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Crash victims were ‘good kids’

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:43 pm
Foster Village resident David Bueno cried in anguish as he spoke about his daughter, Kassandra Kim, who died in a fiery car crash in Ewa with her boyfriend, Joshua deGuzman, and deGuzman’s best friend, Ryan Tuazon. Read More

Nuclear attack siren tests to revive Cold War-era wail

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Starting in November, Hawaii residents statewide will hear an air raid warning siren test that’s not been heard since the Cold War: a wailing alert that potentially would be used to warn of a North Korean missile attack. Read More

Update to rail plan is more than 2 years past due

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:16 pm
A federally mandated blueprint that’s supposed to guide completion of the Honolulu rail transit line hasn’t been updated since 2012 — even though local officials pledged to do so by December 2014. Read More

Cause of Marco Polo fire eludes investigators

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm
One week after the deadly Marco Polo fire, investigators still have not determined a cause and have no timeline for when they might figure it out even though they’ve already pinpointed the apartment where the blaze started. Read More

Wheeler soldier charged with trying to support IS

Federal prosecutors filed a grand jury indictment Friday charging Wheeler Army Airfield soldier Ikaika Erik Kang with trying to provide support to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Read More

Deputy director named for POW/MIA agency

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:48 pm
The Pentagon has tapped Navy Rear Adm. Jon C. Kreitz to be the next deputy director for operations of the agency that searches for, recovers and identifies missing American war dead around the world. Read More

Mumps outbreak grows by 18 cases

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm
A double-digit bump in new mumps cases was reported Friday by the state Department of Health, bringing the total this year to 172. Read More

Storm weakening more on its way toward isles

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:38 pm
Tropical Depression Fernanda continued to weaken as it approached Hawaii on Friday. Read More

EV owners have saved $2.6M in airport parking fees

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 12:08 am
When Katherine Ziemann got back into her Nissan Leaf after a three-week trip to Portugal, she drove out of a parking garage at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport without paying a dime. Read More

4 women hurt in Maili vehicle crash

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm
Four women were injured Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Maili. Read More

Pulsating pyrosome lights up dive in Galapagos

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm
Pyrosomes have been in the news this summer because masses of them are, for the first time, showing up along North America’s northwestern coast. Read More

City will clear homeless from along bike path

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm
An agreement reached with the Navy will allow the city to enforce its sidewalk laws — and thus clear the homeless — along the scenic Pearl Harbor bike path from Aiea to Pearl City, starting the second week of August. Read More

State to start preparedness campaign for nuclear attack

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 12:35 am
The state is rolling out a preparedness plan in the unlikely event that North Korea launches an intercontinental ballistic missile at the Aloha State. Read More

Victims in fiery crash in Ewa identified

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm
A family member has identified the three people who died in a single-car crash in Ewa. Read More

Ex-prison guard, husband have pot charges tossed

A state judge has dismissed felony marijuana possession charges against a former Waiawa Correctional Facility prison guard and her husband because the prosecutor took too long to take the case to trial. Read More
Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Kamehameha Schools appeal to close court is denied

The Hawaii Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal by Kamehameha Schools that asked to keep the courtroom closed during testimony by two Kapalama campus security guards. Read More
Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Breeder gets 9 months in jail for animal cruelty

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 6:56 pm
Kahaluu dog breeder James Montgomery is going to jail for nine months for torturing a Chihuahua-mix puppy that was later named Cheddar. Read More

Advocate for homeless was ‘woman in search of justice’

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm
There was a time when Alice Greenwood looked down and scoffed at the homeless. Then she became homeless herself. Read More