Local News

Bone marrow drive aims to help California boy

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
The Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry is hosting a donor drive Saturday with the hope of helping a 7-year-old biracial Cali­for­nia boy in need of a bone marrow transplant.

'True son of Hawaii' is hailed for service

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
Members of Hawaii's congressional delegation acknowledged that former Kauai resident and retired Army Gen. Eric "Ric" Shinseki's commitment to the nation's veterans is unquestionable but that his tenure as Department of Veterans Affairs secretary had become a distraction.

Bail is withheld in Hilo stabbing case

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
Hilo Circuit Judge Barbara Takase denied bail this week for Varaha Mims, charged with attempted first-degree murder and three counts of attempted second-degree murder in the May 23 stabbings of three people in Hilo.

Stepmom boasted about killing, guard says

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
Convicted child killer Delilah Williams told a prison guard at the Federal Detention Center here, "I killed a baby, and I'm going to get away with it," the guard testified in U.S. District Court Friday.

Boy's discipline saga brings lessons for all

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
A 36-year-old Kauai man sentenced to probation for punishing his son by leaving the 8-year-old along the road to walk a mile home said he just wanted the child to be accountable for his actions.

City, protesters settle over ordinances

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:49
Honolulu officials are claiming victory in a settlement Friday with homeless-rights group (de)Occupy Hono­lulu, which sued the city for enforcing its stored-property ordinance at Thomas Square.

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.