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Former UH volleyball player Kim Willoughby indicted for murder, child abuse in Puerto Rico.

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Former Rainbow Wahine All-American volleyball player Kim Willoughby was indicted Thursday on first degree murder and child abuse charges in Puerto Rico. Willoughby told police her three-year-old daughter slipped and hit her head in the shower while they were living in Puerto Rico in 2016. An autopsy found the girl died from severe body trauma. Trial's scheduled to begin October 4th. If convicted Willoughby could spend the rest of her life in prison. She played for UH from 1999-2003, ... More>>

This town in Greece is draped in thousands of spider webs

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It sounds like a something out of a horror movie: A town covered in thousands of webs, each crawling with hordes of spiders.

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Community invited to free manga art exhibit

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A Honolulu club for those who like manga is preparing to stage its annual art show. MangaBento, a self-described “anything-goes gathering of artists and art lovers,” hosts the opening of “Pets,” which features animal-related art, on September 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the 100th Battalion Veteran's Clubhouse - Turner Hall. Manga is a form of Japanese comics (different from anime, which is animation); MangaBento is a manga fan club which welcomes all ages and ...

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Four mass shootings within the span of 24 hours Video included

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Around the country, there were four mass shootings within the span of one day.  

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'What bothers me is that he has time': LeBron James says of Trump taking shots on him

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LeBron James and President Donald Trump go head-to-head via Twitter.

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21-year-old with Asberger's accused of killing fiance, released from jail Video included

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A 21-year-old man with Asberger's syndrome -- accused of killing his fiance -- is being released from jail. 

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Na Wahine O Ke Kai paddlers going green Video included

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 Paddler Nohealani Hirahara is asking participants to refrain from using any plastic bottles along the 41 mile course.

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Hirono receives letter from 1,000 women supporting Kavanaugh's accuser Video included

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Christine Blasey-Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as a teenager, is gaining more supporters tonight.

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UH Manoa kicks of Homecoming by throwing it back!

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UH Manoa is celebrating Homecoming Week 2018 with free shirts, lots of food and of course football! 

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Heads up! HDOT says pedestrian deaths due to not paying attention

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The Department of Transportation wants you to keep your eyes up and your phone down.

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Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people

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From January 2017 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. 

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Police Commission reviewing HPD's policies on letting the public carry guns Video included

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Officials are worried HPD's restrictions for letting the public carry guns aren't specific enough to deny permits.

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Man goes missing after leaving for hike on Molokai Video included

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27-year-old Stephen Kramar was last seen on Monday in Kaunakakai, Molokai.

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Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

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The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico’s most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago. 

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Woman kills 3 at Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland, officials say

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A woman killed three people and wounded two others Thursday at a drugstore distribution center in Harford County, Maryland, officials said. 

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Survey: Hawaii loses 51 doctors as shortage continues

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A workforce survey shows Hawaii lost 51 full-time doctors over the last year, continuing a physician shortage across the state. 

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Likelike HWY Honolulu bound lanes CLOSED

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An accident on the Likelike HWY closes the right lanes in the Honolulu bound direction. HPD, EMS and HFD on scene. Alternate routes are Pali HWY and the H-3. More>>

TSA highlights working canines at airport security operations Video included

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Explosive detecting dogs have been helping to beef-up security at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. 

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U.S. Marshals and HPD arrest federal escapee

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Chung was wanted by U.S. Marshals on a federal arrest warrant for escape from a federal confinement facility. 

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There's a chance Pohoiki Boat Ramp could be used again

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State officials say the Pohoiki Boat Ramp could be used again, if about 14,000 cubic yards of black sand wasn't blocking its entrance.

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New clinic at Nanakuli school to tackle chronic absences Video included

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A new clinic equipped with medical staff just opened on campus to service students. 

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Some mail thieves on Oahu are using double-sided tape Video included

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Several arrests have been made and victims were notified in each case. 

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Pedestrian fatality numbers are rising in Hawaii Video included

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Hawaii is on pace to tie a record, but not a record it wants to have. 

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KITV4 Island News to host first General Election governor's debate

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It's a LIVE one hour debate on October 29 at 9 p.m. on KITV4. 

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Charges dropped for man accused of kidnapping and murder

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Judge Joseph Gedan says he's okay with the ruling as long as Mau-Goffredo stays committed. 

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Zen art show in Kalihi open to public

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On October 12, 13th and 14th, Daihonzan Chozen-ji international Zen Dojo will host "Zen Ken Sho", its annual art show and sale. The event is free, open to the public, and will include demonstrations of martial and fine arts used in Zen training at Chozen-ji—including calligraphy, ceramics, flower arrangement, Chado, Tai Chi, Kendo and a 500-year-old Japanese sword form called the Hojo. Beginning meditation instruction will also be offered. The theme, "Zen Ken Sho...

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Former cheerleader suing school, elected officials over national anthem protests

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Tommia Dean, a former cheerleader at Kennesaw State University, is suing the school and elected officials for violating her right to protest by “taking a knee” at a football game last year. 

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Volunteers fear trash from homeless camp polluting waters off Waimanalo Video included

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About a dozen volunteers cleaned a portion of the camp Saturday, managing to fill more than a hundred garbage bags within a few hours. The group is concerned about litter impacting the ocean. 

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"Stumbling drunk" or "Outstanding man" - Capitol Hill still deciding on Kavanaugh Video included

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The Senate is trying to decide how to proceed with the Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh following a sexual assault allegation. 

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Daycare owner drugged kids, tied them into car seats: Police

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Police made a horrifying discovery at a daycare center in Mesquite, Tex., last week. 

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An energy boost without the caffeine on Wellness Wednesday Video included

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 Although most of us orchestrate our mornings to the tune of our coffee, our body often mistakes caffeine as a false sense of energy.  Studies show harmful effects of too much caffeine include insomnia, nervousness, restlessness and/or irritability. Author and chef Mama T shares an alternative energy booster.  Ingredients : ginger olena cinnamon dandelion echinacea sour sop leaves cacao raw organic, maca powder moringa Molokai honey (opt... More>>

Kavanaugh hearing still scheduled, but Ford hasn't agreed to testify Video included

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The Senate hearing is still set for Monday for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago. But there’s still a lot of uncertainty over whether or not Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will show up.

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Wednesday Weather Video included

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Trade the umbrella for a water bottle today. Mostly sunshine, lighter winds and increasing rains for windward and mauka sections. The leeward side could see a few isolated showers in the afternoon because high temperatures in the upper 80s and lighter winds will create sea breeze patterns. Humidity will build Wednesday/Thursday as a trough of low pressure passes through the state Wednesday into Thursday. Surf: East 2-4', South 3-5', West 1-3' and North 2-4'. More>>

A Japanese billionaire is saying "Fly Me To The Moon" Video included

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CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports: Yusaku Maezawa announced his plans to make history as the first tourist to ride around the moon on a space-x commercial flight. The Japanese billionaire purchased all the seats on board the space-x Big Falcon Rocket and wants to fly to the moon with a group of artists. Maezawa said, "I named this project 'Dear Moon'. At the moment I have not decided which artist i would like to invite, but if possible I wopuld like to reach out to top artists... More>>

Brain health linked to pollution Video included

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You don't have to be a scientist to know breathing polluted air is bad for your health, but a new study shows it may be killing your brain. Researchers in London discovered people living in the top 20% most polluted area of the city were 40% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia. The scientists admit this is only a link and not a definable cause. However, it supports a study that looked at people living near major roadways and a Chinese study linking pollution to reduced cogniti... More>>

SeaWorld forced to pay millions Video included

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SeaWorld is paying more than five-million dollars to settle a federal fraud investigation. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused the company of misleading investors about the business impact of the 2014 CNN documentary "Blackfish."   The film presented a critical examination of the treatment of killer whales at the park. The company has previously rejected some of the points in the documentary. The settlement also requires former CEO James Atchison to pay mo... More>>

Big bucks set aside for Native Hawaiian families Video included

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Hawaii US Senator Brian Schatz says the US Department of Health and Human Services awarded a million dollars in federal funding to Maui Family Support Services. The money is for child-care subsidies toward native Hawaiian families across the valley isle, Moloka'i and Lana'i.   

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Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

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The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff’s van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet. 

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"We got justice for Stevie": Suspect in 2016 Christmas fatal shooting found guilty Video included

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Nearly two years after a fatal shooting at Ala Moana shopping center, a jury found 20-year-old Dae Han Moon guilty of second degree murder.  

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DHHL cracking down on Hale Kuhio Video included

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The group of Hawaii  Island residents standing post at the entrance to Mauna Kea Access Road are on the verge of being evicted.

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Big Island teen sentenced to 20 years in sexual assault case

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A Big Island teenager accused of holding a woman against her will and beating and raping her was sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

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Ex-police sergeant gets probation in Maui bribery scheme

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A former Maui police sergeant convicted in a scheme to bribe a man to withdraw a complaint to the police department has been sentenced to three years of probation.   

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Car crash blocking airport exit

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On the H-1 viaduct a single car crash blocks two right lanes including the airport exit in the westbound direction. First responders on scene. Expect delays or utilize your alternate route Nimitz highway. 

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71-year-old man in critical condition after a pedestrian collision

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A 71-year-old male pedestrian is in critical condition Tuesday night after being involved in a collision at the intersection of Victoria Street and Young Street. Emergency Medical Services treated and transported the patient to an emergency room.  This story will be updated.  More>>

Body found near Kapolei Walmart prompts police investigation Video included

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A 55-year-old woman was found dead near the Kapolei Walmart Tuesday evening. Emergency Medical Service reported that a pedestrian was found dead at 91-600 Farrington Highway at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday.  Police are still investigating at the scene.

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Hawaii Island residents standing post at 'Aloha Safety Checkpoint' are on the verge of being kicked out

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The group of Hawaii Island residents standing post at the entrance to Mauna Kea Access Road are on the verge of being kicked out. The Beneficiary Trust Council Kanaka Rangers spoke at a community meeting in Keaukaha Monday night where they stated that the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands sent them a letter demanding the removal of "Aloha Safety Checkpoint" immediately. It was built on Prince Kuhio Day in March as part of a community-led program intended to bette... More>>

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park set to reopen Saturday Video included

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This Saturday will mark a new beginning for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. More than 130 days since explosions, ash plumes and earthquakes forced it to close, and now the park is set to reopen.  

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Professional surfer Makua Rothman launches 'Malama Na Keiki' give back project Video included

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Professional surfer Makua Rothman launched his "Malama Na Keiki give back project" Tuesday. Children at Kapi'olani Medical Center for women and children and Honolulu Shriners Hospital designed four surfboards for his up-coming international tour.   Rothman hopes he inspires kids and gets them to believe that no matter what the circumstances are, their goals can be achieved. "These children they gotta charge hard every single day. Every d... More>>

Yelp: Find the best cheeseburgers on the island Video included

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Hey Yelpers! It's Emi Hart with your Local Yelp on Island News! It's National Cheeseburger Day and whether you prefer a double, extra cheesy, or covered in sauce, there's no wrong way to have your burger. Take a bite at these five spots: At Jane's Fountain in Kalihi, Yelper Sherrie K says at this Nostalgic hole-in-the-wall on Liliha Street grab a tasty made to order cheeseburger deluxe with fresh veggies for just $4.85! Nothing fancy here, just local style home cooking that been arou... More>>

Job seekers are at an advantage at the Workforce Honolulu 2018 Job Fair

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More than three-hundred businesses and government agencies are trying to fill hundreds of positions in Hawaii.   Dozens of job seekers were out at the Work Force Career Fair at the Neal Blaisdell Center Tuesday to learn about those opportunities. Hawaii Pacific Health is looking for patient service representatives and nurses aides with pay starting around $19 per hour. The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is looking to fill 100 positions.  "For us it's all about hon... More>>

Does Oahu need more county rangers to enforce park rules? Video included

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  Do county parks on O'ahu need more employees to be the "Eyes and Ears" of the park, so rules can be enforced?    

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UPDATE: All lanes reopened after traffic accident closes three lanes on the H-1 Eastbound

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UPDATE: All lanes reopened after traffic accident closes the three right lanes on the H-1 Eastbound after the Ka'ahumanu overpass.

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Mayor Kirk Caldwell accused of abusing his power Video included

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is being accused of abusing his power.

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Philippines typhoon: Families line up to identify landslide dead

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"We have two more bodies to identify," an official told the crowd through a megaphone as they lined up in the sweltering heat Tuesday. 

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TRENDING: Bert and Ernie a 'loving couple'? Sesame Street writer says yes Video included

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Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman asked if Bert and Ernie were gay, he responds, "I always felt that without a huge agenda they were." 

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'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges US to consider opening base

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Polish President Andrzej Duda urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday during a joint news conference to deploy more US troops and military equipment to Poland, even suggesting the US establish a permanent military base and name it "Fort Trump." 

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Money Matters: Tariffs on China imports, Google in new cars and Amazon Storefronts Video included

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New tariffs on good imported from China, Google to be added in new car systems, and small businesses standing out on Amazon.

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McDonald's workers strike to end sexual harassment at the fast food chain Video included

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Workers at McDonald's around the country are planning to strike Tuesday. 

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Hirono, Dems call for FBI investigation into Kavanaugh accusations Video included

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U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and top Democrats on Tuesday are demanding a full FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

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Race Ko Olina this weekend Video included

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Kirk Fritz and Charlie Parker joined the Good Morning Hawaii team to talk about fun you can do with the family this weekend: Competition and finish line fun return to Oahu's sunny leeward coast as Four Seasons presents Race Ko Olina: a day of fitness and entertainment for the whole family on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Race registrations support Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children.  Presented by Four Seasons in partnership with Ko Olina&nb... More>>

Police are looking for teenage runaway Video included

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HONOLULU -  Honolulu police and crime-stoppers are asking for help in finding a teenager. 16-year-old Jessica Rothstein was reported as a runaway in February of  2017.  She's described as 5'3", black hair and brown eyes, and weighs about 105 pounds.   If you have information that could help police you're asked to call 955-8300 or star-crime on your cellular phone. More>>

East Coast still feeling the major effects of Hurricane Florence

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Now five days after Florence made landfall not far from in Wilmington, the remnants of the storm are still proving deadly, and with so many without power, food and water is running low.  

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Hawaii is one of the most fun cities Video included

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Hawaii is one of the most fun cities in the US.  Hawaii took 12-th place by personal finance website, Wallethub. Cities were ranked based on a comparison of 65 key metrics across 180 cities. With our city ranking first in festivities per capita and most acres of parks per capita. New York came in third, Orlando slides second, and Las Vegas, also known as the ninth island, tops the charts at number one.   More>>

Waikiki Shell has a new name Video included

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WAIKIKI -  The Waikiki Shell has been renamed to the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell honoring the long time concert promoter and his contributions to the Hawaii music industry.  The dedication ceremony took place on Sunday. Moffatt died in December of last year at the age of 85. More>>

Reyn Spooner teams up with Make-A-Wish Hawaii Video included

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KAILUA - 17-year-old Jake of Kailua was born with an endocrine disorder and is wheelchair bound. He lives just five minutes from the beach but rarely gets the chance to go because of his disorder. Reyn Spooner teamed up with Make-a-Wish-Hawaii to help make Jake's dream come true by presenting him with all-terrain wheels. It allows Jake to hit the beach and enjoy every minute of it with his friends and family. More>>

The public to hear Judge Kavanaugh's response after sexual assault accusations Video included

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Americans will now hear from both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman, accusing him of sexual assault.

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Tuesday Weather Video included

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Morning showers with afternoon sunshine. Dry and stable conditions will continue throughout the day with moderate to breezy winds 10-15 MPH. Shower activity will focus on windward and mountain areas, picking up Wednesday - Thursday due to remnants of post storm Paul. A trough of low pressure will approach the state Wednesday cutting off trades and creating humid conditions through Friday.  Surf for east and west facing shores 1-3', north and south 2-4'.  More>>

Accident on Kahekili and Likelike: Cleared

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Accident at Likelike at Kahekili in Kaneohe Traffic is affected on Kahekili and Likelike in the townbound direction  A blue truck hit the Kahekili Hwy dividing wall. Debris on roadway and police are on scene.  #hitraffic   

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The Senate approves legislation tackling opioid crisis Video included

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The Senate Monday, approving one the most sweeping packages of legislation to tackle the opioid crisis: everything from the way doctors prescribe legal drugs, to preventing ellict knockoffs from entering the country. Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, is among the more than 70 senators from five committees that put this bipartisan plan together. Among his four key provisions: requiring physicians to electronically submit opioid prescriptions. The Centers for Disease Control estimates... More>>

A 64-year-old Maui man dies after a motor vehicle crash on Dairy Road

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64-year-old Van Tomita of Kahului has been identified as the pedestrian who died following a deadly motor vehicle crash on Dairy Road Monday afternoon. The crash occurred as a white 1992 Isuzu flatbed tow truck was making a right turn out of the the Maui Marketplace onto Dairy Road and collided into a pedestrian operating an electric personal mobility device within a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center where he later died as a result ... More>>

Honokohau Valley residents fear for Olivia's after-effects Video included

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Residents of Honokoahu Valley are cleaning up after Tropical Storm Olivia caused major flooding and damage last week.

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Blasey-Ford accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault

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The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is expected to tell her story to Senators Monday in a public hearing. and Kavanaugh says he's ready to testify to defend himself. "He is one of the great intellects and one of the finest people that anybody has known," President Trump said of Kavanaugh.  President Trump is supporting Kavanaugh and he believes the confirmation process should play out.  "I would like to ... More>>

Researchers say daily dose of aspirin risks outweigh the benefits Video included

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A trio of studies just published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that the long-observed regimen of taking a daily aspirin does not provide any significant benefits for healthy older adults and may do more harm than good.  The primary study was conducted among 20,000 healthy people in the U.S. and Australia, with a median age of 74-years-old.  Half of the people received 100 milligrams of aspirin per day, and half received a placebo. After nearly... More>>

Florence continues to cause deaths and flooding Video included

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Creeks and rivers still rising and inundating entire communities, rescue teams here from across the country are out again pulling people from submerged cars and flooded homes. Dogs were trapped in the flooding and hundreds of pets have been rescued so far.  "The crisis in North Carolina continues, for many parts of North Carolina, the danger is still immediate," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said.  In community after community, including here in Wilmington,... More>>

Waialua high school teacher pleads not guilty to felony drug charges Video included

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Waialua high school teacher David Warman plead not guilty to felony drug charges in court Monday. Court documents allege Warman distributed the anti-anxiety drug diazepam. The Hawaii Department of Eduction sent a letter home to parents in May indicating alleged misconduct involving a staff member and students. According to the Hawaii State Department of Education, Warman was placed on leave after being arrested. Warman has been released on $15,000 bail and his trial...

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Nominee accusation highlights high # of teen sex assaults Video included

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          Accusations of sexual assault among teenagers could derail President Trump's nomination for Supreme Court Justice.  

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Social media users are being warned of a new money-flipping scam

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The State Office of Consumer Protection is warning social media users of a new money-flipping scam. Scammers are posing as the Department's Executive Director Stephen Levins to target those in financially desperate situations. The victim is lured into sending money to the scammer in hopes of doubling or tripling his or her investment. The scammer then terminates contact and runs off with the money. The Department cautions the public to never wire money to stran... More>>

State Sheriffs searching for homeless man that caused Saint Andrew's Priory to go on lockdown

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State Sheriffs are asking for information on a homeless man that caused Saint Andrew's Priory to go on lockdown Monday morning. According to State Public Safety officials the man was found sleeping on the air conditioning system at the Queen Liliuokalani Building around 8 a.m. Monday. When sheriffs ordered him to come down they say he flashed what appeared to be a sharp object before jumping a fence onto the school's property and running away. Sheriffs then sear... More>>

Pedestrian fatalities 525% higher than 2017

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation reported that 82 people have been killed in traffic related fatalities statewide in 2018. At the same time last year there were 72 fatalities. HDOT is encouraged by the fact that fewer motor vehicle occupants and bicyclists have been killed this year, however the number of pedestrian fatalities has risen to 25 which is 525% higher than last year at this time. The current fatality statistic will ... More>>

Katherine Kealoha resigns as Deputy Prosecutor Video included

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Deputy Prosecuting attorney Katherine Kealoha resigns, weeks before trial against her and her husband is scheduled to begin.

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Dairy Road on Maui reopened after motor vehicle accident

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Dairy Road on Maui has been reopened following a motor vehicle accident.  The road closed at 1:20 p.m. Monday from Airport Access Road towards Hana Highway and from Hukelike towards Hana Highway. Lahaina-bound traffic was passable on one lane of Dairy Road. More>>

Hanalei Beach closed due to shark sighting

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Hanalei Beach is closed to swimming until further notice due to a shark sighting Monday afternoon. Lifeguards report that a roughly 6-to-8-foot shark was sighted off shore at approximately 3 p.m.  Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming until further notice and signs have been posted to warn beachgoers of the shark sighting. Lifeguards will reassess the area on Tuesday morning to determine if the beach can be reopened. More>>

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Local reacts to shark bite at Pounder's Beach, Kimie Miner released her latest music video, Mary Poppins is back!

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SpaceX close to announcing 1st private moon flight passenger

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SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon.

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Great White Shark attack kills 26-year-old in Cape Cod Video included

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A man is dead after a fatal encounter with a shark in Cape Cod, marking this Massachusetts' first fatal shark attack in over 80 years. 

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Senate approves sweeping opioid bill

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The U.S. Senate Monday approved one the most sweeping packages of legislation to tackle the opioid crisis. The $8.4 billion deal, approved by a 99-1 vote with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) as the only "no" vote, addresses everything from the way doctors prescribe legal drugs, to preventing illicit knockoffs from entering the country. “This is something that’s attacking our communities at its core,” said Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is among... More>>

Honolulu Hale lit up in teal and purple for Suicide Prevention Month

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Honolulu Hale will be lit up this week in purple and teal in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month.

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Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

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A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of being a pedophile. 

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'Smart Asset' survey deems Honolulu most livable city in the U.S. Video included

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Despite the price of housing, Honolulu is the most livable city in the United States.  At least that's according to a new survey from financial services company 'Smart Asset'. The study looked at income, unemployment rate, dining and entertainment, and crime rates.  

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Hawaii surf legends back for Azores Airlines World Masters Championship

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Hawaii's legendary surf champs are back for the 2018 Azores Airlines World Masters Championship, launching Tuesday at Sao Miguel Island in the Azores, Portugal. 

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Millions recovering from Typhoon Mangkhut Video included

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Millions of people are recovering from Typhoon Mangkhut that swept through the Philippines and into China.  In Hong Kong, crews were clearing fallen trees and other wreckage left behind from the storm.  Four deaths were reported from falling trees and debris in Guangdong, China.  

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Florence death toll rises to 23 Video included

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The death toll is rising on the East Coast. The storm has already claimed at least 23 lives, where the flood waters continue to rise to record levels, flowing through neighborhoods, and cutting off towns.  

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Sexual harassment allegations pointed at Supreme Court Justice nominee Kavanaugh Video included

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Explosive new developments involving Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Registration begins for Honolulu Marathon Video included

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The Honolulu Marathon is the fourth largest marathon in the U.S., and is set to take place on Sunday, December 9. The 26.2 mile race starts in downtown Honolulu and ends at Kapiolani park. Registration is now open to everyone ages seven and up.  

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Pahoa emergency evacuation shelter closing Video included

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The emergency evacuation shelter in Pahoa is closing its doors Monday.  It's been operating since May 3, making it the longest running emergency shelter in Hawaii history.  At one point it housed more than 500 evacuees during the Puna lava evacuations.

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2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

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A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. 

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Kamehameha Highway reopened near Crouching Lion after motorcycle crash

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Honolulu Police have shut down Kamehameha Highway in both directions near Crouching Lion due to a critical crash. The crash was reported around 8:00 p.m. Sunday. Drivers should use alternate routes. Tune in to Island News at 10 for the latest.

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San Francisco welcomes Polynesian Voyaging canoe Video included

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Thousands of Northern Californians along with dozens of Outrigger canoe paddlers greeted traditional voyaging canoe Hikianalia as it sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge and into Aquatic Park for an arrival ceremony and community celebration that included the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. The canoe and its crew sailed approximately 2,800 miles from Hawaii to California, navigating their way by observing the sun, stars, winds and birds. The goal of the voyage is to highlight the...

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Volunteers clean up Ala Moana Beach Park

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Hundreds of volunteers helped Malama the Aina at a cleanup Sunday morning at Ala Moana Beach Park.  Volunteers removed trash, plastics, and other debris from the beach and park areas and enjoyed music, snacks, and giveaways.  "We have about 250 volunteers from different clubs, organizations, as well as just families who come out and want to give back to the environment," Volunteer Program Coordinator Lauren Vanheukelem said. The cleanup followed Saturd... More>>

Non-profit group RYSE holds fundraiser for homeless youth

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Dozens attended a fundraising event on Saturday to benefit RYSE, which aims to help homeless youth. RYSE - pronounced "rise" - stands for Residential Youth Services and Empowerment, and "it seeks to create and operate access centers where Hawaii’s street youth can be assessed and referred to appropriate support services. Youth in the target range of 18-24 will have access to a safe temporary living space specifically designed to address their unique need... More>>

Royal Hawaiian Center job fair attracts dozens

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Job seekers attended a job fair this weekend at the Royal Hawaiian Center. The Waikiki shopping center brought together merchants hiring for a variety of positions. They're looking to fill over 100 job openings.  Participating stores included: Doraku Sushi Furla Helumoa Hale Guest Services Herve Chapelier Honolulu Cookie Company Island Vintage Coffee Kate Spade Koi Honolulu LeSportsac Malie Kai Chocolates Rock-A-Hula The Festival Companies Tim Ho...

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UH Culinary Institute of the Pacific students compete for prizes

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University of Hawai?i's Culinary Institute of the Pacific held a culinary cook off for budding chefs on Friday. The "Brewing Future Minds Statewide Competition" sponsored by Stella Artois and Hawaii Food & Wine Festival pitted student teams from Kapiolani Community College, Hawaii Community College Culinary Arts – Hilo Campus, Hawaii Community College Culinary Arts - Palamanui Campus, and Kauai Community College against each other. It gave these cul...

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Birdwatchers flock to Hawaii Island Festival of Birds

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Orinthology enthusiasts flocked to the annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds, to celebrate Hawaii’s unique blend of birds – from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world, to common backyard birds from five continents.  This year's festival theme is "Back from the brink," and included field trips, a film festival, lectures about their habitats and conservation challenges, and a craft fair. Festival attendees could also connect with conserva...

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Animals unharmed when medicine, equipment taken from Oahu SPCA Video included

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Employees of the Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said someone took valuable equipment, like computers and phones, and supplies and medications from their building. No animals were harmed

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Hawaii recognizes contributions of sportspeople for National Hunting and Fishing Day

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The contributions of hunters and fishers to conservation are again recognized nationally and in Hawaii during National Hunting and Fishing Day events. This is Hawaii’s 28th year of recognizing the event and for the first time, activities were scheduled over two separate weekends. On September 8th, a National Hunting and Fishing Day Archery Fun Day was held at the Kapolei “Bushwackers” Archery Range. The fun day included a 3-D archery target field course, vendor demo... More>>

Roadside memorial for man killed in Wahiawa moped crash

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Family and friends are mourning the death of Allen Conrad, the 24-year-old Waianae man killed in a moped crash in Wahiawa on Saturday night. They set up a memorial for him near the site of the accident on Wilikina Drive. Friends tell Island News Conrad was a caring and loving friend, and a big fan of mopeds. Honolulu police say he was speeding and lost control of his scooter. There was another 24-year-old man from Nanakuli who was riding behind Conrad's scooter, ...

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Oahu Red Cross volunteer helps after Tropical Storm Florence Video included

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The American Red Cross is helping people in multiple states impacted by Tropical Storm Florence, providing food and shelter to the thousands of people who have had to flee their homes as the danger from this massive storm continues.  As of Saturday, more than 17,100 people were in more than 240 Red Cross and community shelters. This includes at least 10,400 people in 153 shelters in North Carolina, and 6,200 people in 73 shelters in South Carolina. An additional 480 people... More>>

Study finds 10% of Hawaii men seek online sex

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A new report by the Hawaii Department of Human Services and Arizona State University finds one in eleven men in Hawaii searches online to pay for sex. Most inquires are from local men- with 808 area codes- as opposed to out-of-state numbers. The study focused on the Big Island and Oahu, where Honolulu Police arrested 50 sex buyers between January 2017 and June 2018. The study also found 58 online sex ads on one Oahu website in one day. 

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Shark bite victim recounts attack at Pounder's Beach Video included

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23-year old Juliun Perkins was bitten by a shark last week while he was surfing at Pounder's Beach near Laie.  He recounts the terrifying experience and gives a huge mahalo to those who saved him. Juliun Perkins recalls the moment he saw a ten-foot shark on Oahu's North Shore. "I actually saw it for a split second on my arm.  It was definitely a huge shock.  I started yelling and screaming for help." Said Perkins. 

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Fatal collision shuts down Wilikina Drive Video included

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Emergency Medical Services responded to a fatal collision on Wilikina and Kaukonahua streets.  The collision occurred at 7:53 p.m. Saturday evening leaving one 25-year-old male dead. Three unhelmeted moped riders were known to be involved traveling on Wilikina at an unknown rate of speed.  Right now officials do not know the details of the collision but one other 24-year-old male was treated and transported to a hospital. The fatal accident closed Wilikina Drive fro... More>>

Aging Well: first year critical in stroke recovery

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Doctors say strokes are one of the biggest causes of death and disability for seniors. The recovery varies, depending on how severe the stroke is.  56-year-old Taumaoe Kapesi works hard to reclaim his life. He remembers little about the day his life changed: driving home with a friend, blacking out, and waking up in the ER. "My friend and me going home," he recalls. "All of a sudden I was gone so he took me to the ambulance." Kapesi had a stroke- that's when ...

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Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii cleans Hawaii beaches

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Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and more than 930 volunteers from Bank of Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines and local community groups cleaned beaches and coastlines of trash, debris and micro-plastics throughout Hawaii and the West Pacific Region on Saturday, which is International Coastal Cleanup Day as well as World Cleanup Day. Organizers say that with more than eight million tons of plastic entering our oceans each year, worldwide cleanup efforts such as this aim to not only mak... More>>

World War II vet remembered for his service Video included

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A funeral for a World War II vet in Honolulu on Saturday. 97-year-old Major Dixon Kendrick was a pilot and a POW during World War 2. His family says during the Normandy invasion his fighter plane was hit by ground fire, and he barely escaped his burning P-38 plane. He was captured and up in a German prisoner of war camp for about a year. His family recounts his military history: When Dixon turned 21 years of age, he joined the Army Aviation Corps and passed the screen...

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Transportation department hopes digital signs encourage safety Video included

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While the number of traffic related deaths in Hawai'i are going up, the Hawai'i Department of Transportation is trying to keep it down. With digital messages now running on Fridays, HDOT hopes to change the culture of roadway safety.  While the weekend rolls in, HDOT is rolling out messages on digital boards displaying the number of traffic deaths to date. What used to be a message saved for Mondays is now moved to the end of the work week.  Ed Sni...

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One year of JAL flights to Kona adds $73 million to Big Island economy

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Japan Airlines (JAL) on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of its roundtrip nonstop service between Tokyo and Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, noting the carrier’s dual success of helping to revitalize the island’s economy while giving Japan travelers a new option to visiting Hawaii.  Japan Airlines’ daily flights between Tokyo and Kailua-Kona have helped to bolster the island of Hawaii’s economy. The Hawaii Tourism Authority calculates the new ... More>>

Shark bite victim shares terror and gives thanks Video included

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A 23-year old man who was bitten by a shark a week ago at Pounder's Beach near Laie shares his story. He recounts the terrifying experience and gives a huge mahalo to those who saved him. 

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A Hawaii family living in Hong Kong braces for a powerful typhoon Video included

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First Hurricane Olivia, then Florence. Many are watching typhoon Mungkhut, which is expected to make landfall 12 a.m. Sunday Hawaii time. 

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Article about $3,500 hula workout at Oahu resort raising eyebrows Video included

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The article goes on to mention special meals included in the package that features indigenous ingredients intended to provide energy and hydration. 

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Former Kaiser High School teacher riding out the storm in North Carolina Video included

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Adam Yeatts and his family live in Raleigh, North Carolina, about a 100-miles from where Florence made landfall.

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Some Hawaii residents are concerned about family back home in the Philippines Video included

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Some are already calling it the most powerful storm in the world this year. 

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Allegations of rape and blackmail inside the Halawa Correctional Facility Video included

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The former adult corrections officer committed suicide last Friday near the Makua cave on Oahu's Leeward coast.

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TRENDING: Wild weather around the world

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Wild weather around the world is the dominating talk on social media.

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Eagles and Jack Johnson tickets available for purchase

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If you're a fan of the Eagles, you can now purchase tickets to the band's long awaited Honolulu show. 

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Typhoon Mangkhut: Exclusive interview with Rota Island Dept. of Public Safety Director Video included

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The Philippines is evacuating thousands of people as Typhoon Mangkhut threatens more than 5 million people in the north of the country. 

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Man with apparent stab wounds found at Hale’iwa Beach Park

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Emergency Medical Services responded to Hale’iwa Beach Park early Friday morning after a man was found with an apparent stab wound to his abdomen.

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VIDEO: Reporter hit with Florence debris on live TV Video included

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During live coverage of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina, ABC13's Ted Oberg was hit with a big piece of storm debris. 

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Florence kills 5, including infant, in North Carolina, officials say

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At least five people, including a mother and her infant, have died in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence slowly moves through the Carolinas, officials said Friday. 

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Kahauiki Village finalist for 2018 Strong Communities Award Video included

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An innovative solution to fighting homelessness is close to getting a big award. 

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Brown Water Advisory for all of O'ahu

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There's a Brown Water Advisory in effect for the entire island of O'ahu. 

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University of Hawaii campuses are moving on up Video included

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Some of University of Hawaii's four-year institutions are jumping up spots on this years US news and world report rankings of the top schools in the nation. The report published this week have UH Manoa and UH West Oahu both moving up two spots. UH Hilo also made the list. The Shidler College of Business and the College of Engineering on the Manoa campus made the list of "best undergraduate programs" for their majors. More>>

Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall on Philippines

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The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut hitting the Philippines.

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E. Coli confirmed in Waipahu water-well Video included

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WAIPAHU - Trace amounts of e-coli confirmed in a Waipahu water-well. The Board of water supply says the water is safe to drink. That's because it gets disinfected before reaching customers. Officials shutdown the well serving customers from Waipahu to Pokai bay so that they can investigate the source of the e-coli.

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Fitness company collects donations for those recovering from Lane Video included

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Orange-theory fitness is taking donations for Hawaii island and Maui residents still recovering from prior "Hurricane Lane." They're inviting O'ahu residents to donate bottled water, dry and canned goods, toilet paper and other supplies they purchased for the storm but did not use. Donations can be dropped off at the Kapi'olani, Kapahulu and Kaka'ako locations between 6AM-6PM>  More>>

Hawaiian Airlines to launch direct flights from Honolulu to Boston Video included

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Hawaiian Airlines is announced it will begin non-stop flights to Boston beginning next year. 

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Lindsey Fukano tests drives Tesla in studio for International Market Place's Keiki Day Video included

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It's Keiki Day Saturday September 15th 2018 at the International Market Place! Come on down for a fun-filled day of events, shopping and exclusive offers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

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Nu'uanu Dam #1 levels continue to lower, pumping will last through weekend Video included

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Tropical Storm Olivia dumped more than seven inches of rain over Nu`uanu filling a Board of Water Supply dam to near precautionary levels. 

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Multiple-car crash blocks lanes on the H-1

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AIEA -  A multiple car crash has close two left lanes on the H-1 freeway eastbound after Kahahumanu overpass. HPD and FSP are on the scene. Alternate route is Kamehameha HWY.

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Nu'uanu Dam is owned by the Board of Water supply but is regulated by the DLNR Video included

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The dam is one of 130 statewide the DLNR checks on. 

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2 teens seriously injured while crossing street in Kalihi

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Two teens were seriously injured Thursday afternoon while crossing a street in Kalihi.

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Heavy rain pounded Oahu's Windward side Thursday morning Video included

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Heavy rains typically cause storm water runoff to enter coastal waters, causing it to get that murky brown color.

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Man caught on camera in Waianae just before HPD says he stole golf cart Video included

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Surveillance video shows a man slinking around a golf cart in Waianae. 

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Hundreds of dogs and cats defy mandatory evacuation order Video included

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Jennifer Middleton is riding out Hurricane Florence alongside her friends Westy, Copper, Duchess, Queenie and Braveheart. 

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State tax deduction cap in Tax Reform 2.0 could affect Hawaii homeowners Video included

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House Republicans moved one step closer Thursday to advancing what they call Tax Reform 2.0. But Democrats on the committee tasked with reviewing the plan are fighting back against one of its key provisions: a cap on state tax deductions at the federal level.

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Apple's biggest day of the year Video included

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The company unveiled new iphones and gadgets including a new apple watch that also serves as a health device. The tech-giant unveiled its latest line of products at their headquarters in Cupertino. The iPhone XS Max is apple's biggest and most expensive smartphone ever, 6.5" and the starting price $1099. Apple touted upgraded features on both devices including a 12-megapixel camera with bigger sensors and an improved HDR mode. The iPhone XR was also introduced, it's missing a ... More>>

Waffle House Index created to measure storm effects Video included

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If you've ever traveled on a road trip across the eastern U.S. you’ve likely seen or stopped by a waffle house restaurant. The major restaurant chain has activated a storm center to keep an eye on Hurricane Florence. The legendary breakfast chain is well-known for keeping doors open during natural disasters. FEMA came up with the phrase "waffle house index" it's a way to measure how badly storms affect an area. If a waffle house closes, officials believe that area mu... More>>

Schatz bill would allow V.A. doctors to begin offering medical marijuana to veterans Video included

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Right now, if a physician at a U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs medical center writes a prescription for a veteran to receive medical marijuana, they could lose their job under federal law. But a new proposal co-sponsored by Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz could change that.

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Donald Trump's unpresidential 9/11 morning

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On the 17th anniversary of the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history and with a monster hurricane bearing down on the East Coast, the President of the United States woke up on Tuesday morning and tweeted something interesting.

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Hurricane Florence expected to hit the East Coast Video included

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Hurricane Florence continues to gain strength as it heads towards the East Coast.  

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Three Big Things: What to watch for in Washington this week

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From part two of a Supreme Court showdown to a series of big votes  scheduled this week, here are the Three Big Things we're following this week in Washington.

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Prime Minister of Japan tours area hit by earthquake Video included

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The death toll has hit 39 following a powerful earthquake that rocked the northern northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week, authorities told the Associated Press on Sunday. 

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Teen falls to death while trying to take a selfie at Yosemite National Park: Reports

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An 18-year-old hiker died Wednesday after falling off a cliff at Yosemite National Park, according to the National Park Service.

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First lady firing back saying article about the president 'sabotaging' the country

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First Lady Melania Trump responded to an anonymous source that wrote a shocking New York Times op-ed piece released Wednesday.

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Food assistance program divides Farm Bill conference committee as deadline nears

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Far from the wheat fields and family dinner tables, members of Congress are meeting in Washington this week to make the 2018 Farm Bill a reality.

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Hundreds of Maui High School students honor late classmate

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On Maui, hundreds of students wore white last week in remembrance of a fellow student who died in a car crash.  

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  • Former UH volleyball player Kim Willoughby indicted for murder, child abuse in Puerto Rico.

    Former UH volleyball player Kim Willoughby indicted for murder, child abuse in Puerto Rico.

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:31:17 GMT
    Former Rainbow Wahine All-American volleyball player Kim Willoughby was indicted Thursday on first degree murder and child abuse charges in Puerto Rico. Willoughby told police her three-year-old daughter slipped and hit her head in the shower while they were living in Puerto Rico in 2016. An autopsy found the girl died from severe body trauma. Trial's scheduled to begin October 4th. If convicted Willoughby could spend the rest of her life in prison. She played for UH from 1999-2003, ...
    Former Rainbow Wahine All-American volleyball player Kim Willoughby was indicted Thursday on first degree murder and child abuse charges in Puerto Rico. Willoughby told police her three-year-old daughter slipped and hit her head in the shower while they were living in Puerto Rico in 2016. An autopsy found the girl died from severe body trauma. Trial's scheduled to begin October 4th. If convicted Willoughby could spend the rest of her life in prison. She played for UH from 1999-2003, ...
  • Community invited to free manga art exhibit

    Community invited to free manga art exhibit

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:32:47 GMT

    A Honolulu club for those who like manga is preparing to stage its annual art show. MangaBento, a self-described “anything-goes gathering of artists and art lovers,” hosts the opening of “Pets,” which features animal-related art, on September 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the 100th Battalion Veteran's Clubhouse - Turner Hall. Manga is a form of Japanese comics (different from anime, which is animation); MangaBento is a manga fan club which welcomes all ages and ...

    A Honolulu club for those who like manga is preparing to stage its annual art show. MangaBento, a self-described “anything-goes gathering of artists and art lovers,” hosts the opening of “Pets,” which features animal-related art, on September 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the 100th Battalion Veteran's Clubhouse - Turner Hall. Manga is a form of Japanese comics (different from anime, which is animation); MangaBento is a manga fan club which welcomes all ages and ...

  • 21-year-old with Asberger's accused of killing fiance, released from jail

    21-year-old with Asberger's accused of killing fiance, released from jail

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:11:30 GMT

    A 21-year-old man with Asberger's syndrome -- accused of killing his fiance -- is being released from jail. 

    A 21-year-old man with Asberger's syndrome -- accused of killing his fiance -- is being released from jail. 


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