Local News

Newswatch

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Man indicted in stabbing • Ferry terminal's upgrade is pau • Landfill to close early Saturday

911 Report

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Suspect arrested in Friendly Isle death • Sailboat removed from reef off Kona

Unusual sight in night sky caused by Kauai missile test

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Condensed water vapor trailing a missile that was launched off Kauai drew quite a bit of attention Tuesday, prompting speculation about a strange light in the night sky.

Convict receives 40 years for home invasion robbery

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
A 36-year-old man who beat a murder charge connected to a 2007 Maili home invasion robbery was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for that robbery.

Up to 7 storms forecast for Pacific

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Forecasters expect the Central Pacific Basin, which includes Hawaii, will experience four to seven tropical cyclones — an uptick from the annual average of four to five for the June-November season.

Teacher evaluation system undergoing review

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
As public school teachers await their first performance ratings under the state's new evaluation system, Department of Education officials say they are weighing ways to improve the controversial evaluations for next year.

Wetter-than-expected months end most drought across isles

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Rainfall during Hawaii's recently ended wet season surprised scientists who expected to see drought conditions persist in some parts of the state. Instead, the isles have come out of the October-April wet season relatively drought-free.

Diesel found in Army water

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
State Deputy Health Director Gary Gill told members of the City Council Public Works and Sustainability Committee Wednesday that he was informed by the Navy last week about the new petroleum contaminant.

Human waste spoils park in Chinatown

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
"The homeless are living, urinating and defecating in the park every hour of the day," said Andrew Friedlander, principal broker for Colliers International, which operates a number of buildings downtown. "It's repulsive."

Garlands needed for annual Memorial Day event

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
City officials are hoping high school graduates will donate lei from commencement ceremonies to the annual Memorial Day tribute to soldiers buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

RIMPAC to use aluminum trimaran, drone

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
The littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Independence, three unmanned aerial vehicles and two hospital ships will take part in the big interoperability exercise involving 23 nations, 48 surface ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

Aloha Petroleum extends lease for animal shelter at Campbell

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
The Campbell Industrial Park lease for the Oahu Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter was extended Wednesday, temporarily sparing it from closure.

Kokua Line: Planned Leeward bike path faces community concerns

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
QUESTION: Is the Pearl Harbor Bike Path ever going to be continued Ewa of Waipahu Depot Road? Also, who is responsible for its maintenance? The canal that runs along the trail is often filled with debris.

Navigators share memories of beloved mentor 'Papa' Mau

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
During a panel discussion Friday at the Palace Theater packed to capacity, eight master navigators from around the Pacific relayed the critical role played by their shared mentor: Pius "Mau" Piailug.

Director gets July hearing for alleged abuse in isles

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
A federal judge in Hawaii has set a July 7 hearing on a motion by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer to dismiss a sexual abuse lawsuit from a man who claims he was raped as a 17-year-old.

Obituaries

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Juanito E. Cabasag • Irvin Theodore Carlsen • Bert Junior Franklin • George Maurice Giganti • Katherine Chiye Ishimoto • Lionel Masao Jakahi • Fred T. Maeda • John J. & Joyce Mondoy • and more

Whatever Happened To...: 2011 anti-homeless effort put 445 people into shelters

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
QUESTION: Whatever happened to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's 90-day plan to mitigate homelessness? ANSWER: The effort kicked off in May 2011 and concluded three months later as planned.

Newswatch

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Murderer will be up for parole in 2141 • Allegations lead to audit by UH • Mayor names top civil lawyer

911 Report

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Motorcyclist badly hurt in crash • Dead man's injuries ‘suspicious'

Corrections

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
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.