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How to handle felony prosecutions in a timely and effective manner is up for discussion in the Hawaii Legislature this session. Both public defenders and prosecuting attorneys were at the state capitol to testify on a bill that if passed, would allow those criminals to be charged at preliminary hearings.

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Honolulu Firefighters are battling a blaze in the Pacific Heights area near the intersection of Booth Road and Huanu Street.

Firefighters began fighting the fire around 5 p.m. on Thursday on Kaola Way. 

HPD has closed Booth Road from Star to Pacific Heights Roads and Kaola Way.

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HONOLULU-HI (KITV4) The Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 13 individuals for commercial sexual exploitation of a minor and First-Degree electronic enticement of a child as part of Operation Keiki Shield this past weekend. The interagency task force’s mission is to protect children from the ongoing and expanding threat of online predators. In addition to the Honolulu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai Police Departments, the task force members are the Hawaii State Department of the Attorney General, Homeland Security Investigations, Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and Secret Service.

Operation Keiki Shield used officers posing as children to catch those predators often using social media aps found on phones.”