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COURTESY HPD / JAN. 2012
                                Scott Frederick Ebert, 45, left, of Mililani, faces a maximum one-year jail term at sentencing in August. Officer Garret Davis, 28, died in the Jan. 21, 2012 crash.

Jury convicts Mililani man of negligent homicide in HPD officer’s death

COURTESY HPD / JAN. 2012
                                Scott Frederick Ebert, 45, left, of Mililani, faces a maximum one-year jail term at sentencing in August. Officer Garret Davis, 28, died in the Jan. 21, 2012 crash.

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 3:20 pm
A state jury found a motorist guilty of misdemeanor negligent homicide instead of manslaughter this afternoon for causing the death of a Honolulu police officer in a fiery crash on the H-1 Freeway in 2012 by slamming into the rear of the officer’s patrol car. Read More
DENNIS ODA / FEB. 2
                                Hawaii designer Kini Zamora was at work in his studio, The Clique, in February. He finished second in today’s Season 5 finale of “Project Runway All Stars” after completing an eight-piece clothing collection in four days.

‘Project Runway All Stars’ crowns winner

DENNIS ODA / FEB. 2
                                Hawaii designer Kini Zamora was at work in his studio, The Clique, in February. He finished second in today’s Season 5 finale of “Project Runway All Stars” after completing an eight-piece clothing collection in four days.

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm
Dom Streater was named the winner on today’s Season 5 finale of “Project Runway All Stars,” with Hawaii designer Kini Zamora finishing second after completing an eight-piece clothing collection in four days. Ken Laurence was third. Read More
A helicopter flies past a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta on Wednesday. Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing thousands of residents to flee. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada evacuating 8,000 wildfire evacuees by air

A helicopter flies past a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta on Wednesday. Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing thousands of residents to flee. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP)
Canadian officials began evacuating 8,000 people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray by air today and hoped to move thousands more via a highway convoy Friday if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta that has grown to 210,035 acres. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A woman is carried away in a stretcher by medics as she is rescued after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building, in the Huruma area of Nairobi, Kenya today.

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A woman is carried away in a stretcher by medics as she is rescued after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building, in the Huruma area of Nairobi, Kenya today.
Rescuers found four survivors today in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that has left dozens dead and missing. Read More
NOAA / NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
                                A cold front approaching the islands from the northwest is expected to cut off the tradewinds today and Friday.

‘Locally heavy’ showers possible this afternoon

NOAA / NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
                                A cold front approaching the islands from the northwest is expected to cut off the tradewinds today and Friday.

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm
Afternoon showers could become “locally heavy” today and Friday, National Weather Service forecasters predicted. Read More
COURTESY VIRGIN AMERICA

Virgin America launches L.A.-Honolulu service today

COURTESY VIRGIN AMERICA

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm
Virgin America, which is awaiting regulatory and shareholder approval to be acquired by Alaska Airlines, launched a new previously announced Hawaii service today with a daily nonstop between Los Angeles and Honolulu. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                North Las Vegas authorities investigate the scene of a fatal shooting at a daycare center in North Las Vegas, Nev.

Man, woman dead, 2 kids shot outside Vegas day care center

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                North Las Vegas authorities investigate the scene of a fatal shooting at a daycare center in North Las Vegas, Nev.

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 12:12 pm
Authorities say a domestic-related shooting in front of a suburban Las Vegas day care center left a man and woman dead and two young children hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Lonnie Franklin Jr. appears in Los Angeles Superior Court during closing arguments of his trail Monday.

Man found guilty in ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killings

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Lonnie Franklin Jr. appears in Los Angeles Superior Court during closing arguments of his trail Monday.

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm
A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted today of 10 counts of murder in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows the tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope.

Dirty medical equipment suspected in 3 patient deaths

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows the tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope.

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 10:28 am
At least three patients died last year at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena in an outbreak suspected to have been caused by tainted medical scopes, according to a newly discovered regulatory report. Read More
U.S. COAST GUARD VIA AP
                                In this Wednesday image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a man arrives to Honolulu after being rescued by merchant mariners in the southeastern Pacific and surviving months at sea. The merchant ship that rescued the man southeast of Hawaii notified the Coast Guard and he was brought to Honolulu in good condition Wednesday.

Mariner lost at sea for 2 months ‘grateful to God’

U.S. COAST GUARD VIA AP
                                In this Wednesday image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a man arrives to Honolulu after being rescued by merchant mariners in the southeastern Pacific and surviving months at sea. The merchant ship that rescued the man southeast of Hawaii notified the Coast Guard and he was brought to Honolulu in good condition Wednesday.

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm
A Colombian fisherman has been reunited with his wife and family after spending two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, an ordeal that he says left his three shipmates dead. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                In this April 23, 2014, file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago.

FDA announces rules that could upend e-cigarette industry

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                In this April 23, 2014, file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago.
The federal government announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the multibillion-dollar industry and for the first time require e-cigarette makers to submit their products for a safety review. Read More

Man who killed pet pig gets 9-day jail sentence

A Kauai County man found guilty of criminal trespass for stabbing someone’s pet pig to death in 2013 has been sentenced to nine days in prison. Read More
Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm
COURTESY HAWAII NEWS NOW
                                Firefighters extinguished a fire at a ground-floor apartment on Date Street Wednesday night.

Overcooked food blamed for apartment fire in McCully

COURTESY HAWAII NEWS NOW
                                Firefighters extinguished a fire at a ground-floor apartment on Date Street Wednesday night.

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm
Fire investigators determined that overcooked food left unattended caused a fire in a ground-floor apartment in a two story building in McCully Wednesday night. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 1
                                Cost associated with the closure of the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) in Puunene, Maui dragged down Alexander & Baldwin earnings.

Alexander & Baldwin posts loss as cost of closing sugar plantation drags earnings

STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 1
                                Cost associated with the closure of the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) in Puunene, Maui dragged down Alexander & Baldwin earnings.

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm
Alexander & Baldwin Inc. lost money in the first quarter of the year as expenses to wind down sugar cane plantation operations on Maui and purchase a Manoa shopping center offset other gains for the Honolulu-based company. Read More
COURTESY MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Healohaomakanaamekai Akahi Pua

Man pleads not guilty to killing of Maui artist

COURTESY MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Healohaomakanaamekai Akahi Pua

Updated on  May 5, 2016 at 5:35 am
A 24-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to the killing of a 39-year-old artist on Maui, according to court records. Read More

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