Local News

Services set for longtime Miss Hawaii executive

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 05:50
A memorial service for Thomas "Thom" J. McGarvey Jr. will be held Feb. 3 at the Saint Louis School/ Chaminade University Mystical Rose Oratory.

Skywatch: This year isles will see 2 total lunar eclipses

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 05:50
Every year Bishop Museum's J. Watumull Planetarium provides a calendar of astronomical events specifically for Hawaii's location and time zone.

flASHback: There's so much folly to find just a month into new year

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 05:50
It's the last Sunday in January and time to "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused:

Newswatch

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 05:50
Box jellyfish arrival closes Hanauma Bay • New cold front heralds more showers • Noise to pick up for war games • Tenting to close library on Kauai

911 Report

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 05:50
The city Medical Examiner's Office has identified the 36-year-old man who drowned while free diving Friday as Michael Assily of Aiea. Emergency Medical Services said Assily was diving with a friend at 5 a.m. near Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.

Island Images

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 05:50

Vital Statistics

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 05:50
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.

Agency has been open to concerns, director says

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
State House Majority Leader Scott Saiki, concerned that the Hawaii Community Development Authority has been unresponsive to public complaints about rapid development in Kaka­ako, wants to curtail the authority's power.

Corrections and Clarifications

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
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.

Obituaries

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Chiyo Adams • Eva Pearl Akamu • Puna Lane Holloway Baker • Darwin Everett Barve • Garnett Busic Jr. • Patricio C. Cadorna; and more

New York Times: Top Republicans to present ideas on immigration

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON » The House Republican leadership's broad framework for overhauling the nation's immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the party's statement of principles.

New York Times: A light on a vast toll of Jews killed away from the death camps

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
OSWIECIM, Poland » Gazing out from the main watchtower at the grim desert that is the crumbling chimneys and crematories, vanished prisoners' huts, barbed wire and ditches of Birkenau, it is hard to fathom that there were corners of the Nazi realm where, collectively, more killing occurred than in the Nazi death camps.

South Koreans keep tight embrace of Spam

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
SEOUL » As the Lunar New Year holiday approaches, Seoul's increasingly well-heeled residents are scouring store shelves for tastefully wrapped boxes of culinary specialties. Among their favorite choices: imported wines, choice cuts of beef, rare herbal teas. And Spam.

Fleeing suspect is arrested after taking shots at police

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
A 32-year-old career criminal is in police custody after he flipped his car in Kahala on Thursday night and fired a gun at police officers who were trying to arrest him in connection with outstanding warrants.

Shuttle service to Pro Bowl offered from around Oahu

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
TheBus will offer 50 air-conditioned buses to pick up residents from neighborhoods across Oahu and drop them off at Aloha Stadium for the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

Producers secured permits to film in December

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
One look at photos of Don Shearer flying his nimble yellow helicopter above five-story-high waves at Jaws this week and you know why he's emotionally wiped out.

Scope of city deal cited in its failure

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Key members of the Hono­lulu City Council say the intricate and ambitious nature of a private partnership's plan to buy 12 of the city's rental housing complexes is likely the reason the $142 million deal failed Thursday.

Visiting Irish band appeals for return of its stolen goods

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Thieves in Hawaii Kai have left an Irish band without the merchandise that was meant to cover their travel costs to the islands. The band, Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones, is visiting Oahu to help raise money for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Waikiki.

Newswatch

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
University of Hawaii-West Oahu students will be issued $64 refunds for fees the university said it charged for nonexistent services. The fees, collected last fall, were for transportation, technology and health services.

911 Report

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Man dies following free dive • Victim in Laie car crash ID'd • Suspect sought in 2008 assault is in custody • Kauai meetings offer updates on area projects