Local News

Ex-Hilo woman gets life sentence for killing son

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
Jessica Analani Dutro, 25, was sentenced Friday by Washington County Circuit Judge Don Letour­neau. She was found guilty earlier this month in Washington County Circuit Court.

Fired pilot pleads not guilty to dodging screening

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
An airline pilot who had been fired from his job with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to bypassing passenger screening requirements at Hono­­lulu Airport by wearing his uniform and identification from his former employer.

Bail denied for man accused of producing child pornography

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
A federal grand jury returned an indictment April 10 charging Feli­ci­ano Lou Qui­mo­yog with three counts of producing child pornography between 1995 and 2000. Each charge carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.

Annual drive helps food bank replenish its dwindling stock

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
First Assembly of God Leeward is one of 250 member agencies that regularly rely on the food bank to assist the needy. The groceries gathered weekly at the warehouse will go to at least 50 financially pinched families.

Fire chief faces no-confidence vote

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The leadership of the union representing Hawaii's 2,000 firefighters has issued "a vote of no confidence" against Hono­lulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves due to an increasingly strained relationship.

First show's fortunate fans thank Bruno Mars

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The tale of how three nights of shows sold out in less than two hours has already become the stuff of local legend. Those who were able to secure tickets are well aware of what it took to enter the Moonshine Jungle.

Many copper thieves get away scot-free

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
Lured by the salvage price of $2 per pound, copper thieves struck 24 times in 2013, a 100 percent increase from 12 reported copper thefts in 2012. But Robert Okuda, whose family has traded in scrap metals for more than 50 years on Oahu, said those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg.

Commanding general at Fort Shafter named

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The Army this week announced that Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, currently assistant deputy chief of staff in Washington, D.C., will be the next commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

Grants

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
"Capitol Idol II: The Return of Capitol Idol," a state government talent show held Monday, raised more than $1,700 for the Hawaii Foodbank.

Island Images

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45

Newswatch

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
Maui workers use ferry for Lanai meeting • Officers deemed justified in fatal shooting • Broken insulator cuts electricity to 1,290

911 Report

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
2 suspects sought in theft of car from lot in Kailua • Man arrested in hit-run case • County officials might get raises

Sugar company still seeking alternative to burning cane

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
KAHULUI » The state's last remaining sugar company has been researching alternatives to burning leaves off its sugar cane crop before harvest. But Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. said it hasn't found an alternative yet.

Corrections and Clarifications

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Obituaries

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
Marie Ayres • Sinnette Barefoot • May Lehua Akeo Brown • Patricia Ann Colburn • Jose Dauz Dela Pena • Samuel Delgado Jr. • Harriet P. N. Denison • Michael Philip Gray • and more

City eager to display rail construction

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
With its court battles behind it, Oahu's elevated rail project is poised to become a concrete-and-steel reality and city officials have launched an effort to show the public the construction that's already happening.

Search for a new UH president narrows down group of hopefuls

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The search for the next University of Hawaii president could wrap up before the summer, as regents have turned their attention to a shortlist of candidates.

Bail denied for defendant in dismemberment case

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
A murder defendant accused of dismembering his alleged victim was ordered Thursday by Circuit Judge Karen Ahn to remain in custody pending trial without the opportunity for release on bail.

Gabbard part of delegation to visit Japan, S. Korea, China

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is making her first trip to Japan, South Korea and China as a member of Congress. Gabbard, a Democrat, announced Thursday she will be part of a mostly Republican delegation to meet with leaders in the three Asian powerhouse nations.

Alleged skimmers of ATM will be tried in mid-June

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The two defendants accused of siphoning more than $20,000 from local residents in an elaborate ATM skimming operation last year are scheduled to be tried together in June.