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Man challenges conviction for killing friend, claims Hawaiian sovereignty

Joel Botelho’s parents are outraged that the man who asked for their forgiveness for killing their son is claiming Hawaiian sovereignty to have his manslaughter conviction thrown out. Read More

City sued over damage caused by flooding

The executive director of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority is suing the city over damage caused to his home by April’s flooding. Read More

Police lieutenant faces trial on tax fraud charges

A Honolulu police lieutenant is scheduled to stand trial in December on charges that he filed false state income tax returns for the years 2011-2016. Read More

Honolulu police lieutenant to stand trial in December for tax fraud

A Honolulu police lieutenant is scheduled to stand trial in December on charges that he filed false state income tax returns for the years 2011-2016. Read More

Hawaii Preparatory Academy didn’t stop adult-student affair, report says

A female supervisor at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy boy’s dormitory on the Big Island was having sex with a male student and officials didn’t do anything to stop her even though they knew or should have known it was happening, according to an independent investigation commissioned by the school. Read More

Driver gets 10-year sentence in fatal hit-and-run at bus stop

Vika Unga was returning home from visiting a friend after finishing her 12-hour shift at Kahuku Hospital, where she was a medical laboratory technician, when she nodded off behind the wheel of her sport utility vehicle, crossed the center line and crashed into a bus stop fronting Hauula Shopping Center, Unga’s lawyer Richard Sing told a state judge Thursday. Read More

Kealohas clear Hawaii Kai home as feds prepare to sell off property

Thursday was the deadline for retired Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his former deputy prosecutor wife Katherine Kealoha to move out of their Hawaii Kai home to allow the government to sell it. Read More

Ex-Tripler employee sentenced for theft of painkillers

A former Tripler Army Medical Center pharmacy technician who stole more than 8,000 pills containing hydrocodone and oxycodone from the hospital’s pharmacy vault is going to jail for a year. Read More

State jury returns guilty verdict in road rage murder

A state jury deliberated for less than three hours Tuesday before finding retired Honolulu firefighter Darryl Freeman guilty of murder in a fatal road rage shooting in Aiea last year. Read More

Murdered Marine was mobbed by pack of juveniles, prosecutor says

Marine Sgt. William Michael Brown was fatally stabbed in Waikiki last year after a pack of juveniles mobbed him and his friends, Deputy Prosecutor Ashley Tanaka told a state judge Tuesday. Read More

Driver indicted in hit-and-run of moped rider near Ala Moana Center

The state says the driver accused of killing a moped rider in a hit-and-run collision near Ala Moana Center last year was drunk. Read More

Kunia man found not guilty of attempted murder after firing 27 shots into home

A Kunia man who shot up to 27 rounds from a military-style AR-15 carbine into a neighbor’s front door is not guilty of attempting to murder the family of four he knew was inside. Read More

Woman from same-sex marriage obligated to pay child support, court rules

A woman whose spouse gave birth during their marriage is the legal parent of the child and must pay child support after the couple divorced, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled today. Read More

Former student says he wasn’t immediately told he’d been spied upon

A former Kamehameha Schools student, who was secretly recorded showering in a teacher’s faculty apartment, testified in state court Wednesday that he didn’t know his privacy had been violated until a month after school officials told students that the teacher was “leaving” the school. Read More

Ex-missionary says assault charges bogus

The lawyer of a former missionary from the Philippines says his client was sexually abused and trafficked to Hawaii and church officials trumped up sexual assault charges against her in retaliation for her fleeing and accusing one of those officials of assaulting her. Read More

Unruly airline passenger sentenced to jail

A Hawaiian Airlines passenger whose behavior aboard a Kahului to San Francisco flight forced the pilot to divert to Honolulu is going to jail for two months and must reimburse the airline. Read More

Former pharmacy worker says she made no profit from theft

A pharmacy worker who stole $700,000 worth of diabetes test strips from Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center told a state judge that she doesn’t know the person to whom she sold the test strips and that she made no money from the transactions. Read More

Appeals court overturns harassment conviction

A state appeals court has overturned the harassment conviction of a former member of the Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy because the alleged victim did not say that the teen’s proposition for sex made her fear that he was going to physically harm her. Read More

Former Maui officer sentenced for bribing and stealing from motorist

Former Maui police officer Anthony Maldonado stole $1,800 from a motorist because he thought the motorist was a drug dealer, had stolen drugs and money from drug dealers before, gave some of the drugs to his mistress and sold steroids to at least one other officer, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at Maldonado’s sentencing. Read More

Investment tax wording on ballot spurs suit

The city is suing the state over how it thinks the heading of a proposed constitutional amendment should appear on the ballot for November’s general elections. Read More

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