sports league. GDOE's ISA league is expected to kick off in Janu

Guam joins nationwide generic drug lawsuit
Guam joins nationwide generic drug lawsuit

Guam has joined in a lawsuit against several of the country's largest generic drug manufacturers. The lawsuit alleges that the companies secretly conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate the prices of over 100 generic medications ranging from anti

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Inmate allegedly ran through corrections gate after breakfast delivery
Inmate allegedly ran through corrections gate after breakfast delivery

More details have emerged on the detainee who escaped from the Department of Corrections Hagatna Detention Facility on Tuesday morning. Court documents state several detainees were being monitored in the courtyard. At about 7:11 a.m., a vendor van arrived

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Digital signage bill on governer's desk
Digital signage bill on governer's desk

Is it a sign of the times? The new rules and regulations for digital signage in Tumon are now on the governor's desk. The legislature passed the bill this week to guide companies who want to update their outdoor, on-premise signs. Guam Visitors Bureau Pre

Nestor Licanto
Chamber says it's suffering along with businesses from BPT hike
Chamber says it's suffering along with businesses from BPT hike

The President of the Guam Chamber of Commerce says local businesses are taking a big hit from recent increases by the legislature to the Business Privilege Tax and high ticket real estate. In her year-end address, Catherine Castro used the chamber as an e

Nestor Licanto
GPD asks for community's help in locating man who sexually assaulted teen
GPD asks for community's help in locating man who sexually assaulted teen

The Guam Police Department is seeking the community’s help in locating the male suspect wanted for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old female. On Monday, Nov. 18 at around 8 p.m., the minor was walking on Loreta St. in Dededo, when an unknown man gr

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Clayton Smith allegedly dragged woman by the feet while she tried to call police
Clayton Smith allegedly dragged woman by the feet while she tried to call police

He tried to stop a woman from calling the police after he threatened and then allegedly assaulted a her. And once the police came, 29-year-old Clayton Smith was arrested, but it took some effort. Court documents state he was fighting with one victim in a

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Central Precinct still closed months after ribbon cutting
Central Precinct still closed months after ribbon cutting

The central precinct located in Sinajana had its ribbon-cutting ceremony back in June, although the Guam Police Department has yet to operate out of the building. GPD Chief Steve Ignacio said there is a condition occupancy permit that does not allow them

Adriana Cotero
Motion to include recordings denied in former state historic preservation officer's suit
Motion to include recordings denied in former state historic preservation officer's suit

Closing arguments go down tomorrow in the case of former State Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Aguon. Aguon alleges her termination by Department of Parks and Recreation head Richard Ybanez violated GovGuam personnel rules. Today a motion made by Aguo

Chris Barnett
Administration to Legislature: there is no surplus
Administration to Legislature: there is no surplus

Message delivered. Members of the governor's fiscal team appeared for a special economic service meeting at the Legislature today, and repeated what the administration has been saying all along: there is no surplus, and the $22 million in revenue that was

Nestor Licanto
Traffic control, simulated disasters at Vigilant Guard
Traffic control, simulated disasters at Vigilant Guard

It was day two of Vigilant Guard 2020 and today, much of the action was located in Barrigada and at the Guard's Readiness Center. Early this morning you could see Guam Guard soldiers at traffic control points on Route 16, beginning at the tri-intersection

Joan Aguon Charfauros
GFD tackles lower Barrigada Heights fire
GFD tackles lower Barrigada Heights fire

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a fire that broke out in a metal structure housing multiple vehicles. The structure is located in lower Barrigada Heights along Pangelinan Way. The fire also jumped to a container located next to the

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Governor expects to hire dozens of corrections officers to fix DOC manpower issues
Governor expects to hire dozens of corrections officers to fix DOC manpower issues

The governor reacted to the latest incident at the Department of Corrections saying she's addressing the root cause of the problems: a shortage in manpower. Leon Guerrero says they're working to overcome the red tape which she blames for the delay in hiri

Nestor Licanto
Public health confirms latest dengue case was locally acquired
Public health confirms latest dengue case was locally acquired

There are now 13 confirmed cases of locally acquired dengue fever. This is based on the latest batch of testing by Public Health. The number of imported cases remains at seven. According to public health, this new locally acquired case demonstrates how im

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Archdiocese buries unborn babies
Archdiocese buries unborn babies

This morning, the Archdiocese of Agaña celebrated Holy Mass at the Pigo Cemetery for all the unborn babies who have died before birth. Mass was followed by burial. Father Romy Convocar and concelebrant, Father Julius Akinyemi are spiritual co-direc

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New case of dengue confirmed, Public Health investigating
New case of dengue confirmed, Public Health investigating

A new case of dengue has been confirmed, according to the Department of Public Health and Social Services. The Epidemiology and Surveillance Team investigating whether the case was locally acquired or imported. DPHSS continues to receive reports of suspec

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Governor appoints Dana Gutierrez to Superior Court bench
Governor appoints Dana Gutierrez to Superior Court bench

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has appointed local attorney Dana Gutierrez to serve as a judge in the Superior Court of Guam. Gutierrez is an attorney with the Calvo Fisher & Jacob law firm focusing primarily in labor and employment law, business planning, corpor

Nestor Licanto
DOC escapee captured near Maina Church
DOC escapee captured near Maina Church

Two hours after escaping from the Department of Corrections Detention Facility in Hagatna, DOC confirms detainee Patrick Hernandez was captured near the Maina church. Hernandez had escaped at around 7:15 this morning when he ran out of the gate as a vendo

Detainee escapes from DOC's Hagatna facility
Detainee escapes from DOC's Hagatna facility

KUAM News has learned detainee Patrick Hernandez escaped from the Department of Corrections Hagatna facility this morning. Hernandez escaped at around 7:15am. KUAM News learned he ran out the gate as a vendor was delivering food. Hernandez has been confin

Sabrina Salas Matanane
Prison visitor caught trying to smuggle meth in shoe
Prison visitor caught trying to smuggle meth in shoe

On Saturday, police responded to the DOC Visitor Processing Center. There they spoke with a female Corrections Officer who reported that while performing a search of Sharlene Lorraine Wright, she instructed her to remove her shoes, turn them upside down,

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Hafa Adai Pledge celebrates 10 years with GTA
Hafa Adai Pledge celebrates 10 years with GTA

This morning for the first time ever GTA took the Hafa Adai Pledge in celebration of their new Experience Center and the Hafa Adai Pledge program's 10-year anniversary. The GTA Experience Center is located in the Camacho Landmark Center in Tamuning and wa

Nestor Licanto
Digital signage bill among 8 passed
Digital signage bill among 8 passed

Senators voted to approve eight bills today. They include a measure by Speaker Tina Muna Barnes to regulate digital signage in hotel zones, specifically the Tumon Tourism district. It sets the size, dimensions and placement of on-premise signs. The bill p

Nestor Licanto
GBHWC permanent injunction lifted
GBHWC permanent injunction lifted

A more than 18-year old case to force GovGuam to meet the needs of mental health patients has closed. Federal Judge Consuelo Marshall today lifted the permanent injunction against the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center. Attorney Daniel Somerfleck

Nestor Licanto
Spice dealer back in court
Spice dealer back in court

Making an initial appearance in district court, defendant Max Myong Ahn had entered a plea back in 2016 and was sentenced a five-year probation term with the first year to be spent in home detention. Ahn was arrested for selling spice or fake weed at his

Adriana Cotero
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assessing hospital this week
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assessing hospital this week

Teams from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are on island this week to conduct an assessment of the Guam Memorial Hospital. GMH Administrator Lillian Posads said there will be two teams of engineers. One team will look at the architecture, fire detection

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Simulated explosion kicks off Vigilant Guard 2020
Simulated explosion kicks off Vigilant Guard 2020

Vigilant Guard 2020 officially kicked off today with a simulated explosion at Port Authority of Guam in which the Guam Police Department requested the Guard CST Support due to possible radiation leak and exposure. And as part of the full-scale exercise, t

Joan Aguon Charfauros