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Juvenile male charged with Kahului Elementary fire

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The juvenile appeared in Family Court where he was ordered to be transferred and held at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility on Oahu.

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"Sand Mattress" Installed in Kuhio Beach Park to Help Erosion

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     Kuhio Beach has been rapidly disappearing due to erosion, despite past efforts to replenish the sand. This time, officials had to think outside the box to help preserve the beaches that are the backbone of Honolulu's economy. 

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Public advised to avoid Sunset Beach due to erosion concerns

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An Ocean Safety storage room is teetering on the edge of a 20-foot drop.

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Fort DeRussy volleyball players hope to keep courts open despite hotel expansion plans Video included

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The Hale Koa Hotel needs the courts' space for construction storage as part of its expansion plans, starting in January.

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Republicans claim they have votes to pass final version of tax bill Video included

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Party leaders say they are one step closer to fulfilling a promise of passing tax breaks by Christmas.

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Hawaii's only Volvo dealership shuts down amid lawsuit Video included

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The two sides have been battling for almost a year now.

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Students at Washington Middle School are sending Christmas ornaments to kids in Puerto Rico Video included

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Miss Joyce Brubaker's 8th grade class is pitching in to help by making more than a hundred sand and seashell-filled ornaments.

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30 homeless families on Oahu will have a place to call home next month Video included

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Kahauiki Village begins by featuring 30 one- and two-bedroom units.

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Public schools statewide serving locally grown beef in school lunches this month Video included

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The long term goal increase overall local produce from 20 percent to 40 percent statewide. 

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Beautiful Survivors: Noa and Keolamau Yee Video included

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Siblings, alike in many ways.  But it's different life experiences that led them down the same career path.

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Made in Hawaii: Manulele Distillers Video included

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Sugar cane in the islands takes you back to a simple time in Hawaii. 

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Mayor announced the city has completed its goal to repave Oahu's roads Video included

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Fix our roads...  That's a statement Mayor Kirk Caldwell is used to hearing.

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Structure fires hit Kailua, investigators believe most were intentionally set Video included

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Two of the biggest fires began a half-hour apart of each other.

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Governors, including Ige, ask federal government to extend affordable care enrollment period

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They cite long waiting periods to complete online applications.

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Kunia Road crash results in motorcyclist death

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The motorcycle crashed into the side of a pickup truck.

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Kakaako Gateway parks to close for maintenance

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They will be closed starting Sunday and will remain closed through Monday, January 8, 2018.

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Kollin Elderts family reacts to news of third trial for Deedy

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In a statement issued to Island News, Kendall and Jenell Elderts said: "Our family remains determined and hopeful that Kollin will get the justice that he deserves."

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Hawaiian Airlines CEO says the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport isn't "adequate to fit the community" Video included

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The airline's newly completed hangar is the first step of that process.

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Deaf Santa was at Pearl Ridge Center Thursday Video included

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Believe it or not, Santa can speak in any language.

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Deedy could be taken to trial a 3rd time Video included

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The Hawai'i Supreme Court has cleared the way for a third trial against State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy.

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Department of Transportation reports high impact traffic projects island-wide are nearly finished Video included

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Drivers can expect some much needed relief on the roads, especially while they're headed through some of O'ahu's traffic hot spots.  

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Civil Beat's legislative session poll Video included

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Island News' Paula Akana talked with journalist Chad Blair to discuss some surprising results.

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Hula student behind halau naming controversy explains reasoning Video included

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The hula student who set off a firestorm over halau naming rights tells Island News she's trying to protect a well-known name, not take it.

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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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FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

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The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. 

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Dow-DuPont Agriculture plans to cut jobs in Hawaii

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Dow-DuPont Agriculture plans to cut jobs in Hawaii, 280 local employees got the news Wednesday as the company prepares to consolidate operations. The two global companies do seed crop research in the islands.  A spokesperson for Dow-DuPont said the consolidation means Mycogen Seeds on Molokai will close for good by spring 2018.   Job cuts are also expected at facilities on Oahu and Kauai, but on Molokai, many in the community are bracing of the impact of losing Mycogen Se... More>>

Some of Hawaii's kumu hula considering trademark on halau name Video included

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A day after a Kane'ohe halau announced it may be forced to change its name, several kumu hula in Hawai'i are now seriously considering trademarking their halau.

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Tax cuts could hurt Hawaii housing Video included

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        Republicans reach a deal on tax reform, but it could cost Hawaii affordable housing developments.

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Hundreds affected by power outage in Ala Moana-Kakaako area

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A power outage at 2:32 Wednesday afternoon in Ala Moana, Kakaako, McCully, Moiliili, and Waikiki area affected 397 homes or businesses, according to HECO, but power was restored to some of those customers by 3:30 p.m. Ala Moana Center is one of those customers. Witnesses at the mall say sections of the bottom floor are black, the food court had to turn away customers, hallways are dark, and Shirokiya and Old Navy closed their doors.? The cause is under investigation. HECO ...

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H-2 lanes reopened after oil spill

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Honolulu fire officials say three right northbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway were closed Wednesday due to an oil spill.

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Salt Lake murder victim identified; suspect arrested

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A 36-year-old man died after an apparent assault on Ala Ilima Street in Salt Lake.

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Kane'ohe Kumu Hula may be forced to change halau name Video included

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A Kane'ohe Kumu Hula says she may be forced to change her hula school's name after a former student filed for trademark rights to it in Japan.

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GOP says it’s got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

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Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to the GOP president.

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WATCH: Island News Midday Update with Lindsey Fukano Video included

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Man stabbed in neck on Kapiolani Boulevard, police investigating Video included

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A man was stabbed in neck on Kapiolani Boulevard at around 3am Wednesday morning, near Club Saigon. Police say the suspect is in custody. The victim is in critical but stable condition.  The incident is still under investigation.  More>>

HPD vehicle strikes pedestrian during morning rush Video included

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As Honolulu Police Officers responded to the crash on King Street and Ward Avenue Tuesday morning, witnesses still remember the sound of sirens. "When I heard the ambulance, I was half a block away," said Martha Torney, a witness, "and I turned around and the ambulance pulled behind the police car."  Emergency Medical Service officials say a 65-year-old man was taken to a nearby trauma center in serious condition.  "I'm more cautious on days like ... More>>

Mayors pledge 100% ground transportation powered by renewable energy by 2045 Video included

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At Pokai Bay on Monday, the state’s four county mayors signed proclamations aiming to have all ground transportation fueled by 100 percent renewable energy rather than fossil fuel by 2045.

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Hirono calling on Trump to resign; Hanabusa calling for investigation Video included

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There's a growing call for President Donald Trump to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Navy evaluates options for Honolulu's Red Hill fuel tanks

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The U.S. military has prepared detailed evaluations for six options to prevent leaks from 20 large fuel tanks in Honolulu.

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Trump says senator ‘would do anything’ for cash

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Pushing into the sexual harassment debate, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat had begged him for campaign contributions in the past and “would do anything” to get them.

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Hawaii drops to No. 2 among healthiest states

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After five years as the healthiest state in the U.S., Hawaii drops to No. 2.

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After bitter campaign, Alabama Senate race goes to voters

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The bitter Senate race in deeply conservative Alabama went to the voters Tuesday as they chose between an embattled but well-known Republican accused of child molestation and a Democrat who hopes to break the GOP's lock on the state and uphold “decency.”

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Missing 30-year-old Kapolei man found safe in Waianae

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Honolulu police was searching for a 30-year-old Kapolei man.

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64-year-old motorcyclist dies after crash in Haiku

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A 64-year-old motorcyclist who crashed into a guard rail in Haiku Monday night died at the scene, according to Maui police.

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North Shore community still in shock after recent murder Video included

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As we spoke to dozens of people on Oahu's North Shore on Monday, one thing everybody emphasized is how safe they used to feel until Telma Boinville’s death became a reminder for people to watch their back more.

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Pedestrian struck by subsidized police vehicle on King Street

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A 65-year-old man is in serious condition after being struck by police early Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for the Honolulu Police Department tells Island News an on-duty officer was responding to a call for service around 5:45 am on Tuesday morning when his subsidized vehicle struck the man at the intersection of King St. and Ward Ave. According to Emergency Medical Services, the man suffered serious injuries and was transported to a trauma center. The inciden... More>>

Court released police investigation details of the North Shore murder Video included

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We now know more about what happened in the Pupukea murder. 

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Family, friends identify victims in deadly Molokai plane crash Video included

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Family and friends have the identified the victims in Sunday's plane crash on Molokai, as Bill and Lynn Vogt. 

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High school students on Leeward Coast committed to reducing teacher shortage after college Video included

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Juniors and seniors from Kapolei, Campbell, & Waianae High School enrolled in University of Hawaii- West Oahu's Teaching and Learning Academy celebrated their achievements at a Ho'ike Monday evening.  The students all hope to become teachers one day. "I think it's important for us to come back and teach the next generation," said Tabitha Slover, a junior at Waianae High School.  The students are also committed to teaching in their hometowns on the Leeward Co... More>>

Waianae Tigers First Pop Warner Super Bowl Champions From Hawaii Video included

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There's nothing like the sound of victory and a sweet homecoming for a group of kids who just made history. At Pilila'au Park in Waianae, the community came together to welcome home the champs. 

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City officials give proposed options for future of Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial Video included

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On Monday, the Honoulu mayor and city officials provided an update on the progress, process, and possibilities for the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial, built in 1927 to honor veterans of World War I.

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50 homes in Manoa without water; Board of Water Supply crews repairing broken valve

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Board of Water Supply (BWS) crews are repairing a broken valve at 3697 Woodlawn Drive.  

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Some concerned over illegal dumping near Kahana State Park Video included

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Members of the public are concerned over the illegal dumping of an abandoned vehicle near Kahana State Park.

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North Shore murder suspects appear in court Video included

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Two suspects connected with a brutal murder on Oahu's North Shore made their first appearance in District Court on Monday.

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WATCH: Volunteers cheer on final 2017 Honolulu Marathon participant Video included

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The final Honolulu Marathon participant to cross the finish line did so just before 10 p.m. Sunday. More>>

Sulphur smell reported in Campbell Industrial Complex

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Honolulu fire officials say there is "minimal" hazard from a strong sulphur-like smell in the Campbell Industrial Complex area Monday morning.

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Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from his restaurant empire and cooking show “The Chew” on Monday as he said that reports of sexual misconduct “match up” to his behavior.

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Man sets off pipe bomb strapped to his body in NYC subway

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A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding three others and sending New York commuters fleeing in terror through the smoky passageway.

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Haleiwa murder suspects charged with crime Video included

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Stephen Brown and Hailey Kai Dandurand were charged Saturday night for the murder of Telma Boinville.

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Mililani woman waiting for double lung transplant Video included

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Since being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2013, 46-year-old Crystal Mina says the hardest part  is not being able to the little things.

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Plane crash on Moloka'i leaves no survivors Video included

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Two people were reportedly on board the private plane.

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Weekend traffic crashes leave one person dead, another in critical condition

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They took place in Kaneohe and Ewa Beach.

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Murder victim's family makes plea for safety changes on North Shore Video included

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"For too long, we have suffered from lack of sufficient services, including policing, addressing the chronic issues of drugs, homelessness, and crime."

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Niece remembers 'favorite uncle' who died in Waipahu crash Video included

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He has been identified as Tipasa Sagote, Jr., 40, of Waipahu.

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Honolulu Marathon champions repeat first place finish Video included

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Defending Honolulu Marathon champions Lawrence Cherono and Brigid Kosgei repeated as champions in 2017.

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Suspect in Ma'ili death charged with murder

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He was allegedly responsible for the death of 18-year-old Dustin Molina.   

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A Waianae family searches for answers Video included

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 Was is it murder in Ma'ili? As they grieve, Wai'anae family members want an answer to that question and more.     

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Social media plays a part in helping track down North Shore murder suspects Video included

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It started with a plea on social media Thursday afternoon. 

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