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Pest control called to D.L. Perez Elementary following flea infestation
Pest control called to D.L. Perez Elementary following flea infestation

A teacher, a school aide, and a student were among those affected after an apparent flea infestation up at one northern public school. It's a situation at D.L Perez Elementary School that left some literally scratching away at the problem. Guam Department

Second man found guilty of murdering FSM acting attorney general
Second man found guilty of murdering FSM acting attorney general

Guilty of murdering an American prosecutor in the fsm. The second defendant accused in the deadly shooting heard around the world learned his fate before a yap state judge. The verdict coming down as court documents reveal more on the defendant’s mo

Nick Delgado
Accused murderer asking for more trial prep time
Accused murderer asking for more trial prep time

Murder defendant Janus Tabbada is set to have his day in court in less than a month. Tabbada, who stands accused in the deadly shooting of Edward Bamba in Dededo, appeared before Judge Alberto Lamorena in Superior Court Today. He asserted his speedy trial

Nick Delgado
Police on the hunt for Yigo murder victim's killer
Police on the hunt for Yigo murder victim's killer

The search for a murderer ramps up. Investigators have yet to find any new leads in what is now the second murder to hit the island this year. Guam Police Department Chief Stephen Ignacio confirmed yesterday that the body found in a jungle area in Yigo ha

Nick Delgado
Youth summit teaches next generation of islanders to take charge, be ready
Youth summit teaches next generation of islanders to take charge, be ready

Learning how to stay ready for any emergency. Public school students are getting a move on learning what they need to be prepared for the unexpected. Caring for our man'amko is the priority for Southern High students Sophia Unpingco and Elton Lobaton. &ld

Destiny Cruz
Field officer training series focuses on strong fundamentals
Field officer training series focuses on strong fundamentals

Over 60 local law enforcement personnel from various agencies to include Navy Police, Judiciary of Guam, and the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency participated in a training that helps lay a solid foundation for incoming officers. What is a field trainin

Joan Aguon Charfauros
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve shares mission on Saipan
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve shares mission on Saipan

700 soldiers live and work in the Marianas with the support of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office. Their leadership convened on Saipan this week to discuss their critical mission. Rey Llaneta, ESGR State Committe

Thomas Manglona
Child abuse charges against mother dropped
Child abuse charges against mother dropped

A mother can begin the process of reuniting with her children after her criminal case was dismissed in Superior Court. Thirty-five-year-old Kristy Ann Garrido has been cleared of seven counts of child abuse. Her case was dismissed without prejudice. The d

Nick Delgado
No power rate increase for the next 6 months
No power rate increase for the next 6 months

Power rates will remain high, but at least they're not going up. The Public Utilities Commission Thursday approved the Guam Power Authority's petition to keep the fuel surcharge, known as the LEAC, at the current level for the next six months. GPA is tryi

Nestor Licanto
GEDA's updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy includes new projects to diversify economy
GEDA's updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy includes new projects to diversify economy

The Guam Economic Development Authority has just updated its SEDS. GEDA CEO Melanie Mendiola said it identifies a whole set of more than 40 new projects to diversify the local economy. "But what I think is really great is that we got to engage our mayors

Nestor Licanto
Barnett calls out DOA for stalling needed prison hires
Barnett calls out DOA for stalling needed prison hires

The Department of Administration is under fire by Sen. Chris Barnett for their delay in hiring much needed prison personnel. The senator sent a letter to DOA Director Ed Birn questioning his department’s slow response in processing 30 employee recor

KUAM News
Police believe body discovered in Yigo to be Jason Susuico
Police believe body discovered in Yigo to be Jason Susuico

Police are searching for a killer after discovering a body in Yigo earlier this week. Guam Police Chief Stephen Ignacio confirming with KUAM just before news time that the man died from blunt force trauma - the chief medical examiner performing the autops

Nick Delgado
Family ready to move on after abuse
Family ready to move on after abuse

There was a highly-emotional exchange inside a courtroom today. A mother and daughter showcasing how they’ve both healed and are in recovery from the abuse both were put through by a man they lived with for years. The mother spared having to serve m

Nick Delgado
Naming ceremony held for Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz in Asan
Naming ceremony held for Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz in Asan

A divide may be widening between some in the local community and others witnessing the Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz reactivation and naming ceremony in Asan today. It was a historic moment for the military and for this part of the world. Security was tight

Matsuki Hirayama
Cabinet reshuffling includes familiar faces
Cabinet reshuffling includes familiar faces

Adelup announced some cabinet reshuffling. Former senator Clynton Ridgell has been named deputy chief of staff. The two-term lawmaker decided not to seek re-election. Alice Taijeron moves from president of the Guam Housing Corporation to executive directo

KUAM News
No courtesy resignations from NMC regents yet
No courtesy resignations from NMC regents yet

CNMI Gov. Arnold Palacios is expected to make some major appointments any moment now as he asked for the courtesy resignation of all boards and commissions. In a recent memo, Palacios wrote, "we are dedicated to making fresh...changes that will help to re

Thomas Manglona
Delegate's 'Deliver For Veterans' legislation would help disabled Guam vets get reliable transportation
Delegate's 'Deliver For Veterans' legislation would help disabled Guam vets get reliable transportation

Guam Del. James Moylan introduced legislation to assist Guam’s disabled veterans. The measure would amend existing federal law pertaining to financial assistance provided to certain disabled veterans to purchase adaptive vehicles or other conveyance

KUAM News
Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs rep calls need for Marine Base critical for Indo-Pacific
Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs rep calls need for Marine Base critical for Indo-Pacific

At today's reactivation ceremony for the new Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, it was a representative from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs who spoke about the critical importance of the base to Indo-Pacific security, and Japan's defense posture. Tok

Nestor Licanto
Teens, 19 and 13, accused of dog beating captured in video
Teens, 19 and 13, accused of dog beating captured in video

A friendly dog owned by a Santa Rita resident was attacked, and two young boys now stand accused of taking advantage of the animal's kind nature. The incident was caught on camera and widely shared on social media. Many are outraged and horrified at the v

Destiny Cruz
Northern Marianas College implements cost-cutting, but classes not reduced
Northern Marianas College implements cost-cutting, but classes not reduced

The Northern Marianas College already cutting back on some of its operations ahead of more cost-cutting measures expected as a result of the CNMI's deficit. Dr. Galvin Deleon Guerrero, college president, said, "We are going to be freezing some travel, we

Thomas Manglona
Environmental, cultural concerns persist with Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz set to open
Environmental, cultural concerns persist with Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz set to open

Behind the gates of Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz in Dededo is nine years of construction that officials say will continue full steam ahead for at least seven more years. "Fully opened, we’re looking at 2030s, so whenever we’ll have all the cons

Matsuki Hirayama
Rebecca Mendiola sentenced to 37 months for drugs
Rebecca Mendiola sentenced to 37 months for drugs

23 years of using drugs and now sober. Federal drug defendant Rebecca Morta Mendiola is sentenced to serve 37-months in a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility. During a hearing before Judge Ramona Manglona in the District Court of Guam, Mendiola shared her rem

Nick Delgado
GPD's new forensics lab opens in Mangilao
GPD's new forensics lab opens in Mangilao

It's an effort to make the community feel safer. After nearly five years of construction, the Guam Forensics Lab, located inside the Guam Community College, is finally completed. A ribbon-cutting ceremony happened earlier today, to mark the momentous occa

Daniel Perez
Sex offender indicted for drug possession
Sex offender indicted for drug possession

A level-one sex offender now facing drug charges in the District Court of Guam. 36-year-old Eugene Adam Casil is indicted on charges of attempted possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and failure to update sex offender regisation. The in

Nick Delgado
Sign up for GUMA's Entrepreneurial Training and Mentoring Program, orientation Saturday
Sign up for GUMA's Entrepreneurial Training and Mentoring Program, orientation Saturday

Guam Unique Merchandise and Art in partnership with the Small Business Development Center and the University of Guam, will be holding their annual Entrepreneurial Training and Mentoring Program Orientation at the T-Galleria by DFS on Saturday, Jan. 28 fro

Nathan Castro facing 6 counts of child abuse after allegedly assaulting two children
Nathan Castro facing 6 counts of child abuse after allegedly assaulting two children

Caught on camera allegedly abusing a 3-year-old boy known to him. Forty-one-year-old Nathan Castro is charged with six counts of child abuse in Superior Court. Court documents state police got footage that captured Castro hitting the child in the face on

Nick Delgado