Local News

Property crime bill toughens penalties for repeat offenders

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
House Bill 2205, as currently drafted, would remove parole as a sentencing option for repeat offenders of property crimes, including burglaries and thefts. Rep. Chris Lee (D, Kailua-Lanikai-Waimanalo) believes the bill can help protect the community.

Council toughens rules on food trucks

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
With virtually no input from food truck vendors, the City Council has amended and passed a measure that would bar any food trucks without the proper permits from selling food during lunchtime hours in the "Hawaii Capitol special district."

UH looks into constructing own stadium

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
The UH-Manoa Athletic Department is apparently exploring the idea of building a 30,000-seat outdoor multipurpose stadium, drafting a request for quotes for architectural design services and conceptual renderings.

Man gets life plus 30 years in grisly murder

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
The conduct of a 29-year-old man convicted of killing and dismembering his business partner in a marijuana-growing operation was egregious enough to warrant life in prison plus 30 consecutive years, a judge ruled on Friday.

Assets to move high school to AOP site

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
Academy of the Pacific, which closed in June citing financial struggles and dwindling enrollment, is in negotiations to transfer its assets and property to Assets School for an undisclosed amount.

Witnesses sought in fatal crash of Kauai glider

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
The National Transportation Safety Board is seeking witnesses in the ultralight aircraft crash on Kauai that killed two people. Police identified the victims of Tuesday's crash as pilot Gerry Charlebois, 55, of Kapahi and passenger Mark McKenzie, 53 of Pickering, Ontario.

911 Report

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
Tourist dies while snorkeling off Kauai • Driver of truck dies after crash • Alleged assault prompts arrest

Newswatch

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
Northeast winds are forecast in the 35 to 45 mph range with localized gusts as high as 65 mph, according to emergency officials, and "leeward sloping areas could experience the greatest sustained wind speeds."

Family renews plea to help find missing man

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
A Honolulu family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of a 70-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who went missing six weeks ago.

Obituaries

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Henry Olaf Burns Jr. • Alfred Gene Cordeiro • Benjamin Policar Joco • Itumalo Latuaoa Lafua • Hansheng Lei • Virginia Magaoay • Barbara Matu'u • Clay Minter • John Francis Mitchell • Amy Fumie Mizukami • and more

New York Times: A star was (recently) born: a play boldly employs babies

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
NEW YORK » Hattie Morahan, who stars as Nora in the acclaimed production of "A Doll's House" now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, has won the kind of rave reviews any actor would envy.

New York Times: Churches downsizing and selling assets in more secular era

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
BOSTON » The American Unitarian Association, peopled and powered by this city's Brahmin elite, announced its presence here in 1886 with a grand and stately headquarters at the very top of Beacon Hill, right next door to the Statehouse.

Djou might take another shot at House seat

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou said Thursday that he is moving toward a bid for urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District. The moderate Republican said politics has become "too slanted, too partisan" and that government at all levels has turned dysfunctional.

Local attorney buys rare Japanese Zero fighter relic

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Honolulu attorney Damon Senaha successfully bid $12,225 for the rare relic from a Zero fighter so he could give it to the USS Arizona Memorial museum.

Helicopter crash victim's family settles lawsuit

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
A lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of a Toronto man killed in a Blue Hawaiian Helicopters crash on Molokai was settled for an undisclosed amount Tuesday in Hawaii, according to the family's lawyers.

Girl's stepmom details vicious beatings in plea-deal records

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Delilah Williams, 29, Talia's stepmother, is scheduled to testify Friday in U.S. District Court in the capital murder trial of her husband. Naeem Williams, 34, is facing the death penalty under federal law for killing a child.

Wilson pressed to release personnel records

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
The unusual request was in response to the Hawaii State Bar Association's disclosure that its "unqualified" rating for Circuit Judge Michael Wilson was based in part on the propriety of his conduct toward women in professional contexts.

Suspect in ATM identity theft scheme is arrested in Seattle

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
An alleged Los Angeles con man indicted in August in connection with an ATM-skimming scheme in Waikiki was arrested this week in Seattle. City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro said Armen Apoyan, 33, was arrested Tuesday in Seattle and charged with first-degree theft.

Scammers pick up money at victims' homes

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
The Honolulu Police Department is warning the public to beware of scams targeting senior citizens at their homes. Lt. John McCarthy, head of HPD's financial crimes detail, said in a press conference Thursday there have been three incidents within three weeks two this week in which scammers have appeared at the victims' homes.

Contractor admits guilt in sharing secrets

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
A retired Army Reserve lieutenant colonel faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine when he is sentenced this summer for sharing military secrets with his younger Chinese girlfriend.