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Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
High wind forecast to last through evening • Fire destroys Keaau home • Red pickup eyed in thefts

Obituaries

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Marciel Torres Celebrado • Beverly Ann Kamomiala Chu • Carmelita Milleza Depaynos • Araceli Escanilla Gamil • Sonny Gonzaga Sr. • Robert Alan Green • Karl B. Hagen • and more

Legislators hold hope for hemp bill

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Imagine a crop that can be used to purify soil and make food, clothing, rope, paper, plastic, pest-resistant building material, oil, fuel, animal bedding and tens of thousands of other products.

Invaluable devotion to Hawaii's families spanned decades

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Shimeji Ryusaki Kana­zawa, lauded for her 60-plus years of work for the elderly and youth, also is arguably Hawaii's most unsung World War II hero.

Navy: SEAL died in dive full of safety lapses

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The disappearance last year of a Pearl Harbor Navy SEAL who was spearfishing with other unit members on a training free dive off Kaena Point was accompanied by sweeping procedural and safety violations, according to the Navy's investigative report.

Peter's Prom promotes acceptance for students with disabilities

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Most high school girls prepare for the prom months in advance — picking out the perfect dress and shoes, deciding on a special hairstyle, and anticipating all the details to help make the evening magical.

Visitor complaints about the homeless rise

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Laurel Mackie has come to Waikiki for the past 28 years, but the Canadian visitor said she's exploring other options because the destination's growing homeless population has ruined the tourist experience.

Volcanic Ash: Obamacare fiasco bursting with officials' incompetence

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The bungled rollout of Obamacare is a lesson on why so many people are leery of expanding government: It does big projects poorly and then runs from accountability.

Review: Mars gives his all as he rewards hometown fans

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Long weeks of anticipation are ending for Bruno Mars fans this weekend as the two-time Grammy-winner and his "hooligans" play three shows in Blaisdell Arena. Mars opened the three-nighter on Friday and his fans got everything they'd been waiting for.

Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Police on hunt for escaped inmate • Crash on H-1 injures motorcyclist

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Expect strong winds, rough waters on Sunday and Monday • Visitation at prisons on Oahu and Big Island canceled again • Man's body found in valley after hiker reported missing • Kilauea Volcano's current flow show is viewable from above

Hundreds paddle out to honor surfing icon

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Hundreds of surfers and rowers honored Hobie Alter's request Friday by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory.

Ex-Hilo woman gets life sentence for killing son

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Jessica Analani Dutro, 25, was sentenced Friday by Washington County Circuit Judge Don Letour­neau. She was found guilty earlier this month in Washington County Circuit Court.

Fired pilot pleads not guilty to dodging screening

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
An airline pilot who had been fired from his job with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to bypassing passenger screening requirements at Hono­­lulu Airport by wearing his uniform and identification from his former employer.

Bail denied for man accused of producing child pornography

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
A federal grand jury returned an indictment April 10 charging Feli­ci­ano Lou Qui­mo­yog with three counts of producing child pornography between 1995 and 2000. Each charge carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.

Annual drive helps food bank replenish its dwindling stock

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
First Assembly of God Leeward is one of 250 member agencies that regularly rely on the food bank to assist the needy. The groceries gathered weekly at the warehouse will go to at least 50 financially pinched families.

Fire chief faces no-confidence vote

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The leadership of the union representing Hawaii's 2,000 firefighters has issued "a vote of no confidence" against Hono­lulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves due to an increasingly strained relationship.

First show's fortunate fans thank Bruno Mars

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The tale of how three nights of shows sold out in less than two hours has already become the stuff of local legend. Those who were able to secure tickets are well aware of what it took to enter the Moonshine Jungle.