Local News

Woman gets 21-month term, must repay state $398,887

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
A 58-year-old woman who continued to collect her father's state of Hawaii disability payments 21 years after he died was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in federal prison.

Construction company cited after worker's death

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Five months after a worker fell 50 feet from a Punchbowl apartment building, a Kalihi construction company has been fined $63,250 for failing to provide adequate safeguards.

I committed assault to join 'family,' inmate tells court

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
A 25-year-old state prison inmate said in U.S. District Court on Thursday that he participated in an assault of a fellow inmate at Halawa Correctional Facility in February 2013 in order to gain membership in the Hawaii prison gang USO Family.

Man confesses to stabbing at Waikiki hostel, police say

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
A 45-year-old Waikiki man admitted to an arresting police officer that he stabbed a 34-year-old man Sunday night at a hostel near the Honolulu Zoo, according to court documents.

State urges caution after Oahu toddler comes home with measles

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
The state is concerned about the spread of measles after an Oahu infant contracted the highly contagious disease in the Philippines and was infectious while traveling back to Honolulu and during visits to receive medical treatment.

Victim of violent Waikiki robbery still in coma

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Family and friends of a 52-year-old grandmother who sustained a broken hip and other injuries in a violent purse-snatching in Waikiki are gathering at Straub Clinic & Hospital, hoping that Jullie Stephenson comes out of the coma she's been in for more than a week.

House member's remarks prompt inquiry

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
State House leaders intend to appoint a special committee to investigate Rep. Faye Hanohano after a Hawaii Pacific University student claimed he was treated rudely by Hanohano when he testified before her House committee.

'Husk' of missing pregnant woman's vehicle found

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
The mother of missing 27-year-old Makawao woman Carly "Charli" Scott said Thursday night she summoned police to her home to report a matter. It is unknown what development Kimberly Scott was reporting in the search for her daughter.

Supervisor shielded from bias lawsuit, court rules

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Workers and supervisors are not considered employers and cannot be held personally liable for unlawful workplace discrimination practices, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that drew attention from both business and civil rights organizations.

Kokua Line: Smoking in parking lots banned at certain city parks

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Question: I am cognizant there is a ban of smoking in city parks. Does the law also pertain to the parking lots? I have observed numerous individuals smoking in the parking lot of the Patsy Mink Central Oahu Regional Park.

Island Images

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51

911 Report

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Prosecutors charged a 28-year-old man Tuesday night with second-degree robbery thanks to a witness to a purse-snatching that occurred Dec. 27.

New York Times: Comcast vs. the Cord Cutters

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
The typical American household pays about $90 a month for cable television service, according to the NPD Group, the market research firm. But according to the research firm of You and Pretty Much Everyone You Know, when you click on your TV and browse the guide, what you often find hardly seems worth $90 a month.

New York Times: A parodist who calls himself hanksy

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
NEW YORK » This is a story about art in the age of social media - about anonymity and self-promotion, about feral cats and viral cat videos.

Obituaries

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Abigail Kalaniwaimoe Akima • Eufemio Amores Alibin • Sandi R. Apuna • Eufronio Blen Ballesteros • George Sabato Castagnola • Edward Costorio • David Thomas DeRego

Driver's exam to be offered in Hawaiian in March

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Even though Hawaiian is one of the official languages of the state, residents won't be able to take driver's license exams in the language until next month. The state Department of Transportation is preparing to make Hawaiian an exam language at the end of March.

New York Times: Political star rises on vow to upend Italy's old order

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
ROME » He sometimes wears a leather bomber jacket, embracing the iconography of the rebel. He has rocketed through Italian politics by taking on the establishment, especially in his own left-leaning party.

Newswatch

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Man, 72, faces murder charge • Kauai bus fleet is overhauled with 20 vehicles • Maui mayor’s meet-and-greet set for Saturday

Battle over wage heats up

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
State Sen. Clayton Hee challenged the Senate on Wednesday to hear a new minimum wage bill while labor and social-service advocates warned lawmakers not to let a pay raise for low-income workers drift into the morass of election-year political maneuvering.

Kauai to hire lawyer for GMO suit

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
The Kauai County Council on Wednesday approved a request to hire special counsel to represent the county in a lawsuit by three seed companies that want to block the implementation of a new ordinance regulating pesticide use and genetically modified crops.