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911 Report

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Tot killed by father's car ID'd • Man allegedly stole aid checks

Parents find closure as light is shed on death of daughter, 25

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Julie Royal finally got the answers she needed Tuesday after she learned that the person who killed her pregnant daughter Brittany Jane Royal nearly eight months ago was her daughter's boyfriend, Boaz Johnson.

Linking isles' energy grids will save money, state says

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
A proposal to connect the electrical grids of Maui and Oahu with an undersea cable would save utility ratepayers on both islands an average of 0.6 cents a kilowatt-hour over the life of the project by increasing the amount of renewable energy that could be tapped and allowing the two grids to operate more efficiently, a state official said Tuesday night at a state Public Utilities Commission meeting.

Voter district boundaries remain in place after ruling

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Hawaii's 2012 reapportionment plan survived its final constitutional challenge Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a three-judge panel's decision upholding the plan.

Military mover fraudulently overcharged, lawsuit says

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Since 2007 a major moving company and an affiliate bilked the U.S. government out of millions by making false claims about the weight of belongings of military personnel shipped to and from Hawaii and other locations worldwide, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. attorney's office in Columbia, S.C.

State of the State: Governor cites an $844M surplus in boosts

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Gov. Neil Abercrombie declared Tuesday that the state now stands on solid financial ground and is entering a new phase in which investments in early childhood education, a minimum wage increase, land conservation and tax relief for seniors are possible.

City Council bill would bring back sparklers

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Oahu revelers may be able to light sparklers and fountains on New Year's Eve and Independence Day under a new proposal expected to be unveiled by two Hono­lulu City Council members today.

Penthouse planned for Kakaako condo promises to be large, luxurious, pricey

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
The owner of Ward Centers is preparing to open a public sales gallery soon for the first two of 22 planned condominium towers envisioned to transform 60 acres of Kaka­ako into a largely residential community called Ward Village. But one big, eye-popping detail will be missing among all the marketing materials.

Waimea Bay closed for big surf

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
In anticipation of enormous waves reaching heights of up to 50 feet, state and county officials Tuesday shut down beaches on Oahu's North Shore and the Wai­anae Coast through 6 a.m. Friday. Authorities shut down the Keawa­ula Beach section of Kaena Point State Park and Wai­mea Bay at 5:30 p.m.

Kokua Line: Property owners do not have to clean up graffiti

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Question: Mahalo to the owner of the building at Wai­alae and Koko Head avenues for promptly painting over graffiti that’s marred the top of the building many times over the years.

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Shark guru to plead guilty over child porn • Water is safe, tests continue to show • Bicyclist killed in road accident ID'd as Hilo man • Help sought in locating father, baby

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Dad driving truck fatally hits daughter, 2 • Victim in hospital as man held in stabbing

Shipyard worker denounces anonymous claim of spying

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
A senior Pearl Harbor shipyard manager says he was falsely accused of espionage, taken off the job in March and has not been paid since July — even though an investigation cleared him of the "foreign influence" allegations.

Telescopes in space and in isles help catalog Earth-size planets

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
As astronomers scan the skies for Earth's twin, they are assembling a collection of wild worlds large and small. Most are too hot, cold or massive to support life as we know it. Some might harbor some of the more exotic life forms found on this planet, such as the crabs and tube worms that congregate at volcanic vents on the seafloor.

Surf forecast prompts anti-erosion measures

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
North Shore residents affected by coastal erosion braced themselves Monday for what could be the largest ocean swell in a decade.

Marine killed by bulldozer at training site

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
A Hawaii Marine was crushed to death during training in Cali­for­nia last March by a lost bulldozer driver who did not see the Marines sleeping in shallow foxholes in the darkness and ran over the 20-year-old, an investigation into his death found.

Donald Bruce Cataluna: Sugar executive never forgot his humble roots

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Retired sugar industry executive and former Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Donald Bruce Cata­luna has died at the age of 77, leaving a legacy of service beyond the plantation.

プロサーファーらがノースでのサーフィンを堪能

ローカルニュース - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 08:48
 オアフ島ノースショアに過去10年でもっともダイナミックな波が打ち寄せた昨日、多くのサーファーがワイメア湾でのサーフィンに挑戦する姿がみられた。 ブラジル出身のプロサーファーは「今日のワイメア湾は風も波のコンディションも最高で、砂浜で波が打ち寄せるのを見てるだけなんてできませんでした」と語り、高さ約20フィートの波が打ち寄せる湾でのサーフィンを楽しんだ。 オアフ島北岸などでは現在も高波注意報や警報が発令されている場所があり、当局では、一般市民に対し必要がない限りは海岸線へ近づかないよう呼びかけている。
参考:KITV4

大統領のホリデー休暇の市民負担は約30万ドル

ローカルニュース - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 08:44
 年末年始にオアフ島カネオヘ地区でのクリスマス休暇を楽しんだオバマ大統領だが、大統領のハワイ滞在中に必要とされた警備費等の納税者負担額が$293,000となることが明らかになった。オバマ大統領は大統領就任後毎年ハワイ州を休暇で訪れており、過去5回の滞在でホノルル市民が負担した必要経費は総額約100万ドルに達している。 ホノルル市のアン・コバヤシ議員は「ホノルル市の財政は厳しい状態が続いており、次年度の予算が約1億5千万ドルほど不足すると試算されています。大統領の警護費用などの負担がなければ、老朽化している水道管の補修工事や予算によって削減されているバスルートの復活など、市民生活の向上に役立てるための経費として活用できたかもしれません」と語っている。 なおホノルル市では、連邦政府に対して大統領滞在中の必要経費の払い戻しを申し入れるとしているものの、過去5回にわたる大統領のハワイ休暇での必要経費を連邦政府側が負担したことはないため、今回も経費の払い戻しは行われないとみられている。
参考:KHON2