Friday, August 28, 2015         
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Ignacio heads toward Hawaii; Jimena growing to Category 5 storm in E. Pacific

By Craig Gima Posted 11:06 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
State officials urged residents to be prepared as Hurricane Ignacio continued on track to threaten the state early next week, and Hurricane Jimena grew to a major hurricane Friday in the East Pacific.

Ige signs emergency proclamation as Hurricane Ignacio approaches

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:47 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio, which forecasters say could start threatening the islands early next week.

Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

By Lynne Tuohy Posted 8:58 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of lesser sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

State making strides in combating little fire ant on Oahu

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:33 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
The state’s efforts to combat little fire ants produced positive early results this week when no evidence of the stinging insects in previously infested areas of Waimanalo and Mililani Mauka.

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

By Associated Press Posted 8:04 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.

Police seek help in investigation of Captain Cook murder

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 2:08 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Hawaii County police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person who struck and killed a 69-year-old Holualoa man whose body was found Aug. 9 in a coffee field in Captain Cook.

Man, 55, assaulted with baseball bat in Waianae

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 10:10 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
A 55-year-old man was left in serious condition Friday evening after he was apparently assaulted with a baseball bat in Waianae, according to an Emergency Medical Services report.

No. 18 Hawaii opens up with sweep of Idaho

By Cindy Luis Posted 8:45 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Junior hitter Nikki Taylor put down 12 kills as No. 18 Hawaii opened its volleyball season with a 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 victory over Idaho Friday night in the Chevron Invitational at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Mexico adoption-for-cash scheme took babies from mothers

By Mark Stevenson Posted 6:23 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday.

UH releases 2015-16 men's basketball schedule

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 4:13 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Hawaii basketball coach Eran Ganot released the schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 schedule on Friday afternoon.

Warning signs to remain from Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor to Kakaako

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 12:15 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
The state Department of Health said Friday afternoon that waters in the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, Kewalo Basin Small Boat Harbor and the west side of Kakaako Waterfront Park remain posted.

Eastbound lane on Waialae remains closed at Koko Head Ave.

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 2:36 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Eastbound lanes of Waialae Avenue remained closed between 12th and Koko Head avenues Friday afternoon following a water main break in the area.

7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at China paper mill

By Associated Press Posted 6:23 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals.

Protected bicycle lane planned for South Street

By Marcel Honoré Posted 1:30 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Honolulu’s second protected bicycle lane is slated to be installed on South Street by the end of the year — a move that will provide safer options for local bicyclists but one that’s already facing push-back from nearby businesses.

Break-out of lava from Kilauea short-lived

By Star Advertiser Staff Posted 5:43 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Lava broke out of the normal flow on the north side of Pu’u O’o Crater on Hawaii island Thursday morning, creating excitement among visitors.

Hiker airlifted to safety after fall at Iao Valley on Maui

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:08 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
A California man fell 15 feet from an embankment while hiking near Iao Stream on Maui.

Wyllie Street in Liliha reopens

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 1:01 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Wyllie Street was reopened just before 3 p.m. Friday from Liliha Street to Burbank Street.

Police: Construction worker known as 'Second Avenue Sinatra' found dead in apparent suicide

By Michael Balsamo Posted 6:32 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday.

Mitchem cleared to play for Hawaii volleyball team

By Cindy Luis Posted 6:39 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Two-time two-year college national volleyball player of the year Annie Mitchem has been cleared to play for No. 18 Hawaii in Friday's season opener against Idaho at the Stan Sheriff Center..

Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast

By Shawn Marsh Posted 7:01 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
A New Jersey elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years says eating breakfast is the reason for his tardiness.

TV shooting survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire

By Associated Press Posted 2:40 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her.

Chinese billionaire buys Ironman brand for $900 million

By New York Times
One of the world's best known sports brands and symbols of endurance competition, Tampa-based Ironman, now belongs to a Chinese firm.

16-inch main break in Palolo closes Kapiolani Community College

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:30 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Board of Water Supply crews are working to fix a broken 16-inch water main in Palolo.

Tropical storm weakens, but leaves 20 dead in Caribbean

By Ezekiel Abieu Lopez & Danica Coto Posted 5:28 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

Hiker calls for help from Koko Head trail

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:21 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2015
An early morning hiker on the Koko Head trail twisted his ankle and called for help using his cell phone Friday morning.

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