Local News

Man charged in attempted murder of friend

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
Joel Lonzaga, a 44-year-old from Kane­ohe, was charged Friday with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly setting his gasoline-soaked drinking buddy on fire.

Newswatch

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
Fallen tree leads to Kalanianaole closure • Hee might run for lieutenant governor • Hanauma Bay lectures will resume

911 Report

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
Man indicted in online solicitation of girl • Quick neighbors help save home from fire • Kitchen fire deals $128,000 in damage to Big Isle home • County to pay $400,000 to settle suit over dismissal

Dentist linked to death, coma gives up his license

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A Hawaii island oral and cosmetic surgeon with 27 formal complaints — including a man's death and a woman in a coma — is no longer allowed to practice in the state.

Honouliuli Internment Camp sought for national park

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
At the start of World War II, about 2,000 Hawaii people of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated, with Honouliuli Gulch becoming the largest and longest-used confinement site in the territory.

Keep bear act out of state fair, group says

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
An animal rights group is raising objections to a performing bear show scheduled to run for three weeks at the upcoming 50th State Fair.

Man held in torching has violence in past

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
The 44-year-old Kaneohe man who allegedly set his gasoline-soaked drinking buddy on fire Wednesday has a history of anger management problems and violence, according to court records.

Lawmakers launch push to raise awareness of rights of deaf patients

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A group of concerned state lawmakers has called together advocates for people with disabilities to increase public awareness of the services health care providers are obligated to provide patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf and blind.

Kunia Loa buildings attract citations from city

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
The city is cracking down on what it says are illegal houselike buildings in a remote agricultural subdivision in the foothills of Kunia where residences are prohibited.

Short Japanese men live longer, study finds

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
You're a Japanese male and you have some crazy notion about wanting to be taller. Better think again. A Honolulu-based research study published this week found a connection between short height and longer life in men of Japanese ancestry.

Man faces 20-year prison term for Molokai investment fraud

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A Molokai man convicted of $2.5 million in investment fraud in Washington state in 2005 pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to defrauding a woman of $45,000 that was used for personal expenses, an Internet girlfriend and an online strategy game.

Maui axis deer numbers cut by 2,500, group says

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
At least 2,500 axis deer were killed on Maui last year. The Maui Axis Deer Working Group estimates it killed 1,700 while an additional 875 were killed by the Maui Axis Deer Harvesting Cooperative.

Corrections

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
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.

5 plead not guilty to gambling charges

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
Business owner Tracy Yoshimura is confident he will beat the hundreds of gambling charges against him in connection with Products Direct Sweepstakes gaming machines.

Prison housing module treated for bedbugs

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
An infestation of bedbugs has become so rampant at the Oahu Community Correctional Center that officials announced a plan Thursday to shut down a housing module for fumigation and temporarily relocate more than 100 inmates.

Island Images

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55

Newswatch

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
The Honolulu-bound lanes of the H-3 freeway will be shut down Friday night through early Monday morning so crews can replace a key component that runs the length of that side of the roadway, transportation officials say.

911 Report

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
Kapolei man is charged in shooting • Police seek gunman in gas station robbery

Measure on bus ads faces delay

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
Honolulu City Council members will likely defer until next year a final decision on Mayor Kirk Caldwell's controversial plan to raise money for bus routes by selling advertising on the sides of city buses.

Assaggio owner given 6 months in prison for laundering $1.3M

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
Assaggio restaurants owner Thomas Ky told a federal judge Wednesday that his conviction for money laundering has taught him a hard and valuable lesson that will make him a better businessman.