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Big Island man faces charges in connection with Waiki manhunt

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According to Big Island police, 25-year-old, Harvey Damo Jr., has been charged with Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle, and police are working on a warrant for additional charges. Damo Jr.’s bail is set at $10,000. 

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New details on Ka`u shootout involving suspected cop killer Video included

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New details on Saturday about the violent end to the manhunt for an accused cop killer. Alleged gunman and suspect, 33-year-old Justin Waiki, opened fire on another officer on Friday, before being shot and killed by police. Waiki was on the run for three days before the search for him came to an end on Friday afternoon.  Police say officers had stopped an Toyota 4Runner - registered to the parents of the passenger Krystle Ferreira- at a South ...

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Waiki shot dead on the Big Island, officer injured in shootout Video included

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Justin Waiki shot dead during police shootout.

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Charges for three more people connected to Big Island cop killing

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On Sunday, three people were charged with accomplice to first-degree murder for allegedly helping Justin Waiki hide from police. Waiki is accused of shooting and killing Hawaii Island police officer Bronson Kaliloa last Tuesday.   Detectives charged Pagan-Torres, Lajala, and Ferreira with one count each of accomplice to Attempted Murder in the First Degree, accomplice to Place to Keep – Revolver, Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree, and Criminal Conspi...

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Family of Honolulu officer killed in the line of duty reflects on anniversary of his death

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It's been 15 years since the last fatal shooting of a Hawaii police officer. Officer Glen Gaspar of the Honolulu Police Department worked in the Criminal Investigations Division when he and his unit were dispatched to a Kapolei store in 2003, staking out an armed suspect connected to a prior shooting.  According to the Honolulu Police Department, Gaspar wrestled the gunman to the ground and was shot three times during the struggle. More than a decade later, Gaspar's wife and two...

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Coast Guard finds owner of drifting unicorn float

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A unicorn floatie and its owner are reunited Sunday! The Coast Guard asked for help identifying the owner of a white unicorn float found Saturday off of Maui.  It sent out a chopper and a 45 foot boat to search the waters all day for a swimmer in distress.  On Sunday, the Coast Guard's Facebook page updated the story with a post reading, "Good news! The owner of the unicorn/ Pegasus found adrift ... has been contacted and it is on its way home." 

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Financial help for Big Islanders affected by lava

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Tzu Chi USA held a final financial aid distribution to residents affected by the eruption on Sunday. The disaster relief foundation worked with Hawaii County and the American Red Cross to give aid to those whose homes or health has been affected by the volcano. 

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Women leaders say Ige commercial crosses line

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Hawaii's primary elections draw near, and some feel a campaign commercial has crossed a line. Governor David Ige's campaign put out the ad against Colleen Hanabusa's criticisms. The ad sparked some women to speak up at the State Capital Sunday. The commercial features a photo of Colleen Hanabusa and a voicover says, "criticism isn't leadership."  The women who spoke out said this was a silencing tactic and a double standard. "When strong words come fro... More>>

Charges for suspected accomplice in Big Island cop shooting

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New developments tonight related to the Big Island police killing. According to Big Island police, 25-year-old Harvey Damo Jr. is charged with Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle. Police say they are working on a warrant for additional charges. Damo Jr.'s bail is set at $10,000. Damo Jr. was arrested in connection with alleged gunman Justin Waiki, who is accusing of shooting and killing Hawaii Island police officer Bronson Kaililoa on Tuesday night.   Police al... More>>

Questions remain as the community mourns death of officer Kaliloa Video included

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As the community mourns the death of officer Kaliloa, many questions remain. People want to know how a suspect with a long criminal rap sheet ended up free in the first place.  Hawaii County prosecutor Mitch Roth says Waiki had an outstanding warrant after getting extradited from Las Vegas for probation violations and bailing out in November. 

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Sunday morning forecast Video included

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Surf will be up all weekend as a southerly swell peaks Sunday High surf advisories are up for southern shores across the state. Winds will also be up, with breezy trades of 10-20 mph expected. Expect some passing trade showers, periodically Sunday for mostly for windward and mauka areas. 

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The Latest: Kilauea Eruption Update

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Up to the minute changes, video and live reports added here.

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Search for missing unicorn float owner Video included

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The Coast Guard wants your help identifying the owner of a white unicorn float found Saturday off of Maui. 

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Gubernatorial candidates appear at forum in Hilo Video included

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Four candidates for governor duked it out on Friday night in Hilo. Democrats Governor David Ige and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa; and Republicans State Representative Andria Tupola and Ray L'Heureux answered questions about Hawaii Island health care, business climate, volcanic eruption response, affordable housing, the Thirty Meter Telescope, and more.  Republican candidate John Carroll was not there. The primary election will be held on August 11...

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Hospitality industry announces endorsements Video included

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The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, the state’s largest private sector tourism organization with 700 members representing more than 50,000 hotel rooms and nearly 40,000 lodging workers, announced on Saturday its endorsements of state and county candidates running in the Primary Election on August 11. 

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Chinese-American entertainment pioneer Mai Tai Sing dies at 94 Video included

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A pioneering Chinese American entertainer died on July 11 in Honolulu. 94-year-old Mai Tai Sing is part of an early movement to include Asians in mainstream entertainment.  She was a chorus girl at the famous Forbidden City in San Francisco, a nightclub featuring all-Chinese shows. She worked in Las Vegas, starring in an all-Asian revue at the Thunderbird Hotel.  Sing acted in movies as well as episodes of the original Hawaii Five-0. In the 70's she managed and was a ... More>>

Pinky's Beauty Box: Lash extension tips Video included

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Ladies, looking to get some lovely lashes? Creeland Burrows, Master Lash Stylist at Pinky’s Beauty Box and Owner Kim Burrows have some extension do’s and don'ts, even a sweet deal.

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Memorial Service set for Hawaii Island fallen officer Video included

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A memorial service will be held for late Bronson Kaliloa, a twelve year veteran in the Hawaii Police Department in two weeks. The memorial will be Saturday, August 4th at the Ballard Family Mortuary on Kino'ole Street in Hilo. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. with a service afterward. Kaliloa is survived by his wife and three young children.

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Survivor speaks after losing nine family members to capsized tour boat Video included

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An emotional vigil overnight on Friday honored 17 victims who died in Missouri, after their tour boat capsized during a severe thunderstorm on Thursday. Flowers were thrown into the water where the victims, many of them children, one just 2 years old, lost their lives.  One survivor opened up after losing nine members of her family, and describes the moments when she was tossed into the water.  

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Two dead after crash on Piilani Highway on Maui Video included

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Two people are dead after a crash on Maui. Police say 42-year-old William Kerr Chapman of Kihei, and the woman on the back of his motorcycle collided with a van driven by 48-year-old Tina Louise Hanback of Kihei as she was making a left-turn along Pi'ilani Highway. 

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Prince Lot Hula Festival at Iolani Palace Video included

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Saturday marks the 41st annual Prince Lot Hula Festival, where volunteers worked hard on Friday putting the finishing touches on a stage fronting Iolani Palace. The festival will feature 20 halau hula from across the state in the largest non competitive hula exhibition in Hawaii. 

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Kilauea creating "fire clouds" Video included

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We've seen lava bombs, ash clouds and rivers of lava  and recently we've seen a new kind of volcanic phenomenon called pyrocumulonimbus "That is just a thunderstorm cloud that is enhanced or just a little bit more powerful due to the fact that we have that lava flow," said  Island News Meteorologist Pete Caggiano. "That lava creates the heat from the lava rises up it rises higher than what we see on a normal day." The results are a sight to see. T...

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New information on two arrests made in second Big Island police shooting Video included

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New information released on the two suspects arrested.

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O'ahu and Kaua'i weekend road closures Video included

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O'ahu and Kaua'i weekend road closures July 20th -22nd.

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Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model’s story Video included

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President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday.

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2-year-old Ewa Beach boy killed in California crash Video included

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Tragedy struck an Ewa Beach family vacationing in Fresno, California after a vehicle crash killed their 2-year-old son, Wednesday.

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New virtual reality experience making a splash at the Waikiki Aquarium Video included

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Try the newest exhibit that's out of this world. 

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Salmonella outbreak causes CDC to launch multi-state investigation

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90 people affected across 26 states.

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Comic-con coming to Honolulu August 3rd

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Tens of thousands of people are in San Diego for comic-con 2018. Comic-con International kicked-off Thursday. More than 130-thousand people are expected to attend. Highlights include guest-speakers, new movie trailers, art shows, and of course, the costumes. and people are loving it. 

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Weekend events across the islands Video included

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Here at island news we focus on news that matters to you and what's going on in the community. Events happening this weekend across the islands starts off with the valley isle-  Makawao third friday town party "cool summer nights" is from 6-9pm tonight. Baldwin avenue is closed from the top of Makawao Avenue down to Brewer Street. Foods and activities for all ages to enjoy.  Or you could commemorate the bygone days of the plantation era on the sunny sou...

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New movie filmed entirely on the Big Island hits theaters Monday Video included

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A new movie filmed entirely on the Big Island hits Hawaii theatres Friday.  "Running For Grace" takes place in segregated Hawaii coffee fields in the 1920's. It's a coming of age journey, about a young man transcending boundaries of race and class in pursuit of a forbidden love.

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RIMPAC exercises closes Bellows Beach Park through Monday Video included

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RIMPAC military exercises is closing Bellows Beach Park and its campgrounds Friday through Monday. It's normally closed to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Camping will still be available at other nearby campgrounds, including Waimanalo Beach Park and Waimanalo Bay beach Park, also known as Sherwoods.   

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Kauai man sentenced to life in prison for 2016 killing

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A 21-year-old Hawaii man has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the 2016 killing of a Kauai man. 

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36-year-old man dies after slamming his moped into a pickup truck Video included

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WAIANAE - A 36-year-old man’s dies overnight after slamming his moped into a pickup truck. The crash happened just after 7:30 Thursday night on Farrington Highway between Moua and Upena street. Police say a 41-year old man was heading westbound on the highway when he slowed his truck to back in to his driveway. The moped rider behind him tried to slow down, lost control and slid into the back of the truck. Paramedics took the rider to a hospital where he later died. ... More>>

Aloha Friday Weather Video included

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Friday, expect partly cloudy skies for windward spots with highs in the middle 80s. Leeward areas will mostly sunshine and should again reach the upper 80s lower 90s with a few isolated showers in the afternoon. Drier and stable conditions expected with winds at 10-20 mph out of the northeast.  Surf: 2-4' East and West, 1-2' North, 4-6' S.  More>>

Hawaiian monk seal pup rescued from Molokai

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A Hawaiian monk seal pup found malnourished on Molokai is now being treated.

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Death toll from Missouri duck boat accident climbs to 17 Video included

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More bodies found Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds.

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Breaking News: Arrests & shots fired in manhunt for cop killing suspect Video included

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Two big developments overnight in the search for suspected cop killer Justin Waiki: 

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Weekend/Night Road Closures

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In Pearl City, up to three lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in both directions between the H-1/H-2 merge and the Aiea Heights Drive overpass on Friday night, July 20, through Sunday morning, July 22, for pavement work.   

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HPD goes digital, turns to public for help in cold cases Video included

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HPD launched a new section on its website that allows the public to review and submit anonymous tips.

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City Council committee advances "monster homes" bill

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The city council's committee on zoning and housing votes on Thursday afternoon on a bill related to the so-called "monster homes" - those multi-unit homes with multiple renters that have provoked much controversy and discussion in recent months in Honolulu. City Council voting members Kymberly Marcos Pine (who chairs the zoning and housing committee), Council Chair Trevor Ozawa, Council Vice Chair Carol Fukunaga, Ann H. Kobayashi, and Joey Manahan discuss Bil...

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Hawaii's first ever culinology student

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Hawaii is stepping up its food game. Alan Martin will be the first to graduate from UH Manoa's new culinology program.  

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Hawaii airports to receive $5.3 million in grants

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Six Hawaii airports will receive $5.3 million worth of grants to buy firefighting vehicles. 

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Bills to increase fines, demolish monster homes pass first reading

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The City Council passed bill 50 and 53 today out of the committee hearing. 

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ATF makes additional offer toward Big Island manhunt reward

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Another agency makes offer, bringing the manhunt reward total up to $30,000.

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Nothing's fishy about this study: the benefits of omega-3 fatty acid Video included

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We've all heard it-an apple a day, but can a fish a day keep the doctor away too? 

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Zuckerberg’s Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

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Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not. 

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Stakes raised: $20,000 reward for information leading to Waiki's arrest and capture Video included

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Where is Justin Waiki?

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Flags to fly half-staff in honor of fallen Officer Kaliloa Video included

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In honor of fallen Officer Kaliloa, the state is showing it's condolences.

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$3.66 million donated to fund UH School of Medicine scholarships

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$3.66 million was donated to fund scholarships to the University of Hawai?i. 

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Thursday Weather

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Clouds thin some Thursday but still expect partly cloudy skies for windward spots with highs in the middle 80s. Leeward areas will see a mix of clouds and sunshine and should again reach the upper 80s lower 90s. Drier and stable conditions expected with winds remaining breezy at 15-25 mph out of the east shifting northeasterly by the evening.  Surf: 1-3' North and West, 4-7' E, 3-5' S.  More>>

TRAFFIC: Queen Kaahumanu Highway closed due to accident

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Accident causes Queen Kaahumanu Highway to close.

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U.S. Marshals offer $10,000 reward for suspected cop killer

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The U.S. Marshalls Service is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and capture of Justin Waiki. Waiki, 33, is accused of fatally shooting Hawaii Police Department Officer Bronson Kaliloa. 

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No luck finding assault suspect, Haleakala Natl. Park back open Video included

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The search for an assault suspect in a crater ends empty handed; park opens back up. But where's the suspect?

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Facing critics over Putin summit, Trump wants to meet again

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President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants another meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to start implementing ideas they discussed in Helsinki.

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The Latest: FBI offers $10,000 reward to find Hawaii suspect

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A $10,000 reward and entire 400-member police force, all in attempt to find one man.

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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

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Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from the Kilauea volcano.

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Manhunt continues on the Big Island Video included

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A dark day on the Big Island. Family, friends, and colleagues are mourning the death of Police Officer Bronson Kaliloa shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday night and police are still searching for 33-year-old suspect Justin Waiki. Throughout the day Wednesday, police cars drove in and out of HPD's Pahoa substation as they searched for Waiki. That search started in Mountain View, near the area where the suspected shooter escaped.  Carole Wise, a resident of Mountain ... More>>

Meet the Candidate: Will Espero Video included

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After nearly 19 years in Hawaii's State Legislature, Will Espero wants to don a new hat as Lieutenant Governor.

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Man involved in Hawaii officer's death has history of criminal activity

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Court documents show that Justin Waiki has a history of criminal activity. 

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How officials react to the fallen Big Island officer

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Officer Bronson Kaliloa's death has made an impact on many-hear officials' responses from across the islands. 

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Social media lighting up offering condolences near and far

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Police departments from all over the country are taking to Twitter to honor Officer Kaliloa and to send their condolences to his family.

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PHOTOS: Honoring fallen police officers in Hawaii

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In honor of Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa, we are commemorating the past fallen officers of Hawaii that were killed from gunshots.

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GoFundMe set up for fallen officer's family

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A GoFundMe was set up for fallen Officer Kaliloa's family, but some wonder if it is legitimate. 

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'Let's hope justice gets served,' says family friend of fallen Officer Kaliloa Video included

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A family friend of the officer fatally shot on the Big Island speaks out.

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Big Island police officer fatally shot, officials searching for suspect Video included

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A Hawaii Island police officer was fatally shot while on a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 11, officials still searching for the suspect.

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Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied Russia is still targeting the United States, a claim sharply at odds with recent warnings from his top intelligence chief about ongoing threats to election security. 

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Wednesday Forecast Video included

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Rain chances increase for eastern parts of Maui & the Big Island as a tropical disturbance passes to our south. Expect a good chance of showers for windward Big Island/Maui County.  Some heavier rains could be possible near the lava flow in Puna due to the rising air created by the lava heat.  For O'ahu and Kaua'i expect a few rains mainly in the morning. Mostly cloudy skies for windward spots with highs in the middle 80s. Leeward areas will see a mix of clouds and ... More>>

New bill works to improve the way the public receives missile alerts Video included

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A new bill was crafted to improve the way the public receives missile alerts. 

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Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

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After 23 injured by lava bomb, boats continue with tourism.

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Embezzling $860,000 puts a former accountant behind bars for 10 years

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A former accountant for four different companies embezzled more than $860,000 and receives his sentence.

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Downed telephone pole causes traffic delays in Waipahu

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WAIPAHU - According to the City and County of Honolulu a downed telephone pole is causing traffic delays at Kahualii Street and Waipio Point Access Road. Motorist are advised to avoid the area and drive with caution. More>>

California family on-board lava tour boat speaks out Video included

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"The moment that everything hit there was really no time I just literally like no time I just literally turned around and I was just looking for him basically," Erica Li, a passenger on the lava tour boat hit by a lava bomb explains. Twenty-three people suffered injuries, thirteen of those people were taken to the hospital. The Li family of California was on that tour, heard the huge explosion and felt some of the hot lava that came raining down.  One ...

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Hawaii County police close portion of Highway 11

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Hawaii County police closed Highway 11 Tuesday night and Kukui Camp road intersection until future notice. The public is advised to find alternate travel until further notification. Island News will have the latest updates. More>>

Three Disaster Loan Outreach centers close on Kauai

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The Small Business Administration is shutting down three Disaster Loan Outreach centers this week.  Kailua and Kapa'a, Kaua'i locations close at 6 p.m. Wednesday night, the site in Koloa, Kauai shuts down at 5 p.m. on Friday, leaving only Aina Haina and Hanalei Elementary still operating.   More>>

City rules in favor of Dive Oahu Tuesday

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The City ruled in favor of Dive Oahu Tuesday, calling their logos legal. Some residents and businesses in Waikiki questioned if the size and the amount of logos on their equipment violated sign ordinances. The Department of Planning and Permitting ruled they are in compliance. Dive Oahu has faced strong opposition since winning the bid to take over concessions that for years were run by Waikiki Beach Boys. The process and the decision are be... More>>

Maui police captain resigns following sexual assault allegations

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A Maui Police captain resigns following sexual assault accusations after serving for 27 years. Stephen Orikasa turned in his gun and badge last Friday, but the allegations against him date back to June of 2017. Court documents say Orikasa had sexual contact with a woman over the age of 20 without her consent. He did plead not guilty to the sexual assault charges last November. Orikasa's change of plea hearing will take place the week of July 23rd.  

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Evidence in high profile Kealoha case is missing

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Evidence for a federal high-profile corruption case against former Honolulu Chief of Police Louis Kealoha and his wife Katherine is missing. Honolulu Police confirm they've opened a theft case because attorney Christopher Woo, who was representing Big Island firefighter Jesse Ebersole claims his laptop and cell phone were stolen. Honolulu Police Department reports four suspects at this time two men and two women, but no arrests yet. More>>

City cuts down on Kapiolani contraflow Video included

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Before, you couldn't make a left turn onto Atkinson Drive from Kapiolani avenue in the afternoon.  Just down the road here at the intersection of McCully Street and Kapiolani is the same thing. 

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Kakoo Oiwi work to restore acres of wetland back to loi Video included

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In Heeia, drivers heading over this bridge at Kamehameha highway near the Heeia Kea pier might notice some changes in scenery. The non-profit Kakoo Oiwi has been cutting down mangrove for the past several months. "The mangrove is alien to Hawaii and it was planted here for flood control in the twenties, we dont need it anymore because we have modern methods. And we hope hoping we can bring it back to what it was before," VP of Kakoo Oiwi,  Rocky Kaluhiwa said. The wo... More>>

Viral post has meat eaters questioning Chinatown market Video included

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A picture of raw pork on a Chinatown sidewalk in Downtown Honolulu is getting major attention on social media – and it’s not good.

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Le Diner en Blanc returns to Honolulu

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The all-white affair Le Dîner en Blanc will return to Honolulu on September 1, 2018, celebrating its 5th anniversary in the islands. “It’s hard to believe that this is going to be our fifth year hosting this special event for island residents. In true Le Dîner en Blanc fashion we have been planning this year’s fifth anniversary almost before last year’s event ended, to secure another spectacular venue and create a magical evening tha... More>>

Investigation into lava bomb and safety zone Video included

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  How close is too close? That is a question many are asking after a tour boat was showered by lava from a littoral explosion offshore from the eruption's ocean entry.  

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Kailua residents say there's an increase in homelessness Video included

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Everything's charming in Kailua. Even the homeless people used to have nicknames, like Mango Man. But residents say things are changing... and so are the homeless. "A couple more druggy guys, more chronic guys been coming over here," said Kailua business owner, Joe Banks. 

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City responds to joint press release by Leeward Coast lawmakers

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The City’s Office of Housing and the Department of Community Services said they are correcting the record after a joint press release was issued today by Leeward Coast lawmakers, including a member of the Honolulu City Council. The press release stated that the city “routinely provided one-way rides to homeless individuals from urban Honolulu to [the] Leeward Oahu” and this has caused the “recent spike in homelessness along the Leeward Coast.” This ... More>>

Lava boat tours were allowed to reach 50 meters from shore

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Approved lava boat tours were able to get people closer to the ocean entry than other boaters. Just last week, the Coast Guard approved them getting 50 meters from shore, after the safety zone had been set at 100 meters. Following the eruption explosion that injured nearly 2 dozen people on board a lava boat tour, the exclusion zone is now set at 300 meters for all boaters.  But that number could change again, possibly even further ...

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Shark sighting at White Plains Beach

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Tiger shark spotted near White Plains Beach. 

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It's #NationalTattooDay! Send us your tattoos

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It's #NationalTattooDay, and the internet is celebrating the beauty and art in body ink.  Common wisdom used to say that tattoos make you seem unprofessional, but western culture has begun to accept, and even embrace body art in recent years. A 2017 Statista survey found that 4 in 10 adults have a at least one tattoo, and 8 in 10 have at least one piercing. Another study released this month by the British Medical Journal also suggests that most patients don't car... More>>

PHOTOS: Clean up continues on the boat hit by lava bomb

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The boat hit by a lava bomb Monday morning remains in the Hilo Harbor, but what's next?

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Teen sustains serious injuries after apparent stabbing at Ala Moana Beach Park

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Honolulu police have arrested two men after a teen was apparently stabbed at Ala Moana Beach Park Sunday night. 

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Two new tours debut at Pearl Harbor

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The National Park Service and Pacific Historic Parks launched two new tours at Pearl Harbor this week. The USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour offers visitors the use of a smart phone and headset to listen to a guided tour through two museums, aboard the memorial, and throughout the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center allows visitors to use a high-quality virtual reality viewer to experience three separate tours

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HPD hiring radio dispatchers

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The Honolulu Police Department is hiring radio dispatchers to help coordinate police response to complaints, emergencies, and other requests for assistance. The job involves dealing directly with the public and on-duty police officers while inputting information into a computer. Those interested should be able to work clearly and calmly under pressure. To apply visit the "As Seen On" section of kitv.com. More>>

A hot local-style breakfast and helping hundreds of homeless families get affordable housing Video included

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This aloha Friday, July 20, Finance Factors will host its 23rd annual Charity Breakfast to benefit Kahauiki Village, an affordable housing community for hundreds of homeless families, through the aio Foundation. Steven Teruya, President and COO of Finance Factors and Melvin Kaneshige, Project Developer, of Kahauiki Village joined Good Morning Hawaii.  More than 70 Finance Factor employees will serve a traditional local-style breakfast of Kukui brand Portuguese sausage, eggs... More>>

Ohana Control Systems claims it warned Marco Polo board to upgrade fire alarm system

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One of the companies named in the Marco Polo Condominium fire lawsuit is speaking out. Amir Borochov, the president of Ohana Control Systems, says the company repeatedly told the condo's board of directors to upgrade the fire alarm system because it does not meet current fire code requirements. Ohana did not install the system, but it conducts yearly inspection and maintenance. Ohana adds the system was "grand-fathered in," meaning the need to upgrade it is not mandated b... More>>

Police locate vehicle involved in Kunia deadly hit-and-run crash

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Honolulu Police have found the vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Kunia on July 10th. Thanks to an anonymous tip, the Ford F-150 truck with damages consistent with debris found at the scene was located on July 14th. No word yet whether the driver was located. A motorist found the body of 49-year-old Meechok Chanphut of Kunia on the side of the road. 

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Mayor Caldwell issues directives to take action against climate change Video included

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Mayor Kirk Caldwell issued a directive to all City departments today to take action addressing climate change and sea level rise.  

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A lone couch that brought a community together Video included

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BREVARD COUNTY - An abandoned couch is bringing the community together in Palm Beach. Greg Pallone takes us to spot where dozens of people are snapping "selfies" after a picture of the couch went viral. A festive atmosphere Sunday night in an unlikely place. A pop-up living room on a sidewalk on Palm Bay road, it's centerpiece is an old couch.  Visitor Megan Mannon said, "It fell off someone's truck about three weeks ago." And there, the loveseat lay until t... More>>

The President returns after his summit with Russia's President Video included

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WASHINGTON -     This morning President Trump is back in Washington after his summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin. In an effort to improve US-Russian relations, Trump appeared to side with Putin on denials of Russia election meddling sparking outrage. ABC's Kenneth Moton reported.  President Trump back at the white house, welcomed by protests after his extraordinary one on one with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The president side by side with the ma... More>>

Community meeting Tuesday night to discuss latest on lava

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Hawaii County Civil Defense says so far, 706 structures are destroyed by lava.

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Archaeologists find 14,400 year old bread in a Desert Video included

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How long do you keep bread till you have to throw it out? Well a bread that researches found was well beyond expired. Flat bread found at an archeological site in Jordan's black desert was believed to have been baked 14,400 years ago.  In addition to being a really, really long time ago that was also 400 years before farming was known to be common. 

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Tuesday Surf Report Video included

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Amy Dee brings us the surf, East 4-6', South 2-4', West 1-3', flat to 2' for the North.  According to the National Weather Service, Locally breezy trade winds may cause choppy surf along east facing shores to approach the High Surf Advisory criteria from Wednesday into Thursday. Surf along along east facing shores is expected to gradually lower from Friday through this weekend as the trade winds weaken. A series of reinforcing south and southwest swells will maintain small to mo... More>>

MGM Resorts fighting back against Las Vegas shooting victims by suing them

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According to recent reports MGM International Resorts is fighting back against over 1,000 Las Vegas shooting victims by suing them.

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Tuesday Weather

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Trade wind conditions with slightly higher rain chances by midweek. Wednesday, a few morning rains mainly windward. Leeward areas will see some cloud cover and sunshine and should again reach the upper 80s lower 90s.  Winds will remain breezy at 10-25 mph because of high pressure to the north.  Surf: flat-2' N, 1-3' W, 4-6' E, 2-4' S.  ? More>>

Power restored to Iwilei and Kaka'ako customers

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Hawaiian Electric Company says as of 4:22 a.m., all customers have been restored in the Iwilei area. The customers were affected by the planned outage during infrastructure upgrades. Work resumes Tuesday night at 10 p.m. There are no lane closures

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Trump embraced Putin, America groaned. What happens next?

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President Trump's dilemmas and options when it comes to acting on the political playbook with Russia President Vladimir Putin.

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Coast Guard suspends search after receiving distress call

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The U.S. Coast Guard searches for vessel after mysterious mayday call made northwest of the Kona airport.  

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Tour passengers relive lava bomb experience Video included

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This was the first time Will Bryan and Erin Walsh visited Hawaii, and they say leading up to Monday's events, everything was smooth sailing. Bryan describes a feeling of "tension" among the passengers as they got close and then a panic when the lava rained down. 

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Medication drop box program helps dispose of unused drugs Video included

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The state announced on Monday the Hawaii Medication Drop Box Program, to dispose of unused prescription drugs year round. Much like annual national drug takeback days, the public is encouraged to turn in unused prescription drugs at certain police stations statewide.  The goal is to minimize accessbility and abuse of dangerous drugs, as well as the pollution that happens when people throw medicine in the trash or down the toilet.  "This is a game changer for a seriou...

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Coast Guard, DLNR investigate lava tourism agency after boating accident Video included

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Finding out what happened on Monday is going to require a multi-agency investigation, with the U.S. Coast Guard, Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources, as well as Big Island first responders working together. On Monday both DLNR and the Coast Guard gave a brief update from Honolulu. According to the Coast Guard the Lava Ocean Tours vessel was taking a sunrise look at Fissure 8 off Kapoho when the lava bomb happened. They also said the tour company was given special offi... More>>

What is the future of lava tourism? Video included

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Could tourism on the Big Island be further impacted by Monday's explosion? The County has been considering ways make viewing the flow available to the public. And Island News has been told that hasn't changed. However, the ocean explosion is a scenario it's taking into consideration when it comes to the dangers of getting too close to the flow. Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe told Island News this scene could have been worse. "There's no question that we have to do ...

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Landowners want input on the future of Pali Lanes Video included

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Kailua's largest landowner, Alexander and Baldwin, had once talked about demolishing the Pali Lanes bowling alley to make room for a new community gathering spot. But they decided to put their plans on hold after pressure from the "Save Pali Lanes" campaign.  Alexander and Baldwin sent the following statement to Island News:  “We are soliciting input from the entire Kailua community through a survey of all 17,000 households in the area and direct engagement...

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23 injured after lava bomb hits tour boat Video included

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There was a flurry of activity on board the Hot Spot, the lava ocean tour boat hit by Monday's eruption.  Crews spent the afternoon cleaning it up, taking out the lava that rained down on it. But earlier inspectors examined the boat's GPS to see exactly where it was, and whether it remained 50 yards from shore. When the explosion happened, 23 passengers on board the lava tour boat were injured including one with serious injuries to her hip. Lindsay Rostrom, a visitor from Hous... More>>

State announces Hawaii Medication Drop Box Program

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On Monday, the state announced the Hawaii Medication Drop Box Program to dispose of unused prescription drugs year round. Much like annual national drug take back days, the public is encouraged to turn in unused prescription drugs at certain police stations statewide. The goal is to minimize accessibility and abuse of dangerous drugs, as well as minimize pollution that happens when people throw them in the trash or down the toilet.   

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72-year-old man dies after a reported drowning at Haleiwa Beach Park

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A 72-year-old man has died after a reported drowning incident Saturday evening at Haleiwa Beach Park. 

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Weekend closure of the Kipapa stream begins July 20

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts Oahu motorists that Kamehameha Highway will be closed in both directions between Ka Uka Boulevard and Lanikuhana Avenue from 9 p.m. on Friday night, July 20, 2018, continuously through 5 a.m. on Monday morning, July 23, 2018, for bridge rehabilitation work at the Kipapa Stream (Roosevelt) Bridge.     

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Hawaiian Airlines will operate non-stop service between Seoul and Honolulu

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Hawaiian Airlines will operate daily non-stop service between Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) from January 14 to Feb. 6, 2019. The higher seasonal frequency offers travelers more flexibility and convenience when planning their Hawaiian vacation in the winter. “Our daily flights will help us meet increased demand by Korean travelers seeking our authentic Hawaiian flight experience on their ... More>>

Park hiker reports assault at Haleakala National Park

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On Sunday July 15, 2018, a female hiker reported being assaulted in Haleakala Crater.  The assailant was described as male, 5'9" tall, mid-to-late 30's, wearing black plants and a black T-shirt.  National Park Service rangers are attempting to locate the individual and are actively searching the entire crater area with the assistance of the Hana District of Maui Police Department and the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  Visitor Access to the crater fro... More>>

STRAWS documentary debuts at Consolidated Kahala Theatres

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STRAWS is an award-winning documentary that illuminates the problems related with straws and other single use plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. The film inspires a new path forward. STRAWS will have two screenings for free, at Consolidated Kahala Theatres on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. as a lead-in to Kahala Mall’s annual “How to be a Steward of the Ocean” mall-wide Keiki Day event which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. &...

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Wahiawa General Hospital receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

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The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded Wahiawa General Hospital the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. 

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Brown Water Advisory issued for Wailua Beach

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Stormwater runoff has entered into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown the public is advised to stay out. Continue to practice good personal hygiene and check with your primary care physician if...

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Rocky the Hawaiian Monk Seal gives birth

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NOAA reports that Rocky the Hawaiian Monk Seal has given birth on Kauai.

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HECO releases daily customer counts during infrastructure upgrades

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Hawaiian Electric Company, HECO, released daily customer counts of those affected during their infrastructure upgrades taking place in the Kakaako, Ala Moana, and Iwilei areas. Week 1 Monday, July 16: About 780 residential customers and 50 businesses in Iwilei Tuesday & Wednesday, July 17 & 18: About 675 residential customers and 230 businesses in the Kakaako/Ala Moana areas Thursday, July 19: About 395 residential customers and 125 businesses in the Ala Moana area Week 2... More>>

Lava bomb hits tour boat, injures 23 people Video included

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23 people were injured after a lava bomb exploded and hit a tour boat off the Big Island Monday morning. 

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New hours for disaster recovery centers Video included

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Victims of Oahu and Kauai flooding disasters have just a few more days until outreach offices close. The U.S. Small Business Administration says it's closing disaster loan outreach centers in Honolulu and Kauai counties. Wednesday evening at 6 the centers in Kailua and Kapaa will close. The center in Koloa will close Friday at 5 in the evening. The agency says it opened the centers to give personalized assistance to businesses and residents with no appointment needed to sto...

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Charter school overrun by lava plans its next step Video included

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PUNA - A big island charter school overrun by lava earlier this week is planning its next steps. Kua o ka La  new century public charter school is preparing a new Hilo campus for its 230 students. It only has a few weeks to pull it together before the school year starts on August 6th. It was located in Puna for 16 years, until Thursday, when lava overran the campus. Now based in hilo, where the K - 12 campus will be in two buildings. The school estimates it will cost at lea... More>>

Walking out of Safeway a millionaire Video included

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KAPAHULU - Over the weekend a Honolulu woman walked into Safeway and walked out a millionaire. Safeway staff handed Tiana M. a check for one million dollars on Sunday after playing Safeway's monopoly collect & win game. Tiana is the game's first million dollar winner from Hawaii. The star-advertiser reports the 29-year-old won by entering game ticket codes into a last chance drawing online, beating about 135 million other players across the country.   More>>

H-1 freeway closures begin Monday on Oahu

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Beginning Monday on Oahu, expect slower traffic on the H-1 freeway between the Makakilo Drive Overpass and the Farrington Highway Overpass. One left lane will be closed in both directions. That closure is scheduled for each day this week from 8:30 a.m. until 3 in the afternoon.   More>>

President Trump is set to announce his supreme court nominee tonight Video included

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WASHINGTON - President Trump is set to announce his supreme court nominee to fill the seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy in a prime-time televised address tonight.  ABC's Stephanie Ramos reported from outside the Supreme Court: The President is taking a page out of his reality show days, announcing during prime time his pick for the vacant  vacant supreme court seat.  "We are close to making a decision. it's, well let's just say it's the four people. ... More>>

Battle over breast feeding Video included

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An unexpected battle over breast-feeding when the U.S. surprised the World Health Assembly by taking a stand against a resolution that supports breast-feeding rather than formula milk. According to the New York times, a delegation from the U.S. threatened nations with retribution on military aid as well as trade.    However the U.S. wasn't successful at stopping the measure. The State Department wouldn't comment to the times on the issue, claiming it can't discuss priv... More>>

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  • Charges for three more people connected to Big Island cop killing

    Charges for three more people connected to Big Island cop killing

    Monday, July 23 2018 2:54 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:54:54 GMT

    On Sunday, three people were charged with accomplice to first-degree murder for allegedly helping Justin Waiki hide from police. Waiki is accused of shooting and killing Hawaii Island police officer Bronson Kaliloa last Tuesday.   Detectives charged Pagan-Torres, Lajala, and Ferreira with one count each of accomplice to Attempted Murder in the First Degree, accomplice to Place to Keep – Revolver, Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree, and Criminal Conspi...

    On Sunday, three people were charged with accomplice to first-degree murder for allegedly helping Justin Waiki hide from police. Waiki is accused of shooting and killing Hawaii Island police officer Bronson Kaliloa last Tuesday.   Detectives charged Pagan-Torres, Lajala, and Ferreira with one count each of accomplice to Attempted Murder in the First Degree, accomplice to Place to Keep – Revolver, Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree, and Criminal Conspi...

  • Family of Honolulu officer killed in the line of duty reflects on anniversary of his death

    Family of Honolulu officer killed in the line of duty reflects on anniversary of his death

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:22:59 GMT

    It's been 15 years since the last fatal shooting of a Hawaii police officer. Officer Glen Gaspar of the Honolulu Police Department worked in the Criminal Investigations Division when he and his unit were dispatched to a Kapolei store in 2003, staking out an armed suspect connected to a prior shooting.  According to the Honolulu Police Department, Gaspar wrestled the gunman to the ground and was shot three times during the struggle. More than a decade later, Gaspar's wife and two...

    It's been 15 years since the last fatal shooting of a Hawaii police officer. Officer Glen Gaspar of the Honolulu Police Department worked in the Criminal Investigations Division when he and his unit were dispatched to a Kapolei store in 2003, staking out an armed suspect connected to a prior shooting.  According to the Honolulu Police Department, Gaspar wrestled the gunman to the ground and was shot three times during the struggle. More than a decade later, Gaspar's wife and two...

  • Coast Guard finds owner of drifting unicorn float

    Coast Guard finds owner of drifting unicorn float

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:20:30 GMT

    A unicorn floatie and its owner are reunited Sunday! The Coast Guard asked for help identifying the owner of a white unicorn float found Saturday off of Maui.  It sent out a chopper and a 45 foot boat to search the waters all day for a swimmer in distress.  On Sunday, the Coast Guard's Facebook page updated the story with a post reading, "Good news! The owner of the unicorn/ Pegasus found adrift ... has been contacted and it is on its way home." 

    A unicorn floatie and its owner are reunited Sunday! The Coast Guard asked for help identifying the owner of a white unicorn float found Saturday off of Maui.  It sent out a chopper and a 45 foot boat to search the waters all day for a swimmer in distress.  On Sunday, the Coast Guard's Facebook page updated the story with a post reading, "Good news! The owner of the unicorn/ Pegasus found adrift ... has been contacted and it is on its way home." 


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