Thursday, January 29, 2015         

A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive and former University of Hawaii basketball player, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October. Story »

Hawaiian Electric Industries and NextEra Energy Inc. filed a joint application Thursday asking the state Public Utilities Commission to approve the sale of HEI to the Florida-based energy company.  Story »

Two boys were killed when they were apparently trapped in a burning home in Holualoa on Thursday. Story »

 Growth allows CPB to again increase dividends
The remarkable turnaround from a near collapse six years ago keeps gaining momentum. Fueled by its seventh straight quarter of double-digit loan growth, CPB said it will increase its dividend for the second time in less than a year after its net income jumped 28.8 percent in the October-December period. Story »
Kona police sergeant charged with domestic abuse

A Hawaii County police sergeant was arrested and charged with four offenses in connection with an early Thursday morning domestic abuse incident in Kapaau.

Suge Knight was behind wheel in fatal hit-and-run, lawyer says

Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers in a Los Angeles suburb, his lawyer said.

Reason for Kauai attacker's release a mystery

One day after Shendon Chandler-Taniguchi was released from the psychiatric ward of a Kauai hospital in 2011, he went on a deadly rampage in a quiet Waimea Valley neighborhood — using a large knife to stab his grandfather, fatally injure a neighbor and wound two others before police ended the attacks by shooting him to death.

McCain outraged by protesters, calls them 'low-life scum'

Sen. John McCain's reaction to protesters who disrupted a hearing, calling one "low-life scum," garnered media attention Thursday, but the incident also has sparked calls for an investigation into the Capitol Police's response to the rowdy Code Pink protesters.

UH system spokeswoman leaving post for Texas job

Lynne Waters, who served as spokeswoman for the University of Hawaii system since 2011, is leaving Hawaii for a job with the University of Texas at Arlington.

Robert Allenby gets a few boos and comments in return

Robert Allenby feared the worst Thursday at the Phoenix Open in his first round since his mysterious misadventure in Hawaii.

Jang leads field, Wie tied for 16th at LPGA season opener

Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener. The 22-year-old South Korean, ranked 21st in the world, shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Coates Golf Championship on Thursday.

Jim Brickman Jim Brickman is set to share his new tunes with the “amazing” audiences in the isles. Story »

 Judge puts hold on city's trash pickup cuts
The city's plan to eliminate garbage service for 181 condominiums, apartments and other multifamily properties and nonprofit organizations has been halted temporarily by a state judge. Story »
Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he will likely sign a measure that will add four downtown and Chinatown pedestrian malls to the list of places where people cannot sit or lie. Story »

A jet fuel storage tank at Sand Island may have been leaking for weeks before it was reported Jan. 21, a state official said Wednesday. The fuel spill has already hit the water table, which is just 2 1/2 to 3 feet below ground, and has begun spreading slowly across the surface of the groundwater. Story »

 What's in Store: Anthropologie opens Ala Moana boutique
Anthropologie opens Ala Moana boutique • Write a love letter, win sweet prizes • Montsuki hosting its second sale ever • Woman Expo offers discount for vendors Story »
 Our View: Curing social ills requires teamwork
Hawaii's vibrant network of nonprofit social service agencies plays a huge role in improving the lives of the state's most vulnerable, disenfranchised people. When it comes to tackling complex social problems, these nonprofits can be most effective when they work in sync, targeting their individual resources and expertise toward common goals. Story »
 ‘Iolani, Punahou tie, stay put 
'Iolani kept its seat at the head of the class in ILH Division I boys soccer on Wednesday with a 1-1 tie against host Punahou. As expected, the encounter between the two rivals was intense. Story »
'Iolani sped out to an early lead then held off a Saint Louis rally and tightened the ILH Division I boys basketball race with a 49-43 win on Wednesday at McCabe Gym. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »

As Major League Baseball's top players took the field at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis last July, a covert radar system scanned the sky above the 40,000-seat stadium for what security experts said was an emerging threat to public safety: drones. Story »

What’s your overall reaction to the episode involving Robert Allenby, the Australian golfer who got injured here?
Taking Care Of Our Furry Family Members
The Hawaiian Humane Society’s mission to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals has been our guiding light through the last 131 years since our founding. Read More »
A Few Thoughts On UH Athletics
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