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Nuuanu bridge work starts Monday

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Construction of improvements to Pelekane Drive Bridge No. 267 in Nuuanu will begin Monday. Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Wednesday the $353,300 contract for the project was awarded to Global Specialty Contractors Inc.

5,000 gallons of sewage overflow on Maui

By Star-Advertiser staff
Police collect 350 pounds of old medicines • Maui teens hurt after truck flips • Panaewa project planned

Baby rescued from pool

By Star-Advertiser staff
Sheriff’s officers on leave • Marine training to be noisy • Dolphin Quest asks to move young animals; and more

Rehabilitated owl is returned to the wild

By Star-Advertiser staff
No tsunami expected from Alaska quake • Fatal accident closes dump • Big Island fire investigated • Valley Isle winery renamed

Work will close part of highway

By Star-Advertiser staff
30 Garden Isle health workers get pink slips • SUV hits power pole, leaving many in the dark

Storm remnants will bring rain, humidity

By Star-Advertiser staff
Remnants of former Tropical Storm Enrique will pass north of the islands this weekend, bringing afternoon showers to some areas and slightly humid conditions Sunday, the National Weather Service said Friday.

Man to serve 29 years in child porn case

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Man to serve 29 years in child porn case • Divers assist pair near falls • Deals offered for Lanai party

Care home suspended after girl’s death

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
A baby girl who died after becoming unresponsive at a day care home in Ewa Beach was identified Wednesday as Zoe Wurtz.

Hiker rescued via chopper on Haleakala

By Star-Advertiser staff
The Maui Fire Department helicopter airlifted a 57-year-old visitor to safety Monday after he fell while hiking in Haleakala National Park in Kipahulu, fire officials said.

539 tickets issued on Kauai

By Associated Press
LIHUE >> Kauai police say they have issued 539 tickets to people using cellphones while driving, an offense that can come with a pricey $300 fine for first-time lawbreakers.

UH wins award for sustainability summit

By Star-Advertiser staff
TMT injunction hearing is set for Sept. 18 • Power plant fueled by albizia delays startup

Woman pleads no contest in theft case

By Star-Advertiser staff
3 are honored for community service in Puna • Work to begin on base-yard improvements

Kauai roundup seeks unused medications

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Kauai roundup seeks unused medications • Ordnance sweep to take 70 years • UH-Hilo springs for 2 flagpoles

Task force formed to address squatters

By Associated Press
In response to complaints about squatters, a Hawaii County councilman is seeking public comment.

Unattended stove to blame for fire that displaces 5

By Star-Advertiser staff
Maui house fire is blamed on AC • Crews to work on Koloa Road

Heat forecast to subside as trades return

By Star-Advertiser staff
Breakwater fix will begin soon, last for months • Fraud phoning residents about water shutoff

Assault on pier leads to arrest

By Star-Advertiser staff
Improvements set for harbor • Thieves strike bamboo nursery

Solar-powered plane grounded for weeks

By Star-Advertiser staff
Box jellyfish sting 2 dozen swimmers • Convicted killer gets 20 years for sex assault

Isle jury convicts Californian in drug case

By Star-Advertiser staff
Maui Electric making effort to utilize more wind power • Community cleanup means road closure on Saturday

Cabreros is named warden at Hilo prison

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Cabreros is named warden at Hilo prison • County strayed from hiring law, audit discovers • Hawaii police seeking owner of antique gun

HPD recruits police officers, dispatchers

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
The Honolulu Police Department is holding informational sessions for those interested in becoming a police radio dispatcher or a police officer.

Kalihi man is charged in pepper spray attack and incident using firearm

By Star-Advertiser staff
Crash victim was from China • Bridge in Koloa to be replaced

Water main break closes road in Kaimuki

By Star-Advertiser staff
Racers want state to fund economic study • Repair of pipe will disrupt water service

Lanes near Kapolei High to be modified

By Star-Advertiser staff
The heat in Hilo ties and breaks weather marks • Foreign flights to land at Kona if bill is enacted

Hiker rescue bill debated in Lihue

By Associated Press
LIHUE » Hikers who ignore safety warning signs may have to pay the costs associated with their rescue under a new measure.

Meth charge nets 17-year sentence and deportation

By Star-Advertiser staff
A 38-year-old Mexican national, who was arrested Dec. 17 on Maui, was sentenced to 171⁄2 years in federal prison for his role in a plan to distribute meth­am­pheta­mine on Maui, the U.S. Attorney's office for Hawaii announced Wednesday.

1 of 2 fire helicopters back in service after maintenance

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
1 of 2 fire helicopters back in service after maintenance • Company fined for giving tours of lava fields

City seeks entry to untended Kaimuki home

By Star-Advertiser staff
City officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday to get a judge's permission to enter a badly dilapidated and rodent-infested Kai­muki property for cleanup.

Ex-probation officer pleads guilty to theft

By Star-Advertiser staff
No charges filed in skateboarder's death • Severe drought expected to hit the Big Island • Brush fire burns half an acre near homeless

Big Isle jolted by earthquake

By Jim Borg
An earthquake estimated at magnitude 5.2 struck near Volcano on Hawaii island at about 10:10 p.m. Saturday.

90-degree day ties Honolulu record

By Star-Advertiser staff
Study would electrocute invasive fish • Suspicious fire flares up again in cane field • Guards and fence prevent escape by Maui detainee

Panels brainstorm future for Chinatown

By Star-Advertiser staff
The city will seek the public's opinions on the future of Honolulu's historic Chinatown at what's being billed a Chinatown Action Summit on Saturday.

Horner to serve another term on rail board

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Horner to serve another term on rail board • Hawaii island leads in population growth

Tree removal delayed to protect animals

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Tree removal delayed to protect animals • 3 Kauai roads to be repaved, rehabilitated

Repair costs in thousands for damaged forest fencing

By Star-Advertiser staff
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources estimates it will cost more than $100,000 to repair nearly two miles of vandalized fencing that protects rare native plants and forest on Hawaii island.

Installation of lights July 6 will close field

By Star-Advertiser staff
Maui County will start installation of lights at the Keopu­olani Park Soccer Field No. 4 on July 6.

Environmental Court to open next week

By Star-Advertiser staff
Data on Hilo Bay currents available online • Dog poisoning suspected in 3 cases • Erosion control project almost done after delays

High surf forecast along southern shores of all isles

By Star-Advertiser staff
Moped driver dies following crash with SUV in Kahului • Kauai drought expected to linger in leeward areas

Big Isle mayor now accused of favoritism

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 19, 2015
Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi is the subject of another ethics complaint, this one saying political favoritism led to his campaign manager landing the top job at the county Office of Aging.

Remains of USS Oklahoma crew exhumed

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Remains of USS Oklahoma crew exhumed • Trout season opens on Kauai on Saturday with 39,000 fish

Construction work closes upper Makapuu Lookout

By Star-Advertiser staff
Burials violated, protesters say • Decomposed body is found

Police officer pleads no contest in assault

By Star-Advertiser staff
Body found in overgrowth near airport • Body found in overgrowth near airport • Tennessee teen injured in fall onto Maui rocks

Governor off to Japan to plug isle tourism

By Star-Advertiser staff
Temperature at airport ties date's record • Police probing shootout death

Police shoot man who fired first in Wailuku

By Star-Advertiser staff
Maui police shot a man during a traffic stop in Wailuku on Saturday. A patrol officer stopped a sport utility vehicle at Lower Main and Hookahi streets at about 4:30 p.m., Hawaii News Now reported.

Technical snag foils KITV early newscast

By Star-Advertiser staff
Firefighters find man and 2 sons on trail in Kula • Maui officer on leave after DUI charge

Broken ankle prevents Haiku Stairs ascent

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Broken ankle prevents Haiku Stairs ascent • Big Isle weighs Restoration Day as new holiday

Police Explorer program seeks teen applicants

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
The Kauai Police Department is accepting applications for its Police Explorer program, which is open to young people interested in a law enforcement career.

HECO worker hospitalized after electrical shock in Aiea

By Star-Advertiser staff
Kauai brush fire contained after 4 days, 400 charred acres • Body identified as that of man from Hilo, 54 • Help sought in locating military vehicle; and more

Kayak tours resume in ditch on Big Island

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Storm damage to North Kohala's aqueduct was repaired ahead of schedule, allowing the June 1 opening of new kayak tour company Flumin' Kohala, West Hawaii Today reported Monday.

Maui County publishes tract on ocean safety

By Star-Advertiser staff
WAILUKU » An ocean safety brochure in every hotel, condominium, classroom and beach rental shack has long been a dream for many Maui County officials, and that vision might finally come true.

3 Canadian women saved after being hit by rogue wave

By Star-Advertiser staff
Kauai rescue crews and a civilian came to the aid of three female visitors from Canada who were swept into the ocean Saturday near Queen's Bath.

Man's trial set in death of 3-year-old girl

By Star-Advertiser staff
Meth dealer is sentenced to life in prison • Group on Maui calls for a halt to cane burning • Body is found under bridge in Hamakua

Craft to support water rescues on Big Island

By Star-Advertiser staff
Craft to support water rescues on Big Island • County warns of scams aimed at water users

Faulty sirens get follow-up visits

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
HILO » Hawaii County is continuing to inspect its sirens after four tsunami sirens failed to pass the monthly test.

Weed wackers stolen from zoo

By Star-Advertiser staff
Upkeep to close campgrounds • Officer allegedly drove impaired

Mental health service options shrink on Big Isle

By Star-Advertiser staff
HILO » Administrators are closing one wing of the Hilo Medical Center's behavior health facility, leaving even fewer options for mental health services.

High-surf advisory issued for south shores

By Star-Advertiser staff
Expect more traffic tie-ups on H-1 freeway • Caltech scope will close early • Shark encounter halts regatta

Alleged assault and shoplifting lead to arrest

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 30, 2015
Alleged assault and shoplifting lead to arrest • Maui director to hold live Facebook chat

Keep watch on the sky for space station fly-by

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Keep watch on the sky for space station fly-by • Stars aligning on Maui for 2015 film festival • Maui launches alert system to warn folks of emergencies

Construction to shut Kauai street

By Star-Advertiser staff
Kauai County officials are advising motorists that Umi Street will be closed at Hardy Street for about eight weeks for the construction of a roundabout to control and ease traffic.

4,000 gallons of sewage spills at Lahaina plant

By Star-Advertiser staff
4,000 gallons of sewage spills at Lahaina plant • Graduation will pre-empt stadium market • Staff shortage to reduce hours at Lanai Landfill

Yamamoto honored as top EMS employee

By Star-Advertiser staff
Yamamoto honored as top EMS employee • Survey to track nocturnal birds

18-year-old charged in death of dad at home

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
18-year-old charged in death of dad at home • Molokai ferry operator wants flexible schedule

Cemetery will be off-limits to tour buses

By Star-Advertiser staff
Cemetery will be off-limits to tour buses • Mountain View man arrested in father's death • Maui hiker dies after wave pulls her into ocean • Public warned to stay out of Honokahua Bay

Furlough inmate arrested after not checking in

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Furlough inmate arrested after not checking in • Erosion barrier proposed along Maui highway

Acting city clerk recommended for job, more

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Acting city clerk recommended for job • State to clear tall trees in Hilo

20 new buses will replace older vehicles in Kauai fleet

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, May 20, 2015
LIHUE » Newer and more reliable transportation is coming to transit riders in Kauai County.

Former Lt. Gov. Doi dies at home in isles

By Star-Advertiser staff
Former Lt. Gov. Doi dies at home in isles • 2 break into, rob warehouse • Help is needed with holiday lei

Part of Big Apple street named for Damien

By Star-Advertiser staff
Part of Big Apple street named for Damien • Fires char areas of Hawaii island and Valley Isle

Man arrested in threat made with weapons

By Star-Advertiser staff
Man arrested in threat made with weapons • Big Isle inmate faces charge in burglary

Police seek clues in 2 Big Isle cases

By Star-Advertiser staff
Hawaii island police are asking the public's help in identifying suspects who, in two separate cases, were caught on camera during burglaries in Kai­lua-Kona and Wai­ko­loa.

Federal funds will let UH invest in cable

By Star-Advertiser staff
Federal funds will let UH invest in cable • 3 schools nominated for Blue Ribbon title

Fisherman cited for undersized catch

By Star-Advertiser staff
Fisherman is cited for undersized catch • Engine problem forces plane to land on Maui

Isle police enforce seat belt statutes

By Star-Advertiser staff
Isle police enforce seat belt statutes • Ocean View man ID'd as victim of fatal crash • Rain spurs delay of intersection work in Lihue

Mural depicting monk seals set to tour the isles

By Jim Borg
Five enthusiastic students at Kaha­kai Elementary School stood in front of a large mural where hand-painted pictures of monk seals shined on a 4-by-8-foot canvas behind them.

Nurse denies fraud charges in opioid case

By Star-Advertiser staff
Nurse denies fraud charges in opioid case • Common source might have triggered quake

Mobile slaughterhouse will attempt to create more sustainable industry

By Star-Advertiser staff
Mobile slaughterhouse will attempt to create more sustainable industry • Maui roadwork to shut down streets in Haiku • UH study faults vog for rise in health costs

Damaged line takes down traffic cameras

By Star-Advertiser staff
Damaged line takes down traffic cameras • Police identify pedestrian killed in Kahului • FBI locates Colorado girl safe in Texas

Fees to preserve Waikiki shore OK’d

By Star-Advertiser staff
Fees to preserve Waikiki shore OK’d • Faulty equipment on jet replaced

Ex-Gov. Lingle to earn nearly $200,000

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Ex-Gov. Lingle to earn nearly $200,000 • St. Andrew's Schools chief retiring in 2016 • Maui home fire displaces 11

Man gets 20-year term for $100,000 scam

By Star-Advertiser staff
Man gets 20-year term for $100,000 scam • 3 small quakes recorded within Kilauea rift zone • Kids hope to fold 1,000 cranes to give to sisters

Hawaii Marine's death is investigated

By Star-Advertiser staff
Hawaii Marine's death is investigated • Input sought on forest plan • County offices to close early

Pulsing lava lures visitors

By Star-Advertiser staff
Pulsing lava lures visitors • Lawai market to shut its doors

Landowner plans Waikapu project

By Star-Advertiser staff
Landowner plans Waikapu project • H-1 lane closures set for next week • Police warn of uptick in scams seeking ‘advance fee'; and more

Credit card firms pay $12.5M to settle suit

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Credit card firms pay $12.5M to settle suit • Destroyer Finn honors Kaneohe Bay defender • Application open for Lanai sheep hunting

Divers turn up parts from Japanese sub

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Divers turn up parts from Japanese sub • Dispute at meal spurs lockdown of Maui prison • Big Island man held in burglary at Hilo business

Free parking ceases at Honolulu Zoo

By Star-Advertiser staff
Free parking ceases at Honolulu Zoo • OHA queries public on Big Isle telescope • Woman dies of medical condition, police say; and more

Fundraiser to aid Nepal set for Thursday

By Star-Advertiser staff
Fundraiser to aid Nepal set for Thursday • Puna woman with suspicious injuries dies • 4 are charged in alleged try to escape prison; and more

Hackers target TMT and state websites

By Star-Advertiser staff
Hackers target TMT and state websites • Big waves forecast for northern shores • Search goes on for fisherman; and more

Sprinklers rein in eatery fire

By Star-Advertiser staff
Sprinklers rein in eatery fire • Escape attempt led to lockdown • Workers help put out blaze

Conservancy's Case approved to lead DLNR

By Star-Advertiser staff
Conservancy's Case approved to lead DLNR • Family donation will preserve taro wetlands • Firefighters on Maui put out 5-acre cane fire

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Man indicted for illegally importing frogs • Mokulele plane has engine fault • Humane Society euthanizes 10K

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Free parking at Diamond Head to end • Driver faces extradition over abuse claims • Opponents of dairy will commission study

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Woman’s body pulled from ocean off Maui • Hiker is hurt in fall on trail to lighthouse

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Breeding nene killed by vehicle on Garden Isle • 150 shearwaters banded to allow tracking, study

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Fates of major bills remain uncertain • High surf and wind forecast for coasts • UH-Hilo security plan includes more cameras

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Expect round-the-clock roadwork on H-1 • Maui rapist gets 60-year term • Fumes shut part of post office

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Waiawa inmates work to eradicate pesky butterfly • Cruise ship rescues 2 sailors stranded on remote island • Car thefts surge on Big Island; and more

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The percentage of Hawaii's public high-school students who said they have tried e-cigarettes more than tripled to 17.6 percent in 2013.

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Medeiros appointed family court judge • Maui lawyer Ueoka put on inactive status • Surf of up to 15 feet forecast for 5 islands • Kauai residents hope to repair 100-year-old stone lantern

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