Watch KITV's midday webcastPublished 11:00 AM HST Sep 25, 2013Video Transcript
I'm Jill Kuramoto, thanks for watching KITV4 on-line. A U-S Marine accused of murdering an escort on Oahu is heading to a military court today. Master Sergeant Nathanial Cosby has been in the brig since June. He's believed to be involved in the death of Ivy Harris, whose nude body was found at Yokohama Bay back in May. Cosby has several charges including un-premeditated murder and murder while engaging in an inherently dangerous act. KITV will have a reporter inside that military court room and will bring you the latest developments tonight at 5. Jury selection is expected today in the trial for Jacob Le. He's pleaded not guilty to second degree murder in the stabbing death of Brent Keola Kanae. Kanae was found near the Bubba Gump restaurant at Ala Moana Center last October -- with three stab wounds. According to court documents, witnesses say Le had been looking for Kanae just a few minutes before the stabbing A former Big Island police officer convicted of murder is up for a new parole minimum hearing today. Kenneth Mathison was convicted in the 1992 kidnapping and murder of his wife, Yvonne Mathison. In 2009 -- the Hawaii Paroling Authority set his minimum parole terms at 20 years... but procedural problems during the hearing prompted a NEW hearing to be scheduled. The State has concluded that the minimum terms set in July 2009 were correct and is asking the paroling authority to leave the minimum terms unchanged. Hawaii's attorney general is asking the Food and Drug Administration to reel in the electronic cigarette industry. An industry trade group estimates 4 million Americans use battery-powered cigarettes. Hawaii has banned e-cig's from minors... But David Louie wants more. He's among a group of attorneys general asking the F-D-A to regulate e- cigarettes under the Tobacco Control Act. Right now, they're being marketed as the "in" thing to do. DAVID LOUIE: "THE WAY THEY'RE PUBLICIZING THIS THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THE RESURGENCE OF BEING COOL WITH CIGARETTES. YOU KNOW IT'S AN ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCE AND IT CAN LEAD PEOPLE TO SMOKE, WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT." E-cigarettes and the vapor they produce don't contain many of the harmful tars and chemicals found in regular smokes, but they can contain nicotine in a variety of doses. It's decision time on a traffic issue that has sparked much debate on Oahu's North shore. A task force will vote tonight on whether to put up barricades at Laniakea Beach. Tonight's meeting is at 6:30 at Haleiwa Elementary. Local boy Bruno Mars will be rocking a new concert space in Sin City. The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas announced that Mars will play shows on December 29th and 31st at its new venue called "Chelsea". It's a quaint 3-thousand seat theater that gives guests an up-close look at the stars. Mars will return to the hotel six more times during 20-14. 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.