Local News

Newswatch

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Side job merits suspension, panel says • Visitation to correctional sites canceled • Crews search for fisherman • Anti-GMO plan goes to Council

911 Report

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Apartment fire's starting point is found • Moiliili home allegedly hit by armed robber • Man accused of terroristic threatening • Waipahu forgery suspect is arrested

Vital Statistics

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
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.

Kauai protesters set sights on RIMPAC drills, sonar use

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Kauai organizations are planning to protest international maritime exercises hosted by the U.S. Navy this summer. A coalition called Oceans 4 Peace says it will educate the public on the dangers of what it calls "permanent war preparation and naval military harm" to oceans.

Territorial showdowns over fishing rights are increasing

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
William Aila spent a career as the Wai­anae harbor master mediating disputes between fishermen and boaters along the Leeward Coast, but he now finds himself worrying about a new and violent level of tensions above and below Hawaii waters.

Jurors consider final arguments on death sentence

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
The life of Naeem Williams is in the hands of the same 12 U.S. District Court jurors who found him guilty of capital murder for killing his 5-year-old daughter, Talia, and also found him eligible for the death penalty.

Multi-unit condo fire displaces 19 Ewa residents

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Nineteen residents, including four children, were displaced Friday afternoon after a three-alarm fire spread through six condominium townhouse apartments and damaged three others in two neighboring buildings in Ewa Beach.

Obituaries

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Masami Aito • Thomas P. Amarino • Evaristo Avergonzado • Roland Fritz Blackiston Jr. • Daniel William Brock • Michael Butindaro • Felipa Santos Castillo • John S. Hamilton • and more

Boy dies from injuries after falling off skateboard

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
A 14-year-old boy died Thursday from injuries he suffered when he fell off his skateboard in Pearl City — the second skateboarding death this week. The city Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Vepa Tripp of Pearl City.

No reprieve for Miramar's mural

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
The Taubman Co. LLC, redeveloper of the International Market Place, started taking down the colorful three-story tile mosaic on the Mira­mar at Wai­kiki Hotel on Friday despite an 11th-hour push from community members who wanted to preserve the pieces of Wai­kiki history.

Sex ed program Pono Choices faces overhaul

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
The move to an opt-in versus an opt-out decision is one of a dozen changes the Department of Education announced Friday with the release of a 24-page report by a working group convened in February to review the curriculum.

Special Operations Command Pacific gets new leadership

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Rear Adm. Colin J. Kilrain will become the new commander of the Special Operations Command Pacific at Camp H.M. Smith in Halawa Heights, the Pentagon announced.

Man pleads guilty to ID theft in scholarship scam

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
A former University of Hawaii Foundation employee pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to identity theft after acknowledging that he diverted scholarship money to pay off a gambling debt.

2 accused of stealing data, counterfeiting

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
A 52-year-old woman was indicted by an Oahu grand jury Wednesday and faces charges of second-degree identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information and second-degree attempted theft.

Newswatch

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Quake off Molokai felt on Oahu, Maui

911 Report

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Boy, 17, is nabbed in Makiki burglary • 3 pit bulls put to sleep, owner cited after attack

Facts of the Matter: Nations seek right to hoist minerals from ocean floor

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
According to J.L. Mero's 1965 book "Mineral Resources of the Sea," more than a trillion tons of manganese nodules on the floor of the Pacific Ocean comprised a virtually inexhaustible supply of manganese, cobalt, nickel and copper ores that was growing faster than it could be exploited.

Rail guideway goes up in Ewa

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
The first stretch of guideway for the island's elevated rail system is now up between columns, offering a clearer glimpse of what the project will eventually look like as it takes shape in the farmlands of West Oahu.

Recertification visit stirs up residents' anger toward DOT

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Federal officials are in Honolulu to help decide whether they will give a standard recertification to a somewhat obscure local transportation planning agency -- and if they don't, the move could cost traffic-plagued Oahu up to $15 million in annual federal highway dollars, local officials have warned.

Nyong’o tops festival’s starry guest list

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Film and fashion star Lupita Nyong'o is headlining the Maui Film Festival, which kicked off Wednesday. Nyong'o, 31, who captured a best supporting actress Academy Award for her heart-wrenching role in "12 Years a Slave," will receive the festival's Rainmaker Award on Saturday.