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Santa Marian Kamalen procession, services Monday
Santa Marian Kamalen procession, services Monday

Hundreds of the faithful community are set to come out and honor of the island's patron saint, Santa Marian Kamalen. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 9 at 5:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral

Brandy Stephanus could take plea deal in murder of coworker
Brandy Stephanus could take plea deal in murder of coworker

Murder defendant Brandy Stephanus is expected to enter a plea agreement. His attorney told the court they just received the agreement and that he plans to review it with Stephanus on Tuesday. Stephanus was indicted on charges of murder and aggravated assa

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Details in drug possession charges against Brian Chan change
Details in drug possession charges against Brian Chan change

A superseding indictment charges drug defendant Brian Sanchez Chan with possession of 50 or more grams of meth with intent to distribute and notice of forfeiture. In District Court, the defendant pled not guilty and waived his rights. Previously, he was c

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UOG bill includes provisions aimed at increasing revenue sources
UOG bill includes provisions aimed at increasing revenue sources

The University of Guam is seeking ways to increase its funding and achieve greater financial flexibility. A public hearing was held today on a bill by Sen. Amanda Shelton. Among the provisions is authorization to create a separate class of highly skilled

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Police conducting DWI checkpoints through the holidays
Police conducting DWI checkpoints through the holidays

The Guam Police Department will be conducting DWI Checkpoints beginning tonight and throughout the holiday season. GPD continues to remind the community to please give the gift of life, and designate a responsible sober driver.

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Court denies TakeCare's motion to halt Govguam health insurance
Court denies TakeCare's motion to halt Govguam health insurance

TakeCare's court motion to halt GovGuam's health insurance contract with Aetna International has been denied. In a 9-page decision and order issued Thursday, Judge Pro Tem Robert Naraja of the CNMI court concluded that TakeCare had not met its burden that

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Nicanor A. Laudato found not guilty of sexual assault
Nicanor A. Laudato found not guilty of sexual assault

It took the jury only a few hours to reach a verdict. This afternoon, Nicanor A. Laudato was found not guilty. He was accused of sexually assaulting a minor known to him back in April 2015 and faced five counts of criminal sexual conduct as felony and mis

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GDOE investigating threat made by student at Tiyan High
GDOE investigating threat made by student at Tiyan High

The Guam Department of Education is investigating an incident that occurred this morning at Tiyan High School. As we reported on our social media, the school administration received what appeared to be a threat from a student to bring a weapon to school.

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Parties to present witness list on Dec. 12 in Mark Torre trial
Parties to present witness list on Dec. 12 in Mark Torre trial

After the court denied former police officer defendant Mark Torre Jr.'s motion to dismiss the amended indictment, the case now heads back to trial for a second time. This afternoon Torre appeared for his trial setting hearing. He is accused of the 2015 fa

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Guam Football Association awarded with prestigious honor
Guam Football Association awarded with prestigious honor

The Guam Football Association recently garnered the highest continental honor in football for aspiring Asian nations - the Asian Football Confederation Member Association of the Year - at the AFC Annual Awards 2019 in Hong Kong Monday evening. GFA Preside

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Man caught trying to export meth to Saipan at airport
Man caught trying to export meth to Saipan at airport

Benito Sablan Aguon, 45, was busted on drug charges. This after Customs officers and the K9 Drug Detector Dog Unit conducted a narcotics interdiction operation at the airport. Court documents state the K9 positively alerted to Aguon, who was preparing to

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Jury selection starts next April for Jason Susuico accused of rape
Jury selection starts next April for Jason Susuico accused of rape

Former national guardsmen, defendant Jason Susuico appeared for his trial setting hearing. According to his attorney Randy Cunliffe, they have not received all the discovery. Susuico is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct as a first degree f

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Sakman Che'lu preparing to sail north
Sakman Che'lu preparing to sail north

If you were passing by the Hagatna Boat Basin early this afternoon, than chances are you caught a glimpse of the Sakman Che'lu making the necessary preparations to set sail. The sakman is bound for Saipan with stopovers in Rota and Tinian. The sakman was

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Legal fight over liberty machines continues
Legal fight over liberty machines continues

The Office of the Attorney General continues its legal fight to void the gaming law and invalidate all current "Liberty Machine" licenses. A summary judgment motion was argued before Judge Arthur Barcinas today. Assistant AG Marianne Woloschuk argued that

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Ordnance found near Agana Heights Mayor's Office
Ordnance found near Agana Heights Mayor's Office

This morning at around 9 a.m., the Office of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense received a report from 911-dispatch of a found unexploded ordnance at the stage near the Agana Heights Mayors Office. The Guam Police Department and the Guam Fire Depart

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Paige Aguon signs letter of intent to play rugby at Mount St. Mary's
Paige Aguon signs letter of intent to play rugby at Mount St. Mary's

Paige Aguon signed her letter of intent to play rugby for Mount St Mary’s today at Notre Dame High School. Paige was offered an athletic, academic and presidential scholarship. She is a 2019 graduate of Notre Dame. Aguon was a member of Guam’s

Dave Delgado
Guam EPA, feds talk range from Agent Orange to DOD projects
Guam EPA, feds talk range from Agent Orange to DOD projects

High ranking federal officials visit the Guam Environmental Protection Agency this week. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Environment for the Navy Karnig Ohanessian and the Department of the Interior's Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Af

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No TEFAP food distribution on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve
No TEFAP food distribution on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve

Food commodities distribution by the Guam Department of Education for The Emergency Food Assistance Program under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program, have been canceled for Tuesday, Dec

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Navy conducting helicopter, small boat training south of Guam
Navy conducting helicopter, small boat training south of Guam

A heads up for southern residents, the Navy will be conducting helicopter and small boat training within two miles of the Merizo shore starting tonight through next Monday. The training is from 8:45 p.m. to midnight. Residents in surrounding areas should

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Man punched by cop in viral video was reportedly combative
Man punched by cop in viral video was reportedly combative

He told police his last name was "Immaculate Concepcion" and his home address is "earth". His real name however is Joebert Boiser Carlos and was the man in a viral video who appeared to have been punched by a police officer while cuffed and in custody whi

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Prison warden detailed to Parks and Recs
Prison warden detailed to Parks and Recs

A release issued this afternoon from the Department of Corrections states that the Warden, Colonel Alan Borja has been temporally detailed to the Department of Parks and Recreation. That's until the completion of Guam Police Department's investigation int

Chris Barnett
9-page anonymous letter describes 'rapid decay' of Guam National Guard
9-page anonymous letter describes 'rapid decay' of Guam National Guard

Another anonymous letter was sent to the governor raising concerns about her choice to lead the Guam National Guard. It's the latest describing "the rapid decay of a great organization as a result of poor management and leadership." The second letter in a

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FBI to conduct Civil Rights Violation investigation after cop punches man
FBI to conduct Civil Rights Violation investigation after cop punches man

The FBI will be investigating the viral video showing a police officer appearing to sucker punch a man in custody and in cuffs while being placed in a media release from the Guam Police Department, the FBI reached out to Chief of Police Steve Ignacio abou

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Police find gun, drugs in car pulled over for littering
Police find gun, drugs in car pulled over for littering

James Ryan Robinson, 35, and 40-year-old Isidro Manglona were busted on drug charges and possession of a firearm without an I.D. Robinson was the driver of a car that was pulled over on Tuesday morning near Astumbo Elementary in Dededo, while Manglona was

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Alejandro Tebit allegedly imported meth in his carry-on bags
Alejandro Tebit allegedly imported meth in his carry-on bags

A 31-year-old man traveling from Houston on his way to Saipan, was busted at the Guam International Airport last night with almost 200 gross grams of meth hidden inside priority mail flat rate boxes packed in his carry-on bags. Alejandro Vincent Tebit tol

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UOG president clarifies legal fees spent on lawsuit
UOG president clarifies legal fees spent on lawsuit

The University of Guam said it did not spend nearly half-a-million dollars to defend itself against an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint filed by Associate Professor Ron McNinch. UOG President Thomas Krise made that clear in a response letter to Spea

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