Local News

Another trial delay granted to officer accused of DUI

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
A Honolulu District Court judge delayed trial again for a police officer charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant after a motor vehicle crash in Waikiki.

Pflueger's medical condition delays Ka Loko Dam sentencing

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
LIHUE » A retired car dealer's medical ailment is delaying his sentencing for a Kauai dam breach that swept seven people to their deaths in 2006. James Pflueger told the Garden Island newspaper a leg condition is preventing him from traveling from Honolulu to Kauai for the sentencing, which was scheduled for next week.

New York Times: Tunisia and Egypt, Studies in Divergent Paths After Revolution

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
CAIRO >> One is setting a standard for dialogue and democracy that is the envy of the Arab world. The other has become a study in the risks of revolution, on a violent path that seems to lead only in circles.

New York Times: Snowden to Join Board of Press Freedom Foundation

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
WASHINGTON >> Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor whose leaks of secret documents set off a national and global debate about government spying, is joining the board of a nonprofit organization co-founded by Daniel Ellsberg, the well-known leaker of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War.

Obituaries

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Kimiyo Asai • Celestino Pascual Bayang • Randymae H. Chung • Amby Cruz • Grace Sui San Dang; and more

Heart trouble led to Fuddy's death

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
The brother of state Health Director Loretta Fuddy said his sister had no heart problems or pre-existing conditions that would have contributed to her death following a December plane crash off Molo­kai.

Incidental Lives: How the dog down the hall decided he'd swap owners

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
There's no accounting for chemistry. How else might we explain the fact that the charming Chihuahua-terrier soon to be known as Bingo had been twice returned to the Hawaiian Humane Society before prospective pop No. 3 Jorge Molestina walked in the door.

Kokua Line: Waialae Avenue roadwork expected to be done in June

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Question: When will they complete the roadwork on Wai­alae Avenue? It seems like they tear it up more than they repair it, and now it's like driving across a lava field complete with skylights (potholes) that swallow your wheels and throw your car out of alignment — and worse.

Newswatch

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Names of House finalists disclosed • Pair injured as blaze in Hilo destroys home • Jury convicts Kauai man, 29, of meth crimes

911 Report

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Waipahu man identified in fatal stabbing • Suspect sought in attempted bank robbery • Kayaker who died was Ewa Beach man

Corrections

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
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.

After 50 years in Texas, skulls come back to aina

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
The human remains of a Native Hawaiian man and woman are being returned to Hawaii after they were taken by a U.S. Air Force airman to his Texas home more than 50 years ago.

GPS data show riskiest areas for turtles

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Scientists are using GPS devices to track highly endangered leatherback turtles in the Pacific to determine where and when they face the largest risk of being caught and killed by longline fishing boats.

Workers and volunteers to tally up the homeless

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
An annual count of the homeless in Hawaii, which will get underway next week, is part of a national snapshot taken on a single night to track the problem and target where resources are needed.

Reserved parking stalls for food trucks proposed

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Oahu's food trucks and lunch wagons could bid for exclusive rights to park in stalls designated for them under a bill proposed recently before the Hono­lulu City Council.

Friends and family mourn firefighter killed on hike

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Amid immense sadness and tragedy, Geri Kai said, her Moanalua Valley home has unexpectedly become a revolving door of love and support in the wake of her son's recent death while hiking the Mount Olomana trail in Kailua.

Kingdom still in place, courts told

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Several years after he stopped making his mortgage payments, Kale Guma­pac was evicted from his foreclosed Hawaii island home. Days before Thanksgiving, sheriff's deputies escorted a handcuffed Guma­pac — he was arrested on a trespassing charge — from the Hawaiian Paradise Park property he had called home for more than a decade.

Funeral services planned for taxpayers' champion

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Services for taxpayer advocate Lowell L. Kalapa have been set for later this month. Kalapa, 64, died Dec. 30 at his Kapa­hulu home.

Ocean Watch: Chitons once used in rites for firstborn babies

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
While I was sitting on an airplane in freezing-cold Milwaukee last week, a burst of warmth came to me in an email from Andy, a Hawaii friend visiting Cali­for­nia.

Kokua Line: City crews will not pick up Christmas trees left at curb

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Question: I live in the Salt Lake area, and many homes are leaving Christmas trees for bulky pickup. I cut my tree up and put it in the green recycling container. I guess people don’t know that sending it to the landfill is wrong. Since we live on an island, why send it there when we can recycle it?