Local News

Pearlridge American Savings hit by robbery

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
Police are investigating Friday's armed robbery of the American Savings Bank at Pearlridge Center. According to police, two men entered the bank around 10 a.m. and demanded money from a teller while brandishing handguns.

Newswatch

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
9 coqui frogs nabbed on Oahu this month • Guardsman dies in physical fitness test • Well will be shut for weeks

911 Report

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
Murder charge is downgraded to assault • Missing opihi picker sparks wide search

Hokule'a and Hikianalia finally set out for Tahiti

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
Twenty-nine crew members huddled on a canoe deck much like those used by their ancestors and considered the epic journey ahead, as several hundred onlookers watched in hushed anticipation from the shore.

UH president will not have multiyear contract

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
The next University of Hawaii president will be an at-will appointment without the benefit of a multiyear contract that past UH presidents have enjoyed.

Let's stall sovereignty, OHA CEO says

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs' top administrator Thursday recommended a six- to nine-month delay in OHA's nation-building process to allow time for further education about the issues surrounding the proposed creation of a Hawaiian government.

Ex-soldier's friends heap praise as jury weighs penalty

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
A former University of Hawaii football player was among a parade of witnesses asking a federal court jury Thursday to spare the life of former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams.

Victim of fatal crash identified as suspect in wife's death

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday identified the man killed in a fiery crash near the North Shore last week as Eric Filiaga, 37, of Honolulu.

Free tickets diverted at USS Arizona Memorial

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
The National Park Service and its fundraising organization diverted a portion of what are supposed to be free tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial to tour companies for a fee, making it harder for "walk-up" visitors to take the national landmark tour, a former park guide said.

Illinois defers $100M plan for Obama library

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
A plan to offer $100 million in tax dollars to lure Barack Obama's presidential library to Illinois is on the shelf, with lawmakers prepared to wrap up their spring session without advancing the idea.

Waianae grad is headed for Harvard

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
In his 12 years as a counselor at Wai­anae High School, Shane Naka­mura never heard of any student getting into an Ivy League university, let alone even applying to one.

Stepmom in death penalty case looking for friends online

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Convicted child killer Delilah Williams is looking for new friends online while serving time at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu, according to a website dedicated to finding prison pen pals.

$300 million super yacht drops anchor in Honolulu

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
The yacht, with a stairwell banister worth $60,000 and bath knobs costing $40,000 each, has berthed at Honolulu Harbor. Norman Cheu, owner of Norko Marine Agency, said the boat, whose arching hull reminds him of a submarine, is the most impressive vessel he's seen in 30 years as a ship agent in Hawaii.

Bill calls for $32M to build housing for homeless

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
City Council Chairman Ernie Martin wants to build permanent and temporary housing for the homeless by diverting $32 million from the $132 million pot that Mayor Kirk Caldwell set aside for road repaving.

City construction chief takes state post

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Honolulu Design and Construction Director Chris Takashige is leaving the city to join the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. His last day is Friday.

Tax evasion mastermind gets 2-year prison sentence

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
A California accountant described as the architect of a tax evasion scheme involving second-generation Hawaii car dealer Alan Pflueger was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison.

Kokua Line: There’s nowhere to have plastic bottle caps recycled

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Question: Could you please tell me what organization collects bottle covers? I couldn't find your past article on this.

Newswatch

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Waialae Avenue lanes to close • Half of Pali Highway to be shut • Pair arrested in robbery • Beach access on the agenda

Oahu's first transit-oriented design project gets green light

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
City leaders and developers have inked an agreement to proceed with what aims to be Oahu's first transit-oriented design project — at the site of the former Kam Drive-In — along the island's future rail transit line.

Review of isle VA clinics finds no scheduling problems

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
An inspection of Department of Veterans Affairs clinics on Oahu and some neighbor islands was conducted last week and “there were no scheduling practice issues brought to light,” said Patricia Matthews, spokeswoman for the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System.