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Coast Guard suspends search for boater

The Coast Guard on Wednesday evening suspended its four-day search for missing mariner Matthew Moribe. Read More

Lightweight plane lands upside down by propane tank in Kona

The pilot was taken to a hospital in stable condition, his passenger refused medical treatment. Read More

L.A.-bound Hawaiian Airlines flight turns back due to ‘unruly passengers’

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 2, bound for Los Angeles, returned to Honolulu on Tuesday night due to two “unruly passengers.” Read More

Missing fisherman related to mother and baby who died in Kaimuki house fire

The Coast Guard and volunteers continued their search Tuesday for missing boater Matthew Moribe, who fell overboard Sunday morning 24 miles south of Oahu. Read More

Search continues for missing fisherman off Oahu

The Coast Guard is continuing to search for a 39-year-old boater, who went overboard Sunday morning after hooking a fish. Read More

Maui Community Correctional Center assessing riot damage

The Department of Public Safety released photos today of the damage caused by inmates during the riot at Maui Community Correctional Center. Read More

She Speaks: Naming of beloved pup can be doggone complicated

Now, since I’m planning to adopt a pup from a litter born in January, do I have to avoid names like Streisand, Keys, Swift and Gaga? Hmm. The possibilities are endless. Read More

Argument preceded fatal fall at Waikiki condo, police say

A 65-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man whose bodies were found Thursday evening outside a Waikiki condo building were a couple who had been renovating an apartment, said a woman who manages several units at The Tradewinds. Read More

Dog dies in Kaimuki duplex fire

A pet dog, home alone, died tonight in a Kaimuki duplex fire. Read More

Firefighters let residents back into Chateau Waikiki after fire extinguished

Hundreds of residents evacuated a Waikiki high-rise late Thursday afternoon due to a fire confined to a single unit on the 25th floor, but some remained in their homes. Read More

Chinatown man sentenced to 10 years for assaulting girl

The 45-year-old Chinatown man convicted of sexually assaulting and attempting to abduct a 9-year-old girl in 2018 at the Lucky Strike Social arcade in Ala Moana Center, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years imprisonment. Read More

Maui inmate unrest persists; no signs of riot

Maui Community Correctional Center inmates pounded on the cell doors of a module Wednesday following Monday’s riot. Read More

Suspect in Waipahu parking lot shooting charged with attempted murder

Prosecutors charged a 39-year-old man, suspected of shooting on Saturday a 34-year-old man in Waipahu, with second-degree attempted murder and firearms offenses. Read More

Jury convicts Waipahu man of murder in 2017 stabbing death of teen

An Oahu Circuit Court jury convicted today a 28-year-old Waipahu man of second-degree murder in the 2017 stabbing death of a 19-year-old stranger on Kinau Street. Read More

Hundreds speak out against proposal to turn Ala Moana park into ‘world class’ playground

Hundreds turned out Monday evening for a forum on the future of Ala Moana Regional Park, and most of them were opposed to Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s vision of a world-class playground, which they said was aimed at tourists and luxury condo owners, not local residents. Read More

Maui Community Correctional Center remains under lockdown after inmate disturbance

Maui Community Correctional Center remains on lockdown this morning after inmates allegedly started a small fire inside the facility Monday. Read More

City settles suit alleging Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard falsified recruits’ scores

The Honolulu City Council unanimously approved a $550,000 settlement payment to a 32-year veteran police officer who alleged in a 2009 lawsuit that Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard, then a major, tampered with test scores for recruits. Read More

Man charged with arson in connection with Maili brush fire

On Friday, prosecutors charged a 43-year-old man with first-degree arson in connection with a Maili brush fire Wednesday afternoon. Read More

Kauai man who fatally stabbed his mother is acquitted by reason of insanity

A Kauai Circuit Court judge acquitted a man by reason of insanity Tuesday in the stabbing death of his 69-year-old mother. Read More

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