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Invasive little fire ant rides hapuu to Oahu

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
After knocking around the neighbor islands for at least 15 years, a little ant with a powerful sting — described as being among the world's worst invasive species — has finally landed on Oahu.

Makani Kai plane was damaged severely, federal report finds

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
The airplane in a Dec. 11 crash, in which state Health Director Loretta Fuddy died during rescue efforts, sustained "substantial damage" after a loss of engine power, according to a preliminary report Monday from the National Transportation Safety Board.

Custom has fish flying out of stores

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
While Tuesday was New Year's Eve, for many fish markets across Oahu, the day was more like Christmas. Neighborhood seafood stores around the island did their best to keep up with the relentless demand for new-year ahi — a Hawaii tradition — as customers poured through their doors.

Lanikai residents put tongues in cheeks for New Year parade

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
Lanikai residents plan to clamor and — this year — cry out in their neighborhood streets today for the annual Woes Parade, a play on the iconic Rose Parade.

Radio 'innovator' influenced isle airwaves

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
Ask him anything about radio and how to make it better, and he would tell you, in specific detail. He was sought out for such answers and spoke from decades of experience and constant research.

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
Waves knock trio into rocky lagoon • 3 arrested in recovery of stolen rental car • Pair held in fraudulent use of credit cards • Sex assault lands Waipahu man in jail • Robbery in Kaimuki park nets 2 arrests

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
Hawaii County police arrested a 28-year-old Puna woman Monday afternoon in connection with a recent drug-related explosion at a butane honey oil lab on Hawaii island, police said.

Drone Test Site

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
Hawaii has been selected to be a test bed for increased drone flights as the Federal Aviation Administration seeks to create rules of the air and incorporate an ever-expanding number of the flying robots into the nation's airspace.

Higher rates OK'd for HMSA, Kaiser over care act costs

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
The state has approved rate hikes for reinstated health plans that were set to be canceled today because they did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Marriage law, Deedy trial, GMO distinguished year

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
The emotionally charged special session of the Legislature that led to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's signing of the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act was the top local news story of the year, but also dominating the headlines were shark attacks, including two fatalities, a massive molasses spill, the Christopher Deedy murder trial and GMO restrictions:

Family hike at Makiki follows morning golf for Obama

Local News - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 05:56
President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, dined with friends at Alan Wong's restaurant Monday night after the family went on a two-hour hike on Makiki Valley Loop Trail. Earlier, the president went for a morning round of golf with friends at the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club in Maunawili.

2014年最初のベビーはハワイ島生まれ

ローカルニュース - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 08:58
 2014年最初のハワイ州生まれのベビーが、ハワイ島のノース・ハワイ・コミュニティ病院で誕生した男児であることが明らかになった。 1月1日(水)午前12時47分に誕生したのは、体重5ポンド5オンスの男の子で、プランティソン君と命名された。また、オアフ島では、元旦の午前1時3分に体重8ポンド6オンスのノア君が誕生しており、ハワイ島、オアフ島ともに、2014年生まれは男の子となった。
参考:KHON2ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

大晦日の消防局の出動件数が減少

ローカルニュース - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 08:43
 爆竹で賑やかに大晦日と新年が祝われたオアフ島では、大晦日から新年にかけての消防局の出動件数が、前年に比べて減少していたことが明らかになった。 ホノルル消防局では、大晦日から新年にかけての通報件数は、昨年の300件より20件ほど少ない284件で、通報件数の3分の1が花火関連の通報だったとしている。 なお、花火の煙による呼吸困難や花火による怪我による事故関連での救急隊への出動要請も昨年より約20件減だったことも同時に発表されている。
参考:KITV4

New York Times: U.S. military ship readied for mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
PORTSMOUTH, Va. >> Months after diplomats declared that they had come up with a plan and a timetable to dispose of Syria’s lethal chemical weapons - and with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the weapons inspectors - the centerpiece of the mission, a workhorse U.S. military ship that will ferry the weapons to sea for destruction, remains here in port, waiting like a sad bride for her groom.

New York Times: Battle for survival may yield the rain forest’s diversity

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
The diversity of a tropical rain forest can be hard to fathom for people who have not seen one. Three acres of jungle may be home to more than 650 species of trees - more species than grow in the entire continental United States and Canada combined.

Obituaries

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
Beatrice Akina • Vicky Haruko Almeida • Lloyd Koichi Amasaki • Fumiko Arakaki • William Lauriano Bacoro • Joann Bettinger Best • Joe Wah Chang • Ah Mo Ching; and more

Ex-teacher accused of videotaping pupils pleads not guilty

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
A former Kamehameha Schools teacher pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of video recording three students showering at his faculty housing apartment, but he was granted permission to return to Washington State where he now lives.

Truck falls in hole as road gives way in rainstorm on Big Island

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
Unusually heavy rain drenched Hawaii island's Hamakua Coast Monday, scattering runoff and debris across the area and causing part of Paauilo Mauka Road near Honokaa to collapse beneath a truck, according to officials.

Kiosk by Farrington High School is now sole seller of firecrackers

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
If you've got a $25 firecracker permit and were intending to pick up some of the bundles of explosive red paper today, you may be out of luck. As of Monday afternoon, the Honolulu Fire Department said, only one outlet still had firecrackers available for sale: Archie Ahuna's stand in front of Farrington High School at 1564 N. King St. in Kalihi.