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Child molester Florentino Rios Jr., left, was so enamored with the Zack Morris character from the early ’90s “Saved by the Bell” television sitcom that he took on his name, bleached his skin and changed his hair color to be more like the TV personality, who was played by actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar, right, according to court documents. Morris was convicted of sexually abusing three foster boys.
Fearing the defendant was dangerous and might flee the state, Maui prosecutors in 2012 opposed the supervised release of Zack Morris, who was facing multiple counts of sexually abusing two foster children while under his care. Prosecutors had good reason to be concerned. Story »
Efforts to reinstitute a law that once shielded news reporters and other journalists from revealing their anonymous sources and unpublished notes have been restarted in both the state House and Senate.
In his 1982 book, "Go For Broke," 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran Chester Tanaka said the battle for the French towns of Bruyeres and Biffontaine in the Vosges Mountains 71 years ago was "the beginning of a far different kind of fight than the ones waged in Italy."
On Monday, Honolulu's mayor will go before state lawmakers and ask that they consider lifting the sunset on the general excise tax surcharge funding most of Oahu's cash-strapped rail project and that they do it now — sparking what likely will be a big debate in this year's legislative session.
To preserve the firsthand accounts and memories of the villagers of Bruyeres liberated by Japanese-American soldiers more than 70 years ago, French tourism officials have taken the first step in what they hope will be a $12 million visitor center.
While Transportation Security Administration agents seized a record-breaking 2,212 firearms from carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country in 2014, Hawaii airports were at the low end of the spectrum.
For Sunday, January 25, 2015 Wilson Eugene Allen • Magdalen Anoba • Abraham Bernades • Rowena Barut Constantino • Wilfred Yoshiharu Harano • Ignatius Samuel McCabe Hipa • Jesse Hitchfield • Jacqueline Lucille Hoohuli • Tadayuki Ishizaki • Frances Ann Jardine • Keto P. Kojenlang and more
Here’s a quick Hokule ‘a update — but not about how the canoe is faring in frigid New Zealand ports more than 4,000 miles from Hawaii. Instead, it’s an example of how the “Malama Honua” voyage is making what its
Each Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.
Huialoha Church marks its 155th birthday this year and so it is fitting to celebrate this historic structure in one of these columns. It is perhaps more fitting to recognize the person who was the major mover behind the restoration of Huialoha, Carl Lindquist, who died with his wife, Rae, tragically in a flash flood five years ago on Thanksgiving Day.
Spear fishermen Todd Brinkman, left, and Chris Maiers showed off the ono they caught Saturday at a depth of about 20 feet outside Mokolea Rock in Kailua Bay. Brinkman’s fish, also known as wahoo, weighed in at 36 pounds, Maiers’ at 30. “Good eating,” Brinkman remarked. “Best thing in the ocean.”
Question: Would you explain to the many drivers who use Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki every day, why after months and months of repaving work and completion dates extended multiple times, when the road was finally repaved and a delight to drive on again, why it is now being torn up again by Hawaii Gas? Story »
We'll mark the new year by leaving behind ill will of the past and tapping minds greater than my own, led by the great Winston Churchill, for inspiring quotations to guide our leaders into 2015. Story »
An old adage says all paint is black until someone opens the can. Some truth, some falsehood and some gray areas lay hidden in the adage. To find them is to understand what color is, how the eye perceives it and how we humans interpret it. Story »
Most of the naked-eye planets are visible throughout February, with Venus and Mars gathering at dusk, and Jupiter reaching peak brightness and shining all night long. The Big Dipper also re-enters the Hawaiian evening sky.