Local News

911 Report

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54
Driver flees on foot after hitting woman • Man injured in apparent fall from pickup

Prosecutor's letter prompts game room chain to close

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54
A chain of game rooms has shut down operations at all nine of its Oahu locations following a cease-and-desist letter that went out Monday to several Oahu game room owners from the city prosecutor's office.

Gunmen rob bank, remain on loose

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54
Two men armed with guns who robbed a bank in Salt Lake remained at large Tuesday night. At 10:29 a.m. Tuesday the two masked men entered the American Savings Bank branch at 848 Ala Lilikoi St. One wielded a shotgun while the other brandished a handgun, according to CrimeStoppers.

Use of cellphone suspected in crash

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54
Maui police investigators say the driver killed Monday in an early morning accident was likely talking on a cellphone without a hands-free device when the crash happened.

Suspend worker for abusing leave, city panel says

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54
The city Ethics Commission is recommending that a Department of Planning and Permitting employee be suspended one to three days for misusing sick leave to attend a golf tournament sponsored by a business that does work for the city, according to an advisory opinion issued by the commission Tuesday.

City Council panel strips about $6M from Housing First

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54
Funding for Housing First remains shaky after the City Council Budget Committee voted Tuesday to slash its budget to roughly $12 million from the original $18.9 million

Not-guilty pleas entered in discharge from dump

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54
A city contractor and two of its top officials entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday in U.S. District Court to charges linked to the discharge of hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated stormwater from the city's Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill into the ocean near Ko Olina Resort.

Scuba divers grapple over collecting fish for aquariums

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
A filmed underwater confrontation between an environmentalist who wants to shut down the aquarium fish industry in Hawaii and a collector who gathers the fish and sells them for a living has put a spotlight on a long-running conflict over the business.

Obituaries

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Rowena Anne Ahakuelo • Randall K. Apilando • John Deane • Geoffrey C. Gasmen • Bernard Israel Geller • Jason Masaharu Hirasaki • Hazel Hisae Hoke • Julianne L. Holbron • and more

Hokule‘a to be fumigated to eliminate ant infestation

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Days before they're scheduled to leave Oahu for a long-anticipated sail around the world, crews of the Hokule'a are working to eradicate an ant infestation affecting part of the vessel, according to Polynesian Voyaging Society officials.

Role in cocaine conspiracy results in guilty plea, prison

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
An Anna Miller's bakery manager was taken into federal custody Tuesday after pleading guilty to a drug conspiracy charge.

Effort informs of domestic workers' rights

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill into law last year that protects domestic workers under the state's labor and civil rights laws. And now state agencies, community advocates and service providers are launching a multilingual public education campaign to spread the word.

Embezzlement at credit union generates 2 more guilty pleas

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Two former employees of the credit union that serves TheBus workers face up to 30 years in prison each after pleading guilty Tuesday to embezzlement.

More same-sex couples choosing Hawaii for weddings

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have opened up business and tourism opportunities throughout the state.

Some UH regents appear open to adjusting tuition increases

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Members of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents' budget committee Tuesday hinted at the possibility of providing some tuition relief to students as early as next spring.

Schofield troops to depart for mission in Afghanistan

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
About 110 Schofield Barracks soldiers stood at attention Tuesday as they prepared for something increasingly rare: a deployment to Afghanistan.

Family sues Mao Organic Farms over death at farmers market

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
The family of a 27-year-old woman who was fatally injured by a truck at Kapiolani Community College Farmers' Market has filed a lawsuit against Mao Organic Farms and the truck driver.

Newswatch

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
EPA cites geothermal plant for violations • Public meetings will cover GMO, pesticide rules • Mounting costs halt bid to build animal shelter

Obituaries

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
Luz Egan Abanes • Leonida Forniloza Amore • Josephine Barney • Nancy Toyoko Baum • Juanita Damma Biazo • Sixto Constantino • Romulo Celis Dascil • Rosalinda May Dumlao • and more

Extra $10M from hotel tax funds health plans, eases rate hikes

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
The bump in hotel tax revenue that state lawmakers offered Hawaii's counties this legislative session was a glass-half-empty raise. Mayors wanted a return to a 44.8 percent share of the transient accommodations tax.