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Couple pleads not guilty to torture of 13 children

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The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments.

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Woman accused of threatening bus driver with gun arrested Video included

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Earlier in the month, a 23-year old woman was seen on-camera allegedly threatening a bus-driver with a handgun.  Then Tuesday, that same woman was arrested for shoplifting. 

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DOH investigating possible hepatitis A infection in food service employee

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The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating a possible case of hepatitis A infection in a food service employee. This case is unrelated to the earlier cases identified by DOH on Jan. 5, 2018. During the potential infectious period, the individual worked as a food service employee at Wah Kung Restaurant, a Chinese food restaurant located at 1151 Mapunapuna Street in Honolulu, from Dec. 1, 2017 to Jan. 6, 2018.  At this time, no infections have been linked to ex...

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WATCH: Island News Midday Update Video included

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Lindsey Fukano has your Island News midday update!

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"Our job is to be ready": USS Carl Vinson en route to Western Pacific Video included

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USS Carl Vinson is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1. Island News spent two days aboard the aircraft carrier to get a firsthand look at the ship's operations.

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Water main break closes lanes on Ala Moana Blvd. Video included

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Two west-bound lanes of Ala Moana Boulevard between Atkinson Drive and Pi'ikoi are closed. The Board of Water Supply is working to repair a 12-inch water main.  The water main broke around 6 p.m. Wednesday. No businesses or residents in the area are impacted, but that's not the case for drivers.  Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes where possible as repairs to the main break and roadway will be ongoing throughout the day.   More>>

2018 Legislature begins Video included

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         The 2018 legislature began with lawmakers addressing Hawaii's major challenges and the recent missile scare.  

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Tick tock of terror: Timeline of Hawaii missile alert snafu Video included

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The missile alert mistakenly sent Saturday by Hawaii officials came just a few minutes after a shift change at state Emergency Operations Center in Diamond Head Crater.

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Onipa'a Kakou - Observing 125 years since Hawaiian Kingdom overthrow Video included

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Onipa'a Kakou is observing the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom on Wednesday.

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Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not Video included

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A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol. But these days, that might not be the best option, or even an option at all.

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No bail for ex-death row inmate charged with sex trafficking

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An exonerated death row inmate from Delaware has been ordered held without bail on a sex trafficking charge in Hawaii.

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Minutes passed before Hawaii called feds about bogus alert Video included

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It took Hawaii officials more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities to seek guidance after realizing they had sent out a bogus alert saying there was a missile headed toward the islands.

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Entangled humpback whale freed off Makena Beach Video included

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The animal was trailing more than 285 feet of braided line from its mouth.

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Dow has first close above 26,000 points

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Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000 points.

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New study recommends lowering drunken driving thresholds

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A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states lower their drunken driving thresholds from 0.08 to 0.05 to prevent 10,000 alcohol-impaired deaths nationwide each year. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report released today also recommends states increase alcohol taxes and make alcohol harder to get. Liquor companies pushing back, saying the recommendations would not deter repeat offenders. Right now all states have 0.08 blood alcohol content thre...

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Finding the funding to help the homeless, the hungry and Hawaii's poor Video included

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Lawmakers seeking to secure over $100 Million in federal funding for the homeless, hungry and poor held an informational briefing Tuesday January 17th at the State Capitol. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is a proven assistance program already securing over $500 million dollars. For each $1 in federal SNAP funds brought to Hawaii it generate $1.80 toward the local economy benefiting needy families and individuals. State...

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Family of toddler recovering from rat lungworm disease encounters obstacle in recovery process Video included

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Pictures from Santini Tauanuu show her 16-month-old son, Kane is smiling again, she is concerned about his progress as he recovers from Rat Lungworm Disease.  "Right now, he is crawling," said Tauanuu, "but he still doesn't like to put pressure on his foot, so he doesn't stand up for a long period of time."   Ron Brandvold, President and CEO of Easter Seals Hawaii told Island News Kane's physical therapist in Hilo quit suddenly on January 2, 2018. &quo... More>>

Hundreds take refuge during false missile warning in Planet Fitness Video included

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Surveillance video from the Planet Fitness at Ala Moana Center captured hundreds taking refuge inside the gym moments after the false missile alert was sent out Saturday.

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Thousands prepare ahead of overthrow's 125th anniversary Video included

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Thousands will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom Wednesday.   The event, Onipa'a Kakou will start at sunrise. Thats when crowds are expected to fill the grounds of Mauna 'Ala where a number of Hawaii's ali'i have been laid to rest.

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"Ancient" human remains found at Pokai Bay

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The State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and the U.S. Army are coordinating the immediate care of human remains found at Poka'i Bay on Monday, according to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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State taking formal action against death threats related to false alarm

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The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says it is taking formal action against death threats made to its employees after Saturday's false missile warning.

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FEMA: Hawaii didn't need alert cancel approval

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state of Hawaii didn't need federal approval to retract a cellphone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack.

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Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

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The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year.

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Keiki Caucus looks at health, welfare of Hawaii children Video included

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The state's Keiki Caucus previewed priority measures addressing the health and welfare of children across Hawaii.

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Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages

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A city in central Japan used its emergency loudspeaker system in an attempt to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver. No one has died.

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Missing person found dead under a boulder in Kaneohe Video included

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Honolulu police is investigating this incident as an accident.

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Saito enters not guilty plea to escape charge

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Randall Saito, the man who escaped from the Hawaii State Hospital last November and was caught in California, entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday morning in Circuit Court, according to Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin.

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A look back at the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom Video included

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Thousands are expected to attend a ceremonial gathering and rally on O'ahu to observe the anniversary. The 'Aupuni Mo'i 'o Hawai'i, or the Kingdom of Hawai'i ruled the islands for close to a hundred years. 

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Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

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Japan’s public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. It said the government was telling people to evacuate and take shelter. “North Korea appears t... More>>

What you need to know if you didn't receive Saturday's emergency alert Video included

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If you didn’t receive the emergency alert Saturday on your phone, you’re not alone.  While many across the state received the warning, others didn't find out about the scare until that evening.

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Full transcript of Governor's address on false alert Video included

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KITV streamed this address live during our 6 p.m. newscast

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Local non-profit Child and Family Service extends hotline hours for parents after Saturday's false missile alert Video included

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The 2-hour hotline extension will last through Friday, January 19 to accommodate calls from parents statewide.

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Hundreds spent their holiday clearing invasive plants Video included

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It's a day of service to honor Martin Luther King Junior. 

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A timeline of Trump's actions during the missile false alarm

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As residents in Hawaii catch their breath following the jarring missile alert mishap over the weekend, scrutiny has reached the White House and how it grappled with the mistaken alarm. 

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Coast Guard seeks public's help in identifying owner of found kayak off Iroquois Point on Oahu

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At about 10:58 a.m., a good Samaritan who was boating in the area, notified watch standers at the Sector Honolulu command center of a recovered unmanned and adrift kayak.

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Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries dies at age 46

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Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, died in London on Monday, according to a statement from her publicist. 

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Body discovered on Honolulu airport runway

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The body was discovered after 12:15 p.m. Saturday when state crews were alerted of an object on the runway.

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  • WATCH: Island News Midday Update

    WATCH: Island News Midday Update

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:16 PM EST2018-01-18 21:16:56 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:16 PM EST2018-01-18 21:16:56 GMT

    Lindsey Fukano has your Island News midday update!

    Lindsey Fukano has your Island News midday update!

  • Woman accused of threatening bus driver with gun arrested

    Woman accused of threatening bus driver with gun arrested

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-01-18 21:06:49 GMT

    Earlier in the month, a 23-year old woman was seen on-camera allegedly threatening a bus-driver with a handgun.  Then Tuesday, that same woman was arrested for shoplifting. 

    Earlier in the month, a 23-year old woman was seen on-camera allegedly threatening a bus-driver with a handgun.  Then Tuesday, that same woman was arrested for shoplifting. 

  • "Our job is to be ready": USS Carl Vinson en route to Western Pacific

    "Our job is to be ready": USS Carl Vinson en route to Western Pacific

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-01-18 21:00:43 GMT

    USS Carl Vinson is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1. Island News spent two days aboard the aircraft carrier to get a firsthand look at the ship's operations.

    USS Carl Vinson is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1. Island News spent two days aboard the aircraft carrier to get a firsthand look at the ship's operations.

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  • Couple pleads not guilty to torture of 13 children

    Couple pleads not guilty to torture of 13 children

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-01-18 22:23:46 GMT
    © (A Elvis Chapel via AP) - In this Oct. 29, 2011, image made from a video provided by A Elvis Chapel, David Allen Turpin, left, and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, center, celebrate a renewal of their wedding vows with Elvis impersonator Kent Ripley in Veg© (A Elvis Chapel via AP) - In this Oct. 29, 2011, image made from a video provided by A Elvis Chapel, David Allen Turpin, left, and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, center, celebrate a renewal of their wedding vows with Elvis impersonator Kent Ripley in Veg

    The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments.

    The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments.

  • Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not

    Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-01-18 00:24:43 GMT
    © (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)© (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol. But these days, that might not be the best option, or even an option at all.

    A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol. But these days, that might not be the best option, or even an option at all.

  • Dow has first close above 26,000 points

    Dow has first close above 26,000 points

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-01-17 21:44:26 GMT
    © (AP Photo/Richard Drew)© (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000 points.

    Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000 points.


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