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A City Council committee Thursday advanced bills requiring stricter reporting of transactions by pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers even though they no longer include the most significant proposal: forcing all transactions to be filed electronically.
A 48-year-old felon who was arrested 21 years ago for taking a television cameraman hostage is back in custody. This time, Ulysses Kim is facing charges of first-degree car theft and first- and second-degree terroristic threatening.
Two men will be tried in Circuit Court in December for allegedly stealing 23 goats from a Kahuku farm using duct tape to keep the animals silent. Sherwin Mitchell, 24, of Waianae and Shannon Chun, 24, of Mililani entered pleas of not guilty Thursday morning before Circuit Judge Karen Ahn.
Capitalizing on the temporary closure of the USS Arizona Memorial and hoping to bolster its own government-shutdown drop in visitors, the Battleship Missouri Memorial today will launch a new tour from its own pier highlighting the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the Arizona.
A bill making lying down on city sidewalks illegal was given initial approval by the City Council Public Safety and Economic Development Committee on Thursday despite concerns by members of the public and a city official.
Religious leaders have met privately with state lawmakers to strengthen a religious exemption in a gay marriage bill, but they do not want to publicly undermine their main objective, which is to somehow persuade the Legislature to reject the bill in special session later this month and put the issue before voters.
A state judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the murder trial of Jacob Le after a single juror stood firm for a not-guilty verdict. Jury foreman Frank Kolar said the vote was 11 guilty, one not guilty after a little more than one day of deliberation.
Question: We are landscaping our front yard with small white rock and wanted to know if it is OK to landscape the part between the sidewalk and street. There is only grass there. Are there any laws about that?
The serene natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park belies a violent past. Yellowstone sits within a caldera 20 miles across, the result of multiple eruptions of a supervolcano.
Main break cuts water from 600 homes • Bridge work to close Kalanianaole lanes • Maui to hire film official
Alleged bag, iPhone thief turns himself in • Teen accused of assaulting school worker • Teen accused of assaulting school worker • 4 arrested in Hilo burglary
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ANGOLA, La. » Like most of his fellow inmates, Daryl Walters, 45, can expect to spend the rest of his days in the infamous prison on a former slave plantation here. He was sentenced to life without parole for a murder more than 20 years ago in a state where a life sentence means just that.
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A former Halawa Prison corrections officer profited from selling cigarettes to a prison gang, and a second former guard received thousands in bribes, according to federal prosecutors.
With his troops anxious for a way forward, Speaker John A. Boehner opened a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Friday morning with a recitation of letters from local schoolchildren on how they deal with stress.
"I think I can take President Obama one on one in basketball," Bhutan's newly elected prime minister said recently in an interview. "I've got some special moves."
Enrollment at Hawaii’s public schools is up by 1.1 percent over last school year, an increase of about 2,000 students, according to figures released Tuesday by the Department of Education.
Plans for a five-tower condominium complex at the former site of the Kam Drive-In Theater in Aiea won a favorable recommendation by a 7-0 vote of the Honolulu Planning Commission on Wednesday,