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Suspect accused of fraud and other crimes

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
A 30-year-old woman using a counterfeit credit card racked up $21,000 in charges during a five-day shopping binge that included a $4,000 purchase at a jewelry store, the victim of her scheme said.

Iron Workers Union backs Abercrombie

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Thursday picked up the endorsement of the Iron Workers Union Local 625 and the Iron Workers Stabilization Fund. The union represents 2,000 workers statewide.

Police group endorses Hannemann

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers on Thursday endorsed former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann for governor, a show of confidence in Hannemann's independent campaign.

Bill pitches Leeward medical site

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Hawaii's two U.S. senators are co-sponsors of legislation that would give Hawaii another health care facility for veterans, possibly built in Leeward Oahu and named after retired Sen. Daniel Akaka.

Hawaii vet remembers D-Day

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Seventy years ago today, Bill Paty was heading across the English Channel in a C-47 flying just 800 feet above the sea in the dark of night as he and thousands of other soldiers prepared to parachute behind enemy lines into Normandy, France.

Weather conditions delay balloon launch

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Weather conditions weren’t right Thursday for the launch of the saucer-shaped test vehicle from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, NASA said in an advisory.

$10,000 rewards offered to protect aircraft

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
To deal with the increasing number of dangerous laser light flashes directed at aircraft in flight over Hawaii and elsewhere, the FBI has extended to all 50 states its offer of rewards up to $10,000 for information leading to arrests.

Shining Stars

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced this year's College-Sponsored National Merit awards. Seven Hawaii students are among the recipients.

Kokua Line: Beach park soap ban meets federal regulations

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Question: New signs posted on the bathhouse at Ala Moana declare it illegal to use shampoo, soap or conditioner at the beach showers since the runoff may enter the ocean. What about the folks with suntan lotion going into the water or showering off?

Newswatch

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Maui mayor draws election challenger

911 Report

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Skateboarder dies after hitting car on 10th Avenue • Death of city man 5 days after fight spurs investigation • Medical examiner IDs motorcyclist killed in accident

Obituaries

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Charles Shim Ung Aina Jr. • Jose Garillo Barsana Jr. • Helen Puanani Burns • Theresa Clavecillas • Delwin David • Mei Cun Deng • Paula Anne Dombrosky • Belinda Pauline Freitas Dunham • and more

Council passes $2.14B budget

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The Honolulu City Council voted Wednesday to approve a $2.14 billion operating budget and $708.9 million package that avoids tax rate increases for most residential property owners, a fee for curbside garbage pickup and advertising on the sides of buses but directs $40 million toward homeless shelters and programs.

Feds affirm Kauai officer's retaliation allegations

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined the Kauai Police Department retaliated against a veteran police officer after she reported alleged sexual harassment by an assistant chief.

Corrections and Clarifications

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 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.

Man asks jury to reject the death penalty, admits killing daughter

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
Standing in front of a U.S. District Court jury Wednesday, former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams apologized and asked jurors, who last month found him guilty of capital murder in connection with the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter Talia, to spare his life.

David Lassner steps into the role of president

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
The university's longtime information technology chief says he's open to the possibility of dialing back scheduled tuition increases, but recognizes that many of the goals laid out in an agenda set by the Board of Regents come with a hefty price tag.

2, not 18, Poseidon planes to be stationed in Kaneohe

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
The Navy said it will fly only two P-8A sub-hunting and surveillance jets out of Kaneohe Bay instead of the 18 it had contemplated at one time — meaning less jet noise for area residents.

Campaign urges greater awareness of endangered duck

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
State, federal and University of Hawaii wildlife experts are undertaking a yearlong campaign aimed at ensuring the survival of the Hawaiian duck, or koloa.

Alert aborted after kids in stolen SUV found safe

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
Police were minutes away from issuing a Maile Amber Alert on Wednesday after two children were carried off in a stolen SUV in Pearl City.