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15 boaters rescued near Tinian; case investigated as possible human smuggling
15 boaters rescued near Tinian; case investigated as possible human smuggling

15 boaters are safe after military and local first responders rescued them near Tinian, south of Goat Island, Sunday in their distressed vessel. The CNMI Department of Public Safety said that a Tinian DPS rescue boat was launched on Sunday but had to retu

Moore's request to dismiss drive-by shooting case is denied by judge
Moore's request to dismiss drive-by shooting case is denied by judge

Drive-by shooting defendant Nicholas Moore is denied his request to have the charges filed against him tossed. Moore appeared before Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez where he learned his motion to dismiss the case was denied. His retrial is set to begin

Nick Delgado
About 1,000 vote early ahead of primary race
About 1,000 vote early ahead of primary race

About 1,000 people voted early. The Early Voting Center is set up at the Westin Resort in Tumon. It's open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. The last day of early voting is July 29th. Only 11 days left until the primary election. So far, we've bee

KUAM News
GDOE school staff and law enforcement train how to survive an active threat
GDOE school staff and law enforcement train how to survive an active threat

Gunshots rang out inside a Tiyan High School hallway Thursday afternoon. They were blank shots fired by an instructor during a simulation of an active shooter threat on campus. Before the start of the new school year, hundreds of Guam Department of Educat

Matsuki Hirayama
Chief medical examiner testifies in Dededo mother's murder trial
Chief medical examiner testifies in Dededo mother's murder trial

Trial continues this week in the case against murder defendant Giltinanan Ramangmou. She stands accused in the November 1 death of her 1-year-old baby boy. Defense claims she is not responsible for the child's death. Chief medical examiner Dr. Jeffery Nin

San Diego Chamorros come home to Guam to honor ancestors for Liberation Day
San Diego Chamorros come home to Guam to honor ancestors for Liberation Day

One of the things that bonds Guamanian culture is our history. And those ties extend far beyond the shores of our island, reaching across the seas and spanning generations to remind our familia who live in all over the world what Liberation Day really mea

Jason Salas
Guam Sihek aviaries being prepared on Palmyra Atoll
Guam Sihek aviaries being prepared on Palmyra Atoll

We are just weeks away from the historic release of Guam sihek into the wild on Palmyra Atoll. The aviaries are being prepared by the Nature Conservancy for the 9 chicks that will be transported to in August. The chicks are currently being monitored and t

Thomas Manglona
Barrigada named top village float; GIAA, Palau Assoc., Cabras Marine also winners
Barrigada named top village float; GIAA, Palau Assoc., Cabras Marine also winners

A much-anticipated Liberation Parade was held today in Hagatna, attended by thousands all along the route that ended at the statue of Chief Quipuha, with many of the participants showcasing their designs skills in the annual float competition. And the top

Jason Salas
Liberation Day Forecast: Expect sun and showers
Liberation Day Forecast: Expect sun and showers

The celebration for Guam’s 80th Liberation could include some wet weather. The National Weather Service Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a special weather statement for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. Meteorologists predict showers and gusty wind

KUAM News
Law enforcement from Micronesia undergo range safety training together
Law enforcement from Micronesia undergo range safety training together

One Micronesia for those sworn to protect and serve. Multiple law enforcement agencies from Guam, the CNMI, and Chuuk recently completed training to keep them safe while on the shooting range. While on the shooting range, handling a gun can be dangerous f

Nick Delgado
Guam Fire Department's second cohort of Para-Medicine Program underway
Guam Fire Department's second cohort of Para-Medicine Program underway

From recent promotions to an ongoing paramedic program, KUAM News checks in with the Guam Fire Department. According to Acting Fire Chief Joey San Nicolas, the morale at the Guam Fire Department is overall really good. "We are very transparent with the ch

Joan Aguon Charfauros
More staff and funding needed for village libraries
More staff and funding needed for village libraries

From Dededo, Barrigada, Hagatna, Hagat, Malesso to Yona - the Guam Public Library System wants to expand their operating hours and days for their village libraries to better service the community, but the agency says they need more staff, and more funding

Matsuki Hirayama
“Chamolinian Chats” encourages next generation to learn native languages
“Chamolinian Chats” encourages next generation to learn native languages

“Our Canoe, Our Classroom.” That’s the motto of Chamolinian Chats. Several saipan residents are creating cultural content and language resources for all ages. Chamolinian Chats started online a year ago, and is described as “our ca

Thomas Manglona
Man dead in Barrigada car crash
Man dead in Barrigada car crash

Guam Police Department officers are investigating a crash in Barrigada after a vehicle hit a utility pole early Saturday morning. According to Guam Fire Department Spokesperson, Lt. Nick Garrido, units responded at 3:55am to the entrance of Leyang on Rte.

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Man hospitalized in Dededo crash
Man hospitalized in Dededo crash

A man is rushed to the hospital after his pickup truck crashed into a concrete pole in Dededo. It happened at 12:17 am along Macheche Road and Åhu Lane, according to Guam Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Nick Garrido. First responders pulled the dri

KUAM News
Aggreko generator units fully operational
Aggreko generator units fully operational

The Guam Power Authority confirmed the Aggreko generators are now in operation and integrated into the Island Wide Power System. GPA officials said the agreement with the company includes the 20MW power package being commissioned for 24 months, featuring

KUAM News
Pair arrested in check forgery investigation
Pair arrested in check forgery investigation

Two are under arrest after a failed attempt to forge a check and cash it in. 32-year-old Cameron Jose Guerrero and 49=year-old Josette Vivian Salas Marquez have been charged in connection to the forgery. Court documents state on July 12t, the victim repor

Matsuki Hirayama
Nine polluted beaches reported for holiday weekend
Nine polluted beaches reported for holiday weekend

A total of nine beaches on Guam were found to be polluted this week. The Guam Environmental Protection Agency collected 43 samples and found these recreational waters are polluted above the accepted bacteriological standards This includes Bangi Beach and

Nick Delgado
Guam is ready to celebrate its 80th liberation
Guam is ready to celebrate its 80th liberation

From the floats to the block parade to the fireworks, the preparations for Liberation Weekend are well underway. And without doubt, Hagatna will be the place to be, as Jamz Media's Jeff Sanchez said, "We’ve been prepping this for the last month. It&

Nick Delgado
52 break-ins at Finegayan Elementary School, second suspect arrested
52 break-ins at Finegayan Elementary School, second suspect arrested

There's been an alarming rise in school break-ins. One Dededo elementary school burglarized a total of 52 times this year alone. Two suspects are now in custody. "We’ve seen a significant uptick in break-ins," noted Dr. Kenneth Swanson. An over 40 p

Matsuki Hirayama
Trio indicted in Talo'fo'fo' murder
Trio indicted in Talo'fo'fo' murder

The three people accused in connection to the shooting death of Joshua Taitague in Talo'fo'fo' have been indicted by a grand jury. David Quichocho Uncangco, Jr. Is charged with aggravated murder and robbery, Frances is charged with complicity to commit ag

Visiting Liberation queen from San Diego club happy to be on Guam
Visiting Liberation queen from San Diego club happy to be on Guam

San Diego resident Marianna Salas Ramos joins a long line of liberation queens, carrying the Sons and Daughters of Guam Club’s liberation crown. She’s now on the island for this year’s festivities, with plans to meet Guam’s 80th Li

Destiny Cruz
CNMI eyes solar farm to reduce energy costs
CNMI eyes solar farm to reduce energy costs

The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation is looking to the future to reduce costs, exploring the possibilities of a solar farm on Saipan. KUAM News spoke with the new executive director, Kevin Watson. After a long search, Watson was hired as the Commonwealt

Thomas Manglona
Voter registration now closed
Voter registration now closed

More than 57,000 people registered to vote on Guam. That's according to the Guam Election Commission. Today, was the last day to register ahead of the 2024 primary election. Early Voting continues Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the West

KUAM News
Guam winners at 2024 Small Business Administration awards
Guam winners at 2024 Small Business Administration awards

It was a special presentation recognizing a pair of Guam Small Businesses on their dedication and entrepreneurial spirit. Awarded the prestigious Small Business Champion of the Year award was Jessica Rosario Leon Guerrero, President of M80 systems, Inc. a

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Governor signs four bills into law, including contentious sewage bill
Governor signs four bills into law, including contentious sewage bill

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed four bills into law Thursday, including the highly contentious sewage Bill 175 by Senator Chris Duenas. It establishes a new toilet facility to provide options for landowners who, due to existing laws, couldn’t deve

Matsuki Hirayama