Local News

Dad barred from seeing stowaway

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Five days after the father of a teenage stowaway flew to Hawaii to reunite with his son, Hawaii social service agency officials have yet to allow the San Jose cabdriver and Somali refugee to see him, sources told the San Jose Mercury News.

Search for UH leader narrows

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Following a nearly yearlong search, the University of Hawaii has identified two finalists in the running to be the next president of the 10-campus system: the university's longtime information technology executive, who is serving as interim president, and the retired commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific.

Feds gauge UH response to sex crimes

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Federal investigators are examining how complaints of sexual assault and harassment are handled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, one of 55 campuses nationwide being scrutinized to ensure compliance with the law.

New law OKs 5-tower project on former drive-in

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
A bill clearing the way for as many as 1,500 residential units and commercial-business space in a five-tower redevelopment of the Kamehameha Drive-In site across Kaonohi Street from Pearlridge Center was signed into law Wednesday by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Hawaii woman killed in Washington state

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
A former Kailua resident was fatally stabbed in a house in Spokane, Wash., on Tuesday, according to news reports. Members of the victim's family said that a man suspected of killing Tracy Forsstrom Fergerstrom apparently stabbed her multiple times and wrapped her in a quilt.

Investigation opened after Maui zip-line worker falls to her death

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
A 20-year-old Maui woman died Thursday morning after falling 150 feet from a zip line on Maui, authorities said. The woman, a worker for Piiholo Ranch Zipline, was identified as Patricia Rabellizsa.

Company yanks sweepstakes machines

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
An Oahu business has shut down its Products Direct Sweepstakes machines after a federal judge ruled that use of the machines is gambling.

N. Shore preservation deal brings relief, regret

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
The state House, swallowing deep misgivings, voted Thursday to give final approval to a bill that would authorize $40 million in state bonds to help preserve 665 acres of bucolic Turtle Bay Resort from future development.

Kauai fence will protect birds

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
The Department of Land and Natural Resources will erect a fence to protect rare birds and their native forest habitat in the Hono o na Pali Natural Area Reserve on Kauai.

25th Infantry Division welcomes commander

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Army Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn will assume command of the 25th Infantry Division on Friday at Schofield Barracks. He will replace Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller, who has commanded the Tropic Lightning Division since April 5, 2012.

Kokua Line: Fire code bans charcoal grills in condos, with exceptions

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Question: I live in the Kukui Plaza condominium, where residents were informed by management that during an inspection by the Honolulu Fire Department and due to a new fire code, there would be no barbecuing immediately on the million-dollar, award-winning designed garden deck of our complex.

Island Images

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56

Newswatch

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Q-and-A will follow documentary screening • Driver dies in accident • Man rescued from high river

911 Report

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Gunman hits Wahiawa bank • Mom and son safe, police say

Coral protection rules stiffened

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says it's strengthening its ability to penalize those who intentionally or negligently damage coral on a large scale.

Kilauea, Kauai, designated as being free of Styrofoam

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Not one restaurant in Kilauea on Kauai's North Shore uses disposable containers made of plastic foam. Starting this week, there are two signs at the entrance to the town saying, "Welcome to Kilauea. A Styrofoam Free Community."

$8.9M shortfall has Kauai County Council contemplating service cuts

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Kauai County Council members are considering tax increases and service cuts to cope with a projected $8.9 million budget shortfall. County officials had hoped for a larger share of the transient accommodation tax the state levies on hotel rooms.

Obituaries

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Jokdrik Anoina • Riichi Aono • Louise Luika Borsella • Otis Roland Butler • Trinidad Echaque Camaddo • Loretta Yuet Ying Cheung • Dennis LeRoy Farias • Shizuko Higa Gishitomi • and more

Governor lobbies for Turtle Bay funds

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Gov. Neil Abercrombie personally called several state House lawmakers Wednesday and urged them to approve the financing for land preservation at Turtle Bay Resort, while House leaders said a vote count was still fluid.

Legislators give $100,000 grant to group run by fellow lawmaker

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
State Rep. Rida Cabanilla says she was standing up for her community when she sought a grant-in-aid from the state Legislature so the Ewa Historical Society could restore the dilapidated Ewa Plantation Cemetery, where plantation workers are buried.