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Convicted rapist and kidnapper Marko Omwere is sentenced to life behind bars with the possibility of parole after 45 years. Back in 2016, Omwere broke into a woman's Agana Heights home. He raped and robbed her before forcing her to drive him to several locations.
Omwere declined to address the court during his sentencing hearing on Monday morning.

Central Lanes is the Integrated Bowling Tournament, which kicks off the Special Olympics bowling season! Volunteers are needed to coach this year's Special Olympics bowling teams. If you are interested, please call the Special Olympics Office at 648-7648 or Laura Taisipic 482-5853.

We got a super-awesome cameo today during our coverage from a KUAM alumnus - look who @sabrinasalasmatanane ran into along the parade route - Legendary anchorwoman Ginger Cruz! She's back on island to celebrate Liberation Day with friends and family and happily videobombed our livestream to say hi and Hafa Adai!

Congratulations to the winners from today's Liberation Day Parade Float Competition: Barrigada is Best Village Float, the Port Authority of Guam for GovGuam & TaTuHa Inc. for Community!

The show will go on!
Despite earlier reports of a canceled fireworks display, ShowPro Pyrotechnics Jeff Sanchez says there will be fireworks tonight.
Early this morning, a quarter of the fireworks went off accidentally, giving those along the parade route a sneak peak.
Sanchez says they're working against time, but will ensure at least a five to six minute fireworks display to commemorate the island's 73rd Liberation Day.
They're currently coordinating with Guam Fire Department and the Guam Police Department to ensure tonight's planned show continues as planned and safely.
The show starts at 9 p.m. and is best viewed along the parade route in Hagatna.

Managing Director, Dave Tydingco, is just one of the many dedicated and friendly staff members at the Valley of the Latte Park. He shared that one of the key elements that makes the park so special, aside from the guests and their experiences, is all the people who work on the grounds to provide its visitors with the true charm, culture and hospitality that Southern Guam has to offer. Being a part of the tourism industry is not only a source of income, but a way to educate and enlighten tourists from all over the globe about Guam, through a fun and hands on experience. Learn more tonight on KUAM Extra. #tourismworks

Warning: strong language. Viewer discretion is advised. Videos courtesy of Henry Wong. Early this morning campers were suddenly awoken after several racks of fireworks lit up the sky. The incident is under investigation. Regardless, The show will go on! Watch KUAM's Krystal Paco's interview with Showpros Jeff Sanchez on our Facebook. His company is contracted to handle tonight's Liberation fireworks show.

The Stations of KUAM would like to say Happy Liberation Day to all island residents as well as former residents living abroad. Please join us down at the parade or catch our FB live coverage that will capture the start of the parade. If you are feeling nostalgic, remember that you can visit the KUAM story map on our Facebook and mobile app for in-depth historical content. #wealwaysremember

Warning, viewer discretion is advised. (Profanity). Early this morning campers were suddenly awoken after several racks of fireworks lit up the sky. The incident is under investigation. Videos courtesy of Henry Wong.

Campers along the parade route got an unexpected wake up call after some of the fireworks for tonight's Liberation celebration lit up the early morning. The fireworks are supposed to go off at 9:00pm. Units from the Guam Fire Department are on scene to investigate. Showpro Productions owner Jeff Sanchez says the incident was accidental and there will still be a fireworks show tonight. Krystal Paco was on the scene this morning. Check out her report on KUAM's FB page.

One of the suspects accused in an armed robbery that involved tourist at Two Lovers Point last month has been released from prison.

Xavier Tedtaotao was released to a third party custodian today. He was the alleged driver of getaway car, and is charged with 2nd degree robbery, and a special allegation with the same vulnerable victim sentence enhancement.

Jeremy Allen Evaristo, who allegedly had the gun, is charged with 2nd degree robbery and two special allegations...the first a vulnerable victim sentence enhancement and the other for possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.

Both face 7 to 10 years in prison for the robbery charge and 5 to 25 years for the special allegation if convicted.

Documents state the pair drove up and Evaristo allegedly held a woman and her daughter, 9, at gunpoint. Authorities say the suspect then grabbed the backpack from the back of the victim's car, that backpack contained more than $800 as well as their passports, before taking off.

The suspects will go before the court again on August 3.

The pair accused in the brutal beating of a Department of Corrections detainee back in March will go to trial next month.
Jeremiah Isezaki and Albert B. Santos II are being charged with the attempted murder of DOC detainee Justin Meno. A third suspect, Peter Gines, was also arrested for his alleged part in the attack but has yet to be charged.

More than 1,000 pages of discovery in the case has been filed, and attorneys have until August 9th to file any motions.
Isezaki is currently serving a seven month sentence in federal prison for violating his release conditions.
The defense also requested that Santos be allowed to attend a family members funeral, but the judge denied that due to the charges against him.
Trial is set to begin on August 21.

Meantime, Superior Court judge Michael Bordallo granted the alternate public defenders motion to withdraw as legal counsel for Meno due to a conflict. Meno remains at the Guam Memorial Hospital still recovering. He has yet to answer to the charges in court, as he is unable to talk or physically leave the hospital.

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