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Hundreds paddle out to honor surfing icon

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Hundreds of surfers and rowers honored Hobie Alter's request Friday by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory.

Ex-Hilo woman gets life sentence for killing son

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Jessica Analani Dutro, 25, was sentenced Friday by Washington County Circuit Judge Don Letour­neau. She was found guilty earlier this month in Washington County Circuit Court.

Fired pilot pleads not guilty to dodging screening

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
An airline pilot who had been fired from his job with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to bypassing passenger screening requirements at Hono­­lulu Airport by wearing his uniform and identification from his former employer.

Bail denied for man accused of producing child pornography

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
A federal grand jury returned an indictment April 10 charging Feli­ci­ano Lou Qui­mo­yog with three counts of producing child pornography between 1995 and 2000. Each charge carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.

Annual drive helps food bank replenish its dwindling stock

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
First Assembly of God Leeward is one of 250 member agencies that regularly rely on the food bank to assist the needy. The groceries gathered weekly at the warehouse will go to at least 50 financially pinched families.

Fire chief faces no-confidence vote

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The leadership of the union representing Hawaii's 2,000 firefighters has issued "a vote of no confidence" against Hono­lulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves due to an increasingly strained relationship.

First show's fortunate fans thank Bruno Mars

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The tale of how three nights of shows sold out in less than two hours has already become the stuff of local legend. Those who were able to secure tickets are well aware of what it took to enter the Moonshine Jungle.

Isles' key role in GMO corn sets off battle

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

Many copper thieves get away scot-free

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
Lured by the salvage price of $2 per pound, copper thieves struck 24 times in 2013, a 100 percent increase from 12 reported copper thefts in 2012. But Robert Okuda, whose family has traded in scrap metals for more than 50 years on Oahu, said those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg.

Commanding general at Fort Shafter named

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
The Army this week announced that Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, currently assistant deputy chief of staff in Washington, D.C., will be the next commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

Grants

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
"Capitol Idol II: The Return of Capitol Idol," a state government talent show held Monday, raised more than $1,700 for the Hawaii Foodbank.

Island Images

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55

Newswatch

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
Maui workers use ferry for Lanai meeting • Officers deemed justified in fatal shooting • Broken insulator cuts electricity to 1,290

911 Report

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
2 suspects sought in theft of car from lot in Kailua • Man arrested in hit-run case • County officials might get raises

City eager to display rail construction

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
With its court battles behind it, Oahu's elevated rail project is poised to become a concrete-and-steel reality and city officials have launched an effort to show the public the construction that's already happening.

Search for a new UH president narrows down group of hopefuls

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
The search for the next University of Hawaii president could wrap up before the summer, as regents have turned their attention to a shortlist of candidates.

Bail denied for defendant in dismemberment case

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
A murder defendant accused of dismembering his alleged victim was ordered Thursday by Circuit Judge Karen Ahn to remain in custody pending trial without the opportunity for release on bail.

Gabbard part of delegation to visit Japan, S. Korea, China

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is making her first trip to Japan, South Korea and China as a member of Congress. Gabbard, a Democrat, announced Thursday she will be part of a mostly Republican delegation to meet with leaders in the three Asian powerhouse nations.

Alleged skimmers of ATM will be tried in mid-June

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
The two defendants accused of siphoning more than $20,000 from local residents in an elaborate ATM skimming operation last year are scheduled to be tried together in June.

Suspected nepotism at state hospital will be investigated by ethics agency

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
The state Ethics Commission has agreed to open an investigation into nepotism at the Hawaii State Hospital. A state Senate panel investigating mismanagement and assaults on staff at the Kaneohe psychiatric hospital has documented that at least eight staffers have relatives working at the facility.