Social media pics help nab suspects for Chalan Pago theft case

Social media pics help nab suspects for Chalan Pago theft case

Pictures of two men circulating on social media helped police officers identify suspects connected to a theft investigation that occurred in Chalan Pago. On June 18 detectives from the Guam Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division were fo

State Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Aguon fired: 'This smells of retaliation'

State Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Aguon fired: 'This smells of retaliation'

For almost twenty years she's been at the forefront of ensuring Guam's artifacts are preserved, researched and investigated, but now Lynda Aguon finds herself fighting to preserve her employment.

Retirement fund board elections Saturday

Retirement fund board elections Saturday

The Government of Guam Retirement Fund board elections will be held this Saturday at the retirement fund building in Maite from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Four elected positions will be voted on - two for the active retirement board and two for the retiree board.

AT&T allegedly owes GovGuam $5.7M in back rent

AT&T allegedly owes GovGuam $5.7M in back rent

About $5.7 million - that's how much telecom giant AT&T owes in back rent to the Guam Ancestral Lands Commission. The back rent is for a property in Tanguisson that was returned to Ancestral Lands from the Navy in 2002. The Guam Economic Development Autho

Japan high schoolers among many taking GVB's Hafa Adai Pledge

Japan high schoolers among many taking GVB's Hafa Adai Pledge

Four entities are the newest to take on the Guam Visitors Bureau Hafa Adai Pledge. Some 350 students from Wasegaku High School in Japan also joined the celebration at the University of Guam Calvo Field House earlier today. UOG Professional and Internation

Michael Libby caught burglarizing house, fights with homeowner

Michael Libby caught burglarizing house, fights with homeowner

A homeowner got quite a scare early Wednesday morning. At around 3 p.m., officers from the Tumon Precinct Command responded to a burglary in progress at Villa Isabana in Harmon. The victim saw a man inside his home. The suspect ran and fled toward Marine

Republicans back San Nicolas war claims bill

Republicans back San Nicolas war claims bill

Not to be left out, local Republicans also weighed in on the War Claims issue by signaling their support for Congressman San Nicolas' Bill. The five GOP senators signed off on a letter to Congressman Rob Bishop, the ranking member of the House Committee o

Speaker pushing for war claims

Speaker pushing for war claims

The rush is still on to pass a local bill to pay war claims to surviving man'amko in time for the 75th Liberation Anniversary. Speaker Tina Muna Barnes and several other senators held a conference call with Interior Department officials today to keep them

GEDA board nominee Deepak Dewan gets support at confirmation hearing

GEDA board nominee Deepak Dewan gets support at confirmation hearing

Local businessman Deepak Dewan is the latest nominee to theGuam Economic Development Authority Board. Appearing today for his confirmation hearing, he pledged to focus on two things to support local small business owners. "I intend to bring a renewed inte

Alfred Chugen allegedly forced his way into an apartment, beat 2 men

Alfred Chugen allegedly forced his way into an apartment, beat 2 men

Alfred Jeffrey Chugen was arrested, accused of forcing his way into an apartment and beating two people inside. On June 17, one of the victims heard a banging on his front door. Chugen then forced himself into the home and began punching the victim until

Man allegedly jumps into stranger's car after stealing shoes

Man allegedly jumps into stranger's car after stealing shoes

Mark Quintanilla was arrested on June 17 after he allegedly stole a pair of new shoes and ran out of a Tamuning store. According to court documents, security officers chased Quintanilla outside of GPO in Tamuning where he jumped into a white vehicle. Poli

16 students start GDOE summer internship

16 students start GDOE summer internship

Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez says although it's summer, it's time for these kids to get to work. With over 50 applicants on short notice, today, 16 high school students from 7 of Guam's high schools were selected to intern at

Administration meets with rating agencies on landfill bond

Administration meets with rating agencies on landfill bond

Following a three-day meeting in Vail, Colorado to attend the Western Governors' Association's annual meeting, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero traveled to San Francisco, California with members of her Fiscal Discipline Team for a bond presentation. Joining the Mag

GDOE probing different scenarios for Tiyan building use

GDOE probing different scenarios for Tiyan building use

Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez says that there are "active conversations" regarding the multi-use of the Tiyan Headquarters Building E. "We have looked at the building and thought through different scenarios," he told KUAM News.

Young Men's League celebrates 102 years

Young Men's League celebrates 102 years

Today marks the 102nd year of brotherhood for the Young Men's League to mark its 102nd anniversary. Resolution 158-35 was presented by Sens. Wil Castro, Telo Taitague, Therese Terlaje, Louise B. Muna, James Moylan, Jose "Pedo' Terlaje and Speaker Tina Mun

Pacific Islanders in Communications Media Fund deadline June 28

Pacific Islanders in Communications Media Fund deadline June 28

Calling all filmmakers - the Pacific Islanders in Communications announced the start of their Media Fund cycle. The fund awards over $100,000 in total for research and design, production, and post-production for single nonfiction projects. The fund promot

Freedom Rocks festival set for July 4

Freedom Rocks festival set for July 4

Celebrate the Fourth of July with the MWR Freedom Rocks Festival at U.S. Naval Base Guam - Polaris Point. The event is free and open to the public with no military ID required. Those ages 18 and older, however, must have a valid U.S. ID to enter the event

Groups urging governor to push for military construction freeze

Groups urging governor to push for military construction freeze

A letter from almost two dozen activist and community groups has been fired off to the maga'haga asking for a meeting to address what the groups say is the military's destruction historical and cultural properties. The letter calls for a sit down with the

Family searching for Jeneva Bosko

Family searching for Jeneva Bosko

The family of Jeneva Borja Bosko, former Miss Guam World 2012, is asking for the community's help to find her. According to a family member she was last seen in the Tumon area at around 2 to 3 o'clock this morning. Because it has not been 24 hours, they a

Teen alleges sexual abuse by David James Paco Cruz

Teen alleges sexual abuse by David James Paco Cruz

A 19-year-old woman comes forward alleging she was sexually molested multiple times by David James Paco Cruz. The abuse started when she was 12. Cruz is now 38 years old. According to court documents, Cruz first allegedly sexually abused the victim in a h

Tysone Usana allegedly molested girl over several years

Tysone Usana allegedly molested girl over several years

The alleged sexual abuse started when she was a little girl, but now that she's older she found the courage to speak out. According to court documents 29-year-old Tysone Benavidez Usana allegedly started sexually molesting the victim when she was 8 years

Edson Harper, 31, arrested for assaulting woman multiple times

Edson Harper, 31, arrested for assaulting woman multiple times

31-year-old Edson Karamen Harper was arrested accused of physically assaulting a woman multiple times. In one of the alleged incidents that occurred over the weekend, Harper became so angry he punched her, kicked her on her head, back and stomach multiple

DUI checkpoints for June 21

DUI checkpoints for June 21

The Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division will be conducting DUI Checkpoints on Friday, June 21. The areas in which the DUI Checkpoints will take place are all major roadways on Guam:-Rt 1 Marine Corps Drive Dededo to Piti-Route 14 Pale San Vit

DPW seeks 2020 budget topping $20M

DPW seeks 2020 budget topping $20M

The Department of Public Works presented its budget request to senators today. DPW is seeking $20.6 million for Fiscal Year 2020, about $800,000 more than the current year. One of the top concerns raised by senators was over school bus operations. DPW is

Adelup wants Hagatna master plan input while director acts as lone staff

Adelup wants Hagatna master plan input while director acts as lone staff

The new Hagatna Revitalization and Redevelopment Authority board of commissioners board meeting earlier this afternoon is now an informational meeting after the public notice did not meet deadline and regulations for an official meeting to take place. Now

Rev & Tax wants $3.3M more than current budget

Rev & Tax wants $3.3M more than current budget

The government's main money collection agency appeared before senators for a budget hearing. The Department of Revenue and Taxation presented a nearly $15 million spending plan for Fiscal Year 2020, which is $3.3 million more than this year. DRT is asking

KUAM Podcast Network now available on Spotify!

KUAM Podcast Network now available on Spotify!

We've got big news for all you lovers of awesome on-demand audio programming - the KUAM Podcast Network is now available on Spotify! Just simply follow our feed on Spotify for mobile or on the web and get all of our latest shows when we publish them, avai

Pagan sisters: she's calling the people back, we have to go back

Pagan sisters: she's calling the people back, we have to go back

Sisters and daughters from the Northern Island of Pagan are advocating against the military's plan to use the islands as a live fire and bomb training grounds.

Check out 'A Universe of Stories' library program

Check out 'A Universe of Stories' library program

The Guam Public Library System's summer reading program is well underway. This year's theme is "A Universe of Stories". Children up to 17 years old are afforded the opportunity to have fun reading and participate in activities that ignite their imaginatio

Desiree Eay represents Guam in mainland powerlifting events

Desiree Eay represents Guam in mainland powerlifting events

Desiree Eay will be using the Ironville Classic Powerlifting Championships as a qualifier for 2 bigger shows scheduled for later this year. The competition will be held in Missouri this Saturday. Eay said, "Oh gosh, going in I'm nervous but I'm nervous le

Legacy, Stunnerz will meet for women's tackle football title

Legacy, Stunnerz will meet for women's tackle football title

The 2019 Bud Light Guam Women's Tackle Football League title will be up for grabs this Saturday at the UOG Field. 7-time defending champions Team Legacy will be meeting the Stunnerz in the championship game set for 2:00 pm. This is a rematch of last seaso

Scheduled power outage for June 24 - parts of Barrigada

Scheduled power outage for June 24 - parts of Barrigada

The Guam Power Authority has announced a power outage from 9 a.m. to noon, June 24 in parts of Barrigada. When: 9 a.m. to noon, June 24Where: Barrigada - customers on route 10 southbound from the Barrigada substation towards the Dairy Road traffic light a

Remains of Japanese soldiers transferred to consulate

Remains of Japanese soldiers transferred to consulate

The Japan Consulate accepts the remains of Japanese soldiers this morning at the State Historic Preservation Office. Nearly two dozen remains of Japanese soldiers were unearthed at GovGuam infrastructure projects in Agat and Matapang beach in Tumon. Actin

Court enters not guilty plea for Dexter Long

Court enters not guilty plea for Dexter Long

Drug defendant Dexter Long was arraigned in District Court today. It's interesting to note that although he wanted to enter a guilty plea, the court entered a not guilty plea. The reason for that is that without knowing if Long was making an intelligent e

Barnes urging Congress members to support war claims bill

Barnes urging Congress members to support war claims bill

Speaker Tina Muna Barnes is asking congressional leaders to support Congressman Michael San Nicolas' bill to expedite the release of war claims funding. Barnes released copies of letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoye

SHPO told of new archeological finding at Machanao

SHPO told of new archeological finding at Machanao

More ancient CHamoru artifacts discovered today at the site of what will be the Live fire training range access road in Machanao. State Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Aguon tells KUAM News her office was notified of the site's discovery this afternoo

House of Cards deals bad hand on day 1, Nelson wants accountability

House of Cards deals bad hand on day 1, Nelson wants accountability

It's a case of 'hate to say I told you so.' Vice Speaker Telena Nelson, one of the legislature's staunchest gambling opponents, said not even two weeks into the operation, the casino at the carnival is already a cause for concern. The casino was found in

More foster families needed as shelter nears completion

More foster families needed as shelter nears completion

In dire need of a loving and stable foster home--that's what the Department of Public Health and Social Services said Guam's 270 foster children need immediately. "We've asked our foster parents to take in children but we do not have any more foster homes

New Labor program gives ex-cons a second chance

New Labor program gives ex-cons a second chance

Give an ex-con a good job, and it might keep him out of future trouble. That's the idea behind a new grant from the U.S. Department of Labor dubbed by the local DOL as "Chagi Ta'lu," or Try Again. Director David Dell'isola says it's designed to encourage

Haagen-Daz latest company to take Hafa Adai Pledge

Haagen-Daz latest company to take Hafa Adai Pledge

This morning the Guam Visitors Bureau welcomed the Haagen-Daz team to take the Hafa Adai Pledge to promote our island's culture and share the Hafa Adai Spirit throughout their business operations. Haagen Daz joins over 500 companies and organizations in t

GDOE students attending U.S. Naval Academy STEM program

GDOE students attending U.S. Naval Academy STEM program

Two Guam Department of Education students are in Annapolis, Maryland this week attending the U.S. Naval Academy Summer STEM program. Okkodo High School students Carissa Lazaga and Bazyll Garcia were selected for the week-long program where they'll be work

Astumbo fight leads to two arrests

Astumbo fight leads to two arrests

Two men arrested for a fight that broke out in Astumbo. When police responded to the disturbance they found 32-year-old Romeo Moon inside a truck. He was bleeding profusely from three cuts to his face. He told police officers that he didn't know what happ

Exercise Citadel set for June 24-28

Exercise Citadel set for June 24-28

Expect some delays in and around Naval Base Guam from June 24 through June 28 during Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019. According to the Navy, the annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise is designed to enhance the training, readiness, and capability o

Island Twisters show off gymnastics skills

Island Twisters show off gymnastics skills

Island Twisters had their 2019 Micronesia Mall Gymnastics Demonstration. Over 120 gymnasts participated in the performance throughout the day from 11am to 4pm. Students performed their gymnastics routines and demonstrated their acro and tumbling skills. M

671 Recruiting gets athletes and parents ready for the next level

671 Recruiting gets athletes and parents ready for the next level

671 Recruiting is a nonprofit organization offers college prep workshops for parents, coaches training and safety classes, college combines for all sports, and assists in brining college coaches and recruiters to visit Guam. Jacob Dowdell with 671 Recruit

Next village town hall meeting on crime set for Tamuning

Next village town hall meeting on crime set for Tamuning

Dates for future town hall meetings on village safety have been finalized. The meetings are being held in light of the machete attack that occurred in Mangilao two weeks ago. The first meeting was held in the village last week. According to the governor's

Crews fight Cross Island Road grass fire

Crews fight Cross Island Road grass fire

Early Sunday afternoon, units from the Guam Fire Department and Department of Agriculture Forestry Division battled a grass fire on Cross Island road near the wind turbine. According to Acting GFD PIO Cherika Chargualaf, the grassfire was contained at aro

Perez: military environmental protection stems from their destruction

Perez: military environmental protection stems from their destruction

It's the last of its kind on Guam - an adult Fire Tree - smack dab in the middle of what will eventually become a rifle range for the military buildup.

Jeffery Lizama linked to copper wire, aluminum thefts

Jeffery Lizama linked to copper wire, aluminum thefts

Jeffrey Norita Lizama, 35, has been linked to several cases of stolen copper wire and aluminum. According to court documents the cases date as far back as April 2017. He was connected to a case in which he allegedly scammed a local recycling center out of

HSC-25 training in Malojloj, Barrigada through June 20

HSC-25 training in Malojloj, Barrigada through June 20

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training from 11 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. June 17-20 at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan. HSC-25 will also conduct training from 4-10 p.m. June 20 at Radio Barrigada. Residents in surrounding areas sho

Police spot man trying to break into house

Police spot man trying to break into house

Facing a felony charge in another case, and pleading guilty to criminal trespass in another, a 49-year-old man is busted again. Leonides Reyes Gadia is accused trying to break into a house in Asan on June 15th. When police arrived Gadia got away, but the

Woman died of heart attack during pro-life rally

Woman died of heart attack during pro-life rally

A woman died yesterday as a result of a heart attack at an anti-abortion prayer rally at Adelup. According to witnesses Cecilia Aguon Perez told her friend she was feeling weak, moments later Perez became unconscious and collapsed. Another one of Perez&rs

JRM's Chatfield named president of Naval War College

JRM's Chatfield named president of Naval War College

Joint Region Marianas commander, Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield has just been named the new President of the Naval War College. She will be the first female to head the prestigious institution. According to the Defense Department’s newspaper Stars

Brothers indicted on machete attack

Brothers indicted on machete attack

The two brothers arrested for last Tuesday's machete attack in Mangilao have been indicted by a Superior Court grand jury. As we reported Emmanuel Reselap is facing charges of attempted murder and is being held on $50,000 cash bail. Reselap was on pre-tri

5.3 quake shakes Guam

5.3 quake shakes Guam

Did you feel it? Guam experienced a 5.3 earthquake just before 6 p.m. Friday.

Vince Naputi sworn in as new airport chief

Vince Naputi sworn in as new airport chief

Vince Naputi was sworn in as the new Chief of the Airport Police.

Head of the Class: Academy of Our Lady of Guam

Head of the Class: Academy of Our Lady of Guam

We continue to recognize the top students from some of the island's high schools. In this week's installment of Head of the Class, we feature the valedictorian and salutatorian from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam.

Pro-life supporters hold prayer rally at Adelup

Pro-life supporters hold prayer rally at Adelup

A pro-life prayer rally is happening at this hour. The rally at Adelup is in response to the administration's efforts to recruit a doctor to perform abortions on Guam.

June is Men's Health Month

June is Men's Health Month

With Father's Day just around the corner, acting Gov. Josh Tenorio signed today the Men's Health Month proclamation.

$6M more in tax refunds going out next week

$6M more in tax refunds going out next week

Rev & Tax and the Department of Administration will be mailing-out over 1,800 tax refund checks on Monday. The checks total about $6 million including refunds garnished to repay government debts for error-free returns filed on or before February 4, 2019.

State Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Aguon fired: 'This smells of retaliation'

Edson Harper, 31, arrested for assaulting woman multiple times

Family searching for Jeneva Bosko

Pagan sisters: she's calling the people back, we have to go back

Astumbo fight leads to two arrests

Adelup wants Hagatna master plan input while director acts as lone staff