Local News

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

Island Images

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54

Newswatch

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 04:54
Voter information shared online by Maui-based anti-GMO group • County Council raises some property tax rates on Kauai • Head-on crash kills motorist, injures 6 others • Pellet gun injury is investigated

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.