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911 Report

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Vehicle strikes, seriously injures woman • Leap into Naohia Falls pool requires rescue • Homeless man arrested for alleged threats • Hikers safe after spending night on ridge • Police nab 2 suspected card, ID thieves • Teenager accused of assaulting worker

Construction will squeeze UH classes off campus

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Students studying at the University of Hawaii at Manoa over the next decade could be attending their classes at the nearby YMCA and other venues as aging buildings on the 101-year-old campus undergo major renovations and the university tries to rein in a repair backlog nearing a half-billion dollars.

Recalling the Past, Afghans in Tranquil Valley Aim to Keep It That Way

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
BAZARAK, Afghanistan » Even among Afghans, who are generally wary of outsiders, members of the ethnic Tajik population of the Panjshir Valley are an unusually suspicious lot. So it is their good fortune to have been blessed with the closest thing to a naturally occurring "keep out" sign: a deep and narrow gorge at the valley's mouth that seems tailor-made for obstruction and ambush.

Obituaries

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
Robert K. Ahu Jr. • Lorna U'ilani Aukai • Myrtle Kauinohea Beamer • Frederico Daniel Bicoy • Faustino Isidro Pastores Bonete • Finley Puleo Boyle • Edward Clayton Carvalho • Trisha-Marie Kanoe Castillo • Margaret A. De Luz • and more

New York Times: In Saratoga, debating the pros and cons of a proposed casino

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. » With its rich history of horse racing and a 19th-century gambling parlor so opulent that it drew comparisons to Monte Carlo, this upstate enclave would seem to be a natural choice to receive one of the state's new full-scale casinos.

New York Times: Hungry? Buy this billboard

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
NEW YORK » Eric Justusson, a software engineer, was walking to work from Brooklyn across the Manhattan Bridge when he first saw the enigmatic billboard, the words "Easy As" in massive letters followed by a 12-foot-high picture of a slice of pie.

Haleakala trail proposal is shot down

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
The Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday denied a request for the state to begin negotiating a land-swap agreement with Haleakala Ranch Co. that would exchange ownership of a portion of a historic Haleakala summit trail for access to nature reserves on the upper slopes of the volcano.

Man faces extradition in New Year's murder

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
A 41-year-old Omao man is awaiting extradition to the U.S. in the killing of an 88-year-old man on Kauai, police said Friday. During the early morning hours of New Year's Day, firefighters responded to a medical call of an unresponsive male and found the victim, identified as Amby Cruz, at his Omao home.

'Master of disguise' sentenced to 10 years for fraud and theft

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
A con man who changed his name and appearance multiple times and fancied himself a "master of disguise" was sentenced in state court last month to 10 years in prison for stealing nearly $100,000 from two Hawaii banks and a $6,000 diamond ring from Costco through check-kiting.

$10,000 fix restores city traffic cameras

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
Sixty-two city traffic cameras are back on after the cables that support them were knocked offline by vandals several weeks ago, city officials said. Fiber-optic cables were severed at a secured site near Middle Street on Dec. 26 in an apparent attempted theft of copper wiring, although copper was not present in the cables, the city said.

Creagan to fill House seat on Big Island

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Richard Creagan, a doctor and vice president of Kiolakaa Mountain Farms, to fill a state House vacancy on Hawaii island.

City working to accept federal offer over disputed ORI grants

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
A resolution to a long-running dispute between the city and federal housing officials over nearly $8 million in questionable grants the city gave to the Wahiawa nonprofit ORI Anue nue Hale could be on the horizon.

Isle-based troops involved in doomed mission retold in new film

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
Hawaii isn't highlighted in the movie "Lone Survivor," but the sacrifice and service of military members based here runs through it before, during and after the battle and ill-fated rescue mission upon which the more than $40 million drama is based.

Scientists urge action on beach erosion

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
State lawmakers heard from scientists Thursday who said Hawaii will face an escalating number of coastal erosion and flooding incidents as climate change-driven sea-level rise plays a greater role here in the decades to come.

Fall from Kailua trail kills firefighter, 28

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
An off-duty Honolulu firefighter died from a fall Friday while hiking the Mount Olomana trail in Kailua, authorities said. The incident took place at about 12:15 p.m.

Island Images

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45

Newswatch

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
Man faces life term for smuggling meth • Missing woman ID’d in accident • Victim mum on knife attack

911 Report

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
Drowning confirmed in UH athlete's death • Drunken driver hit utility pole, police say • Driver sought in Waialae hit-and-run

Corrections

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
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.

Land Board to consider Haleakala Ranch land swap

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:45
The Department of Land and Natural Resources will seek approval from its governing board today of a proposed agreement to exchange land with Hale­akala Ranch Co., saying it would ensure public access to a historic trail.