Friday, January 30, 2015         

January 11 2014 In a "Notice of Allegations" delivered to the University of Hawaii Friday, the NCAA is charging the men's basketball program with multiple Level I and II violations, the most severe of four categories. Story »

The 95-year-old grandmother of the Honolulu police chief's wife testified Friday that she trusted her granddaughter and was devastated when she found out a reverse mortgage on her home hadn't been paid off as promised. Story »

A friendly bet between a high school grappling coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation. Story »

 Slight growth is enough for third straight record year
Hawaii's visitor industry anticipates a strong 2015 after setting its third consecutive year of spending and arrivals records in 2014. Preliminary results released Thursday by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority show that nearly 8.3 million visitors came to Hawaii in 2014, beating last year's record 8.17 million visitors by 1.3 percent. Story »
Allenby misses cut in Phoenix Open

Robert Allenby missed the cut by a stroke in his first event since his mysterious misadventure in Hawaii. The 43-year-old Australian had a triple bogey and a double bogey in a 3-over 74. He opened with a 70 on Thursday.

Clarence Lee, designer of New Years stamps, dies

After a half a century of creating hundreds of logos for Hawaii's leading businesses, graphic artist Clarence Lee, 79, succumbed to Parkinson's Disease and died Thursday under hospice care at Arcadia.

New movie shooting on Oahu

"Lost" actor Henry Ian Cusick has joined the cast of "Pali Road," a film by Crimson Forest Entertainment now shooting on Oahu.

Weekend freeway construction will close lanes near airport

Freeway construction could affect travel plans for some Super Bowl party-goers and motorists going to the Honolulu Airport this weekend

Brothers, 6 and 11, perish in house fire

Hawaii County police said the parents of the two young boys who died Thursday in an early morning house fire in Holualoa were trying to help their children escape.

Man charged in killing of former UH athlete

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 in October.

Lawmaker wants to hold state elections officer accountable

A lawmaker from the Big Island wants to hold state Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago accountable for voting problems that she says denied residents of her district the right to vote.

Rachel Bowler's free kick in the 80th minute gave 'Iolani a 3-2 win over Punahou. It was the final play of the game. More Videos »
Jim Brickman Jim Brickman is set to share his new tunes with the “amazing” audiences in the isles. Story »

 Isle delegation gets Capitol assignments
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has been named to five subcommittees of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Story »
A state audit released Thursday blasted the Hawaii Health Connector's former head and board of directors for inadequate planning, lack of oversight and improperly awarding contracts worth millions of dollars, resulting in an unsustainable health insurance exchange. Story »

A federal judge is allowing a shipping company to pay $600,000 in restitution to environmental organizations as part of a sentence for spilling molasses in Hono­lulu Harbor. Story »

Movie Review: Family drama tackles race relations
"Black or White" may be the title, but there are plenty of gray areas tackled in this good ol' fashioned family dramedy from standup comic turned filmmaker Mike Binder ("Reign Over Me," "The Upside of Anger"). Story »
 Name in the News: Wesley Lo
Wesley Lo is Maui region chief executive officer for the state's Hawaii Health Systems Corp. and believes an agreement that his region has been negotiating with a potential private partner, Hawaii Pacific Health, could be a model for statewide application. Story »
 Kaiser takes 1 away from Farrington
The Cougars' hit five 3-pointers in the first half of Thursday's matchup against Farrington and center Chance Kalaugher powered their attack in the fourth quarter and Division II Kaiser knocked off the ninth-ranked Governors 58-48. Story »
Freshman Destiny Souza scored seven minutes into overtime to give Campbell a historic 2-1 victory over Mililani in the OIA girls soccer semifinals Thursday night at Castle High. Story »

Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener. And it surprised no one. 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 and opened up a four-shot lead over Stacy Lewis heading into the third round. 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 »

Amid the ashes and the shards of glass, Juanita Morris found remnants of her life before Nov. 24. There was the foam mannequin head that once showcased hats, now charred from the fire. Story »

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Butterfly Farmer Nurtures Winged Pets
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