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17-year-old's body recovered from Mangilao waters
17-year-old's body recovered from Mangilao waters

The body of a 17-year-old girl was recovered from Guam waters today. Rescue units responded to a drowning reported at Gregorio Perez Park in Mangilao. The 911 call comes in just after 3 this afternoon. By 4 p.m., rescue swimmers recovered the body of a 17

Towers for Tots sees Lincoln Logs-based structures head skyward at Micronesia Mall
Towers for Tots sees Lincoln Logs-based structures head skyward at Micronesia Mall

The Aydlett Brothers – twins Brandon and Landon – began their Towers for Tots project today in earnest at the Micronesia Mall. The construction happening in front of the Men's Macy's Store. It includes three high-rise Lincoln Log towers that w

Daniel Perez
CNMI's gubernatorial runoff election will soon be decided
CNMI's gubernatorial runoff election will soon be decided

Over in the CNMI, Decision 2022 is coming to a close as runoff election day ends and polls close tonight at 7pm. Gubernatorial runoff election day has finally arrived, and supporters for the Independents Palacios-Apatang and Republicans Torres-Sablan are

Thomas Manglona
16 Days of Activism works to end gender-based violence
16 Days of Activism works to end gender-based violence

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. And for the first time, our island community is taking part in an annual international campaign to end gender-based violence. Today marks the start of the 16 days of activism campai

Matsuki Hirayama
More tax refunds coming to filers
More tax refunds coming to filers

Just in time for Christmas shopping, the Department of Rev & Tax has processed 204 tax refunds for Tax Year 2021 and prior error-free returns filed on or before November 14, 2022. The refunds, mailed out by the Department of Administration, totaled a litt

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Governor questions the lack of public hearing for landowner compensation
Governor questions the lack of public hearing for landowner compensation

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero wants to know if her proposal to compensate original landowners who can’t get their ancestral property back will have a public hearing. The Land Bank Reform Act of 2022 is not included on the December session agenda. This mean

Nick Delgado
Pair facing federal drug charges in unsealed indictment
Pair facing federal drug charges in unsealed indictment

Two men are facing federal drug charges. The indictment handed down against the two was recently unsealed in the District Court of Guam. Francisco Herrera Salas and Joseph Mesa Babauta are each charged with attempted possession with intent to distribute 5

Nick Delgado
Ex-customs lieutenant Alvendia picked up on warrant
Ex-customs lieutenant Alvendia picked up on warrant

Ex-Guam customs lieutenant henry alvendia is back in prison. Prison records show he was picked up on a warrant today in connection to his illegal drugs and gun case he has against him in superior court. Details of the warrant have not yet been made public

Nick Delgado
Japanese Autumn Festival was huge success
Japanese Autumn Festival was huge success

Were you at the Japanese Autumn Festival last Saturday? Then no doubt you had a good time enjoying what the Japanese culture had to offer. KUAM News caught up with the event planners who shared their thanks to everyone who came to celebrate. The return of

Daniel Perez
CNMI independent & democrat gubernatorial teams vote side-by-side
CNMI independent & democrat gubernatorial teams vote side-by-side

The Independent gubernatorial ticket voted alongside the former Democrat candidates in a show of unity on this Thanksgiving day, which is also the last day of early voting before Friday's runoff. Lt. Gov. Arnold Palacios, running for the CNMI's governor,

Thomas Manglona
Ballot recount confirms Lujan as 15th senator; Moylan as AG by just 39 votes
Ballot recount confirms Lujan as 15th senator; Moylan as AG by just 39 votes

The results from the general election, held about two-and-a-half weeks' prior, have been confirmed. And while the final legislative seat and the Guam's elected attorney general were in question due the narrow margins of victory in either race, a recount o

Jason Salas
GMH doctor, nurses share what they're grateful for
GMH doctor, nurses share what they're grateful for

It's a time to be thankful. So in the spirit of giving back, KUAM News spoke with a doctor and nurses at the Guam Memorial Hospital to hear what our front liners are most grateful for this Thanksgiving holiday. The pandemic may be winding down but the wor

Nick Delgado
Talofofo Elementary School could be renamed in honor of past educators
Talofofo Elementary School could be renamed in honor of past educators

A proposal has been made to rename Talofofo Elementary School after two former educators of the southern campus - Joaquina Mendiola Cruz Roberto and Rosa Garrido Roberto Carter. A public hearing will take be held Wednesday, November 30 at the school&rsquo

Daniel Perez
Final session agenda for 2022 set
Final session agenda for 2022 set

A bill to protect victims of abuse and another for capital improvements at the Port Authority of Guam made it onto the final session agenda of the year. The 36th Guam Legislature set to hold their last session before the 37th is sworn in next year. The Co

Vanreick Gumabon indicted for sexual abuse of young girl
Vanreick Gumabon indicted for sexual abuse of young girl

A man accused of sexually abusing a little girl has been indicted by a grand jury in the Superior Court of Guam. 36-year-old Vanreick Gumabon was set to answer to the charges in court this week. The hearing, however, was delayed until next month after his

Nick Delgado
Early release denied for convicted sex offender Athen Barbosa
Early release denied for convicted sex offender Athen Barbosa

A man who is serving a decade in prison after admitting to sexually abusing a young girl known to him is denied his request for early release. 25-year-old Athen Trickson Barbosa was sentenced to 10 years last december after he pleaded guilty to second-deg

Nick Delgado
'Block Friday' happening at Micronesia Mall
'Block Friday' happening at Micronesia Mall

Many will be out shopping this Black Friday, but, if you are at the Micronesia Mall then you can check out ‘Block Friday’ happening in the atrium outside of the Men’s Macy’s store. Brothers Brandon and Landon Aydlett will spend the

Nick Delgado
Joey Terlaje free of all charges
Joey Terlaje free of all charges

Former Department of Corrections deputy director Joey Terlaje is officially free of all charges filed against him in superior court. Judge Alberto Tolentino signing the order late Wednesday dismissing Terlaje’s case with prejudice. This means prosec

Nick Delgado
Investigation clears corrections officer for inmate stabbing incident
Investigation clears corrections officer for inmate stabbing incident

A correctional officer assigned to the unit where a convicted murderer was found stabbed to death is cleared. Here's more on the investigation that took nearly four months to complete. One officer guarding multiple inmates at the Department of Corrections

Nick Delgado
Salvation Army Guam delivers holiday meals - and hope - to island homeless
Salvation Army Guam delivers holiday meals - and hope - to island homeless

Keeping with their grander them of "Love Beyond Hunger" teams of volunteers from the Salvation Army Guam Chapter rolled-out from their Tiyan HQ this morning bright and early, equipped with hot holiday meals for those in our community who are most in need

Jason Salas
CNMI issues $300 utilities stimulus checks
CNMI issues $300 utilities stimulus checks

It's an early Christmas present if you're living in the Northern Marianas. Governor Ralph Torres issues $300 in stimulus credits for utilities in November and December. The credit will be applied to Commonwealth Utilities Corporation active residential el

Thomas Manglona
Janus Tabbada faces murder charges
Janus Tabbada faces murder charges

‘He threatened my life’. That’s what Janus Tabbada allegedly told a witness when asked why he shot and killed Edward Bamba outside of a Yigo home earlier this month. Tabbada officially facing murder charges in local court. He's being kep

Nick Delgado
Man allegedly rammed his truck into car with pregnant woman inside
Man allegedly rammed his truck into car with pregnant woman inside

Thirty-nine-year-old Benster Hainrick Etse was arrested and was charged with two counts each of Aggravated Assault and Family Violence as well as Assault of an Unborn Child. According to a magistrate's complaint, the incident began before midnight on Nov.

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James Mata charged with unlawful restraint, family violence
James Mata charged with unlawful restraint, family violence

Fifty-four-year-old James Quinata Mata was arrested and charged with Unlawful Restraint and Family Violence. Mata is accused of assaulting a woman on Nov. 22. According to court documents, the woman tried to flee from him when he appeared at her place of

KUAM News
A.K. Kiko, 24, arrested for stabbing at Anigua apartments
A.K. Kiko, 24, arrested for stabbing at Anigua apartments

A man has been arrested following a stabbing reported in Anigua. 24-year-old A.K. Kiko was charged with aggravated assault along with a special allegation for possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. Officers responded to a repo

Nick Delgado
Legislative candidates say recount likely won't change outcome
Legislative candidates say recount likely won't change outcome

The recount will soon be underway. It starts at 5:30 this evening at the election return center at the Westin Resort Guam in Tumon. But not all races are being recounted. The big ticket being watched is a tight race for Guam's attorney general. Former att

Nick Delgado