Watch KITV's midday webcastPublished 11:00 AM HST Aug 06, 2013Video Transcript
Thanks for watching KITV-4 News online, I'm Jill Kuramoto. A 2-alarm fire in Waikiki kept fire crews busy this morning. It started as a LARGE dumpster fire on the Cartwright Road side of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel at 6 this morning. Fire officials tell us the hotel sustained minor exterior damage. Smoke entered the hotel on the 1st and 2nd floors. The blaze was called under control around 6-15. One hotel employee was treated for smoke inhalation. The hotel DID NOT evacuate -- but some of the guests did self- evacuate. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Maui police say the man wanted in connection with a stabbing in Kahului IS IN CUSTODY. The Maui News reports 55 year-old Edward Martin turned himself in to police yesterday. The incident started with a fight between Martin and a man who was with Martin's estranged wife early Sunday morning. An attempted murder investigation is underway. On the Big Island ... A hearing is scheduled for TODAY -- for two home invasion robbery suspects. Dustin Jose and Jack Vaughn have been charged in connection with the incident in Hawaiian Paradise Park on June 12th. They're accused of assaulting a man and woman, and stealing a purse and backpack. Two police officers are expected to take the stand today. Lawyers for federal agent Christopher Deedy say he MAY take the stand in his defense today -- in his murder trial for the death of Kollin Elderts. We could ALSO learn if the judge will allow the defense to admit Elderts' 2008 disorderly- conduct conviction -- arguing it shows Elderts' aggressive behavior and violent character. You can get the latest on the Deedy trial-- tonight on KITV-4 news. On Kauai... People in the Kapa'a - Waipouli area on Kauai will be WITHOUT water starting at 9 tonight. It's part of a planned water outage by the Department of Water --to install a new waterline to the existing system. The water is expected to be back on by 4-A-M tomorrow. No MORE waiting in line at the D-M-V. It's a new innovation being unveiled by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today. The first is a queue-less waiting system at the Ko'olau D-M-V in Kaneohe. The 12-month pilot program will allow you to sit until your turn comes up, or leave and return-- instead of standing in line. The mayor will also announce a new application that helps customers figure out EXACTLY what documents and forms are needed before coming to the D-M-V. For more on the new programs-- watch KITV-4 News tonight. Today marks 68-years since the atomic bomb devastated Hiroshima, Japan. The peace committee in Honokaa on the Big Island is launching a new "199-Thousand Crane Project"-- in honor of "Hiroshima Day" 199-thousand is the number of people killed in the bombing. A little girl who survived the bombing once tried to make one-thousand paper cranes to represent world peace. She died of leukemia before the project was complete-- but her dream has lived on. The goal of the project is to make 199-thousand origami cranes to send to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan by August 6th of NEXT year. 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.