Local News

Building problems to close Kamehameha's Haleiwa preschool

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Kamehameha Schools will close its preschool on the North Shore this summer because of structural problems with the building it leases, leaving families of about two dozen keiki to find alternatives for next school year.

Woman killed, 2 others hurt in accident at farmers market

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
A 26-year-old woman died Saturday after she was hit by a truck at the Kapiolani Community College Farmers' Market. Two other people suffered injuries that weren't life-threatening.

Volcanic Ash: Housing First is a key start to tackling homelessness

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
One of the sorriest times in recent city history was when former Mayor Mufi Hannemann abruptly threw the homeless out of Ala Moana Park during one of our worst rains ever so they wouldn't blight a festival he planned at the park.

Island Images

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44

Newswatch

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Shark reported off Kaimana Beach Park • 2 fires damage family home, empty building • Big Isle bridge damage shuts Kaiwiki Road

911 Report

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Man, 24, wounded in Kaneohe shooting • Palolo house fire causes $115,000 damage • Help sought in identifying robbery suspect

$1.56B budget estimated for rail

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
As work accelerates on Hono­lulu's multibillion-dollar rail transit system, the upcoming fiscal year will be the "single largest" for issuing construction awards — and the massive project will need to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars when revenues don't keep pace with costs, rail officials say.

Disaster readiness must grow, officials say

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Oahu communities will need to rely on their own people and resources during a natural disaster, but a city official stressed that too few areas are adequately prepared to respond to hurricanes, tsunamis, flooding or other calamities.

Wilson weighs whether to release personnel records

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
The state Judiciary has provided Circuit Judge Michael Wilson with copies of his personnel file and judicial performance reviews, but the state Supreme Court nominee is wrestling with whether to disclose the information to the state Senate.

New York Times: West's drought and growth intensify conflict over water rights

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
MUMFORD, Texas » Across the parched American West, the long drought has set off a series of fierce legal and political battles over who controls an increasingly dear treasure - water.

Court hears of girl's savage beatings

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
Delilah Williams told a jury in federal court that Naeem Williams knew that his child, Talia, might be close to death from all the beatings the couple had inflicted in the preceding months.

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.