Watch KITV's midday webcastPublished 11:00 AM HST Jul 16, 2013Video Transcript
Thanks for watching KITV4 news online. I'm mahealani richardson. Heads up for pistachio lovers-- The pistachio nuts sold in K- T-A stores on the Big Island are being recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination. The product is sold through KTA's private 1916 label. Distributor Hilo Products says the pistachios were pulled off the shelves last month, after the Food and Drug Administration first notified them. There have been no reports of anyone getting sick. Witness testimony resumes today in the Christopher Deedy murder trial. For the first time yesterday we heard detailed information from witnesses who were in the Waikiki Mcdonalds when 23-year-old Kolin Elderts was killed. Two witnesses testified that Deedy appeared to be drunk while arguing with Elderts. One of those witnesses tried to break up the fight. Stay with KITV for the latest on the Deedy Trial. The University of Hawaii is cracking down on the number of complimentary passes it gives away to sports games. UH Athletics director Ben Jay is still developing the new policy after an opinion from the Hawaii State Ethics Commission in May. In the past fiscal year... UH gave away about 85-hundred tickets to sports games... a value of about two and a half million dollars. As tourism numbers in Hawaii continue to rise, a new hotel is opening in Waikiki today. The Vive Hotel is the latest addition to the Waikiki Skyline. The boutique hotel is hosting its soft opening today. And to celebrate, they're offering a number of hotel specials including a Kama'aina rate of $129 night. Vive is on the corner of Kuhio avenue and Uluniu street. NATS OF MUSIC PAPPARAZZI WITH BEATBOXING No.. Lady Gaga didn't make an appearance in our studios this morning. THESE little monsters are from the Ohana Arts Summer Musical Theater - "paparrazi" is just ONE of the songs they will be performing in this weekends production of "True Colors". The show is this weekend -- for more information check out the as seen on section of KITV-dot com. Cam Tran has your island weather forecast. Thank you for watching KITV 4 News Online. We're constantly updating the website so look for new stories later today, and on KITV 4 News at 5, 6 and 10.