Sunday, October 4, 2015         
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Tropical Storm Oho moves slowly north

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 6:29 a.m. HST, Oct 4, 2015
Tropical Storm Oho is meandering south of Hawaii and Eight-C is now a post-tropical cyclone, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Sunday morning.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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 Associated Press 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.

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.

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.

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.

Man arrested in murder-for-hire death of Dallas pediatric dentist

By Associated Press Posted 7:24 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
A man has been arrested in the murder-for-hire shooting death of a pediatric dentist and an arrest warrant has been issued for a woman suspected of hiring him, police said Friday.

Boise State blows out Hawaii

By Star-Adversiter staff Posted 4:45 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
Boise State struck early and often to win 55-0 at Albertsons Stadium on a crisp, fall night in Idaho. It was the 16th straight conference-opening win for the Broncos, who are 3-1 this season.

Questions swirl as Louisville investigates escort allegations

By Gary B. Graves Posted 4:25 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
Louisville coach Rick Pitino has apparently said all he plans to say for now about the troubling allegations outlined in a book by an escort that has led to a sex scandal looming over his men's basketball program.

No. 10 Hawaii sweeps UC Riverside for ninth straight

By Cindy Luis Posted 4:42 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
A second road win, a second starter injured. That was the outcome for No. 10 Hawaii Saturday when sweeping UC Riverside in Riverside, Calif.

1 dead, 3 others injured in apparent gas blast

By Jennifer Peltz Posted 2:25 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
Officials suspect a recently disconnected stove may have caused an apparent gas explosion Saturday that killed a woman and injured three others in Brooklyn.

David Cassidy charged with leaving scene of crash

By Associated Press Posted 6:47 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired tag after a crash in Florida last month.

Gunmen kill Japanese man in Bangladesh; IS says responsible

By Julhas Alam Posted 9:56 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed a Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country.

Nurse learns patient dying from hit-and-run is her brother

By Associated Press Posted 9:23 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
A Southern California nurse said she was working in the emergency room when she learned a patient dying from a hit-and-run crash was her brother.

25 hurt in collapse of concrete awning at school

By Tom Foreman Jr. Posted 2:34 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
An emergency medical services director says 25 people were injured when a concrete canopy collapsed on a group of high school band students gathered for a competition in North Carolina.

Death row inmate at 16, later freed, she can't escape past

By Sharon Cohen Posted 8:58 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2015
She slipped out of the house before dawn, leaving behind four handwritten letters. She'd bought a new outfit at a Wal-Mart the night before — gray pants, a black-and-white knit shirt, black sandals. She always wanted to look nice, especially this Tuesday morning.

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