Local News

Excessive sick days by guards deny visits by inmates' families

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
The day the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos, 68 Oahu Community Correctional Center guards called in sick. That's roughly a third of the 214 adult corrections officers scheduled to work.

Base might get vehicle registration office

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
Opening a motor vehicle registration office at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam would help military personnel and reduce the lines for other Oahu residents at satellite city halls, city and military officials said.

Son and soup stop Big Island house fire

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Joy Gardner, 70, of Papaaloa, said crackling sounds woke up her son Reuben Prensky, 41, on Saturday morning. He investigated and found a plastic sink in the laundry area on fire, with flames lapping at the roof.

Prayer reopens KCC market

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Hundreds crowded into the Kapiolani Community College Farmers' Market after it reopened Saturday for the first time since a college student was killed in a crash a week earlier.

Public meeting will provide updates on Makaha Valley flood study

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
As residents plan to attend a public meeting Tuesday to hear about an on­going study of Makaha Valley flooding, they're also mindful that government officials have been unable to significantly lessen flooding from major storms.

Volcanic Ash: Wonton soup saves the day in another bout with illness

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
There's something mystical about the healing power of wonton soup. I've been coming off a miserable stomach bug that landed me in the emergency room in a state of dehydration.

911 Report

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Man arrested in alleged vacuum attack • Woman is knocked out during argument • Suspect accused of burglary and assault

Newswatch

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
H-1 lanes in both directions to be closed • Heavy rain still likely for Hawaii island • Searchers save teens stranded by floodwaters

Former POW's devotion never wavered

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Tsu­yo­shi "Nick" Nishi­moto, who died in January at the age of 85, never forgot his fellow POWs as he carried the black and white flag to repatriation ceremonies at Hickam Air Force Base for more than a quarter-century.

Girl who died in scooter crash was a 16-year-old from Kapolei

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
A 16-year-old girl killed in a scooter crash on an H-3 freeway onramp in Kaneohe was identified Friday as Nicolette Vares of Kapo­lei. The medical examiner's office said Vares died of blunt force injuries to her torso, and classified her death as an accident.

Off-duty firefighter charged in alleged threats using car

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Carlin Jones of Wai­kiki was charged with three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and will make his initial appearance in District Court on Thursday.

Campaign commission looking into spending by Cachola

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
On Friday, Executive Director Kristin E. Izumi-Nitao said the Campaign Spending Commission is working with the Friends of Romy Cachola committee regarding expenditure-related concerns it has, but she hesitated to classify the review as an investigation.

Council seeks tax panel's input

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
A bill creating new tax classifications for Oahu bed-and-breakfast operations and transient vacation units has been deferred so a panel of experts can review it. Bill 23 was one of three tax-related measures held up by the Council Budget Committee on Wednesday.

HPD prostitute exemption might go

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
A key state lawmaker said Friday he plans to end a police exemption under Hawaii's prostitution laws that allows officers, in the course of their duties, to have sex with prostitutes.

Jury hears of girl's deep pain

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Child abuse expert Dr. Sharon Cooper told jurors in U.S. District Court on Friday that a typical 5-year-old child would have experienced mild, significant, severe and excruciating pain from the injuries Talia Williams suffered.

Reforms kick-start ailing school bus program

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Lawmakers say the state's once troubled school bus program has turned into a "success story" as the Department of Education anticipates saving a half-million dollars this year while serving more student riders.

Law on flood coverage will allow higher rates to flow in

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
Premiums are going up on nearly 14,000 federally subsidized flood insurance policies in Hawaii as Congress looks to get a federal program out of a $24 billion hole.

New York Times: After huge recall, GM speaks to customers through social media

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
SAN FRANCISCO » If you glance at the Facebook page of General Motors, it seems like business as usual at the Detroit automaker, even though the company is struggling to cope with the recalls of 1.6 million cars that it has linked to 12 deaths.

Complete Streets project put to test in Aiea

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
Nearly a quarter-mile of Ulune Street has become the city's first so-called Complete Streets demonstration project — part of a larger effort to eventually make roadways across Oahu more friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists, not just drivers.

Principal and teacher pay fines in nepotism cases

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
A public school principal and teacher have paid administrative fines to the state Ethics Commission to resolve charges against them involving the hiring of relatives.