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Judge increases Kaua’s bail to $5M

A state judge increased bail Wednesday to $5 million for a man who was involved in a 15-hour armed standoff with Honolulu police last week at a home in Pearl City. Read more

Federal-city effort cracks down on illegal gambling

Local and federal law enforcement officers Monday raided homes in Pearl City and Waipahu, seized gambling machines and money in bank accounts, and arrested eight people in the latest effort to crack down on illegal gambling on Oahu. Read more

Guilty plea expected in medical billing case

A Kailua doctor is expected to admit in federal court that he billed Medicare, Medicaid, HMSA and TRICARE, the health care benefit program for military service members, nearly $1 million for services he never provided and agree to pay back the money he collected. Read more

Defendant in fatal stabbing claims self-defense

This weekend’s fatal stabbing at a homeless encampment in Kalihi started with an argument over infidelity, Deputy Prosecutor Ashley Tanaka told a state judge Thursday after an Oahu grand jury charged a 25-year-old woman with killing her 35-year-old boyfriend. Read more

Driver gets 4 years in prison for killing 2 in head-on crash

A state judge commended Joshua Thompson for staying out of trouble with the law despite a difficult upbringing but said she cannot sentence him to probation for killing two people in a 2016 drunken driving head-on collision that he caused while speeding. Read more

Filipino church leader is accused of sexual assault

A 31-year-old woman who claims she was trafficked to Hawaii says the televangelist founder of a Philippine-­based megachurch sexually assaulted her starting when she was a teenager assigned as the founder’s personal servant. Read more

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