Local News

Stepmom's role in abuse unknown until plea deal

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Delilah Williams will face sentencing in U.S. District Court on July 8 for her role in the 2005 child abuse beating death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter, Talia. Williams, 30, has already spent nine years in custody.

20 isle vets exposed to unsterilized dental tools

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Twenty patients in the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care system potentially were exposed to blood-borne pathogens in May from unsterilized dental instruments, the VA said Friday.

Little fire ant survey covers Mililani Mauka

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
The state Department of Agriculture is surveying a Mili­lani neighborhood after six homes were confirmed to have little fire ant infestations. "We're out here … to do a survey of the larger neighborhood to see if there's any more houses."

Man faces life in prison after guilty verdict

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
An Oahu jury returned a guilty verdict Friday for second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a homeless man in a makeshift structure under the H-1 freeway near Hono­lulu Airport.

Wrestling coach receives prison time, ban from youth sports

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
A longtime wrestling coach has been sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service for molesting a 14-year-old female wrestler in 2012.

UH faculty union, state reach tentative 2-year deal

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
University of Hawaii faculty and lecturers across the 10-campus system would receive annual 4 percent raises under a tentative agreement jointly announced Friday by the faculty union and state.

Launch by NASA will test gear for Mars expedition

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
NASA mission managers are hopeful that the oft-interrupted launch of a flying saucer-shaped vehicle, which will help test landing technology for a future Mars expedition, will finally happen Saturday from a Navy range on Kauai.

Weekend work will partially close H-1 in both directions

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Work on the H-1 freeway will close some but not all Koko Head-bound lanes overnight from near Likelike Highway to Ward Avenue, state transportation officials said Friday.

Kia'aina easily approved for federal post

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Esther Kia‘aina, who combines Capitol Hill experience with personal knowledge of Pacific island issues, was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on a voice vote Thursday as assistant secretary of insular affairs at the Department of the Interior.

Isle ceramist, surfer filled with zest for life

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Claude Horan, an artist who is considered "the father of ceramics" in Hawaii as well as a renowned waterman, died June 11 at his home in Kaha­luu. Horan left a legacy of artistic creation and education as well as a reputation as a larger-than-life personality with a fun-loving, nonconformist attitude.

911 Report

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Marine sergeant accused of stabbing wife • Kalihi burglary suspect caught in shower

Regents resign over disclosure bill

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Two members of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents have resigned after state lawmakers unanimously passed a bill requiring public financial disclosures from people serving on more than a dozen state boards and commissions.

Newswatch

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Carbon monoxide gas poisoned soldier • Tradewinds will take the weekend off • Pharmacy dean to leave post • Mayor restricts communication

Objections place hold on telescope sublease

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Hawaii's Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved a sublease for a $1.3 billion telescope that would be one of the world's largest, but the approval is on hold until the board hears objections in a separate review process.

Corrections

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 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.

Patients scramble to sort out erroneous Quest cancellations

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Kara Faleafine was troubled after receiving a notice in the mail saying the state was canceling the health insurance coverage she had for her two young girls at the end of June.

Pedestrian accidents renew call for caution

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Two pedestrians were fatally struck by motor vehicles Thursday in separate incidents while crossing major streets in crosswalks without traffic lights.

Former HPD officer charged with extortion and car schemes

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Federal authorities charged a former police officer with extorting hostess bar owners and selling stolen vehicles while employed by the Honolulu Police Department.

Campaign-fund watchdog pores over Pacific Resource Partnership’s emails

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
The Campaign Spending Commission is reviewing recently released email correspondence of Pacific Resource Partnership's 2012 campaign against mayoral hopeful Ben Cayetano to determine whether the group committed any violations that could warrant further investigation, the state agency's attorney said Thursday.

Council panel OKs homless targeting measures

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Top officials in Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration say they worry that two bills that would prohibit lying and sitting on all Oahu sidewalks and ban defecating and urinating in public areas might not pass constitutional muster.