Local News

Blue Angels bringing fun to South Shore

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The Navy's Blue Angels demonstration squadron will add a twist to the corkscrewing, speeding and precision aerobatic flying performance they'll put on in September in Hawaii: The show this year will be at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Death penalty case is in hands of jury

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Jurors in the capital murder trial of former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams were scheduled to begin deliberating Wednesday morning after hearing closing arguments Tuesday.

Woman who allegedly damaged palace door pleads not guilty

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The 21-year-old woman accused of damaging a 130-year-old glass door at Iolani Palace two months ago entered a plea of not guilty Monday in Circuit Court to criminal property damage and burglary.

Mandatory kindergarten expedited

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Lawmakers are fast-tracking legislation that would make kindergarten mandatory for 5-year-olds in hopes of giving the state time to run a public education campaign about the change before the school year ends next month.

Isle Dems yield to Ige's request for speaking time at convention

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The Democratic Party of Hawaii on Tuesday evening reversed course and agreed to allow state Sen. David Ige, who is challenging Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the primary, to speak at the party's state convention in May.

Isle shows pau, Mars is off to Zippy's

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The three sold-out shows at Blaisdell Arena are history. With latest leg of his 14-month Moonshine Jungle Tour completed and almost a month before he starts the next one, Bruno Mars has time to take a deep breath, enjoy Hawaii and talk to the Star-Advertiser.

Details of teen's life emerge as he awaits return

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The 15-year-old Cali­for­nia boy who survived a harrowing San Jose-to-Maui flight in a jetliner's wheel well remains at a Hono­lulu children's hospital while child-welfare officials work on the details of getting him back to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dentist settles with state over complaints

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
State authorities have reached tentative settlements with Dr. John D. Stover to resolve 11 of the 12 complaints filed against him for his medical and dental work.

City Council panel approves ban on sweepstakes machines

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The odds are looking good that sweepstakes gaming machines will be outlawed on Oahu after a Hono­lulu City Council committee Tuesday endorsed a proposed ordinance.

Military housing project complete

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
In the mid-1990s, military officials became concerned that inadequate and poor-quality housing was undermining the quality of life for service members.

Kokua Line: Use of Aikahi Playground for elementary school only

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Question: There seems to be some confusion on the usage of Aikahi Playground, which is adjacent to Aikahi Elementary School.

Newswatch

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Service will honor Holocaust victims • Fall killed hiker from Texas, autopsy finds • Washington woman ID'd as drowning victim

911 Report

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Police name man who drowned at Kua Bay • Man's body retrieved from ocean • Hikers OK after night stuck in mountains

Corrections and Clarifications

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
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.

Probe into college's fees allegedly led to retaliation

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Three former Hawaii Community College student government officers say they were voted off the Hilo school's student council after trying to account for an estimated $1.8 million in student fees that have been collected over the past five years.

850 isle educators to receive pay increases

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
An arbitration panel has awarded annual 4.5 percent pay raises to approximately 850 Department of Education principals, vice principals and other school and district-level educational officers, the Hawaii Government Employees Association announced Monday.

Campaign offers new method of sterilization for male dogs

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
A no-kill animal shelter in Kapo­lei is offering a limited number of low-cost sterilizations beginning Thursday to introduce a nonsurgical neutering method called "Zeutering" for male dogs.

Security reviewed after teen sneaks on plane

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The 15-year-old boy was dazed and confused, walking aimlessly around the Kahu­lui Airport tarmac Sunday morning following a death-defying journey across the Pacific in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet.

Hiding spot freezing, lacks oxygen, expert says

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The former lead mechanic for US Airways said the 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight Sunday had a tight fit in the belly of the Boeing 767 and should consider himself "very, very lucky" to be alive.

Settlement restores flow of Maui streams

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The state Commission on Water Resource Management has approved a settlement to a decade-long legal dispute that is expected to assure continuous flow of streams in an area of the West Maui Mountains, particularly Iao Stream.