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Rev & Tax fire protection system repair nearly complete
Rev & Tax fire protection system repair nearly complete

During an inspection back in March, the Guam Fire Department found a fire alarm and fire suppressant system was offline at the Department of Revenue and Taxation. In an update, Rev & Tax acting director Michele Santos said the bulk of the work has been do

Three Dededo drug bust suspects plead not guilty
Three Dededo drug bust suspects plead not guilty

In a drug bust that occurred at a Dededo home a little over a week ago, Miguelito Bataclan, Ramil Gonzales, Ronald Bayon, Madonna Maguelfor and Jeric Aradnas were arrested and faced possession charges. During an arraignment hearing for Maguelfor, Bayon an

Adriana Cotero
Brothers accused in machete attack heading to court next week
Brothers accused in machete attack heading to court next week

The two brothers accused in last month's machete attack in Mangilao. Emmanuel Reselap and Jordan Rachulap will be back in court next week. At that time attorneys will review video captured from Best Store near where the incident occurred on June 4. Both p

Adriana Cotero
AGs nationwide urging cannabis product consumer protection
AGs nationwide urging cannabis product consumer protection

Attorney General Leevin Camacho has joined dozens of AG's in calling on the Food and Drug Administration to partner with states to "protect consumers of cannabis-derived products." In a release from his office, Camacho said "Guam consumers need to know th

KUAM News
Radiation compensation legislation heading to Congress
Radiation compensation legislation heading to Congress

Two bills to compensate atomic radiation victims in the Pacific are now making their way through Congress. A resolution by Sen. Therese Terlaje offers support for the inclusion of claimants who were exposed in Guam. It states that between 1946 and 1962 th

Nestor Licanto
Airport temporarily evacuated after heavy smoke spotted
Airport temporarily evacuated after heavy smoke spotted

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport was evacuated just before 8 a.m. this morning. Heavy smoke was spotted near one of the gates inside the secure area of the terminal. GIAA Deputy Manager John Quinata says everyone was ordered to exit the building as

Nestor Licanto
State historic preservation office oversight hearing today
State historic preservation office oversight hearing today

The Guam State Historic Preservation Office is set to go before Historic Preservation Chair Sen. Therese Terlaje today. The oversight hearing will mark the first time acting SHPO Patrick Lujan has sat before senators since the controversial firing of form

Chris Barnett
JK Sukion pleads not guilty to killing Sounter Soukin
JK Sukion pleads not guilty to killing Sounter Soukin

JK Sukion, one of the two men being charged in the death of the man beaten in Anigua, pleaded not guilty in court. Police identified the man who died as Sounter Soukin. Autopsy results determined the cause of death was due to blunt impact to the head with

Adriana Cotero
School board narrows in on instructional time
School board narrows in on instructional time

Last night the Guam Education Board met to discuss several matters, one of which took up the bulk of the time. The board drafted and attempted to vote on Resolution 2019-10 relative to requesting the 35th Legislature to amend PL 34-105 and to clarify the

Julius Santos
Verona in the Guam EPA hot seat again
Verona in the Guam EPA hot seat again

An exclusive KUAM News report on possible environmental violations at the Verona hotel has caught the eye of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency. "Guam EPA's solid waste management program did do two site visits to the Verona shortly after the story

Chris Barnett
GDOE graduates 'Rainbow Class of 2019'
GDOE graduates 'Rainbow Class of 2019'

The Guam Department of Education held its Rainbow Graduation today at John F. Kennedy High School. The commencement ceremony celebrated 135 Class of 2019 public high school seniors who completed credits they needed to get their diplomas over the summer. S

Chris Barnett
Moylan bill would address GMH power issue with Healthy Futures Fund
Moylan bill would address GMH power issue with Healthy Futures Fund

What would happen if our hospital couldn't power its life support equipment? One senator has introduced a bill to try to prevent that from happening. Sen. Jim Moylan's Bill 179 proposes to appropriate $6 million to the Guam Memorial Hospital to fund its p

Julius Santos
William Mantanona Enters Plea Agreement
William Mantanona Enters Plea Agreement

One of two people facing obstruction of justice charges in federal court has entered a plea agreement. The charges stem from the drug trial of Raymond Martinez and Juanita Moser. After two mistrials on Guam the case was moved to California where they even

Sabrina Salas Matanane
Mangilao shares details on parade float
Mangilao shares details on parade float

The island's mayors are hard at work in preparation for the 75th Liberation Day Parade. Mangilao Mayor Allan Ungacta and his staff are pulling their 40-foot float together, reflecting the pride of the community. "The theme is based on the legacy of peace

Thomas Manglona
Customs concerned over CBD release order
Customs concerned over CBD release order

Guam's highest ranking customs officer has strong reservations about the administration's new order to let in all CBD products. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, in consultation with the attorney general, had ordered the release of seized products saying CBD's are

Nestor Licanto
New church sex abuse claim filed
New church sex abuse claim filed

Another individual comes forward alleging child sexual abuse by deceased Priest Andy Manetta. The victim identified as L.L.L., to protect his identity, alleges that when he was around the ages of 14-15 years old and a student attending confirmation classe

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Local charges dropped against alleged child porn maker, federal charges moving forward
Local charges dropped against alleged child porn maker, federal charges moving forward

Local sex crime charges against National Guard Sergeant Jerry Thomas Guerrero II were dismissed to allow federal charges to proceed. On July 2, Guerrero was indicted by the U.S. Attorney's office in district court on the same incident. He is facing charge

Adriana Cotero
Port union rep says injured employee wasn't properly trained
Port union rep says injured employee wasn't properly trained

Robert Koss, the union rep for a Port Authority worker who was injured after thousands of pounds of rebar fell on his leg said a lack of training and workers being made to do jobs they weren't hired to do could be to blame for the injury. "The union's pri

Chris Barnett
Guam inmate died in contracted federal facility
Guam inmate died in contracted federal facility

Inmate Joseph Mansapit died in a contracted federal facility. That's according to a U.S. Marshal when asked by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood in a sentencing hearing held yesterday for drug defendant Ricky Sanchez. This recent death was brought to

Adriana Cotero
Hikers caught in Sigua flash flood rescued
Hikers caught in Sigua flash flood rescued

It was a scary moment for some hikers Monday evening. At 6:29 p.m., the Guam Fire Department's E-911 Center received a call from a group of four hikers at Sigua Falls. A flash flood had separated one of the female hikers from the group leaving her clingin

KUAM News
19th Annual Red Ball set for Sept. 21
19th Annual Red Ball set for Sept. 21

Gear up for the next Red Ball hosted by the American Red Cross in partnership with Atkins Kroll, BMW. The fundraiser comes at a time when natural disasters plague the region. Color Me Red - that's the theme of the 19th Annual Red Ball on September 21 at t

Thomas Manglona
APL opens new corporate office in Tamuning
APL opens new corporate office in Tamuning

Shipping company American President Lines cut the ribbon for its new corporate office at the Landmark building in Tamuning today. "Today is really a momentous occasion for us, for APL, the family, the community, it really solidifies our commitment to the

Nestor Licanto
Navy also investigating PFAS contamination
Navy also investigating PFAS contamination

The concern for contamination isn't just a GovGuam issue. The military is working with the Guam Waterworks Authority to test and monitor all of the island's production water wells for PFAS chemical substances. In a joint release NAVFAC Engineering Command

Julius Santos
Former Guam Homeland Security employee receives drug charge sentence
Former Guam Homeland Security employee receives drug charge sentence

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood sentenced Ricky Sanchez to 30 months behind bars in District Court today. Sanchez, a former Guam Homeland Security employee pleaded guilty to drug charges after feds caught him for having a package of 27 grams of 100

Adriana Cotero
Retired cop's lawyer wants judge removed
Retired cop's lawyer wants judge removed

In court today, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood said it's not often she gets motions of recusal. And it's not often an attorney makes motions to have a judge recused. But that's at issue in the case of a retired cop John "Boom" Mantanona accused of

Adriana Cotero
Teen arrested for assault after argument about future plans
Teen arrested for assault after argument about future plans

An argument over plans for the future lands one man behind bars. On Friday, officers from the Guam Police Department responded to a complaint at a home in Talofofo. The victim had been arguing with 18-year old Joshua Aaron Lizama Gumataotao over his futur

Joan Aguon Charfauros