Harassment, drugs lead to arrest of John Quichocho, Jr.

Harassment, drugs lead to arrest of John Quichocho, Jr.

He tried to stow away his drugs in a police vehicle and was arrested for harassment and possession of a schedule II controlled substance after police received a disturbance call from Yigo. Officers met with the victim who alleged that John Tenorio Quichoc

Archdiocese of Agana "hails" overturn of Roe v. Wade

Archdiocese of Agana "hails" overturn of Roe v. Wade

"We are grateful for the courage of the members of the Supreme Court who made the decision of life over death." That's the message from Father Romeo Convocar on behalf of Archbishop Michael Byrnes after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned its landmark

Distressed kayakers brought to shore safely by rescue teams

Distressed kayakers brought to shore safely by rescue teams

A pair of kayakers are safe after a distressed call was made to E-911 at 11:47am. According to Guam Fire Department Spokesperson Nick Garrido, the kayakers were inside the reef in front of Alupang Cove condos in Tamuning and with the assistance of Joe&rsq

Guam leaders react to Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade decision

Guam leaders react to Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade decision

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that established the right to an abortion, with a ruling that marks a seismic shift in abortion law and will usher in new rules limiting or banning access to the procedure in half

House Ethics Committee determines San Nicolas accepted improper contributions, engaged in conspiracy

House Ethics Committee determines San Nicolas accepted improper contributions, engaged in conspiracy

The House Ethics committee has unanimously concluded that there was substantial evidence that Delegate Michael San Nicolas accepted improper excessive campaign contributions; engaged in a conspiracy to hide the proceeds of the illicit campaign contributio

GDOE to focus on active shooter training school safety conference

GDOE to focus on active shooter training school safety conference

In light of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which is the deadliest school violence incident ever recorded in the U.S., the Guam Department of Education's Annual School Safety Conference will open up with active shooter awareness. Tom Babauta,

Four burglary suspects wanted by police

Four burglary suspects wanted by police

Four people are wanted for questioning in reference to a burglary investigation. These individuals are Nellie Ann Alvarez, Louis Julian San Nicolas, Jeremi Topasna Mapote, and Jerald Joseph Alvarez. Nellie stands 4'8", 125 lbs, light complexion and black

Chad Juanico arrested in beating of USS Ronald Reagan servicemember

Chad Juanico arrested in beating of USS Ronald Reagan servicemember

Thirty-one-year-old Chad Anthony Juanico is being charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and driving while impaired after police responded to a disturbance in Tumon. Patrol officers responded to a call at Vikings Club where they found an uncon

State of emergency declared for Tinian debris site grass fire grows out of control

State of emergency declared for Tinian debris site grass fire grows out of control

CNMI Acting Gov. Jude Hofschneider, on Thursday, declared Tinian under a state of emergency, after a grass fire grew out of control. The acting governor of the Northern Marianas signed an executive order declaring a major disaster, arising from the burnin

Drunk driver who struck and killed cop in 2007 denied parole

Drunk driver who struck and killed cop in 2007 denied parole

The woman who struck and killed Guam Police Department officer Frankie E. Smith when she was drunk behind the wheel in 2007, was denied early release from jail on Friday. Charmi Retuyan was exiting out of the Fiesta Resort parking lot on Dec. 30, 2007 whe

GEC sees more than 52,000 registered voters as of late May

GEC sees more than 52,000 registered voters as of late May

In Decision 2022 headlines, it appears that island residents are wanting change, as the Guam Election Commission sees an increase in registered voters. According to GEC Executive Director Maria Pangelinan, as of May 25, Guam has 52,209 registered voters.

FDA orders the stop of all JUUL e-cigarette product sales

FDA orders the stop of all JUUL e-cigarette product sales

For vapers out there using Juul e-cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration has ordered the company to stop selling its products. the product pull its products from shelves, citing lack of data and evidence to assess their potential health risks. The m

Applications for third phase of Prugraman Salappe starts next week

Applications for third phase of Prugraman Salappe starts next week

More financial help is on the way for struggling households. New applications for the $500 Prugraman Salappe 3 will be accepted starting on Monday. Under the new program, if you were eligible for Salappe2, you don't have to apply again. You'll be paid aut

Early voter registration being held at Tumon hotel

Early voter registration being held at Tumon hotel

by Kate Balser for KUAM News In Decision 2022 news, Guam residents can begin voting for the Primary Election on July 28 at the Westin Resort’s Mezzanine level. From July 28 to August 19, the Guam Election Commission will be holding registering and e

Register for the Lil' Sprouts Academy today!

Register for the Lil' Sprouts Academy today!

by Noah Maravilla for KUAM News Registration is now open for the second session of Guåhan Sustainable Culture’s Li’l Sprouts Academy. As KUAM News reported, the li’l sprouts academy teaches kids how to grow their own food– hi

Visiting sailors donate time, elbow grease to Yigo animal shelter

Visiting sailors donate time, elbow grease to Yigo animal shelter

They may only be here for a few days, but sailors serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan are giving back and helping around the island, starting at the local animal shelter. They’re here to spread some paw-sitivity around the island and their first st

Excited Reagan crew unwind with GAIN's four-legged friends

Excited Reagan crew unwind with GAIN's four-legged friends

They’re here to spread some "pawsitivity" around the island and their first stop was the Guam Animals In Need shelter in Yigo. Five sailors serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan volunteered some of their time to help out at GAIN and give some love to

Bank of Guam's Marati retiring after 23 years

Bank of Guam's Marati retiring after 23 years

A longtime Bank of Guam employee who helped expand its community presence is retiring. Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Jackie Marati is leaving after 23 years at the local financial institution. She's recognized for

CNMI products spread commonwealth's culture to an international audience during Pacific Mini Games

CNMI products spread commonwealth's culture to an international audience during Pacific Mini Games

Over in the Northern Marianas, the 2022 Pacific Mini Games is coming to a close and as athletes celebrate victory in sport it is also a show of cultural pride. 2,000 visitors surged through Saipan to spectate at the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games. A

Merizo Pier Project returns July 3, needs volunteers

Merizo Pier Project returns July 3, needs volunteers

The Merizo Pier Project is calling for volunteers. It's scheduled to resume this July. Tires, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, golf balls, umbrellas, boat pieces, fishing lines, weights, and hooks, were some of the debris cleared out from the waters of Mer

Team Guam Baseball has momentum heading into gold medal game

Team Guam Baseball has momentum heading into gold medal game

In baseball news out of the Pacific Mini Games in Saipan, Team Guam will be playing for the Gold medal tonight when they step back onto the diamond. Guam advanced after beating Palau for the second straight time. Team Guam trailed 3-0 in the 6th inning wh

Lone Republican gubernatorial candidates file

Lone Republican gubernatorial candidates file

The Republican team of former Gov. Felix Camacho and Sen.r Tony Ada are the latest gubernatorial team to officially file their candidacy with the Guam election commission. They will run unopposed in the August primary. Also filing today was former Attorne

Woman arrested after attacking car with frying pan, assaulting victim

Woman arrested after attacking car with frying pan, assaulting victim

She allegedly used a frying pan to attack a woman and damage her property. Thirty-four-year-old Raymond was arrested after she allegedly used a frying pan to damage car windows and attacked a woman known to her after she asked for her dress back. Court do

Field to Fork - Babui hunt Saturday

Field to Fork - Babui hunt Saturday

by Noah Maravilla for KUAM News The Department of Agriculture is thrilled to announce that the Field to Fork - Babui hunt will be taking place this Saturday, June 25. It focuses on hunting the feral pig population, which causes destruction to Guam's land,

75 new COVID cases reported

75 new COVID cases reported

The Joint Information Center reports 75 new COVID-19 cases today from 864 specimens collected on June 22. Of the new cases, 23 were reported by the Department of Defense. Eight residents are now hospitalized due to the virus, with one being a pediatric pa

GMHA offering voter registration

GMHA offering voter registration

It's another sign that Guam is entering an election season. The Guam Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the Guam Election Commission, is holding voter registration stations at the Tamuning facility. It's happening twice a day, twice a week for the nex

Man in Paseo shooting pleads not guilty

Man in Paseo shooting pleads not guilty

A man involved in the May shooting at the Paseo parking lot appeared before Magistrate Judge Johnathan Quan today in court. As KUAM News reported, 23-year-old Narson Marsian is one of several men involved in the incident at Paseo where they allegedly swun

USS Ronald Reagan makes Guam port call

USS Ronald Reagan makes Guam port call

Thousands of sailors serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan get to have some fun in the sun for the next few days. Four of the crew aboard the aircraft carrier have Guam roots and look forward to spending time with friends and family and spreading the hafa

Submissions still sought to pick GCC's next mascot

Submissions still sought to pick GCC's next mascot

by Noah Maravilla for KUAM News The Guam Community Colleges Mascot Contest will close on Friday, June 24 at 11:59 pm. The contest is still open to the public and all entries submitted on time will be reviewed by GCC’s Mascot Contest Committee. GCC h

Pony Youth Baseball Academy wraps-up clinic

Pony Youth Baseball Academy wraps-up clinic

The Pony Youth Baseball Academy finished another successful and fun weeklong academy for aspiring Guam youth baseball players at the Triple J Guam baseball fields at Okkodo High School. The academy consisted of daily warm ups, stretching, simulated games,

Team Guam takes down undefeated Palau in baseball to force 3-way tie

Team Guam takes down undefeated Palau in baseball to force 3-way tie

Team Guam picked up a big win in Baseball at the 2022 Pacific Mini Games in Saipan. Guam handed Palau their first lost of the games 7–2 last night at the Francisco "Tan Ko" M. Palacios Baseball Field. Guam scored 6 runs in the 1st and 1 in the top o

BTS: committed commonwealth crew brings Pacific Mini Games to the world

BTS: committed commonwealth crew brings Pacific Mini Games to the world

Over in the Northern Marianas, it’s one of the largest multisport events in Oceania, and broadcasting the Pacific Mini Games to the rest of the world is no mini-task. Here's a BTS look at the committed crew from the commonwealth who's been working n

$100 credit for utilities, third round of Prugraman Salappe punctuate governor's address

$100 credit for utilities, third round of Prugraman Salappe punctuate governor's address

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero delivered her fourth State of the Island Address on Wednesday night. The hour-long speech was punctuated by multiple rounds of applause led by many of her cabinet members who were in attendance. The governor unveiled a number of

2022 State of the Island Address

2022 State of the Island Address

2022 State of the Island Address Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero Governor of Guam June 22, 2022 WATCH THE GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS INTRODUCTION Madame Speaker Therese Terlaje, Chief Justice Phillip Carbullido, Delegate Michael San Nicolas, members of the 36th Guam Leg

Billy Ichiro to register as sex offender for 2018 sexual assault

Billy Ichiro to register as sex offender for 2018 sexual assault

He admitted to touching a woman's private area and must now register as a sex offender. Billy Ichiro appeared before Judge Maria Cenzon for a change of plea hearing. He was previously convicted of Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct where he was sentenc

Military extends comment period for base project due to website issue

Military extends comment period for base project due to website issue

The comment period for one military project has been extended, according to a release from the Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs. The extension was issued after the memo was not accessible online. The new deadline for H-279 Military Family Housing loca

122 more cases confirmed out of 1,160 tests

122 more cases confirmed out of 1,160 tests

122 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Joint Information Center out of 1,160 test specimens collected on June 21. 28 of the cases were reported by the Department of Defense. There are currently seven residents infected with COVID-19. Four ar

United to resume more flights from Japan come August

United to resume more flights from Japan come August

United Airlines will be expanding its Japan to Guam service in August.

Search begins for new GDOE superintendent

Search begins for new GDOE superintendent

The search for a new Guam Department of Education superintendent begins. GDOE recently announced the roles, eligibility, and qualifications, as well as listed examples of responsibilities for the next head of the island's largest Government of Guam agency

San Nicolas-Salas Matanane gubernatorial ticket first to file

San Nicolas-Salas Matanane gubernatorial ticket first to file

With less than a week left until the June 28th filing deadline, the candidate roster at the Guam election commission is now quickly filling up. The first gubernatorial team to file is Congressman Michael San Nicolas and running mate Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam Guard members honored for COVID response

Guam Guard members honored for COVID response

They’ve been on the frontlines since the COVID pandemic arrived on island. You’ve seen them at the testing sites, vaccination clinics and hospitals, helping curb the COVID threat throughout Guam. Members of Joint Task Force 671, the Guam Guard

Training event develops strategies to combat sexual assault, domestic violence

Training event develops strategies to combat sexual assault, domestic violence

As an effort to prevent and combat the rise in sexual assault and domestic violence, a three-day training event is being held for various organizations. Domestic violence and sexual assault is a common issue on island. In a press conference in April, Gove

GDOE Teacher of the Year kicks off 'read-aloud sessions'

GDOE Teacher of the Year kicks off 'read-aloud sessions'

by Kate Balser for KUAM News The Guam Department of Education held their first book reading session for a new locally-based book at the Merizo Library on Thursday morning. In partnership with the Guam Public Library System, GDOE holds weekly read-aloud se

15 students complete GCC bus driving boot camp

15 students complete GCC bus driving boot camp

by Noah Maravilla, for KUAM News The 15 students who completed the bus driving boot camp hosted by the Guam Community College are now employed in the public and private sectors islandwide. As the tourism industry begins to rise again and local schools sta

Guam baseball is 2-1 in pool play

Guam baseball is 2-1 in pool play

In Baseball Guam improved to 2-1 in pool play. Team Guam defeated the Solomon Islands via the 10-run rule after 5 complete innings of play. Guam plays Palau tonight at 7:00 pm. Palau is 2-0 with wins over the Solomon Islands and the NMI.

Jacinta Sumagaysay wins three weightlifting golds for Guam

Jacinta Sumagaysay wins three weightlifting golds for Guam

Jacinta Sumagaysay adds 3 Gold medals to Team Guam’s count winning the Women’s 64kg for Snatch 70kg, Clean and Jerk 100kg, for a Total 170kg for Weightlifting. Krysthian Villanueva represented Guam in the 67kg weight class taking 3 Bronze Meda

Report: GovGuam revenue collections leveled-off in May

Report: GovGuam revenue collections leveled-off in May

The latest Consolidated Revenue and Expenditure Report for May shows collections tracking at more than $85 million over adopted projections, or 12.13 percent higher than expected. But that's actually a $2 million dropoff from April, when revenues were tra

Coach Michelle Pang brings experience, discipline, championship attitude to Team Guam Tennis

Coach Michelle Pang brings experience, discipline, championship attitude to Team Guam Tennis

The Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games roars on and off the field as athletes from 20 nations reach the halfway point before Saturday's closing ceremony. Michelle Pang, the head coach of Team Guam Guam Tennis, told KUAM News, "We’ve been at the co

Liquid fuels tax lift drops regular fuel prices by 19 cents

Liquid fuels tax lift drops regular fuel prices by 19 cents

Pump prices have gone down after the Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero yesterday signed a law that temporarily lifts the liquid fuels tax. Regular gasoline dropped to $6.30 a gallon from yesterday’s price of $6.49.

114 new COVID cases reported

114 new COVID cases reported

Triple-digit cases continue Joint Information Center reported 114 new COVID-19 cases today from 1,538 specimens collected June 20. Two of the cases were reported by the Department of Defense. Those hospitalized with the virus have gone up as there are now

Judiciary asking for $1.6M more to cover pay raises

Judiciary asking for $1.6M more to cover pay raises

The local court is seeking $1.6 million in employee pay increases for next fiscal year. Judiciary representatives appeared for a budget hearing and presented the proposed salary adjustments. They're asking for a 7 percent increase in law enforcement perso

Economy to be a key topic in governor's State of the Island Address

Economy to be a key topic in governor's State of the Island Address

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero is scheduled to deliver her state of the island address tomorrow. She plans to speak about her administration's accomplishments and its upcoming plans. One of the key topics will be the economy. "I am very excited and encouraged by

Vaccine for children under 5 approved, Public Health waiting on supplies

Vaccine for children under 5 approved, Public Health waiting on supplies

For parents of children waiting for the COVID vaccine, the two-and-a-half-year wait is over. Over the weekend, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Dr. Rochelle Walensky gave the green light on Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna&rsquo

Governor signs bill lifting Liquid Fuels Tax

Governor signs bill lifting Liquid Fuels Tax

Expect a little bit of relief at the gas pumps now. Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has quickly signed into law the bill to temporarily lift the Liquid Fuels Tax, which means an estimated $0.23 a gallon in savings at your local service station. "I had also spo

CNMI healthcare workers remain on frontline during Pacific Mini Games

CNMI healthcare workers remain on frontline during Pacific Mini Games

Over in the Northern Marianas amid the 2022 Pacific Mini Games, athletes are in top shape arriving and medical officials at the island’s only hospital hope to keep it that way. At the start of the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games, first responde

Giving Every Tuesday: I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan helps Chuuk Regional Hospital Maternity Ward

Giving Every Tuesday: I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan helps Chuuk Regional Hospital Maternity Ward

I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan as the indigenous CHamoru Women’s Association of Guåhan is founded on the collective mission to enhance, promote, protect and foster the social, economic, cultural, spiritual and political well-being

Girl Scouts get coding experience courtesy of GTA

Girl Scouts get coding experience courtesy of GTA

It’s a program spearheaded by GTA called "Girls Code" to empower young girls to reach their full potential by teaching the basics for coding. Earlier today, the Guam Girl Scouts learned the art of computer coding at the GTA Experience Center in Tamu

GVB creates "Business Risk Compliance and Control Committee"

GVB creates "Business Risk Compliance and Control Committee"

Who controls what, when it comes to the Guam Visitors Bureau, will be decided by a new committee established by GVB management. At a budget hearing Monday, GVB officials noted their new “Business Risk Compliance and Control Committee.” Managem

Woman responsible for cop's death up for parole

Woman responsible for cop's death up for parole

The woman responsible for the death of a beloved police officer back in 2009, is slated to go before the parole board later this week. The family of Frankie E. Smith, however, has started a petition online, hoping the board denies her early release. It wa

Nicola Lagatao takes gold in weightlifting

Nicola Lagatao takes gold in weightlifting

Nicola Lagatao added more hardware to Guam’s medal count. Nicola won Gold in the women’s 45kg weight class for Weightlifting. Lagatao won Gold for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk and Total. She also won a Gold for the Oceania Championships taking p

Jacob Solomon allegedly held woman for hours while assaulting her

Jacob Solomon allegedly held woman for hours while assaulting her

Twenty-one-year-old Jacob Solomon is facing charges of Strangulation, Family Violence, Kidnapping and Felonious restraint after allegedly holding a woman for hours and assaulting her. According to court documents, the incident began at around 2 p.m. on Ju

GVB management creates committee to manage responsibilities while still at odds with board

GVB management creates committee to manage responsibilities while still at odds with board

Who controls what, when it comes to the Guam Visitors Bureau will be decided by a new committee established by GVB management. At a Budget hearing Monday, GVB officials noted their new “Business Risk Compliance and Control Committee.” Manageme

Former Sen. Pilar Lujan honored at state funeral

Former Sen. Pilar Lujan honored at state funeral

State funeral services were held today for former Senator Pilar Lujan. After many years as an educator, she successfully ran for senator in the 17th Guam legislature and served six consecutive terms from 1983 to 1995. Delivering her eulogy was her former

GCC plans for public transportation to campus could include UOG

GCC plans for public transportation to campus could include UOG

The Guam Community College is still working to tackle one of the barriers to education for a lot of potential students-- transportation. With what seems to be the never-ending rise of gas prices on Guam, GCC hopes to establish a transportation system with

32-year-old woman is island's latest COVID-19 related fatality, 165 new virus cases reported

32-year-old woman is island's latest COVID-19 related fatality, 165 new virus cases reported

Another life is lost due to COVID-19, as the Joint Information Center reports the island’s 371st COVID-19-related fatality today. The patient was a 32-year-old female, partially vaccinated and with underlying health conditions who tested positive on

Audit shows Port spent more than $2M more in FY2021

Audit shows Port spent more than $2M more in FY2021

The Port Authority of Guam released its Fiscal Year 2021 Citizen-Centric Report, which showed an increase in the agency's operation expenditures. The Port recorded a $2.6 million increase during Fiscal Year 2021 in operating expenses from $55.7 million in

Ridgell's bill to cap 20 gas companies' profits referred back to committee

Ridgell's bill to cap 20 gas companies' profits referred back to committee

Senators met in session today, but only very briefly. They were supposed to deliberate on Sen. Clynt Ridgell's bill which seeks to cap the profits on locally sold gasoline to 20 percent. Ridgell introduced the measure just last week following the latest s

Public-private partnership produces new bus drivers ahead as tourism picks up

Public-private partnership produces new bus drivers ahead as tourism picks up

By Noah Maravilla For KUAM News The 19 students who participated in the Guam Community College’s Bus Driver Work-Ready Boot Camp are now employed in the public and private sectors island-wide. As the tourism industry begins to rise again and local s

Teacher accused of sexually assaulting student no longer at charter school

Teacher accused of sexually assaulting student no longer at charter school

It appears that the 55-year-old man recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student from Guahan Academy Charter School is no longer employed with the learning institution. GACS public relations team acknowledged his arrest and co

21 law enforcement graduates heading to different agencies

21 law enforcement graduates heading to different agencies

More officers will be hitting the streets and protecting our island after graduating from the 12th law enforcement training cycle. After six months of classroom instruction, physical training and on the job operations, 21 officers have graduated from the

Judge put's GHURA's Section 8 case against congressman on hold

Judge put's GHURA's Section 8 case against congressman on hold

The Guam Housing Urban and Renewal Authority is suing Guam Congressman and his father Miguel for alleged violations of the federal Section 8 housing program. This dates back to before 2019 when San Nicolas was a senator in the Guam Legislature and had ove

Market forces, military tenants and the surging cost of homes on Guam

Market forces, military tenants and the surging cost of homes on Guam

The cost of everything from food, gas, and utilities have gone up drastically. To add on to that, even housing prices have soared. Shelter is a basic need. And the cost of living on Guam is soaring and pricing out residents looking to buy a home or just h

Island residents having to modify schedules, lifestyle with rising fuel costs

Island residents having to modify schedules, lifestyle with rising fuel costs

by Kate Balser, for KUAM News Island residents are adjusting to the new gas prices on Guam. KUAM News spoke with some locals about their concerns. Gas prices in Guam have increased twice this month leaving some residents with financial uncertainty. With r

Hearing over GHURA/San Nicolas matter put on hold

Hearing over GHURA/San Nicolas matter put on hold

A lawsuit filed by the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority against Congressman Michael San Nicolas and his father, Miguel, will have to wait. A hearing scheduled for today was put on hold by Superior Court Judge Dana Gutierrez until she resolves a se

Pacific pride on full display in Saipan at Mini Games

Pacific pride on full display in Saipan at Mini Games

Over in the Northern Marianas, the 2022 Pacific Mini Games kicks off with a parade of nations as teams from 20 countries dig in their heels as the games finally begin on land and sea. Ben Babauta, CEO, Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games, announced, "We

Minami Iijima-Martin claims Guam's first gold in triathlon

Minami Iijima-Martin claims Guam's first gold in triathlon

Minami Iijima-Martin took home Guam’s first Gold medal from the Pacific Mini Games for Triathlon. Minami was the first female competitor to cross the line first after completing the 750m Swim, 20k Bike ride and 5,000m Run.

GVB budget hearing turns focus on proposed Ypao park

GVB budget hearing turns focus on proposed Ypao park

A proposed major upgrade to the Joseph Flores Memorial Ypao Beach Park was the focus of the Guam Visitors Bureau's budget hearing today. GVB President and CEO Carl Gutierrez said it's not just about upgrading a park, but more of a "paradigm shift" toward

$3.4M in tax refunds mailed out, deposited

$3.4M in tax refunds mailed out, deposited

More tax refunds have either been mailed out or deposited. Last Thursday, the Department of Revenue & Taxation processed approximately 1,227 Tax Year 2021 and prior income tax refunds totaling $ 3.4 million for error-free returns filed on, or before, Apri

Vista del Mar's tentative plans approved with 'responsible development'

Vista del Mar's tentative plans approved with 'responsible development'

Despite many in the community objecting to Vista Del Mar, on Friday, the Guam Hybrid Land Use Commission approved tentative development plans for the $700 million dollar project near The Two Lovers Point planning zone. Vista del Mar representative Dan Swa

Chad Jonathan George accused of raping woman

Chad Jonathan George accused of raping woman

Twenty-five-year-old Chad Jonathan Torre George was arrested and is facing a charge of Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a second-degree felony after allegedly raping a 19-year-old. According to a magistrate's complaint, on June 16, the victim was r

Diesel fuel spilled onto road in Piti

Diesel fuel spilled onto road in Piti

The cleanup process is ongoing after the gasket cover of a Unitek truck that was pumping ruptured, spilling an undetermined amount of diesel fuel onto the roadway and surrounding vegetation and water. It was on Thursday at 11am, when the Port Authority of

Eugene Sunega arrested for drugs

Eugene Sunega arrested for drugs

40-year-old was arrested on Thursday after Guam Police Department officers found his wallet that contained drugs. According to court documents, officers responded to Hotel Mai'ana in Tamuning for an unrelated incident and at the scene found a pink wallet

Overturned vehicle found in Fonte River

Overturned vehicle found in Fonte River

At around 2:30am this morning, units from the Guam Fire Department and officers with the Guam Police Department responded to a report of an overturned vehicle, Rt 1 across Pigo Cemetery near the bridge area. According to GFD Spokesperson Kevin Revin Reill

Sex abuse complaint filed against David Cruz

Sex abuse complaint filed against David Cruz

David Ben Gogue Cruz, 31, was arrested after a complaint was filed for sexual abuse on March 30. The Guam Police Department’s Domestic Abuse Response Team met with the minor victim where she alleged she was sexually assaulted numerous times by Cruz

Jason Quenga can't recall committing sexual assault

Jason Quenga can't recall committing sexual assault

He doesn't remember committing the crime, but he's not ruling it out. 39-year-old Jason San Nicolas Quenga was charged with criminal sexual conduct as a second degree felony. Court documents state, the victim was about 14 when Quenga allegedly sexually as

Village flag decorating competition held in CNMI

Village flag decorating competition held in CNMI

Over in the CNMI the Taste of the Marianas Festival will kick off this weekend, highlighting the best of CNMI cuisine at the Garapan Fishing Base. Along with the colorful tastes of food from the region, there will also be a new display of village flags at

123 new COVID cases reported

123 new COVID cases reported

One hundred twenty-three new COVID cases were reported today out of 1,104 tests collected on June 16. Of the new cases, 22 were reported by the cases reported the Department of Defense. Also, there were seven people hospitalized with the virus, six receiv

Agriculture department searching for pair linked to Malesso wildfires

Agriculture department searching for pair linked to Malesso wildfires

There are a pair of arson wildfires that recently occurred in Malesso, and officials with the Guam Department of Agriculture Forestry and Soil Resources Division are seeking the public’s help in identifying two male individuals possibly involved. Th

Eric Salone pleads guilty in 2020 shooting, will testify against Nicholas Moore

Eric Salone pleads guilty in 2020 shooting, will testify against Nicholas Moore

In Superior Court, 27-year-old Eric Benjamin Salone confessed to his involvement in a drive-by shooting that occurred in Agana Heights in October of 2020. He pled guilty to the charges of Possession of a Firearm without a Firearms ID and discharge of a fi

Job Readiness Workshop being hosted for employment seekers

Job Readiness Workshop being hosted for employment seekers

by Noah Maravilla for KUAM News Are you applying for a job soon? Need help with your resume? If so, the Guam Department of Labor is hosting a Job Readiness Workshop for the first time after 15 years. The workshop will take place over the next two Tuesdays

Harassment, drugs lead to arrest of John Quichocho, Jr.

House Ethics Committee determines San Nicolas accepted improper contributions, engaged in conspiracy

Applications for third phase of Prugraman Salappe starts next week

Guam leaders react to Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade decision

Four burglary suspects wanted by police

Drunk driver who struck and killed cop in 2007 denied parole