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Jaylin Kema, mother of ‘Peter Boy,’ dies of renal failure

The mother convicted of manslaughter in the death of her son, 6-year-old Peter “Peter Boy” Kema Jr., has died. Read More

Police arrest 5 after group attempts to storm into Office of Hawaiian Affairs building

Honolulu police arrested five men and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs headquarters were on lockdown after a sovereignty group stormed the Nimitz Highway building and tried to establish some kind of blockade. Read More

Surfer in critical condition after rescue at Pipeline

A surfer was taken to a hospital after he was found unresponsive in waters at Ehukai Beach Park on Oahu’s North Shore. Read More

Man, 53, with 14 felony convictions arrested in Kaneohe assault

Police arrested a 53-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted a 34-year-old man with a metal flashlight in Kaneohe. Read More

Accident briefly closes lanes of Farrington Highway in Kapolei

The southbound lanes of Farrington Highway in Kapolei were briefly closed this morning due to an accident. Read More

UH water polo ranked No. 6 nationally

The Hawaii women’s water polo team was slotted in a tie for sixth with UC Irvine in the Collegiate Water Polo Association national preseason poll announced Wednesday. Read More


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Honolulu firefighters respond to reports of smoke in Kakaako high-rise condo

HFD officials said there is no active fire but a 35th-floor resident of One Waterfront Towers on the corner of South and Auahi streets had reported smoke. Read More

Hawaii island police investigate fatal car crash in Captain Cook

A 30-year-old Keaau man has died from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Captain Cook. Positive identification is pending. Read More

Transformer installation to close lane of Farrington Highway

Motorists traveling westbound on Farrington Highway should be aware of a right-hand, or mauka lane, closure scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday in Maili and Nanakuli for the installation of transformers mounted on utility poles, the Hawaiian Electric Company said. Read More

Overnight temperatures dip into 50s as heavy rains approach, high surf eases

The large, northwest swell has peaked, and is on a downward trend, with surf expected to reach 6 to 9 feet along west-facing shores of the Big Island through this evening. Read More

Damien to match tuition of students transferring from Saint Francis

Damien Memorial School has offered all 48 members of the Class of 2020 of Saint Francis School the same tuition they currently pay if they choose to attend Damien. Read More

Missing child located on Big Island

Hawaii island police thanked the public for tips and help in finding a missing 10-year-old boy last seen at Keaau Middle School. Read More

Citing vandalism and vagrancy, Iolani Palace to close its grounds at night

Iolani Palace State Monument will begin closing its doors at 6 p.m. starting Feb. 1, the Department of Land and Natural Resources announced today, citing nighttime vandalism and vagrancy. Read More

Quickbites: Learn Peru cuisine with Ed Kenney, craft liquor with Steve Haumschild

Learn how to make Peruvian food with celebrated local chef Ed Kenney or get more info on how to start in the craft beverage industry with Lanikai Brewing’s Steve Haumschild, plus more local food news, courtesy Crave. Read More

H-1 East lanes reopen near Vineyard after wood chipper clogs traffic

All lanes of the H-1 East near the Vineyard on ramp are open following a morning traffic backup caused by a diesel fuel spill from an overturned wood chipper. Read More

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