GDOE to move forward with plans to operate interscholastic sports

GDOE to move forward with plans to operate interscholastic sports

Following public participation over the debate surrounding high school interscholastic sports, the Guam Education Board entertained a motion from member John Burch to extend GDOE’s participation in the IIAAG for the rest of the school year and to sc

Mount Carmel students celebrate Patron Saint Day Festival

Mount Carmel students celebrate Patron Saint Day Festival

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School celebrated its Patron Saint Day Festival in Agat. Chris Barnett was there and has more now. Patron Saints Day for Mt. Carmel School in Agat celebrated this week. 7th and 8th grade students were asked to research a

TAG: Guard allegations largely inaccurate

TAG: Guard allegations largely inaccurate

Adjutant General Esther Aguigui repeatedly said the issues in two anonymous letters written about the Guam National Guard are inaccurate. "I have not read the second letter in its entirety but what I do know of what I read is the information in both anony

Santa Marian Kamalen procession, services Monday

Santa Marian Kamalen procession, services Monday

Hundreds of the faithful community are set to come out and honor of the island's patron saint, Santa Marian Kamalen. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 9 at 5:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral

Guam could be penalized millions in COFA funds for Hawaii error

Guam could be penalized millions in COFA funds for Hawaii error

GovGuam could be on the hook for millions of dollars in compact impact over-payments, all because the federal census bureau made significant mistakes in its count of compact citizens in Hawaii. Hawaii's congressional delegation, along with congressman Mic

Yona mayor's lawyer wants testimony on domestic abuse allegations, Joey Terlaje excluded

Yona mayor's lawyer wants testimony on domestic abuse allegations, Joey Terlaje excluded

Pretrial motions continue to be filed in the case involving Yona Mayor Jesse Blas. Yona Mayor Jesse Blas' defense attorney Joseph Razzano has filed a motion to exclude all evidence related to any domestic violence or abuse allegedly caused by Blas to Vick

Patrick Limtiaco accused of sexually assaulting child, violating court order

Patrick Limtiaco accused of sexually assaulting child, violating court order

While on pretrial release for family violence, 44-year-old Patrick Limtiaco was arrested for violating a court order and sexually assaulting a child. Court documents state the victim reported the alleged assault at school. She said the incident occurred w

National Guard lends muscle to speed up Public Health move

National Guard lends muscle to speed up Public Health move

The Department of Public Health and Social Services got some much- needed muscle, as it works feverishly to move out of its now-closed Mangilao headquarters. The Guam National Guard stepped up today to help move out hundreds of boxes of key files. DPHSS D

If completed, Hagatna Master Plan could be in governor's hands by January

If completed, Hagatna Master Plan could be in governor's hands by January

A new year and hopefully a new vision for Hagatna. KUAM News the latest on the long-standing plans to revitalize the island's capital. "The law was created in 1997, in 2004 there was proposed master plan but that wasn't ratified so we're building on that,

Brandy Stephanus could take plea deal in murder of coworker

Brandy Stephanus could take plea deal in murder of coworker

Murder defendant Brandy Stephanus is expected to enter a plea agreement. His attorney told the court they just received the agreement and that he plans to review it with Stephanus on Tuesday. Stephanus was indicted on charges of murder and aggravated assa

Details in drug possession charges against Brian Chan change

Details in drug possession charges against Brian Chan change

A superseding indictment charges drug defendant Brian Sanchez Chan with possession of 50 or more grams of meth with intent to distribute and notice of forfeiture. In District Court, the defendant pled not guilty and waived his rights. Previously, he was c

DPW political hires get pay adjustments

DPW political hires get pay adjustments

Three Department of Public Works political hires are making thousands of dollars more - thanks to "pay adjustments." Documents KUAM obtained by Freedom of Information Act request show three Department of Public Works special project coordinators received

UOG bill includes provisions aimed at increasing revenue sources

UOG bill includes provisions aimed at increasing revenue sources

The University of Guam is seeking ways to increase its funding and achieve greater financial flexibility. A public hearing was held today on a bill by Sen. Amanda Shelton. Among the provisions is authorization to create a separate class of highly skilled

Police conducting DWI checkpoints through the holidays

Police conducting DWI checkpoints through the holidays

The Guam Police Department will be conducting DWI Checkpoints beginning tonight and throughout the holiday season. GPD continues to remind the community to please give the gift of life, and designate a responsible sober driver.

Congressman to governor: your willingness to lie is just incredible

Congressman to governor: your willingness to lie is just incredible

After a KUAM News story aired earlier this week, Congressman Michael San Nicolas calling Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero a liar on our Facebook page. "I don't have any official update from Congressman San Nicolas," Leon Guerrero told KUAM News. "I do know that the

Court denies TakeCare's motion to halt Govguam health insurance

Court denies TakeCare's motion to halt Govguam health insurance

TakeCare's court motion to halt GovGuam's health insurance contract with Aetna International has been denied. In a 9-page decision and order issued Thursday, Judge Pro Tem Robert Naraja of the CNMI court concluded that TakeCare had not met its burden that

Boy scout donates community cabinet for the hungry

Boy scout donates community cabinet for the hungry

Although Giving Tuesday took place a few days ago, the global movement continues to inspire and motivate people of all ages to help those in need. Chalan Pago resident Ari Radzyminski, just 14-years-old, has been a Boy Scout for five years. "I saw it as a

Senators deck the Guam Congress Hall

Senators deck the Guam Congress Hall

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Guam Congress Hall. Senators are continuing their holiday tradition of putting up trees at the Guam Congress Hall. Staffers from Sen. Joe San Agustin put the final touches on their tree, which was themed

Nicanor A. Laudato found not guilty of sexual assault

Nicanor A. Laudato found not guilty of sexual assault

It took the jury only a few hours to reach a verdict. This afternoon, Nicanor A. Laudato was found not guilty. He was accused of sexually assaulting a minor known to him back in April 2015 and faced five counts of criminal sexual conduct as felony and mis

GDOE investigating threat made by student at Tiyan High

GDOE investigating threat made by student at Tiyan High

The Guam Department of Education is investigating an incident that occurred this morning at Tiyan High School. As we reported on our social media, the school administration received what appeared to be a threat from a student to bring a weapon to school.

Parties to present witness list on Dec. 12 in Mark Torre trial

Parties to present witness list on Dec. 12 in Mark Torre trial

After the court denied former police officer defendant Mark Torre Jr.'s motion to dismiss the amended indictment, the case now heads back to trial for a second time. This afternoon Torre appeared for his trial setting hearing. He is accused of the 2015 fa

Guam Football Association awarded with prestigious honor

Guam Football Association awarded with prestigious honor

The Guam Football Association recently garnered the highest continental honor in football for aspiring Asian nations - the Asian Football Confederation Member Association of the Year - at the AFC Annual Awards 2019 in Hong Kong Monday evening. GFA Preside

Man caught trying to export meth to Saipan at airport

Man caught trying to export meth to Saipan at airport

Benito Sablan Aguon, 45, was busted on drug charges. This after Customs officers and the K9 Drug Detector Dog Unit conducted a narcotics interdiction operation at the airport. Court documents state the K9 positively alerted to Aguon, who was preparing to

Governor still has confidence in TAG despite second anonymous letter

Governor still has confidence in TAG despite second anonymous letter

Go through the proper channels or show yourselves - that's the word from Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero about a second anonymous letter about controversies at the Guam National Guard. Adelup got the letter yesterday -- nine pages of concerns and issues allegedly

Jury selection starts next April for Jason Susuico accused of rape

Jury selection starts next April for Jason Susuico accused of rape

Former national guardsmen, defendant Jason Susuico appeared for his trial setting hearing. According to his attorney Randy Cunliffe, they have not received all the discovery. Susuico is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct as a first degree f

Judiciary grilled on FBI allegations against marshals

Judiciary grilled on FBI allegations against marshals

Representatives from the Judiciary of Guam appeared before lawmakers this morning for an oversight hearing. Several topics were discussed including the protocol for release orders and the execution of search warrants. This follows a series of other oversi

Sakman Che'lu preparing to sail north

Sakman Che'lu preparing to sail north

If you were passing by the Hagatna Boat Basin early this afternoon, than chances are you caught a glimpse of the Sakman Che'lu making the necessary preparations to set sail. The sakman is bound for Saipan with stopovers in Rota and Tinian. The sakman was

Legal fight over liberty machines continues

Legal fight over liberty machines continues

The Office of the Attorney General continues its legal fight to void the gaming law and invalidate all current "Liberty Machine" licenses. A summary judgment motion was argued before Judge Arthur Barcinas today. Assistant AG Marianne Woloschuk argued that

Ordnance found near Agana Heights Mayor's Office

Ordnance found near Agana Heights Mayor's Office

This morning at around 9 a.m., the Office of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense received a report from 911-dispatch of a found unexploded ordnance at the stage near the Agana Heights Mayors Office. The Guam Police Department and the Guam Fire Depart

Public auditor: GovGuam must follow solicitation policies for Christmas parties

Public auditor: GovGuam must follow solicitation policies for Christmas parties

Public Auditor BJ Cruz says GovGuam agencies better watch out if they're asking vendors for Christmas party donations. Public Auditor BJ Cruz says a whistleblower sent him a message. "Some vendors complaining government-wide that they are being asked to d

Paige Aguon signs letter of intent to play rugby at Mount St. Mary's

Paige Aguon signs letter of intent to play rugby at Mount St. Mary's

Paige Aguon signed her letter of intent to play rugby for Mount St Mary’s today at Notre Dame High School. Paige was offered an athletic, academic and presidential scholarship. She is a 2019 graduate of Notre Dame. Aguon was a member of Guam’s

Guam EPA, feds talk range from Agent Orange to DOD projects

Guam EPA, feds talk range from Agent Orange to DOD projects

High ranking federal officials visit the Guam Environmental Protection Agency this week. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Environment for the Navy Karnig Ohanessian and the Department of the Interior's Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Af

Army Reserve medical mission planned for next June

Army Reserve medical mission planned for next June

A contingent of Army Reserve medical personnel from Hawaii is planning a major medical mission for underserved communities in Guam. Representatives from the unit are here to discuss logistics for the mission, that's meant to help thousands of needy patien

No TEFAP food distribution on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve

No TEFAP food distribution on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve

Food commodities distribution by the Guam Department of Education for The Emergency Food Assistance Program under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program, have been canceled for Tuesday, Dec

Navy conducting helicopter, small boat training south of Guam

Navy conducting helicopter, small boat training south of Guam

A heads up for southern residents, the Navy will be conducting helicopter and small boat training within two miles of the Merizo shore starting tonight through next Monday. The training is from 8:45 p.m. to midnight. Residents in surrounding areas should

Man punched by cop in viral video was reportedly combative

Man punched by cop in viral video was reportedly combative

He told police his last name was "Immaculate Concepcion" and his home address is "earth". His real name however is Joebert Boiser Carlos and was the man in a viral video who appeared to have been punched by a police officer while cuffed and in custody whi

Prison warden detailed to Parks and Recs

Prison warden detailed to Parks and Recs

A release issued this afternoon from the Department of Corrections states that the Warden, Colonel Alan Borja has been temporally detailed to the Department of Parks and Recreation. That's until the completion of Guam Police Department's investigation int

9-page anonymous letter describes 'rapid decay' of Guam National Guard

9-page anonymous letter describes 'rapid decay' of Guam National Guard

Another anonymous letter was sent to the governor raising concerns about her choice to lead the Guam National Guard. It's the latest describing "the rapid decay of a great organization as a result of poor management and leadership." The second letter in a

GEB and IIAAG debate continues

GEB and IIAAG debate continues

Guam Education Board Chairperson Mark Mendiola sent a letter today to Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam President Terry Debold requesting annual financial reports and meeting minutes following a heated forum on Guam Department of Ed

FBI to conduct Civil Rights Violation investigation after cop punches man

FBI to conduct Civil Rights Violation investigation after cop punches man

The FBI will be investigating the viral video showing a police officer appearing to sucker punch a man in custody and in cuffs while being placed in a media release from the Guam Police Department, the FBI reached out to Chief of Police Steve Ignacio abou

Police find gun, drugs in car pulled over for littering

Police find gun, drugs in car pulled over for littering

James Ryan Robinson, 35, and 40-year-old Isidro Manglona were busted on drug charges and possession of a firearm without an I.D. Robinson was the driver of a car that was pulled over on Tuesday morning near Astumbo Elementary in Dededo, while Manglona was

Alejandro Tebit allegedly imported meth in his carry-on bags

Alejandro Tebit allegedly imported meth in his carry-on bags

A 31-year-old man traveling from Houston on his way to Saipan, was busted at the Guam International Airport last night with almost 200 gross grams of meth hidden inside priority mail flat rate boxes packed in his carry-on bags. Alejandro Vincent Tebit tol

Unbalanced electrical load suspected in Public Health facility fire

Unbalanced electrical load suspected in Public Health facility fire

The main public health center in Mangilao remains closed indefinitely after an electrical fire last week. Services normally provided there are being moved to other Department of Public Health and Social Services locations. The Fire Department declared it

UOG president clarifies legal fees spent on lawsuit

UOG president clarifies legal fees spent on lawsuit

The University of Guam said it did not spend nearly half-a-million dollars to defend itself against an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint filed by Associate Professor Ron McNinch. UOG President Thomas Krise made that clear in a response letter to Spea

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." That's the message this holiday season from the Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division and Department of Public Work's Office of Highway Safety. Gov. Leon Guerrero kicked off the campaign by signing a proclamati

Aitasi says he beat, robbed woman after losing money at game room

Aitasi says he beat, robbed woman after losing money at game room

More information was released through court documents about the Thanksgiving robbery in Dededo that sent an elderly woman to the hospital. Frank Aitasi, 31, was officially charged in the brutal incident. According to the filings. he admitted to the crime

Patrick Hernandez pleads not guilty to escape charge

Patrick Hernandez pleads not guilty to escape charge

Patrick Hernandez pleaded not guilty and waived his rights to speedy trial this afternoon during his arraignment hearing before Superior Court Judge Jonathan Quan. Hernandez faces an Escape From Custody as a third degree felony charge. He was arrested las

Pregnant woman tells police she bought meth instead of supplies for her kids

Pregnant woman tells police she bought meth instead of supplies for her kids

Thirty-six-years-old, five months pregnant and telling police she's been smoking meth since she was 18. Arlene Castro Pocaigue was picked up by police around 2:30 this morning in the parking lot of A-One Shoe Store in Dededo. She was with a group of peopl

Man steals tip jar from Yigo restaurant

Man steals tip jar from Yigo restaurant

He came in for fried lumpia and left with $80 in tips. Loren Reyes told KUAM News it was a regular night working at Soa Mai in Yigo when a man came into place an order at around 9:40 p.m. She and her coworker were getting ready to start closing the restau

Governor will sign local war claims bill if legislature acts on it

Governor will sign local war claims bill if legislature acts on it

The governor does not want to wait for Congress anymore to free up money for war claims. She's expecting senators to take up a bill this month that will finally compensate manamko' for their suffering during the war. The governor confirms she's had talks

Classrooms damaged, fire set during Untalan Middle break-in

Classrooms damaged, fire set during Untalan Middle break-in

Untalan Middle School was broken into with several classrooms damaged and a laptop was set on fire. Barrigada is seeing an increase in school break-ins, according to UMS Principal Agnes Guerrero. Investigators from both the Guam Fire Department and the Gu

Jayton Camacho arrested in drug raid

Jayton Camacho arrested in drug raid

An early morning raid results in the arrest of 36-year-old Jayton George Borja Camacho. Court documents state members from Guam Police Department's Criminal Investigation Section, Special Investigation Section, and SWAT executed a search warrant early Mon

Drug defendant Justin Navarro released with conditions

Drug defendant Justin Navarro released with conditions

After a third violation drug defendant, Justin Navarro was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Today, he appeared for a progress hearing and Judge Anita Sukola granted him to be released on conditions. Navarro was present during the arrest of local MMA fighter

Brandon Acosta to change plea in drug & theft cases, attorneys not ready for murder trial

Brandon Acosta to change plea in drug & theft cases, attorneys not ready for murder trial

Defendant Brandon Acosta plans to take a change of plea in his drug and theft-related cases. According to his attorney Steven Hattori, the plea agreement has been filed. Judge Anita Sukola asked for an update on Acosta's murder and rape case and both part

Congressman's address pegged for Jan. 6, 2020

Congressman's address pegged for Jan. 6, 2020

Congressman Michael San Nicolas is scheduled to deliver his annual federal address next year. According to a letter sent to Speaker Tina Muna Barnes, the congressman is requesting that he deliver his speech on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The Speaker’s off

Parents clash over participation at GDOE sports league meeting

Parents clash over participation at GDOE sports league meeting

It's a heated meeting of the Guam Department of Education's Interscholastic Sports Association currently underway at GDOE's offices in Tiyan. The meeting is an open forum for the public to provide comment on the new league's draft constitution and bylaws.

Closing statements Dec. 5 for man accused of molestation

Closing statements Dec. 5 for man accused of molestation

The government and the defense have rested their case in defendant Nicano A. Laudato's jury trial. Laudato is accused of sexually molesting a minor known to him back in April 2015. The government called up four witnesses to the stand, two of which are Gua

Motions filed in wrongful death lawsuit

Motions filed in wrongful death lawsuit

David Lubofsky has filed a motion for declaratory judgment and permanent injunction in the claim against the Seventh-day Adventist clinic. The complaint is against the clinic and SDA doctor ShinShin Miyagi and Physician Assistant Ethan Snider for the wron

SNAP, CAP holdup resolved

SNAP, CAP holdup resolved

The wait is over for SNAP recipients. Public Health announced it managed to load up all the electronic benefit transfer, or EBT cards, today. That means recipients will have their full allocation on their designated dates this month. "So I hope that the p

28 offer letters signed for new corrections officers

28 offer letters signed for new corrections officers

More officers are on the way to the Department of Corrections, according to a release from Adelup. Acting DOC Director Frank Ishizaki signed 28 "offer letters" to potential recruits. Ishizaki is working on the re-employment of several additional correctio

Congressman to governor: your willingness to lie is just incredible

TAG: Guard allegations largely inaccurate

DPW political hires get pay adjustments

GDOE to move forward with plans to operate interscholastic sports

Patrick Limtiaco accused of sexually assaulting child, violating court order

Guam could be penalized millions in COFA funds for Hawaii error