Local News

Bookie receives 10 months in jail for gambling

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge handed down a 10-month jail sentence Thursday for a man involved in running an Inter­­net sports betting operation in Hono­lulu that handled hundreds of millions of dollars in wagers.

Soggy van's owner sought by tow company

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The towing company that removed a stolen minivan from the Ala Wai Canal on Wednesday is trying to track down the owner to collect payment. The cost of the tow amounts to a little more than $400.

Kauai will test European missile defense system

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The development of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at Barking Sands is an indication of Hawaii's growing importance as a ballistic missile defense center.

Events urge folks to opt for spokes

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A series of events is planned to celebrate Bike Month in May, including Bike to Work Day on Friday. From 7 to 9:30 a.m. the Hawaii Bicycling League and local sponsors are celebrating the day on two wheels.

Measure would open conservation fund to parks

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Environmental groups are worried a proposal to include parks in the city's Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund would hamper efforts to buy areas in dire need of protection.

Rail board approves $57M in change orders

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Rail construction delays dating back to when Hono­lulu city officials awarded contracts to start building the proj­ect before they had the federal say-so to proceed have so far cost taxpayers $76 million — and that amount will likely grow.

Corrections and Clarifications

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
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.

Facts of the Matter: Rising temperatures affect jet streams' power, location

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
A jet stream is a river of high-speed, high-altitude air thousands of miles long, a few hundred miles wide and a few miles thick flowing between six to nine miles above the earth's surface.

Newswatch

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board personnel arrived in Hono­lulu on Thursday to investigate a near midair collision involving two commercial jetliners.

911 Report

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
Gunman robs gas station in Waikiki • Pearl City man dies from crash • Moths released to rein in weeds

Ex-principal in dark on investigation

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
Former Kaiser High School Principal John Sosa, who was abruptly placed on leave last fall as the Department of Education conducted an internal investigation, says he still hasn't been told of the accusations against him.

Principals feel they're hamstrung, survey finds

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
An overwhelming majority of public school principals who responded to an independent survey about their working conditions say they lack the needed support and autonomy to act in the best interests of their schools, but hesitate to speak out for fear of retaliation.

Cachola allegedly misused funds

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
Officials with the state Campaign Spending Commission charge that state Rep. Romy Cachola misused his campaign funds for an SUV, as well as questionable public relations efforts and meals, and want him to pay reimbursements and fines totaling nearly $70,000.

State hospital workers abuse sick leave, committee is told

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
The vetting of allegations of misconduct at the Hawaii State Hospital by the state Senate Special Investigative Committee continued on Wednesday with the questioning of a nursing office clerk whose job is to fill vacancies when staff call in sick and two psychiatric technicians who have been assaulted by patients.

Man gets nearly 5 years for fraud starting in '90s

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
A federal judge sentenced a 67-year-old Waikiki man Wednesday to four years and nine months in prison for defrauding city, state and federal agencies since the 1990s by using various identities to collect Section 8 housing assistance, food stamps, student loans and medical assistance.

Fire attack victim wanted 'change of scenery'

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
The brother of a 47-year-old man doused with gasoline and set ablaze during an argument that took place in Kaneohe said the victim came to Hawaii from Montana only a month ago, looking for a fresh start.

Motorist under arrest, stolen van underwater after Ala Wai plunge

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
A driver apparently lost control of a speeding van, which hit a curb, went airborne, struck a coconut tree and plunged into the Ala Wai Canal early Wednesday morning.

Isle families with kids must renew with Quest

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
The parents of 6-year-old Makayla Jefferson were livid after discovering last week during a visit to the doctor that she had been cut from the Quest health insurance program.

Kentucky’s hemp seed battle raises alarms in isles

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
A Hawaii lawmaker hopes U.S. Customs won't stop the shipment of hemp seeds from China that will launch a research project in Hawaii after a hold was put on seeds headed to Kentucky this week.

Obituaries

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54
Victor Elias Allas • Eduarda Paas Ancog • Robert Wayne Beauchamp • Francis P. Berongis • Michael Anthony Brandon; and more