Saturday, April 19, 2014         
Lured by the salvage price of $2 per pound, copper thieves struck 24 times in 2013, a 100 percent increase from 12 reported copper thefts in 2012. But Robert Okuda, whose family has traded in scrap metals for more than 50 years on Oahu, said those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg.  Story »

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. Story »

Excitement gripped Honolulu immediately when concert promoter "Uncle Tom" Moffatt announced that he was bringing Hawaii-born, Roosevelt High School grad Bruno Mars back to the Blaisdell Arena. Story »

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Walgreens is planning to open in downtown Hono­lulu across from rival drugstore chain Longs Drugs, according to a building permit filed with the City and County of Hono­lulu.  Story »

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Marijuana plays role in Easter messages
Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how Easter shares the calendar this year with the pot lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo.  Story »
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Florida Georgia Line makes Hawaii debut
One night, they’re winning awards and rocking out for a live nationwide television audience. The next, they’re taping an episode of “Ellen.” And the next, they’re off for a string of shows in Canada.  Story »
Finally, some promising news has emerged for the financially strapped University of Hawaii athletics department, an asset that has been missing from its toolkit: a measure of control over sales that could provide sorely needed revenue. Story »

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Ex-Hilo woman gets life sentence for killing son

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.

Annual drive helps food bank replenish its dwindling stock

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.

Commanding general at Fort Shafter named

The Army this week announced that Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, currently assistant deputy chief of staff in Washington, D.C., will be the next commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

Turtle Bay deal fails to sway opposition

Praise and appreciation reverberated throughout Oahu's North Shore community following an agreement to protect more than 600 acres at Turtle Bay Resort from residential development.

Kalakoa: A mishmash of family fun and news

Showcase touts students' progress • Sample new games, gourmet grub at fair • Contest honors Hokule'a's voyage

Golf: Stanford surges in Lotte Championship

Angela Stanford didn't let that phenomenal Thursday round go to her head. So often after a professionals shoot extremely low, they follow it with a ho-hum 18 that drops them straight down the leaderboard.

Golf: 'Iolani wins boys title, pass on states

For the sixth straight year, the ILH boys golf champion will not win the state tournament. But this time there is a better reason for it than a bad day on the links.

 Bail denied for man accused of producing child pornography
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.  Story »
KAHULUI » The state's last remaining sugar company has been researching alternatives to burning leaves off its sugar cane crop before harvest. But Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. said it hasn't found an alternative yet. Story »

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 Wie watches as birdie chances go bye-bye
Michelle Wie took a detour on her way to the Ko Olina Golf Club media tent for post-round interviews. Wie, dissatisfied with her 2-under 70 in Friday's third round of the LPGA Lotte Championship, tried to get past some missed birdie opportunities and a bogey on 18 by smoothing things out at the putting green. Story »
With leader Angela Stanford pulling away from the pack, a rookie looking for her first top-10 on tour kept pace. North Dakota's Amy Anderson got hot with the putter, rolling in five birdies for a 4-under 68 to sit in a tie for fifth place heading into Saturday's final 18 holes of the LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club. Story »

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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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UH Senior Fashion Show
The 48th annual University of Hawaii Senior Fashion Show is set for April 27 at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, featuring the designs of seven senior and seven junior designers. Read More »
BRUNO MARS AND traveling party are in town, here after their final night in Japan and ready for three nights in Hawaii at the Blaisdell beginning Friday. Welcome home, Bruno! Read More »