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Trial to begin for teen charged in teacher's rape, killing

By Associated Press Posted 6:55 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
One day in the fall of 2013, Colleen Ritzer asked one of her 9th-grade algebra students to stay after school. Hours later, the body of the popular, 24-year-old teacher was found in nearby woods, partly covered by leaves. She had been raped and her throat had been slit with a box cutter. Near her body was a note reading, "I hate you all."

Toddler missing since Friday is found alive in nearby field

By Associated Press Posted 4:10 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
A 2-year-old girl who disappeared Friday night from her great-grandparents' home was found alive Sunday evening in a nearby field.

Fan collapses during Chiefs-Bengals game, pronounced dead

By Joe Kay Posted 5:59 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
A man from Springfield, Missouri, collapsed in a restroom at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday during a game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals and was pronounced dead at a hospital, a Bengals spokesman said.

Jazz top Lakers in preseason game at Stan Sheriff Center

By Brian McInnis Posted 5:27 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
The Utah Jazz came back from a 13-point deficit to top the Los Angeles Lakers 90-71 in the teams' first game of the 2015-16 NBA preseason today at the Stan Sheriff Center.

How drunk? Estimates questioned in drunken-driving cases

By Frank Eltman Posted 6:04 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
The way prosecutors see it, Oneil Sharpe Jr. was drunk when he raced down a Long Island highway at nearly 100 mph this summer and slammed into a car carrying a family home from a church gathering, causing a fiery wreck that killed a father and his two children.

Tropical Storm Oho moves slowly north

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:29 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
Tropical Storm Oho is moving northeast away from the state and is no longer expected to become a hurricane, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Woman, 18, seriously injured after 40-foot fall at Kalihi ice ponds

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:20 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
An 18-year-old woman was seriously injured Sunday afternoon following a 40-foot fall at the so-called Kalihi ice ponds.

Seoul: N. Korea to release detained South Korean student

By Hyung-jin Kim Posted 8:21 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
North Korea will free a South Korean national who'd been attending New York University before his detention, Seoul officials said Monday, in a possible sign Pyongyang wants better ties with rival Seoul and may back away from a recent threat to launch a long-range rocket later this month.

Zip line popularity soars along with injuries, study finds

By Lindsey Tanner Posted 8:18 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
Injuries from zip line accidents have soared along with the popularity of an activity that hurtles riders through the air, sometimes at dizzying heights above ground, a study of U.S. emergency room data shows.

Gay former student of Pope Francis' speaks out

By Jessica Gresko Posted 6:52 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
An openly gay former student of Pope Francis' who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said he was surprised Francis had met with the Kentucky county clerk who gained attention for refusing to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses.

UH soccer team dismantled at home by Cal Poly

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:02 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
The Hawaii soccer team yielded a season high in goals as it was routed 7-2 by Cal Poly tonight at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium.

Makiki man, 47, robbed in garage; 4 arrested

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:39 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
Four people were arrested Friday after robbing a man in his garage in Makiki, police said.

Makiki man in custody after making threatening comments on Facebook

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:37 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
A 30-year-old Makiki man was in custody Saturday after he made threatening comments about a woman on his Facebook page, police said.

Police arrest girl, 15, after assaulting an officer in Kaimuki

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:34 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
A 15-year-old girl was arrested after she assaulted a police officer during a brawl in Kaimuki early Sunday morning, police said.

Police search for 4 males involved in gunpoint robbery at Honolulu lookout

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:32 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
Police were looking for four males involved in the gunpoint robbery of a 19-year-old man Sunday morning at a scenic lookout in Honolulu.

Pastor's sermon: 'Violence will not have the last word'

By Gosia Wozniacka & Tami Abdollah Posted 6:20 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
A pastor whose daughter survived last week's deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation on Sunday that "violence will not have the last word" in this southern Oregon timber town.

4 teens arrested in alleged shooting plot at high school

By Associated Press Posted 6:04 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
Four teenagers have been arrested after detectives uncovered an alleged plot to shoot students and teachers at their Northern California high school.

More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas

By Associated Press Posted 6:45 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
An intensive search resumed Sunday in the southeastern Bahamas for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board that has not been heard from since it lost power and was taking on water as it was battered in fierce seas churned up by Hurricane Joaquin.

Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

By Seanna Adcox & Jeffrey Collins Posted 1:01 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city.

1 dead in 2-vehicle crash in Kamuela

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 11:21 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
A 20-year-old man died Saturday evening in a two-vehicle collision on Mamalahoa Highway in Kamuela, Hawaii County police said.

Oregon shooter showed little sympathy in calculated killings

By Associated Press Posted 6:42 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up.

Police investigate pedestrian fatality in Haleiwa

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 2:09 p.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office is awaiting notification of next of kin before identifying a male pedestrian who died Saturday while walking along Kamehameha Highway in Haleiwa.

Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike

By Associated Press Posted 10:40 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
The U.S. and Afghan governments vowed Sunday to jointly investigate the attack on a hospital in Kunduz that killed 22 people, as street-by street battles continued between government forces and Taliban fighters and officials warned of a looming humanitarian crisis for civilians trapped in the city

Authorities: Surfer, 14, bitten by shark in Florida waters

By Associated Press Posted 10:54 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
The Volusia County Beach Patrol says the 14-year-old boy from Vero Beach was with four other surfers in Atlantic waters off New Smyrna Beach when he was bitten Sunday morning.

Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade

By Claire Galofaro Posted 6:51 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.

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