Local News

Isle vets' wait time cut by 2 weeks

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
The wait times were down by more than two weeks for military veterans seeking their first Veterans Affairs medical appointments, but Hawaii still leads the nation with the longest delays, according to data released Friday.

Boat troubles prompt rescue of 4 rowers

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
A Coast Guard helicopter rescued four people attempting to row from California to Hawaii. The Coast Guard said Saturday that the rowers were participating in the Great Pacific Race when they reported taking water on board their 24-foot boat

Mother's death is now a homicide, police say

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
Hawaii island police have reclassified the death of a Wai­naku woman — who died mysteriously nine months after her daughter was beaten to death — as a murder. Sommer Ferreira, 20, was found dead in the laundry room of a Wai­naku residence Sept. 20, 2011.

Man in custody for failure to pay after 2006 sentence

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
An Alabama man who served 100 days in jail for killing a Pearl City man during a fight in 2004 is back in custody, accused of failing to pay more than $500 in restitution and fees connected to the man's death.

New law adds time to file abuse suits

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday signed a bill into law that will extend a window for another two years to file lawsuits over decades-old childhood sexual abuse and allow suits to be brought against the state and counties.

State handbook guides immigrants in isle life

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
A new handbook published by the state gives newcomers a road map on everything from how to find a job to when to use a car horn, from how to keep their kids safe to understanding sarcasm.

Proposal expands 'sit-lie' ban to Chinatown, Ward

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
Days after Mayor Kirk Caldwell unveiled a measure prohibiting people from sitting and lying on public sidewalks in Wai­kiki, Councilwoman Carol Fuku­naga has introduced a bill imposing the same restrictions for an area from Chinatown to Ward Avenue.

67th annual book sale fills McKinley

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
The Friends of the Library of Hawaii's massive 67th annual book sale, which gets underway Saturday at McKinley High School, features a new section dubbed "Curious Books" that spotlights quirky and fun titles.

Family flourishes after battling abuse

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
In celebration of National Reunification Month, an Oahu family once severed by substance abuse was honored Friday for reuniting and flourishing after more than a decade apart.

Grants: McDonald's gives proceeds from 'Big Mac Monday' to UH

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii gave $22,000 to University of Hawaii football head coach Norm Chow, UH athletic director John McNamara and Na Koa Executive Director Kim Fuji­uchi.

911 Report

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
Man charged in attempted robbery • Swimmer drowns at ‘Blue Room' cave

Newswatch

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
Light work to close H-1 westbound lanes • Pot discovery leads to arrest of Puna couple • Crash victim is identified as Kalaheo man

Manoa rapist sues over work furlough denial

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
A man known as the Manoa Rapist is suing state Department of Public Safety Director Ted Sakai and Corrections Division head Max Otani for refusing to let the inmate enter the department's work furlough program.

Hit-and-run driver's sentence includes insurance fraud time

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
After running over and killing a Hawaii Pacific University student, Dominic Franklyn filed a false insurance claim to try to raise thousands for a foundation in his victim's name, his attorney said.

Principals to exit Punahou School

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
Punahou School is losing its longtime high school and junior school principals after next school year -- one to retirement and the other to a mainland school.

Island Images

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53

Vital Statistics

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System.

Ex-journalist on mend after being hit by car

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
A former Honolulu Star-Bulletin columnist and veteran foreign correspondent remained in serious condition Thursday after an accident in which the 87-year-old was hit by a vehicle while crossing a street near Ala Moana Center.

CIA forerunner picked 442nd member for service

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Dick Shigemi Hamada had four major fears serving as a Japanese-American in Burma during World War II. First was being mistakenly shot by fellow Americans. Second was a mistaken attack by the Burmese Kachin Rangers who he was fighting alongside.

State sues official for failing to air income

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
The state is suing a member of a state licensing board to recover $1,940 in fines after the board member failed to file two years of financial disclosure statements.