Police Chief Addresses Concerns: Is the community getting away with murder?

Police Chief Addresses Concerns: Is the community getting away with murder?

It’s a chilling thought: Could homicides be slipping through the cracks on an island where there is no death investigator to probe suspicious deaths alongside Guam police? KUAM asked Chief of Police and Post-Mortem Commission member, Steve Ignacio,

Bill 259 offers solution for 22 GovGuam agencies without legal representation

Bill 259 offers solution for 22 GovGuam agencies without legal representation

As 22 Government of Guam agencies enter week 7 of no legal representation, lawmakers attempt to resolve the situation. Senator Tom Fisher remarked, “The territory has been suffering for some weeks now on the uncertainty of the Attorney General's pos

Guam Fire Department responds to eighth fire at same Harmon junkyard

Guam Fire Department responds to eighth fire at same Harmon junkyard

How many on their daily commute this afternoon saw the thick, black plume of smoke above? According to Guam Fire Department Spokesperson Lt. Nick Garrido, at 2:16 p.m., the 911 Call Center received multiple reports of a fire coming from the Harmon area. G

ASC Trust acquires BG Investment Services from BankGuam Holding Company

ASC Trust acquires BG Investment Services from BankGuam Holding Company

ASC Trust has acquired BG Investment Services in a deal that gives them full operational control of the group. BankGuam Holding Company announced the ownership change this morning, noting that the BG office, which provides full-stack individual and instit

Thursday afternoon crash sends one to hospital with minor injuries

Thursday afternoon crash sends one to hospital with minor injuries

If you were in Mangilao near the turn into University Drive this afternoon, chances are you may have been caught up in some traffic delays. At around 12:45 p.m., several units with the Guam fire and police department responded to a crash involving two veh

Gonzales relaunches campaign for CNMI delegate as an Independent

Gonzales relaunches campaign for CNMI delegate as an Independent

It’s official again, Former Republican candidate for NMI delegate, John Gonzales, is running once more. He said, “I am running as your Independent candidate for NMI Delegate to the U.S. Congress as your economy delegate.” Gonzales offici

Four police officers promoted to the rank of Sgt. II during ceremony

Four police officers promoted to the rank of Sgt. II during ceremony

This morning, a promotion ceremony was held for Guam Police Department officers who moved up to the rank of Sgt. II. It was during this time, the administration took the opportunity to stress that they're ‘aggressively’ investing in the agency

DWI Enforcement to be conducted on Friday

DWI Enforcement to be conducted on Friday

The Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division will be conducting DWI Sobriety Checkpoints Friday, April 19. You can expect delays in the following areas: Along Route 1 Yigo, Dededo, Tamuning, Asan, Route 14, Tumon Route 4 from Hagatna to Chalan Pag

National Lineman Appreciation Day celebrates Guam Power Authority lineman

National Lineman Appreciation Day celebrates Guam Power Authority lineman

For this group of Guam Power Authority linemen, their shift starts with a safety briefing before they head out to work at the Ukudu power plant, which is slated for completion in Sept. 2025. Jesse Cruz, Power System Superintendent has been with GPA for 29

Bureau of Economic Analysis: Guam's Gross Domestic Product sees robust growth of 5.1%

Bureau of Economic Analysis: Guam's Gross Domestic Product sees robust growth of 5.1%

The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Guam's remarkable economic achievements in 2022, showcasing a robust growth in the Real Gross Domestic Product of 5.1%. The announcement follows a productive virtual meeting with representatives from the Bureau of

Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration advocates for COFA citizens’ inclusion for Typhoon Mawar FEMA assistance

Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration advocates for COFA citizens’ inclusion for Typhoon Mawar FEMA assistance

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio wrote to the Honorable Deanne Criswell, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Administration, requesting that citizens from the Compact of Free Association states residing in Guam who we

Port Authority launches sustainability plan efforts

Port Authority launches sustainability plan efforts

The Port kicked off efforts to create the Port Sustainability Plan, ushering in a new era of excellence with a commitment to environmental sustainability and resilience. Governor Lou Leon Guerrero emphasized the urgency of action, stating, “To safeg

Bill would establish Medico-legal death investigator

Bill would establish Medico-legal death investigator

Outgoing Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jeffrey Nine may be leaving his post, but not before he advocated before lawmakers for the island’s critical need for a death investigator – who, he says, are typically contacted in other jurisdictions when

DepCor officers punished for using excessive force, illicit drugs

DepCor officers punished for using excessive force, illicit drugs

A Department of Corrections officer admitted he used excessive force on inmates while on duty. KUAM confirmed the officer, who we are not naming for now, revealed in 2015 he along with a fellow officer forced two inmates to fight each other in the prison

CNMI Democratic Party certifies initial candidates

CNMI Democratic Party certifies initial candidates

The Democratic party of the Northern Marianas recently certified incumbent and new candidates running for office in November's midterm election. The party's Central Executive Committee met last Friday and certified incumbents Rep. Diego Vincent F. Camacho

Search for new GRTA leadership at an impasse amid legal woes

Search for new GRTA leadership at an impasse amid legal woes

The search for a permanent executive manager to lead the Guam Regional Transit Authority is being stalled by a lack of board members to make a quorum and by a lack of interest amid legal woes. That’s what GRTA’s Interim Executive Manager and P

Guam Department of Education Head Start program cleared by the feds

Guam Department of Education Head Start program cleared by the feds

Getting a head start on success, the Guam Department of Education’s Head Start program received official word from the feds earlier than expected that it addressed all the deficiencies noted in the office of Head Start’s monitoring reports bac

Monty McDowell gives perspective on impacts of rent assistance to landlords

Monty McDowell gives perspective on impacts of rent assistance to landlords

Legislation that would provide equitable assistance for property renters to those who need it went up for a public hearing today. Input on the measure ranged, with businessman Monty McDowell sharing an example from the pandemic about how aide for renters

Guam, CNMI leaders meet on Saipan to discuss visa waiver, tourism issues

Guam, CNMI leaders meet on Saipan to discuss visa waiver, tourism issues

Members will convene on Saipan this week. KUAM sat down with Guam Visitors Bureau President and former Guam Governor Carl Gutierrez who arrived on Saipan Wednesday. He’s meeting with CNMI Governor Arnold Palacios, Lt. Gov. David Apatang, and Mariana

Complaint: Arriving passenger caught with drugs

Complaint: Arriving passenger caught with drugs

A passenger who arrived on a flight at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport was greeted by law enforcement after being caught with more than 60 pills containing meth and MDMA. Twenty-nine-year-old Darrien Michelle Lathim is charged with possession of a

Child rapist gets 25 years

Child rapist gets 25 years

A man accused of raping three girls gets 25 years in prison and faces deportation. Fifty-seven-year-old Ambrocio Teves was recently sentenced before Presiding Judge Alberto Lamorena in Superior Court. The girls were each 11 and 12 at the time of the abuse

Guam Guardsman earns Blade Runner award

Guam Guardsman earns Blade Runner award

Capt. Greg May of the Guam Guard was in his last day at Maneuver Captains Career Course when a National Guard Bureau liaison spoke to the class. “If you’re in the National Guard and you’re here, you need to try for follow-on schools,&rdq

5.5 earthquake hit 49 miles off Inalahan coast early Wednesday

5.5 earthquake hit 49 miles off Inalahan coast early Wednesday

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck just before 1 am today. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake occurred 49 miles southeast of Inalahan. Officials confirmed the quake did not trigger any tsunami threats for the Marianas. “We did not feel it

Consolidated Commission on Utilities: New federal PFAS water standards may cost ratepayers

Consolidated Commission on Utilities: New federal PFAS water standards may cost ratepayers

PFAS are man-made chemicals used to make a variety of products like nonstick cookware, stain-resistant clothes and firefighting foam. This so called “forever chemical” is harmful to both health and the environment. Traces of it are found in ai

Guam Department of Education announces 2024 Math Olympiad Championship winners

Guam Department of Education announces 2024 Math Olympiad Championship winners

The Guam Department of Education's Academic Special Events Program, under the Curriculum and Instruction Life Readiness Project, has successfully concluded the Math Olympiad Competition for the school year 2024. The recent mathematics competition was a th

Village mayors concerned with lack of Guam Police Department patrol cars

Village mayors concerned with lack of Guam Police Department patrol cars

Touted as Guam's premier law enforcement agency, is the Guam Police Department receiving stellar reviews when it comes to making villages feel safe? Some mayors sounded off on the lack of patrol cars and visibility in the neighborhoods. Dededo Vice-Mayor

Governor files petition in Attorney General withdrawal case

Governor files petition in Attorney General withdrawal case

The Governor has filed a 69-page petition in the Supreme Court of Guam related to the Attorney General's conflict case. Court documents state in part, “To allow the Attorney General to stymie agency activity by refusing to do his part would unreason

Community continues to give input on the decommissioning of some GDOE schools

Community continues to give input on the decommissioning of some GDOE schools

The Guam Department of Education may have just finished its community input briefings, but residents are still speaking up about its plans to “right size.” KUAM got the pulse of the community as conversations on the matter continue. Yigo resid

What is the state of the CNMI hotel industry?

What is the state of the CNMI hotel industry?

Major hotels in the Northern Marianas have been operating with less than half of their rooms being occupied year-round. How long can they stay afloat if things do not improve fast? Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands Chair, Dennis Seo commen

Julie AnnLaxamana selected for the 2024 Truman scholarship

Julie AnnLaxamana selected for the 2024 Truman scholarship

Julie Ann Laxamana, a senior Criminal Justice and Biology major at the University of Guam, has been selected for the 2024 Truman scholarship. Laxamana is one of 60 students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities named Truman scholars this year. She is the

Guam awarded nearly $2M for several technical assistance program grants

Guam awarded nearly $2M for several technical assistance program grants

The Office of Insular Affairs recently awarded one million to the close-up foundation for the insular area program for civic education to fund experiential civic education programs for nearly 500 students and educators. Also, more than $501,000 awarded to

Authorities investigate oil spill at Hagatna Marina

Authorities investigate oil spill at Hagatna Marina

Local and federal officials are looking into an oil spill at the Hagatna Marina. The U.S. Coast Guard and Guam Environmental are investigating the source of the underwater oil spill and how much oil has actually flowed into the marina. The Port Authority

Making Waves: Dillon Taitano is the founder and head coach of an outdoor parkour program

Making Waves: Dillon Taitano is the founder and head coach of an outdoor parkour program

Making Waves in Riverside, California, is a man with Guam roots, sharing his passion for parkour, with the collective movements, an outdoor parkour program for kids and adults. Since 2018, in a park on Chicago Ave. in Riverside, California has been the pl

Consumer Report: Certain ‘Lunchable’ kits contain lead and elevated sodium levels

Consumer Report: Certain ‘Lunchable’ kits contain lead and elevated sodium levels

Consumer Reports, an independent product testing organization, is calling on the US Department of Agriculture to stop the inclusion of Lunchables, a popular snack kit, in the National School Lunch Program. Following testing on multiple Lunchables kits and

Man arrested on illegal drugs, weapon charges

Man arrested on illegal drugs, weapon charges

A man sleeping in his parked vehicle in front of La Familia Store in Dededo was allegedly found with illegal drugs and weapons in his possession. Cameron Jose Guerrero, 32, is charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of

Guam Power Authority and Aggreko collaborate to ensure power reliability ahead of summer

Guam Power Authority and Aggreko collaborate to ensure power reliability ahead of summer

Guam Power Authority met with its power partner, Aggreko, a global leader in modular power solutions, to address the increasing demand for energy in Guam on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Aggreko has been commissioned to supply GPA with a 20 megawatts power p

Senator Perez introduces bill to ensure transparency and safety in Guam's bottled water

Senator Perez introduces bill to ensure transparency and safety in Guam's bottled water

Senator Sabina Flores Perez introduced a comprehensive new measure, Bill 269-37, aimed at enhancing the quality and safety of bottled water in Guam. It would ensure that labels on bottled water accurately reflect its contents by disclosing the inclusion o

$100K grant to explore use of A.I. for diabetes tracking in Guam

$100K grant to explore use of A.I. for diabetes tracking in Guam

A new $100,000 grant awarded to the University of Guam’s College of Natural & Applied Sciences will fund a pilot project through September exploring the use of A.I. to improve diabetes data and outcomes within marginalized communities. The feasibili

Kidnapping victim and MTM neighborhood shaken up, suspects charged

Kidnapping victim and MTM neighborhood shaken up, suspects charged

The victim who was kidnapped at gunpoint in broad daylight Saturday afternoon spoke with KUAM today. He was too shaken up to share his story on camera, but he told us he knew the suspects, 25-year-olds Noah Cepeda and Aja Lujan. The victim said he's a tat

Mistrial declared in sexual misconduct case against Dr. Akoma

Mistrial declared in sexual misconduct case against Dr. Akoma

In the Superior Court today, a mistrial was declared in the sexual misconduct case against Dr. Ugochukwu Akoma. His attorney Jay Arriola told KUAM, “The defense was goaded, if you will, into a mistrial based on the Government's error.” He said

DepCor briefs senators on security enhancements to combat contraband

DepCor briefs senators on security enhancements to combat contraband

The federal investigation into how a large amount of meth got into the prison is ongoing. Guam Department of Corrections today went before senators to discuss the issue. Warden Alan Borja touched on what security measures have been taken to prevent more d

Students on Biden's student loan forgiveness, “Biba student debt relief!"

Students on Biden's student loan forgiveness, “Biba student debt relief!"

“I will never stop trying to cancel student debt,” are the words President Joe Biden said amid his announcement of more relief for student loan borrowers. KUAM spoke to University of Guam students, who are sounding off in support of the Presid

Marianas dance flash mob takes over Southern California Walmart

Marianas dance flash mob takes over Southern California Walmart

Shoppers at a Walmart store in Southern California got an extra special treat over the weekend with their shopping experience including a taste of the Marianas. While it’s not a fiesta, a Marianas-style flash mob occurred inside a Walmart in San Die

United lowers resident fares between Guam and Saipan after community petition

United lowers resident fares between Guam and Saipan after community petition

United Airlines has reduced resident fares for locals traveling between Guam and Saipan. “United has lowered our resident fares to $299 for Basic Economy and $399 for Standard Economy, inclusive of taxes and fees,” Dan Weiss, Managing Director

CNMI commits to 100% renewable energy by 2045

CNMI commits to 100% renewable energy by 2045

The Northern Marianas inks a major agreement to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2045. The Northern Marianas signed The Blue Planet Climate Agreement on Monday. It’s part of a global effort to pivot away from the reliance on fossil fuels. CNMI

Delegate Moylan meets with President Marcos to discuss visa waiver and Medicare portability

Delegate Moylan meets with President Marcos to discuss visa waiver and Medicare portability

At the invitation of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Delegate James Moylan joined a few of his colleagues on Friday evening in Washington, D.C., to discuss a variety of issues of importance between the United States and the Republic of the Phil

Veteran’s Brew hosted at Carabao Brewing

Veteran’s Brew hosted at Carabao Brewing

Carabao Brewing teamed up with local veteran’s non-profit, Got Your Six Seven One, for this year’s Veterans Brew. Over the weekend, The Carabao Brewing “Pit Stop” in Anigua will host local non- profit, Got Your Six Seven One, to br

Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense hosts new training opportunities

Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense hosts new training opportunities

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense will host two Incident Command System training opportunities at the Dusit Beach Resort, Guam. The courses follow: ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents, Monday, April 22 to Wednesday, Apr

Last-minute tax-filing tips

Last-minute tax-filing tips

So Today - April 15th is the deadline to file your taxes and if you haven’t do so yet… it may be time to file an extension. How do you do that? You’ll need to download form 4868, complete the form and be sure to get it to The Dept of Re

Kidnapping suspects surrender to police

Kidnapping suspects surrender to police

The man and woman who were wanted by Guam police in connection to a kidnapping investigation have turned themselves in to authorities. Noah Cepeda and Aja Lujan are in police custody, GPD spokesperson officer Berlyn Savella confirmed at 3:30 pm Sunday. Th

Federal environmental officials raise alarm on PFAS with new regulations

Federal environmental officials raise alarm on PFAS with new regulations

Federal environmental officials raising the alarm on PFAS found in drinking water across the nation. A U.S. Geological Survey last year finding nearly half of the tap water in the U.S. contains PFAS. PFAS is known as “forever chemicals” for th

DepCor to discuss overcrowding, contraband with senators

DepCor to discuss overcrowding, contraband with senators

The Guam Department of Corrections will go before senators on Monday. The prison is battling a growing population already surpassing 900 prisoners this year. DepCor leaders will also brief senators on contraband. Last month, the prison found a large amoun

Man escapes kidnappers, suspects wanted by police

Man escapes kidnappers, suspects wanted by police

A manhunt is underway for two suspects wanted in connection to a kidnapping reported Saturday afternoon. Guam police are searching for 25-year-olds Noah Cepeda and Aja Lujan. The couple was last seen at the Barrigada tri-intersection along Route 10 headin

Concerned Catholics of Guam donates $10K to aid seminarians

Concerned Catholics of Guam donates $10K to aid seminarians

The Archdiocese of Agaña received a big boost in its efforts to form new priests for Guam. The Concerned Catholics of Guam donated $10,000 on Friday to help the Office of Vocations and the formation of new seminarians. Officials said the funds will

Students from Airman Leadership School help spruce-up Wettengel Football Field

Students from Airman Leadership School help spruce-up Wettengel Football Field

For those who attend airman leadership school, it's an opportunity for senior airmen to strengthen their ability to lead, follow, and manage. With that, learning also the importance of service to the community. The students recently spent their Saturday,

Honeybees, Guam state entomologist featured in Entomology Today

Honeybees, Guam state entomologist featured in Entomology Today

A growing honeybee industry is buzzing on the horizon. Guam state entomologist Christopher Rosario’s efforts in protecting these little things that run the world recently featured in a global entomology article. Here's what all the buzz is about. Ch

Recruits tackle firearm safety and collapsible baton training

Recruits tackle firearm safety and collapsible baton training

From basic officer survival to judicious use of deadly force, the men and women part of the first-ever Park Police Reservist Program have now moved onto weapons training. Week 4 of the program just concluded. The recruits hard at work during their labs wi

Google’s transpacific fiber optic cable will land in the CNMI

Google’s transpacific fiber optic cable will land in the CNMI

In a history-making move, Google plans to land a transpacific fiber optic cable in the Northern Marianas. The CNMI Governor’s Office announced the news this week. They said the collaboration marks the introduction of the first-ever transpacific fibe

Senators scrutinize operations of death investigations and findings

Senators scrutinize operations of death investigations and findings

Were all recent suspicious deaths on Guam looked at by the chief medical examiner in a timely period? The question brought up during a discussion at the Guam Congress Building today. The concern also raising question how police response impacted his autop

Prosecution witnesses continue testimony during Dr. Akoma trial

Prosecution witnesses continue testimony during Dr. Akoma trial

Now to the trial ongoing for a doctor accused of sexual misconduct. Today, the prosecution calling up a guam police officer involved in the investigation. A separate witness also testified about the surveillance footage pulled from the day of the alleged

Palau president: sustainability is in our DNA

Palau president: sustainability is in our DNA

The president of Palau making his way to guam recently to take part in the University of Guam’s 15th Conference on Island Sustainability. The 6-day conference bringing together local and regional leaders throughout this week to dive into critical to

Deadline to file individual tax returns and extensions is April 15

Deadline to file individual tax returns and extensions is April 15

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, the deadline for individual returns and extensions is on Monday April 15. We catch up with last-minute tax filer Hediliza Mafnas, who has a message for the community. "I’ve been so busy. A lot of things hav

New Yigo combustion turbine rotor to bring 20 megawatts back to the grid

New Yigo combustion turbine rotor to bring 20 megawatts back to the grid

A Guam Power Authority Yigo combustion turbine that was damaged after Typhoon Mawar is finally being replaced. GPA says this crucial component's delivery accelerates the ongoing initiatives to bolster power generation capacity to meet Guam’s increas

New judge will preside over Nakita Aguon trial

New judge will preside over Nakita Aguon trial

After months of delay, the high-profile drunk driving trial will continue with a new judge next month. Defendant Nakita Aguon, the alleged driver who crashed into Jerry Kitchen Restaurant in Tamuning, appeared before CNMI Superior Court Associate Judge Jo

Okkodo High School set to kick off 16th annual "Bulldog Day"

Okkodo High School set to kick off 16th annual "Bulldog Day"

The Okkodo High School community is celebrating the best it has to offer this Saturday with its 16th Annual Bulldog Day! It’s a tradition that showcases the school’s spirit and accomplishments, in addition to its over 40 school clubs. The free

Operation Wellness returns to provide healthcare at no cost to residents

Operation Wellness returns to provide healthcare at no cost to residents

The U.S. military is preparing for another major mission in the Northern Marianas called Operation Wellness. They’re back for a third year to provide healthcare services at no cost to the community. Operation Wellness will bring 150 servicemembers t

Missing teen found alive and well

Missing teen found alive and well

The teen reported missing more than 48-hours ago has been located. Guam police confirmed at 2:30 pm today 18-year-old G.J. Silem was located in the Matapang Beach area in Tumon. Authorities confirming he is alive and well. The teen was reported missing mi

Yona mayoral candidate convicted in 1992 petty misdemeanor to remain on ballot

Yona mayoral candidate convicted in 1992 petty misdemeanor to remain on ballot

The question of whether she is eligible to run for yona mayor has been answered. Mayoral candidate Debbie Lujan will be on the ballot in the primary. Her eligibility was questioned after she filed her court and police clearance that noted her 1992 assault

Early voting site still wanted

Early voting site still wanted

The Guam Election Commission isn’t having much luck finding a place to host its early voting center. The GEC is looking for a spot to allow people to exercise their right ahead of the August 3 primary. The initial invitation for bid that would have

Guam could get faster tabulators

Guam could get faster tabulators

Counting the votes could be much quicker this year if the Guam Election Commission secures two new tabulation machines. It’s all an effort to modernize the election technology. The new tabulators are said to count 300 ballots per minute. The existin

There are only 20 working GPD vehicles among 4 precincts

There are only 20 working GPD vehicles among 4 precincts

For a neighborhood and community, the presence of patrol vehicles not only makes people feel safe but also serves as a deterrent for potential crime. But numbers obtained by KUAM from the Guam Police Department show that over half of their fleet is out of

Tip led police to alleged child molester’s hideout

Tip led police to alleged child molester’s hideout

A tip provided to Guam police officers led them to a location in Dededo where an accused child molester had been hiding out. Johnny Santos, 32, is charged three times with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree criminal sexual conduct. One

Man accused in copper wire theft facing new drug charges

Man accused in copper wire theft facing new drug charges

A man arrested last year accused of stealing copper wire from Guam Power Authority lines is back in prison after being caught with meth. Forty-six-year-old Beau Derek Rengulbai is charged possession of a schedule-II-controlled substance. Court documents s

PDC Wholesale and Milk-Bone spread paw-sitivity through partnership with GAIN

PDC Wholesale and Milk-Bone spread paw-sitivity through partnership with GAIN

PDC Wholesale made a heartfelt contribution to Guam Animals in Need, Inc. (GAIN), the island's only animal shelter. A $3,500 donation was made to GAIN, as the shelter celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. PDC Wholesale announced they teamed up with P

Application period extended for Guam DOE Universal Pre-Kindergarten program

Application period extended for Guam DOE Universal Pre-Kindergarten program

The Guam Department of Education is extending application period for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for School Year 2024-2025. The new deadline is now set for Friday, May 3. Officials said the change gives parents and guardians a valuable opportun

Murder defendant to get separate trial from co-actors

Murder defendant to get separate trial from co-actors

A murder defendant charged in the connection to the killing of an Army veteran will go to trial separately from his co-defendants. Gregory Reese appeared before Judge John Terlaje in Superior Court today. Defense argued his co-actors made incriminating st

More than a hundred recognized for helping to solve Tumon tragedy

More than a hundred recognized for helping to solve Tumon tragedy

A heroes recognition at the Guam Congress building in Hagatna today for all involved in solving the brutal killing of a Korean tourist in Tumon. More than a hundred Guam police officers, Department of Parks and Recreation Park Patrol, and other private co

Home invasion defendant takes insanity plea

Home invasion defendant takes insanity plea

A man caught red handed burglarizing a Piti home takes an insanity plea after being indicted by a Superior Court grand jury. Forty-six-year-old Marc Nededog pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or defect. He faces charges of burglary, criminal t

MidPac & Payless Foundation donate 200 toothbrushes to foster children

MidPac & Payless Foundation donate 200 toothbrushes to foster children

Helping to bring smiles to the faces of underserved communities, and in light of oral health month, MidPac and Payless Community Foundation donated toothbrushes and other hygiene products to the island’s foster children. Today, officials with the De

CAHA finalizes 110 member delegation for 13th FestPAC

CAHA finalizes 110 member delegation for 13th FestPAC

The 110 member delegation who will be representing Guam at the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawaii this summer has been finalized. During their monthly board meeting Tuesday, the CAHA board unanimously approved the new list of delegates. I

Man allegedly raped 12-year-old girl

Man allegedly raped 12-year-old girl

He allegedly admitted to police he knew the girl he raped was too young. Thirty-six-year-old Norenty Yiftheg is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Court documents state the child was allegedly raped back to 2021 when she was only 12. The a

CNMI GOP endorses King-Hinds after Gonzales withdraws from primary, runs as Independent

CNMI GOP endorses King-Hinds after Gonzales withdraws from primary, runs as Independent

The CNMI Republican Party officially endorsed Kimberlyn King-Hinds for U.S. delegate and canceled the primary that was set for Saturday. It comes after a major shake-up as candidate John Gonzales withdrew his letter of intent seeking the party’s end

United Airlines flight attendants demand fair wage, pickets at Guam airport

United Airlines flight attendants demand fair wage, pickets at Guam airport

United Airlines flight attendants stood in solidarity at the AB Won Pat International Airport today. It’s part of a nationwide day of action where thousands of United flight attendants will be picketing at 18 airports across the US. Local Union Pres

Over $4.8M paid in Individual Tax Refunds this week

Over $4.8M paid in Individual Tax Refunds this week

The Department of Revenue & Taxation processed and the Department of Administration mailed checks or paid by direct deposit 1,962 Individual Tax (1040) refund payments totaling $4,898,872 for Tax Year 2023 and prior error-free returns filed on or before M

13th FestPAC 2024 Guam delegates selected

13th FestPAC 2024 Guam delegates selected

The 13th FESTPac Guam Planning Committee and the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency are pleased to announce that the following individuals were selected to represent Guam at the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture scheduled for June 6 to

Biden-Harris administration funding allocates $3.2M airport repairs

Biden-Harris administration funding allocates $3.2M airport repairs

Following the award of funding for the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam’s Terminal Roofing project in February 2024 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Terminal Program, the Federal Aviation Administration has included a

Commonwealth Casino Commission grants extension for settlement negotiation

Commonwealth Casino Commission grants extension for settlement negotiation

April 22nd is the new, final-final deadline the Commonwealth Casino Commission gave its executive director and Imperial Pacific International to finalize a settlement agreement. CCC Executive Director Andrew Yeom said, “The commission approved the e

Complaint: Man repeatedly molested child

Complaint: Man repeatedly molested child

He allegedly molested a child known to him for at least the past three years. Forty-one-year-old Vanderray Mundo is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and attempted third-degree crimina

Man allegedly molested teen girls

Man allegedly molested teen girls

A man is under arrest accused of molesting two teenage girls known to him. Thirty-two-year old Johnny Santos is charged three times with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Court documents state the sexual abuse

Accuser recorded audio of alleged encounter with Dr. Akoma

Accuser recorded audio of alleged encounter with Dr. Akoma

A recording was apparently captured by the alleged victim in the case against Dr. Ugochukwu Akoma, forcing a brief pause in witness testimony today. It was said in court the victim recorded her alleged encounter with Akoma but defense argued against it be

Guam Department of Education Head Start program cleared by the feds

Complaint: Arriving passenger caught with drugs

Village mayors concerned with lack of Guam Police Department patrol cars

DepCor officers punished for using excessive force, illicit drugs

Man arrested on illegal drugs, weapon charges

5.5 earthquake hit 49 miles off Inalahan coast early Wednesday