Local News

Volcanic Ash: Prison changes a hard sell with guards playing hooky

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Gov. Neil Abercrombie was on Hawaii island last month touting his planned overhaul of Hawaii's prisons to 26 corrections officer recruits hired to reopen the Kulani Correctional Facility in July.

Newswatch

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Rocketry team headed to national meet • Woman struck by pickup truck • Court helps clean up garden

911 Report

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Lifeguards rescue man found underwater • Police arrest Kaleikini for alleged DUI

Vital Statistics

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
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.

Kaimuki sixth-grader wins state geography bee

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The Kara Sea, Kaimuki Middle School sixth-grader Mika Ishii correctly answered, winning the state level of the National Geographic Bee at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Friday.

Pacific training flights coincide with ASEAN defense ministers meeting

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and two B-52 Stratofortresses flew nearly 8,000 miles nonstop over more than 20 hours from the mainland to Hawaii and back Wednesday to conduct long-range strike training.

Tally of whales snared in debris hits record high

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The number of sightings in Hawaii waters of humpback whales entangled in fishing lines, nets and other marine debris has more the doubled during the current migration season, reaching a record high of 14, according to federal marine officials.

Agency seeks identities of deceased homeless

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
About 8:15 a.m. Jan. 16, a homeless man was discovered unresponsive on a bus stop bench near Kalakaua Avenue and South King Street. The medical examiner's office said he was pronounced dead that day.

Final blows weren't fatal, defense expert says

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Pediatric forensic pathologist Janice Ophoven said, "Little Talia died from complications of blunt force trauma to the head, chest and abdomen," that occurred weeks before she died.

Mokulele alerts isle travelers: ‘we’re still here’

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Mokulele CEO Ron Hansen said confusion and mistaken identity have resulted in 10 percent of Mokulele's daily passengers not showing up for flights because they thought the airline ceased interisland operations.

Water-use plan is bad for Waikiki, critics say

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation wants to eliminate testing for surf instructors and canoe captains and make businesses liable for their staff.

Search for teenage inmates closes 3 Windward campuses

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
Hawaii Pacific University's Hawaii Loa campus, Maunawili Elementary School and Olomana School were closed Friday morning as police searched for two escapees from the nearby Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility.

Kauai lawmaker agrees to settlement

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
A Kauai councilman has reached a $290,000 settlement in a lawsuit against a former prosecutor and other county officials after he accused them of abuse of power and malicious prosecution.

911 Report

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
Man accused of robbing teen, guard • Surfer almost drowns in Ewa Beach • Slaying suspect brought back to Oahu • Motorcyclist dies in crash on Maui highway • Man suspected of stabbings in Kailua-Kona

Newswatch

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
Facebook finally recognizes Kailua, Oahu • Ban on eating cats and dogs advances • Pool sullied by duck poop is reopened

Former Schofield soldier among dead at Fort Hood

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
One of the three soldiers killed Wednesday by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, was a former Schofield Barracks serviceman, a former military police officer told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Thursday night.

Defendant re-creates belt beating

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
With a belt in his right hand, the defendant swung down at the desk in the witness stand. Crack! Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Mellin asked Naeem Williams whether he hit his 5-year-old daughter like that repeatedly.

Demand for firearms sets record

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
Firearms registrations in Hawaii increased by more than 20 percent last year, a trend that dealers attribute in part to fears about the possibility of tighter restrictions.

Dozens of Kahaluu students sickened by fumes at campus

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
An all-clear was given at Kahaluu Elementary School on Thursday afternoon after students were evacuated and treated at nearby hospitals following reports of a noxious odor earlier in the day.

Hagel ends ASEAN talks, calling event a 'milestone'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrapped up the ASEAN defense ministers gathering Thursday, saying the group held "an extremely valuable meeting here in Hawaii."