Friday, March 27, 2015         

A Circuit Court jury on Friday found former University of Hawaii student Tyler Strong not guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow student in his dorm room last fall. Story »

Police have reopened all lanes of Kamehameha Highway in the Kahaluu area following a fatal traffic collision Friday morning. Story »

Maui Memorial Medical Center plans to make $28 million in cuts to services and jobs starting July 1. Story »

 HEI CEO touts NextEra's goals
Florida-based NextEra said in December it intends to buy HEI for $4.3 billion and spin off the company's American Savings Bank subsidiary. The state Public Utilities Commission must approve the purchase and has said it will make a decision within 18 months. Story »
Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all.

Firefighters contain brush fire near UH-Manoa, St. Francis

Honolulu firefighters brought a brush fire on Waahila Ridge under control as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, according to Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. David Jenkins.

Fourth Hawaii Diana Ross show added

Hawaii's 50-year wait for Diana Ross' first concert in the islands just got a day shorter.

Stream known for strandings traps 32 hikers

The Kauai Fire Department rescued 32 stranded hikers on the Na Pali Coast after rapidly rising waters made Hana­ka­piai Stream become impassable.

Autopsy finds meth in escapee who fell from freeway bridge

Pernell Aio, who fell from an H-1 freeway bridge while in police custody earlier this month, was high on meth­am­pheta­mine, commonly known as crystal meth, according to the Hono­­lulu Medical Examiner's Office.

Matlin sees AD job as daunting, humbling

A popular pastime for media members and University of Hawaii staffers in moments surrounding David Matlin's overflow press conference Wednesday was playing count the athletic directors.

Mom to murderer: You're 'going straight to hell'

A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, after the mother of one of the victims called him a "useless waste of space and air" and declared he's "going straight to hell."

TGIF A Tony Award nominee helps keep “South Pacific” relevant with her dark portrayal of Bloody Mary. Story »

Honolulu firefighters brought a brush fire on Waahila Ridge under control as of 4:30 p.m. Friday. More Videos »
 Smiling surfer caught his final wave
Roy Digma, a quiet surfer known as "Smiley," died Wednesday after being pulled from the water where he had been surfing off Kewalo Basin. Kaimuki resident Kevin Oki­moto, who met Digma while surfing off Kewalos about 20 years ago, said Digma regularly surfed a spot there called Straight Outs. Story »
After the state spent more than $11 million developing a request for proposals for new computer technology to make government more efficient, the Ige administration is now scrapping the solicitation but promises the money has not been wasted. Story »

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 Actor will screen 2 cult films in Chinatown
Crispin Hellion Glover, the eccentric actor/avant-garde director, will screen his two cult films and present his "Big Slide Show" this weekend at Nextdoor. Story »
 Our View: UH AD has right ties, attitude
David Matlin said the right things during his introduction this week as the next University of Hawaii athletic director, projecting a positive outlook that the embattled UH department desperately needs to see. Story »
 Punahou cools off HBA 
For a master of preparation like Punahou coach Rick Tune, it was not the ideal circumstance. His top-ranked Buffanblu, as usual, made the most of a five-minute warmup, then pulled ahead to outlast No. 5 Hawaii Baptist 25-20, 25-15 Wednesday night in pool play at the Hawaii Invitational. Story »
A down year by Big West baseball standards has made the conference wide open. Three teams started the year ranked in the top 25 but only UC Santa Barbara (17-6) remains. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Maui museum pays tribute to Makawao's history
Although the Makawao History Museum measures just 353 square feet — the size of an average living room — it covers several decades of Upcountry Maui history. Story »
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Miranda Lumsden, 43, a single mother of four, had never protested against anything before the Irish government introduced new water fees last summer. Story »

Call it the revenge of the nerds, Washington-style. The gun-toting FBI agent and the swashbuckling CIA undercover officer are being increasingly called upon to share their clout, their budgets and even their Hollywood glamour with the humble, desk-bound intelligence analyst. Story »


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