Local News

Seniors are urged to change walking behavior

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
More senior citizens have been killed in pedestrian crashes on Oahu so far this year than all of 2013, prompting officials to urge senior citizens to change their pedestrian behavior.

Judge decries stepmom as 'evil'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright told admitted child killer Delilah Williams at her sentencing Tuesday that the most apt description for what she did to her 5-year-old stepdaughter Talia is "evil."

Volunteers will keep looking for teen as officials halt search

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
Early Saturday morning Richard "Kalani" Vierra Jr. gave his mother a hug, kissed both her cheeks and said, "I love you, Mom," then set off alone for a hike in the rugged terrain above his Wai­anae home.

A lot more 'Hawaii Five-0'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
With smiles, selfies and a Hawaiian blessing, the cast and crew of "Hawaii Five-0" started their fifth and longest season to date: a 25-episode marathon that began Tuesday with scenes in Wai­kiki and will last until April.

Opponents of recognition laud unity of Hawaiians

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
Dozens of Maui residents Tuesday night echoed the staunch opposition heard around the islands against possible federal recognition as U.S. interior officials held their 15th and final meeting exploring the possibility of re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with Native Hawaiians.

Arsonist who left burned skin at scene sentenced to 20 years

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
A 26-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for setting fire to a Kai­lua home over a dispute about work done to the home.

Coco Palms fire deals $600,000 in damage

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
The shuttered Coco Palms Resort sustained about $600,000 in damage from a Fourth of July fire, the Kauai Fire Department said Tuesday, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Voters able to register at drive-thru sites

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
The state Office of Elections is offering drive-thru voter registration Wednesday as well as on Thursday, the final day to register in time for the primary election.

Mike Salta's legacy endures at isle car dealerships

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
Mike Salta was more than just a name on a Pontiac dealership in Hawaii. He was an influential businessman whose effect on the local automotive industry lives on in people who run dealerships around the islands.

Hanabusa fires aggressive shots at Schatz

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
In a taut and punchy performance, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa on Monday night sought to depict U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz as unprepared for the legislative rigor of the Senate.

911 Report

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
Man hospitalized after stabbing assault • 2 injured in auto-motorcycle collision

Newswatch

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
Only rain expected from weakening storm • Council drops planned rental lease vote • Suspect enters home in Puna, robs resident; and more

Company not exempt from ban on aerial ads, FAA says

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
Aerial Banners North insists a federal waiver allows it to fly commercial banners over Hawaii, but a new statement by the Federal Aviation Administration suggests otherwise.

City promises brighter lights for deadly road

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
It's a hazardous stretch of Hono­lulu road where many kupuna often cross the street or look to catch buses in the early morning hours.

Actions in Makiki death are deemed self-defense

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:57
Honolulu police have released two suspects in the death of a man who allegedly tried to knife his pregnant girlfriend in a Makiki home.

Command post set up in park in search for missing hiker

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Firefighters returned Monday to the trail in Wai­anae where a 15-year-old boy was believed to have been hiking before he went missing Saturday.

More students urged to learn Mandarin

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Twice as many public high school students in Hawaii are studying Mandarin as there were five years ago, but their numbers are still small given China's growing importance to Hawaii's economy.

Statewide initiative sets goals for sustainability

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, joined by the four county mayors and Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO Kama­na‘o­pono Crabbe, on Monday launched the Aloha+ Challenge, a series of targets for the state to reach in various sectors of sustainability, renewable energy and natural resource management.

West Maui residents out in force against federal recognition

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
All but one of the more than 100 people who spoke before a federal panel Monday night rejected the idea of possible federal recognition of a future Native Hawaiian government, arguing the U.S. has no jurisdiction over Hawaii.

Assertion that Elderts was high on cocaine is barred from trial

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
A medical forensic expert for U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy will not be able to tell a state jury that he believes shooting victim Kollin Elderts had cocaine in his system and was high when he died, a judge ruled Monday.