Friday, November 27, 2015         


Ready, set, shop! A head start to holiday bargains

By Jayna Omaye
Die-hard shoppers gave thanks Thursday morning to door-buster deals and Bluelight specials at Kmart on Nimitz Highway.

Prosecutors want Hee locked up for at least 41 months

By Sophie Cocke
Federal prosecutors are recommending that Honolulu telecommunications executive Albert Hee be sentenced to up to four years and three months in prison for skimming about $4 million from his company Waimana Enterprises to pay for his children’s college tuition; false salaries to family members; vacations to Disney World, Tahiti, Switzerland and France; and a million-dollar home in Santa Clara, Calif., among dozens of other personal expenses.

Taking Thanksgiving to the streets

By Pat Gee
Mosese Langi drove down the back roads of Kakaako and Iwilei with some 60 plates of Thanksgiving Day food with him, calling out, “Anybody home? We got some food!”

Valley Isle supports Paris with mile of lei

By Rosemarie Bernardo
In a show of support and solidarity with Paris in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks, an effort is underway to deliver lei weaved on Maui that altogether measure a mile long to memorial sites honoring victims of the Nov. 13 attacks.

Man detained after fire at Wahiawa body shop

By Marcel Honoré
Police detained and brought a man to an Oahu hospital for mental evaluation Thursday after a fire engulfed an auto body shop in Wahiawa. The blaze that hit Jetso Auto Center started at about 3:30 p.m. in an industrial enclave in the 300 block of Palm Street, according to fire officials.

EPA gives boost to nonprofits’ work on wetlands, watersheds

By Jayna Omaye
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded grants to Hawaii nonprofits to help restore Nanakuli wetlands and to teach students about East Oahu watersheds, officials announced this month.

‘If this is you, you are... My brother’

By Susan Essoyan
William Guy, better known as local rapper Willy G, figured it was worth a shot. The Pearl Harbor shipyard painter, a 25-year-old father of two, had long tried to track down the little brother and sister he barely knew, but he always came up short.

State Supreme Court rejects jail for refusing DUI test

By Marcel Honoré
Local prosecutors say a long-anticipated Hawaii Supreme Court decision that finally arrived Wednesday will likely affect a “considerable number” of unresolved drunken-driving cases across the state — even causing cases to be dismissed due to a lack of evidence.
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