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CPA selected to join city’s rail board

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
CPA selected to join city’s rail board • Inmate missing after work furlough • Siren goes off mistakenly in Wahiawa • Fallen tree spurs Tantalus Drive closure • Reward offered in brush fires

Beachfront homeowners told to trim plants

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Beachfront homeowners told to trim plants • Fiesta charged with murdering his wife • Big Island wastewater spills into ocean

College chief glad to get telescope cash

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
The chancellor of the University of Hawaii Maui College says he is grateful for the grant funding the school receives from construction of a controversial solar telescope but that overall he is neutral on the issue.

Construction to shut lanes around Oahu

By Star-Advertiser staff
Weather permitting, Oahu motorists can expect another week of construction-related delays on roadways around the island.

Maui officers who shot man are cleared, back at work

By Associated Press
Two Wailuku patrol officers involved in a shootout in June that left a suspect dead have returned to work at full duty.

Hearing set for HPD officer, girlfriend

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
A preliminary hearing for a 10-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department and his girlfriend, who are facing multiple drug charges, will be held Sept. 15 in Honolulu District Court.

Brennan’s lawyer links head injury to report

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Brennan’s lawyer links head injury to report • Coco Palms demolition is approved

UH-West Oahu Chancellor Freitas will retire at year’s end

By Star-Advertiser staff
University of Hawaii-West Oahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas is retiring at the end of the year.

Maui gets OK to build new, bigger water treatment plant

By Star-Advertiser staff
WAILUKU >> Maui County has received approval from the state to begin construction of a water treatment plant that will nearly double the capacity of the existing facility.

Snorkler dies at Molokini

By Star-Advertiser staff
Maui fire burns 350 acres • Video outlines dangers of trail

Maui County seeks funds for erosion study

By Star-Advertiser staff
WAILUKU, Maui >> Maui County is seeking $160,000 from condo, vacation rental and timeshare owners to help fund a study into ways to keep their beachfront property from washing away.

Molokai man gets life term plus 20 years for murder

By Star-Advertiser staff
WAILUKU >> A Molokai man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for convictions in the shooting death of the mother of his four children.

Hilda could still bring storms, flooding

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Hilda could still bring storms, flooding • Puna portables to boost space at Campbell

Fall from trail injures visitor at Red Sands

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
A 20-year-old Rhode Island man fell about 20 feet Wednesday from a cliff at Red Sands Beach in Hana, the Maui Fire Department reported.

Electronics recycling effort is this weekend on Garden Isle

By Star-Advertiser staff
Bridge repairs to close down Kauai roadway • Kauai farm fair shuts sunshine market on Friday

Water shut off on Kauai road during repairs to main line

By Star-Advertiser staff
Accidental shooting kills Big Island man • Suspect charged after a search turns up drugs

Fire forces evacuations

By Star-Advertiser staff
A brush fire fanned by 30 mph wind scorched 1,500 acres on Hawaii island, closed roads and forced evacuations over the weekend.

Man held in robbery of Canadian visitor

By Star-Advertiser staff
Hilo man is charged in truck theft • Police ID body found by airport

Outage cancels prison visitation

By Star-Advertiser staff
Break cuts water to hundreds • Boater likely drowned off Kamalo Wharf • Kawaihae brush fire spurs evacuation

Passenger dies on United Flight to Hilo

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Passenger dies on United Flight to Hilo • Bills may adjust credit card use • Lawsuit costing county $47,000

Shark spotting spurs warning at Pokai Bay

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Shark spotting spurs warning at Pokai Bay • Water-main break diverts Pensacola traffic

Honolulu pimp gets 10-year sentence

By Star-Advertiser staff
Navy will continue munitions detonations • Kauai group has plans for pot dispensary • Wailuku man loses life after scooter collides with Cadillac • Fire destroys Kauai home

Head-on crash kills SUV driver in Kailua-Kona

By Star-Advertiser staff
Hawaii County police identified a man who was killed in an early Monday morning two-vehicle crash as Robert N. Weinstock, 52, of Kailua-Kona.

Work starts on bridge in Wahiawa

By Star-Advertiser staff
Work begins Monday on a $7.9 million repair project on the Karsten Thot Bridge in Wahiawa, the state Department of Transportation announced in a news release.

Stargazing parties open to the public

By Star-Advertiser staff and Associated Press Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
The International Astronomical Union's first general assembly in Hawaii is bringing a pair of rare opportunities for the public to survey the night sky with professional astronomers.

State to close parts of Wahiawa park

By Star-Advertiser staff
The Division of State Parks will close parts of Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area on weekdays for hazardous tree removal over the next two weeks, starting Monday, August 3.

Man who sought night goggles extradited

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
Man who sought night goggles extradited • State revising parking at Maalaea harbor

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

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