Thursday, August 27, 2015         
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Ignacio to become major hurricane; Jimena strengthens

By Craig Gima Posted 10:58 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
A new tropical storm formed in the East Pacific on Wednesday as Ignacio strengthened into the seventh hurricane of the 2015 eastern north Pacific season.

Record rainfall could continue Thursday

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:03 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
Record rain fell on Honolulu for the second time this week as afternoon showers drenched Oahu. The rains and floodwaters were life-threatening Wednesday.

Dole CEO, chief counsel ordered to pay $148M for misleading statements

By Randall Chase Posted 9:35 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
A Delaware judge has ordered the CEO of Dole Food Co. and his former right-hand man to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.

Search resumes for woman apparently swept away by flood

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 8:59 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
Fifteen firefighters are searching along Nuuanu Stream Thursday from Kuakini Street to Honolulu Harbor looking for a homeless woman who apparently was swept away by flash flooding from the area of Liliuokalani Garden.

New Jersey teacher who was late for work 111 times keeps job

By Associated Press Posted 8:03 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

Grand jury charges 19-year-old man in fatal H-1 freeway crash

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:21 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
An Oahu grand jury Wednesday indicted a 19-year-old man for a roll-over accident on the H-1 freeway that killed his 18-year-old girlfriend and injured three others.

Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars

By Scott Mayerowitz Posted 5:53 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate.

Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people

By Associated Press Posted 4:01 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social media.

Emotional newscast after shooting that shocked millions

By Jonathan Drew & Alan Suderman Posted 3:51 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
One day after the on-air killings of reporter and a cameraman shocked millions across the country, the grieving staff at WDBJ-TV came together Thursday for an emotional broadcast of its "Mornin'" show.

Hawaii Supreme Court to hear Mauna Kea telescope case

By Associated Press Posted 3:44 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
Hawaii's Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea.

Inmate who failed to return from work furlough pass sought

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:44 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
Authorities are looking for inmate John Dziejak who failed to return from a work furlough pass.

Pahoa woman’s death prompts murder investigation

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 2:56 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Hawaii island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with the discovery of a 63-year-old woman’s body on her Puna property.

Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

By Carla K. Johnson Posted 4:13 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.

Titans like preseason play of both Mariota, Mettenberger

By Teresa M. Walker Posted 2:21 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
This franchise has started one quarterback an entire season just once since the 2002 season and cycled through three different quarterbacks last year alone. It's why the Titans drafted Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 pick overall even though they had Zach Mettenberger on the roster.

Police release video of Ala Moana robbery suspects

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:36 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Police released security camera images and video of the suspects in the Aug. 8 incident.

McWhopper ads stir up ‘burger war’ for Peace Day

By Tribune News Service
Burger King — always the bridesmaid, never the bride — delivered a rare jolt of publicity for itself by calling for a “ceasefire” with historic archrival McDonald’s in full-page ads Wednesday in the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.

Heavy rains flood homes, roadways on Oahu

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 12:10 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Heavy rains on Oahu Wednesday left some residents and commuters to contend with flood waters as city crews and police scrambled to address public safety concerns.

Sewage spill from Hawaii Kai plant reported

Posted 6:45 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Hawaii American Water said one million gallons of "treated un-disinfected" sewage made its way into the ocean after an underground electrical line failed on Tuesday.

More sewage spills prompt warnings in Wahiawa and Kailua

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:42 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Warning signs are posted at Wahiawa Reservoir and Nuupia Pond in Kailua after spills of more than 300,000 gallons of raw and partially-treated sewage.

Flooding closes stretches of Schofield Barracks roads

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:43 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Motorists are asked to avoid traveling on the roads on Schofield Barracks unless absolutely necessary because of excessive flooding and traffic congestion.

2nd annual Honolulu Fashion Week will showcase local designers

By Nina Wu Posted 4:26 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Kini Zamora, Sig Zane and Malia Jones will be among the Hawaii designers sharing the spotlight with several international fashion stars during the second annual Honolulu Fashion Week, set for Nov. 20 to 22 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

16 people, stranded by floodwaters, rescued on Maui

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 5:51 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
The Maui Fire Department rescued 14 tourists and two Lahaina residents stranded Tuesday by swollen stream waters in East Maui.

Fire causes evacuation of high-rise apartment

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 5:41 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Unattended food on a stove caused an estimated $7,000 damage to a Waipahu apartment and caused the evacuation of the high-rise building Tuesday night.

Philly DA reviews employees' role in porn emails

By Marc Levy & Mark Scolforo Posted 2:08 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Court officials unsealed a fresh trove of sexually explicit emails Wednesday in response to the Pennsylvania attorney general's effort to show that two former prosecutors cooked up the criminal case against her because she was threatening to reveal their proclivity for pornography.

National Zoo says smaller of twin panda cubs has died

By Associated Press Posted 9:54 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Washington's National Zoo said one of its two newborn panda cubs died Wednesday after three and a half days.

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