Friday, January 30, 2015         

The 95-year-old grandmother of the Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha's wife began testifying Friday in a trial for a lawsuit in which she accuses her granddaughter of stealing her money. Story »

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

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. 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 »
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.

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.

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

Suge Knight booked on murder charge

Sheriff's deputies booked the former hip-hop music mogul on suspicion of murder after they said he hit and killed a man with his pickup truck, seriously injured another and then fled.

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.

10 Super Bowl ads viewers will be talking about

When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be hoping to win over the more than 110 million viewers tuning in. After paying $4.5 million for a 30-second spot, advertisers are hoping to have the ad everyone will be talking about Monday morning.

$4.4M added to costs of 2 rail contracts

While the public braces for the painful budget deficits ahead as rail moves forward, board members overseeing the Oahu project on Thursday approved $4.4 million in added costs to existing contracts.

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 »

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 »

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