Local News

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.

Volcanic Ash: Isles must halt desperate push for Obama's attention

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
The state is poised to offer President Barack Obama a piece of Hawaii's choicest oceanfront land in Kakaako for either his presidential library or, more likely, a think tank or conference center where he could hang out part time after he leaves office.

Shining Stars: Net proceeds from food and wine festival aid 10 nonprofits

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival recently presented checks to 10 nonprofits totaling $228,500. The net proceeds raised during the third annual festival held in September on Oahu and Maui went to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific ($80,000), Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation ($70,000), Maui County Farm Bureau ($20,000), Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program ($20,000), Paepae o He‘eia ($10,000), Papahana Kuaola ($10,000), Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation ($7,500), Maui Culinary Academy ($5,000), and Hawaii Seafood Council ($5,000).

Newswatch

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
Bring phone books to malls for recycling • Talk will focus on homesteads • Learn about vital pollinators

911 Report

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
Vehicle falls down cliff, killing driver • 6 people displaced by house fire on Maui • Motorcyclist hurt in collision with sedan • 1-car crash sends 3 women to hospital

Work crews fight to clear roads as more rain, high surf roll in

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
Heavy wind and rain kept first responders and city road crews busy Friday, and forecasters said more troublemaking weather could be in store for the islands this weekend.

Energy research team quits, slams center's leadership

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
Internationally renowned energy expert Fereidun Fesharaki, the most senior employee at the East-West Center in Manoa, and three of his colleagues resigned this week, decrying poor leadership, micromanagement and a lack of transparency under the federally funded center's longtime president.

Accidents leave 1 dead, 1 injured

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
A 68-year-old woman was killed and a 94-year-old man was in critical condition Friday night as the result of pedestrian accidents earlier in the day in Makiki and Kaimuki, respectively.

Housing deal near collapse

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
The partnership that agreed to pay $142 million to purchase 12 Honolulu affordable-housing complexes from the city now has until Monday afternoon to respond favorably, or it's likely the deal will be nixed.

Illegal resident admits to selling assault rifles

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
A Canadian citizen who has been living here illegally since 2005 and selling real estate on Hawaii island admitted in U.S. District Court that he sold assault rifles to an undercover police officer and another person last year.

Library group needs place to stay

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
A colorful, squat building in Kakaako where volunteers collect and sort donated books to support Hawaii's public libraries is expected to be torn down this year to make way for a high-rise.

Israeli defense facility to bear Inouye's name in honor of his support

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
Hawaii and the nation have recognized the many contributions of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye by naming facilities, a solar telescope, a highway and a Navy destroyer after the powerful statesman, who died Dec. 17, 2012.

911 Report

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:57
Man succumbs to injuries from blast • Woman killed in Kihei house fire identified • Human remains found in Kalapana field • Work furlough escapee is back in custody • Traveler thwarted in attempt to carry knife