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Nainoa Thompson honored for expedition

Polynesian Voyaging Society President and master navigator Nainoa Thompson received the Explorers Club Medal this past weekend in New York. Read More

‘Safety zone’ imposed for lava watchers

Visitors viewing the lava flow on the Big Island from a vessel will be required to maintain more than a 980-foot distance from its entry point in the ocean. Read More
Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 10:11 pm

Worn part blamed for helicopter’s trouble

A hard landing by a tour helicopter with seven people onboard on Maui in 2014 was caused by a bad pressure fitting on the engine, apparently worn down from repeated loosening and tightening during required maintenance, the National Transportation and Safety Board said in a report released Thursday. Read More
Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014
                                Sans Souci Beach, also known as Kaimana Beach, is located Diamond Head of the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial.

Bacteria alert lifted at Sans Souci Beach

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014
                                Sans Souci Beach, also known as Kaimana Beach, is located Diamond Head of the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 12:10 am
The state Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch on Friday canceled its water quality alert for Sans Souci Beach in Waikiki. Read More
COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
                                Teddy Van Lerberghe was a 41-year-old police officer when he was initially arrested on May 8, 2015, on four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault. He was briefly in police custody, then released pending investigation.

Ex-officer arrested twice in same case

COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
                                Teddy Van Lerberghe was a 41-year-old police officer when he was initially arrested on May 8, 2015, on four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault. He was briefly in police custody, then released pending investigation.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 12:34 am
A former Honolulu police officer, indicted March 15 on charges of sexually assaulting a girl, was arrested nearly two years ago on the identical charges for the same case. Read More
COURTESY PHOTO
                                The U.S. Navy is deploying two task forces, including four destroyers and the USS Columbus, a Pearl-based, fast-attack sub, to waters around South Korea.

Pearl Harbor-based sub headed for S. Korea

COURTESY PHOTO
                                The U.S. Navy is deploying two task forces, including four destroyers and the USS Columbus, a Pearl-based, fast-attack sub, to waters around South Korea.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm
A Pearl Harbor-based nuclear submarine is part of a task force set to conduct maritime maneuvers around the Korean Peninsula as tensions with North Korea remain heightened. Read More
 
NOAA’S NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
                                In this undated photo, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal known as RB18 lies on the shore of Hawaii’s Big Island. The monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Monk seal dies at NOAA-affiliated fish farm

NOAA’S NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
                                In this undated photo, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal known as RB18 lies on the shore of Hawaii’s Big Island. The monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Updated on  March 16, 2017 at 10:34 pm
An endangered Hawaiian monk seal died March 5 after entering a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm in Kailua-Kona that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011
                                A news release on Monday said U.S. Attorney Florence Nakakuni’s retirement went into effect Saturday.

Nakakuni retires from U.S. attorney post

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011
                                A news release on Monday said U.S. Attorney Florence Nakakuni’s retirement went into effect Saturday.

Updated on  March 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm
The U.S. attorney for Hawaii formally retired after the Justice Department asked her and other prosecutors held over from President Barack Obama’s administration to step down. Read More
 

Neglect of Naalehu Theater has some seeking restoration

Residents of the southern part of the Big Island are trying to save an old theater that used to host live performances before it was left to sit vacant for more than a decade. Read More
Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Obama spotted at restaurant in Kailua

Coming off a string of high-profile meetings, former President Barack Obama made an unannounced return to Hawaii on Monday. Read More
Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 8:41 am

Army to gauge munitions left in Kohala training area

KAILUA-KONA >> The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to study parts of the Big Island to determine the extent of munitions and explosives remaining from military training on more than 3 square miles near the Kohala Mountains. Read More
Updated on  March 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The meeting will be held Tuesday through Thursday at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Attorneys general to confer in Waikiki

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The meeting will be held Tuesday through Thursday at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Ocean fisheries and climate change, renewable energy, public corruption and the preservation of aboriginal cultures rank among the topics of discussion when 17 attorneys general from western states converge on Honolulu this week. Read More

City issues permit to fix fatal railing flaws

The city issued a building permit Thursday to the owners of Ala Moana Center, clearing the way for repairs to begin on the shopping mall’s railings and related facilities. Read More

Man found guilty of attempted assault

A state judge found a 57-year-old homeless man guilty Tuesday of attempted assault, instead of attempted murder, for trying to smother a Kailua woman who had taken him in. Read More
Updated on  March 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm

Swarm of small earthquakes hits Big Island

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Sunday that about 31 small earthquakes struck Kilauea’s Upper East Rift Zone on the Big Island beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting for about 41 minutes. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The state Department of Transportation has imposed a temporary vehicle weight limit of 25 tons for Ala Moana Boulevard between Piikoi and Queen streets while sewer work is underway, and reduced the speed limit to 25 mph.

Sewer work prompts vehicle weight limit

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The state Department of Transportation has imposed a temporary vehicle weight limit of 25 tons for Ala Moana Boulevard between Piikoi and Queen streets while sewer work is underway, and reduced the speed limit to 25 mph.

Updated on  March 3, 2017 at 9:36 pm
The state Department of Transportation has imposed a temporary vehicle weight limit of 25 tons for Ala Moana Boulevard between Piikoi and Queen streets while sewer work is underway, and reduced the speed limit to 25 mph. Read More

Rally touts criminal justice reform

The Community Alliance on Prisons organized a rally at the state Capitol on Wednesday to bring criminal justice reform issues to the attention of the Legislature. Read More
Updated on  March 2, 2017 at 9:54 pm

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