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Maui man cut gang ties 4 years ago, judge is told

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 11:26 pm
A Maui man charged with federal racketeering crimes in connection with an international motorcycle gang cut ties with the gang four years ago, his lawyer told a federal judge in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. Read More

King tides bring floodwater

Hawaii is experiencing another round of king tides, the highest tides of the year, which usually occur around the winter and summer solstices. Read More

Maui orator gets set to enter Toastmasters championship

At the Toastmasters International Convention 20 years ago, there were 2,500 people in the audience as well as huge television screens on stage that stood behind nine contestants, who drew straws for a speaking position. Read More

August trial set in Kaneohe home invasion

A 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges involving a brazen home invasion earlier this month in Kaneohe. Read More
Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Kalihi Valley man charged in attack on hapai wife

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 9:36 pm
A 22-year-old Kalihi Valley man allegedly punched and kicked his pregnant wife after she asked him for money to buy food for their 2-year-old son. Read More

Rail station strategy proves costly

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 10:46 pm
In 2015, amid mounting costs, Honolulu rail leaders boasted that their efforts to obtain lower bid prices were paying off. Read More

Tsunami’s effect on seabirds forecasts toll of sea level rise

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 10:43 pm
The 2011 Japanese tsunami was a disaster not only for humans, but also for hundreds of thousands of seabirds that were swept from the low-lying islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Read More

Missile defense test fails to hit its target

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm
A new defensive missile that could one day defend Hawaii against North Korean attack failed to intercept a target Wednesday night in a test off Kauai, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. Read More


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Another round of king tides will hit Friday and Saturday

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 5:17 am
Hawaii will experience another round of exceptional king tides Friday and Saturday as some of the highest tides of the year will again be enhanced by higher-­than-normal sea levels. Read More

Schofield man allegedly choked, beat wife

A 26-year-old man charged with assaulting his wife allegedly choked her and used a pedestal fan to beat her at their home on Schofield Barracks, according to a court document that detailed the assault. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 10:39 pm

City laws explicitly ban bike riding on Waikiki sidewalks

Question: They’re encouraging everyone to ride bikes, including tourists in Waikiki. It’s dangerous on the roads so I go on the sidewalks, and then I get dirty looks. … Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm

Allegedly impaired driver critically injures electrician

A 47-year-old electrician was taken to a hospital in critical condition early Wednesday after being struck at a work site by a vehicle driven by an allegedly impaired 22-year-old man, police said. Read More
Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 12:18 am

Scientist’s Keck telescope design helped reveal universe

Jerry Nelson, who conceived of the design for the segmented telescope, which allowed scientists to peer farther into the universe than ever before, died June 10 at his home in Santa Cruz, Calif. He was 73. Read More

Police chief selection delayed again over procuring a consultant

The selection of a new police chief has been delayed again, this time because the entity initially selected to help the Honolulu Police Commission make the pick backed out, Commission Chairman Max Sword said Wednesday. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm

Public meeting will give update on Red Hill fuel tanks

The Environmental Protection Agency, state Department of Health, the Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency are holding an “open house” tonight to update the public on the status of the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility. Read More

Deal lets woman linked to puppy mill avoid tax-evasion conviction

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm
A woman whose pet store was connected to a Waimanalo puppy mill owned by her father is getting the chance to avoid conviction for tax evasion. Read More

Ex-chief and police commissioner clash over alleged prejudice

Retired police Chief Louis Kealoha wants Honolulu Police Commissioner Loretta Sheehan disqualified from considering any matters that involve him, arguing she’s been critical of him and the police department in the past. Read More

Husband and wife receive 10-year terms for theft

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm
A husband and wife were taken into custody in state court Wednesday after they were each sentenced to 10-year prison terms for stealing $278,653 from the company that owns Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Read More