Local News

Trial's end approaches in death of ex-GI's tot

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Jurors will hear closing arguments Tuesday morning in the first death penalty case to go to trial in Hawaii. There is no death penalty under state law.

Marine was trying to defend himself, lawyer says

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
A struggle between a Marine and a prostitute armed with a knife ended with the prostitute dead on the floor of a Wai­kiki hotel room, said a defense attorney for Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby during the start of Cosby's court-martial at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kane­ohe.

Kokua Line: HECO will seek repair costs from those causing damage

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Question: On Sunday morning, April 6, a speeding vehicle hit a pole on our street next to the KEY Project in Kahaluu.

Incidental Lives: Kuakini's top volunteer serves with endless vigor

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
You can't put a price on what volunteer Lillian Takeda does for the Kua­kini Health System, but you could certainly fill out one heck of a timecard.

911 Report

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Fuel spill discovered in harbor • Waikoloa man held in stabbing • Pair wanted in shoplifting, assault incident

Legislators urged to mandate autism coverage

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
For Gerilyn Pinnow, every dollar that goes to treat her son's autism is one less she's able to save for her daughter's college education.

Airline settles man's lawsuit over having to crawl to plane

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
A partially paralyzed Maui man who claimed airline workers forced him to crawl on and off flights in 2012 has settled his lawsuit against Delta Air Lines, his lawyer said Monday.

Obituaries

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Royce Ervin Jacinto Barrios • Doris Mikie Chinen • Paz Gallardo Ducusin • Romeo Salvosa Francisco • Sonny Gonzaga Sr. • Grace Hatsue Hotoke • Denis Taeko Sato Izuka • John Kagawa • and more

Lower gas prices could come in the summer, analyst says

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Honolulu has endured 12 straight weeks of rising gasoline prices, but an industry expert says fuel prices may peak finally in the next two to four weeks before a possible slide back down.

USS Port Royal to remain with Navy

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
In the 20-year life of the cruiser USS Port Royal, based at Pearl Harbor, some of the warship's battles have been fought at home, some with the environment and some with the Navy itself.

New law OK'd on dispensers for publications

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Updated rules should make it easier for the city to maintain and regulate Wai­kiki publication dispensing racks and their enclosures. Bill 67 (2013) was signed into law Thursday by Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Cromwell's visitors take their last leaps

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
On Monday, construction will begin on a 6-foot-high aluminum fence along the sea wall to prevent jumping and injuries. The $160,000 project is expected to be completed in four weeks.

Teenage stowaway arrives on Maui in wheel well of jet

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
A 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet that traveled from San Jose, Calif., to Maui on Sunday has been released to Child Protective Services and will soon be reunited with his family.

School's Earth Day focuses on native plants

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Courtney Huddleston, a sophomore at Kala­heo High School, is co-president of the school's Aina Club, which is holding its first Earth Day Celebration at the Kai­lua school Tuesday.

Kokua Line: 2015 could see construction of the boat ramp at Ko Olina

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
QUESTION: Wasn't the boat ramp for the public in Ko Olina supposed to have been built by the end of 2013? I also heard that the Phoenician boat ramp at Kalaeloa is not free -- there is a fee for using it. Is this true?

Ocean Watch: The sea snakes of Niue are harmless swimmers

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
One of the most satisfying moments in a sailor's life is tying the boat to a safe mooring in a calm harbor after a long period at sea. Even a day after arriving here at Niue (pronounced NEW-ay), Craig and I are still high-fiving.

911 Report

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Waimanalo crash hospitalizes driver • Teen girl held in robbery of man on beach

Newswatch

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
High wind forecast to last through evening • Fire destroys Keaau home • Red pickup eyed in thefts

Obituaries

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Marciel Torres Celebrado • Beverly Ann Kamomiala Chu • Carmelita Milleza Depaynos • Araceli Escanilla Gamil • Sonny Gonzaga Sr. • Robert Alan Green • Karl B. Hagen • and more

Legislators hold hope for hemp bill

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Imagine a crop that can be used to purify soil and make food, clothing, rope, paper, plastic, pest-resistant building material, oil, fuel, animal bedding and tens of thousands of other products.