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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.

Kokua Line: Pace of street light repairs determined by safety, area

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Question: I reported two street lights out on Hawaii Kai Drive, between Hahaione and Keahole streets, on Feb. 22 and was told there is a two- to three-week backlog.

Island Images

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45

911 Report

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Teenager struck by vehicle is hospitalized • 2 men accused of stealing copper wiring

Corrections

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
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.

Obituaries

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
Joy A. Ahn • Gloria Teruyo Arakawa • Marie Louise Bonnet • Vicente Cabasag • Joseph Char • Bow Yin Ching • Robert Lyman Dodge Sr. • Clavelina Corpuz Esguerra • Diane Nan Hee Hanna • Roger Williams Hawes • and more

New York Times: Trapped between home and refuge, Burmese Muslims are brutalized

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
HAT YAI, Thailand » He had already endured a treacherous journey down the Bay of Bengal, squeezed in the belly of a fishing trawler, then squashed in a pickup truck as it hurtled down Thailand's southern coast. Malaysia, his final destination, was tantalizingly close.

New York Times: Rural spot settled by religious group fears a city's encroachment

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
MODESTO, Calif. » Farmers and other residents of the rural district known as Wood Colony refer to the 110-year-old arboreal landmark in their midst — a gigantic walnut tree of Grimm's fairy-tale proportions — as simply, the Tree.

Newswatch

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
2 killed in glider crash are ID'd • Guard, DOE sued in sex case • Body identified as man missing since November • 1 wounded, another dead after argument

City Council advances hotel measure

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
Bill 16 seeks to preserve hotel jobs by requiring property owners to obtain a permit if they plan to convert 20 percent or more of their hotel rooms into condominiums.

Mother of dead 5-year-old takes stand in trial

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
Tarshia Williams told a federal court jury that the last time she saw her daughter Talia was when her little girl left South Carolina to live with her father in Hawaii in December 2004.

Chang out as head of state Republicans

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
David Chang will step down as the chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party to concentrate on his military and business commitments, sources say.

Council OKs height limit for Kuhio tower

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
A developer's much-debated request to raise the height limit on a Kuhio Avenue hotel-condominium tower received a 9-0 approval from the Honolulu City Council on Wednesday, despite opposition.

640-foot debris field found after plane crash on Lanai

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
Examination by the investigators of the wreckage of a small commercial plane that crashed in a former Lanai pineapple field last month revealed a 640-foot-long debris field, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

4 Aiea students suspended over drugs

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
Four students have been suspended from Aiea High School for alleged possession of marijuana and police have opened an investigation.

Philippines disaster relief gets $3.3M from Hawaii

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
Officials with the Consuelo Foundation said Project HOPE has given assistance as part of the long-term recovery effort to the help the Philippine victims of November's monster storm Typhoon Haiyan.

9-month project to shut Vineyard lanes

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
More overdue road work on some of Oahu's busiest arteries is on the way, adding to the lengthy repair projects already tying up traffic across the island.