Local News

Car might be missing woman's

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
A car that plunged down a cliff on Maui's rural northwest coastline Saturday matches the description of a convertible belonging to a Wai­lea woman missing for more than two weeks.

Big Island gets ready for ban on plastic bags

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
In what appears to be a growing trend among municipalities nationally, Hawaii island is becoming the third county in the state to do away with certain kinds of plastic bags at the grocery checkout counter.

Legislators set to hear requests for funding

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
State education officials will be defending their budget requests before lawmakers beginning this week as the state House and Senate money committees hold budget briefings with departments ahead of the Legislature reconvening Jan. 15.

Kokua Line: Graffiti penalties include cleanup, jail time and fines

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
QUESTION: What is the penalty for graffiti? Is there any kind of police record that shows the types of graffiti? Do they have to catch the person in the act?

Island Images

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56

911 Report

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Woman dies in Big Isle highway crash • Fisherman missing after fall into river • Woman held in attempt to sell stolen car • Step forward, police tell hit-and-run driver

Newswatch

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Hail hits Waimanalo and Hawaii Kai • Lanes on Punahou exit, onramp closed • Refuge to open on fewer days • Hilo hoolaulea set for Jan. 18

Heavier debris finds isle shores

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Since September, there's been a "dramatic" turn in the tsunami debris washing ashore in the Aloha State, scientists say.

Girl injured at dentist office dies at hospice

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Finley Puleo Boyle, the 3-year-old girl who suffered massive brain damage during a visit to a Kailua dentist last month, died Friday night. "It is with heavy hearts that we announce that at 8:47 p.m. last night, Finley Boyle passed away with her family at her side," said a statement Saturday issued by Hospice Hawaii on behalf of her family.

Man, teenager indicted in alleged pimping

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Two men, one barely older than his alleged underage victim, have been accused by an Oahu grand jury of forcing local girls into prostitution in Waikiki, prosecutions that advocates for stricter child sex-trafficking laws see as progress in the fight against a pervasive crime in Hawaii.

Obama swaps gym workout for hike on final day in isles

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
President Barack Obama spent his last day of vacation outdoors Saturday, enjoying sunny tradewind weather with a morning hike and an afternoon round of golf. Before heading to Air Force One, the Obamas grabbed dinner at Buzz's Original Steakhouse in Kailua, arriving at 6:23 p.m., just after sunset.

Senate panels to learn more about attacks on hospital staff

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Evidence on who should be held accountable for violent attacks by patients on Hawaii State Hospital workers will be presented during Senate committee hearings to begin this week, said one of two lawmakers holding the briefings.

State investigating dentist whose patient died

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has begun an investigation of Kai­lua dentist Dr. Lilly Geyer after a 3-year-old girl fell into a coma while she was in the dentist's chair and later died.

New York Times: Saudis back Syrian rebels amid peril of proxy war

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia » On his eighth trip to fight with the rebels in Syria, in August, Abu Khattab saw something that troubled him: two dead children, their blood-soaked bodies sprawled on the street of a rural village near the Mediterranean coast. He knew that his fellow rebels had killed them.

New York Times: In Texas life support case, hospital vs. family

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
FORT WORTH, Texas » The diagnosis was crushing and irrevocable. At 33, Marlise Munoz was brain dead after collapsing on her kitchen floor in November from what appeared to be a blood clot in her lungs.

New York Times: The brain, in exquisite detail

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
ST. LOUIS » Deanna Barch talks fast, as if she doesn't want to waste any time getting to the task at hand, which is substantial. She is one of the researchers here at Washington University working on the first interactive wiring diagram of the living, working human brain.

New York Times: U.S. and Iran face common enemies in mideast strife

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
TEHRAN, Iran » Even as the U.S. and Iran pursue negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program, they find themselves on the same side of a range of regional issues surrounding an insurgency raging across the Middle East.

Obituaries

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
Leonardo Abad Jr. • Janice Mary Elizabeth Ulii Akana • Laura Sueko Aoki • Van Allan Augusto • Andrew Martin Bachesta Jr. • Jose Pudiquet Bumanglag • Kathryn Marie Childers • Eric Madigan Congdon • Evelyn Nejal Dawinan • and more

Jewels of The Forest

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
David Sischo still remembers with chagrin the time he and his young brother discovered hordes of snails in his grandparents' yard and began throwing them on the road. "They were the pest snails that eat your garden but I vividly remember my parents coming out and there were all these snails smashed on the road — 150 squashed snails."

Motorcyclist hurt while rounding 'dangerous turn'

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
Kaneohe residents were stunned Saturday morning to find a woman lying in their street after her motorcycle hit a parked car. Police said the 27-year-old Kaneohe woman was critically injured in the accident, but was responsive after being taken to the Queen's Medical Center.