Phillips: Guam wins whether Supreme Court takes case or not

Phillips: Guam wins whether Supreme Court takes case or not

Attorney Mike Phillips says he accepts the last-minute challenge to appeal Guam's loss in the Dave Davis case to the Supreme Court of the United States. Phillips was tapped by Governor Lou Leon Guerrero to do what the attorney general won't: move forward

Release conditions modified for Brian Chan

Release conditions modified for Brian Chan

Federal drug defendant Brian Sanchez Chan's release conditions have been modified. The U.S. Probation Office recommended the removal of the third-party custodian and the defendant's curfew because the current home detention location is not suitable for th

Drug defendant will withdraw her guilty plea

Drug defendant will withdraw her guilty plea

In federal court, attorney William Gavras said he intends to file a motion this week to withdraw drug defendant Maria Untalan's guilty plea. As we've reported, at her last court appearance Untalan admitted to violating her presentence release conditions a

Lee, Moylan at odds over random drug testing for legislative staffers

Lee, Moylan at odds over random drug testing for legislative staffers

Should the Guam Legislature have an official drug policy, just like GovGuam's executive and judicial branches? Senator Jim Moylan continues to press the issue with rules chair Senator Regine Biscoe-Lee, and plans to raise it again when the committee meets

Leon Guerrero will seek another term in 2022 with Tenorio

Leon Guerrero will seek another term in 2022 with Tenorio

They're definitely "in" come Decision 2022. Governor Lou Leon Guerrero confirms she plans on seeking another term. When asked about the nature of a reported fundraiser for election last Wednesday, the island's chief executive said "Yes, there was a fundra

Roadwork closing some lanes in Hagatna

Roadwork closing some lanes in Hagatna

Expect new road closures in the Hagatna area beginning today through Friday as the Guam Waterworks Authority continues maintenance work on sewer lines. The southbound outer lane will be closed at the intersection of Route 8 and Marine Corps Drive to Chamo

Think Pink 2019: Part 2

Think Pink 2019: Part 2

Today is Think Pink Day here at KUAM, and we continue our series this week, she introduces us to another individual taking part in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign to honor his mother. Tom Cruz, who is the Chief Engineer with the Guam Waterworks Authority

Governor plans to take Davis case to US Supreme Court

Governor plans to take Davis case to US Supreme Court

In a special address issued on Monday evening, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero says she will be asking Attorney General Leevin Camacho to appoint attorneys Mike Phillips and Senator Therese Terlaje to lead Guam’s appeal of the Dave Davis decision to the

Governor confirms re-election bid in 2022

Governor confirms re-election bid in 2022

In response to a question from KUAM News this afternoon, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero confirms she will be seeking re-election in the 2022 election cycle.

Memorial planned for slain Yap acting AG

Memorial planned for slain Yap acting AG

Memorial services will be held tomorrow for Rachelle Bergeron Hammerling. The acting attorney general for Yap state was shot dead outside her home last week Monday. According to Yap State Government Director of Civic Affairs Constantine Yowbalaw the memor

Former GHURA executive director called to the stand

Former GHURA executive director called to the stand

Last week former Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority executive director Marcel Camacho was on the witness stand, and this week another previous leader for the agency testifies. Mike Duenas was the executive director during the second mishap that the

10,000 bags donated to GDOE by CTSI, Tan Holdings

10,000 bags donated to GDOE by CTSI, Tan Holdings

The Guam Department of Education received 10,000 multipurpose bags that were donated by CTSI Logistics Guam and the Tan Holdings family. This contribution is in honor of CTSI's 30 year anniversary on Guam. Tan Holdings president Jerry Tan is an alumnus of

New vehicles added to GPD's fleet

New vehicles added to GPD's fleet

Seven new vehicles were added to the Guam Police Department's fleet this morning during a ceremony at Adelup. Six Mitsubishi Outlanders and one GMC truck presented to GPD with an estimated price tag of $190,000. The truck was purchased by the Office of Hi

GVB reports highest fiscal year tourism arrivals ever

GVB reports highest fiscal year tourism arrivals ever

The tourism industry recorded more new arrival records in Fiscal Year 2019, and the 1.63 million tourists represents the best fiscal year to date. In addition, GVB describes the visitor spending increase as an "incredible 52.3-percent." It says the overal

Man seeking asylum files complaint against Kamalen Karidat

Man seeking asylum files complaint against Kamalen Karidat

An asylum seeker from Russia has filed a complaint in the District Court of Guam against Kamalen Karidat. For almost three decades, the nonprofit organization has been providing services to the island's homeless and hungry. Fedor Simanov arrived on Guam o

Why are school resource officers no longer in Guam's public schools?

Why are school resource officers no longer in Guam's public schools?

Officers in blue have assumed the position of school resource officers. This comes after the Judiciary of Guam decided to not move forward with the program's extension. KUAM News spoke with Guam Department of Education's superintendent to hear the effect

Inmates indicted for halfway house escape

Inmates indicted for halfway house escape

The two halfway house inmates who escaped from DOC a week and half ago have been indicted by a superior court grand jury. Johnnie Del Rosario and Johnny Atalig were officially indicted for Felony Escape as Third Degree Felonies. The two walked out of the

Sinajana police station still not open

Sinajana police station still not open

Four months after a ribbon cutting for its opening, the Sinajana police station is still closed. While the station was scheduled to finally open its doors this week, it appears there is another setback that will further delay the Guam Police Department's

Ancient remains likely not of native CHamorus

Ancient remains likely not of native CHamorus

Acting state historic preservation officer Patrick Lujan says although conclusive testing will likely not be done on human remains found at the firing range, bone fragments discovered there probably don't belong to ancient CHamorus. Lujan provides more in

Man, 37, uses car to attack other person after argument

Man, 37, uses car to attack other person after argument

37-year-old Jesse Quintanilla Pinaula, Jr. apparently became so angry after an argument with another individual that he tried to run him over. Court documents state the incident occurred in Agat on Friday night. Pinaula was seen driving away from the vict

Donald Aldan, 50, arrested for Swamp Road vehicle burglary

Donald Aldan, 50, arrested for Swamp Road vehicle burglary

50-year - old busted Sunday in connection to a car burglary that occurred in August along Swamp Road in Dededo. The owner of the car apparently left the keys inside. A family member saw the car parked near a home near NCS Mart on Sunday. When police offic

Ryan Gebhart (aka, Vanessa Gehart) jailed for drugs

Ryan Gebhart (aka, Vanessa Gehart) jailed for drugs

Accused of committing a crime while on pre-trial release, 41-year-old Ryan Paul Gebhart, also known as Vanessa Gehart, is back behind bars. On Sunday police were in Dededo investigating a theft and forgery case when they took Gebhart into custody. Gebhart

Hagatna Pool is open again

Hagatna Pool is open again

The Hagatna Pool has reopened after being closed for about two and half weeks. According to Parks and Rec, the contractor has completed repairs to the filtration system. The pool has revised hours effective tomorrow. The hours are 7am-11am and 3pm-6pm Tue

Think Pink 2019: Part 1

Think Pink 2019: Part 1

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we kickoff a five-part series with Joan Aguon Charfauros, who introduces you to members of the community and who they "Think Pink" for. Vince Mafnas is the General Sales Manager for Cars Plus Guam and he i

Post office in Tamuning hit by burglars

Post office in Tamuning hit by burglars

The Guam Police Department is asking for the community's help for information related to a break-in at the Tamuning Post Office that occurred last Monday. Police spokesperson Sergeant Paul Tapao says when an employee walked in to the office, the noticed t

Travelers aboard Carnival Splendor cruise enjoy an afternoon on Guam

Travelers aboard Carnival Splendor cruise enjoy an afternoon on Guam

It was a perfect day for a cruise ship to stop by. Guam Visitors Bureau president Pilar Laguana says more than 3,000 passengers and crew of the mega-ship Carnival Splendor enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Guam. Laguana says the agency pulled out al

Moylan reaffirms stance on drug testing for legislative staffers

Moylan reaffirms stance on drug testing for legislative staffers

The back-and-forth continues between Senator Jim Moylan and rules committee chair Senator Regine Biscoe Lee over drug testing of legislative employees. Moylan today withdrew his original resolution on a drug policy after Lee objected that proposed "random

Man at center of Guard recruiting fraud scheme sentenced

Man at center of Guard recruiting fraud scheme sentenced

The leader of the Guard Recruiting Assistance Program fraud federal case was sentenced to 12 months and a day of imprisonment, a full restitution of $42,796.25 and three years of supervised release. The court granted the defendant Anthony Ngirarois' reque

Airport gets endorsement from ratings authorities

Airport gets endorsement from ratings authorities

It's a big step forward in the airport's plan to re-fund debt and free-up more money for capital improvements. International rating agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's have released the results of their ratings reviews of the Airport's financial health

Port Week celebrates 44 years of the service

Port Week celebrates 44 years of the service

The Port Authority of Guam is celebrating 44 years of service to the island and kicked off Port Week festivities with a flag raising ceremony held this morning. In her speech, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero noted that the Port continues to blaze the trail of

Museum hosts exhibit to create House of Chamorro in San Diego

Museum hosts exhibit to create House of Chamorro in San Diego

Over the weekend, "Tesoru Yan Rinikohi Siha" or Treasures and Collections in Chamorro, was held at the Guam Museum. The exhibit, which is sponsored by members of Guam's All-Island Class of 1968, featured collectibles and memorabilia reflecting the interes

Former Democratic Party chairman Kin Perez passes away

Former Democratic Party chairman Kin Perez passes away

Former Chairperson of the Democratic Party of Guam, Joaquin “Kin” Perez has passed away, according to a news release from Speaker Tina Muna Barnes office. According to Speaker Barnes she was informed this morning that he had passed away. Perez

Tropical Storm Watch cancelled for Guam

Tropical Storm Watch cancelled for Guam

The tropical storm watch has been cancelled for Guam. The community however is urged to stay vigilant and stay up to date with the latest information, in case there are changes to the storm’s track. Any southward shift in the storm’s track cou

Typhoon Bualoi expected to pass north of Saipan, COR4 remains for Guam

Typhoon Bualoi expected to pass north of Saipan, COR4 remains for Guam

According to the latest update from the National Weather Service Typhoon Bualoi is expected to pass through the Marianas, about 30 to 40 miles north of Saipan early Tuesday morning. Typhoon Bualoi is moving northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds

Tropical Storm Bualoi on track to pass north of Saipan early Tuesday

Tropical Storm Bualoi on track to pass north of Saipan early Tuesday

Tropical Storm Bualoi continues to strengthen this morning, now with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. At 7 AM, Bualoi was centered about 480 miles east-southeast of Saipan and 495 miles east-southeast of Guam near 11.6N 151.9E, moving west-northwest at

Tropical Storm Watch issued as weather system moves towards NMI

Tropical Storm Watch issued as weather system moves towards NMI

The Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a tropical storm watch for Guam and Rota as a tropical depression moves toward the Marianas. A tropical storm watch means tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more are possible within the

Woman, 26, arrested for leaving baby in car at UOG

Woman, 26, arrested for leaving baby in car at UOG

26-year-old Elizabeth Lienhardt Taisacan was arrested for leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle; child abuse and family violence. It was on Friday October 18th, that KUAM first reported that around 4:30pm, officers from the Hagatna Precinct respon

Guard recruiter accused of rape released on bail

Guard recruiter accused of rape released on bail

Guam Army National Guard recruiter Sgt. 1st Class Jason Susuico has been indicted by a Superior Court Grand Jury. He was officially charged with multiple counts of First and Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Child Abuse. He's accused of raping a 17

Another JFK student arrested for drinking on campus

Another JFK student arrested for drinking on campus

Another case of a student drinking on campus -- 18-year-old John F. Kennedy High School student Myron Hix has been arrested for underage alcohol consumption on campus as a petty misdemeanor. According to a magistrates complaint, police responded to a call

Infant left alone in car at UOG

Infant left alone in car at UOG

A 6-month-old baby was left in a car in a parking lot at the University of Guam in Mangilao. Guam Fire Department units responded to the incident at around 4:14 p.m. this afternoon. KUAM News learned the baby may have been in the car for about an hour. Ac

Red Ribbon Month a reminder to stay drug-free

Red Ribbon Month a reminder to stay drug-free

October is Red Ribbon Month and this year's theme is, "Send a message...Stay drug free."Here's more on what is being done locally to raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse. Red Ribbon Week is a national event remembering the life of Enrique 'Kiki

Discussion begins on CLTC federal lawsuit, settlement

Discussion begins on CLTC federal lawsuit, settlement

How to save the CHamoru Land trust and can Guam pull a win from the clutches of a federal suit alleging the land trust violates the federal fair housing act - that's what talks centered on today before Legislative land Chair senator Therese Terlaje's comm

Governor disappointed congressman abruptly ended meeting

Governor disappointed congressman abruptly ended meeting

Following her face-off with Congressman Michael San Nicolas, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero says she thought it wasn't a positive or negative discussion but rather it ended with you do your job and I'll do mine. The governor added she was somewhat upset at how it

Did he lie? Republican delegation says congressman made up comments on local war claims bill

Did he lie? Republican delegation says congressman made up comments on local war claims bill

The reviews are out on the drama that unfolded at Adelup between Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Congressman Michael San Nicolas. A Republican senator, who watched the live stream and was part of a delegation to Washington, D.C., is calling him out on a bald-f

Attorney's fee in Church sex abuse case rises to more than $1.4M

Attorney's fee in Church sex abuse case rises to more than $1.4M

More than $1.4 million in attorney's fees and other compensation were discussed today in the bankruptcy case of the Archdiocese of Agana. The Church filed for bankruptcy protection after more than a hundred lawsuits were filed alleging clergy sexual abuse

Yap civic affairs director remembers slain acting AG

Yap civic affairs director remembers slain acting AG

Memorial services are being planned for Rachelle Bergeron, the acting attorney general of yap state who was shot dead outside her home Monday night. Rachelle Bergeron wasn't just a colleague but a friend to Constantine Yowbalaw. He is Yap State government

Accused murder Brandon Acosta granted additional evaluation

Accused murder Brandon Acosta granted additional evaluation

In Superior Court, Judge Vern Perez granted an additional evaluation for murder defendant Brandon Acosta. The motion was filed under seal by the defendant's attorney William Pole. Acosta is accused of the 2018 murder and rape of teenager Timicca Nauta. Ac

FHP pharmacy now Megadrug III

FHP pharmacy now Megadrug III

Megadrug is taking over the operations of the FHP clinic pharmacy, which will now be known as Megadrug III. According to a news release from parent company TakeCare Insurance, the outsourcing of pharmacy operations will allow the FHP Health Center to focu

Shelton bill requiring students to fill out FAFSA forms could help UOG

Shelton bill requiring students to fill out FAFSA forms could help UOG

High school seniors may have one more set of forms to fill out before they can graduate. It's part of an effort by local officials to try and avert a tuition increase, and provide the University of Guam with more revenues. Sen. Amanda Shelton has introduc

Lieutenant governor urges Guam decolonization at UN

Lieutenant governor urges Guam decolonization at UN

Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio reports back from his trip to the United NationsHere's more... Chris folder josh 2 352 the US was founded out of colonies and it's not supposed to have colonies and it struggling it doesn't know how to deal with the fact they hav

Victor Reyes pleads not guilty to federal drug charges

Victor Reyes pleads not guilty to federal drug charges

A man indicted for possession of five or more grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute pleaded not guilty today in federal district court. Victor Abisia Reyes, 43, entered the plea during an arraignment hearing before Magistrate Judge Joaqui

Workshop available for growers interested in agroforestry

Workshop available for growers interested in agroforestry

Growers of all levels as well as agricultural extension specialists, educators, and anyone interested in local food security is welcomed to participate in an agroforest workshop Community members interested in cultivating a farm, homestead, or urban area

Rags, flammable materials attributed to GRESCO fire

Rags, flammable materials attributed to GRESCO fire

The cause of a fire that took place back in September at the GRESCO warehouse in Agatin which several units from the Guam Fire Department and Navy Fire responded to has been determined. "Our investigators found out that some rags and flammable pieces of m

Ulitao gives life to fallen da'ok tree

Ulitao gives life to fallen da'ok tree

A group of passionate Guam islanders rediscovering and reviving CHamoru seafaring skills made sure wood from an old fallen tree was put to good use. On Aug. 8, an old tree snapped and fell damaging four cars in the Hagatna Bank of Guam parking lot. Thankf

Several bills signed into law

Several bills signed into law

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has signed several more bills into law. The bills include a measure approving changes to the port modernization plan. It scales back the proposed port administration building project by renovating the existing building instead of co

Congressman, governor clash over local war claims payout

Congressman, governor clash over local war claims payout

Last week unleashing frustrations on Facebook to face time at Adelup today. A meeting between Guam Del. Michael San Nicolas and Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero just wrapped up at Adelup. The meeting comes after tensions between the two centering mostly on Adelup's

Hawaiian Rock manager among others nominated for land boards

Hawaiian Rock manager among others nominated for land boards

Many believe the land and culture are inextricably linked in Guam, and four new appointees to four different boards that deal with land and/or culture appeared for their confirmation hearings today. Vincent Leon Guerrero was nominated to the Historic Pres

Former executive director's assistant testifies in GHURA trial

Former executive director's assistant testifies in GHURA trial

The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority trial continued this afternoon with witness Millie Taitano questioned heavily by the defense counsel on the minute recordings, emails and published meeting documents. The three defendants in the case, former GH

Local leaders tour live-living firing range, artifacts staging site

Local leaders tour live-living firing range, artifacts staging site

Senators toured the site of the future military live-fire training range with new Joint Region Marianas head Admiral John Menoni and staff. This marks the first tour since human remains were found at the range, and according to Legislative Historic Preser

Osen Asano arrested after allegedly assaulting woman

Osen Asano arrested after allegedly assaulting woman

A woman and her children had to flee from a 29-year-old man accused of beating her. Police responded to the incident on Oct. 15 in Tamuning where the woman with her two children told police Osen Asano, also known as Simpey Asano. Asano was allegedly drunk

Ryan Gebhart (aka, Vanessa Gehart) jailed for drugs

Man seeking asylum files complaint against Kamalen Karidat

Governor plans to take Davis case to US Supreme Court

Ancient remains likely not of native CHamorus

Tropical Storm Bualoi on track to pass north of Saipan early Tuesday

Why are school resource officers no longer in Guam's public schools?