BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am, HI
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HONOLULU _ A U.S. judge is postponing a trial on corruption-related charges against a former Honolulu prosecutor and her retired police chief husband because she says she has cancer. Katherine Kealoha filed a motion last week asking to postpone the trial because she has cancer. Her doctor talked to a judge during a closed court hearing Monday. After hearing from the doctor, U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright granted her motion to postpone. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10:30 a.m.
DALLAS _ Southwest Airlines plans to begin long-delayed service to Hawaii on March 17 with a flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu. An airline spokesman said Monday the flight was already sold out. The airline begins flights to Kahului Airport on the island of Maui on April 7. Eventually it plans to serve four airports in Hawaii from Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento and San Diego. SENT: 130 words.
HONOLULU _ Police in Honolulu are investigating the kidnapping of two children who were released without harm about a half hour later on the island of Oahu. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a 14-year-old and a 4-year-old were in a car Saturday night when two suspects took the vehicle in the town of Mililani about 20 miles (32.19 kilometers) from Honolulu. A man and a woman, who have not been identified, abandoned the car with the children inside. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
HONOLULU _ The tourism industry in Hawaii is anticipating a boost from a stretch of Japanese holidays known as “Golden Week” that has been extended this year. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the four national holidays typically held over seven days are a popular time for Japanese tourists to visit Hawaii. The holiday period has been extended this year to 10 days due to a change in the ruling family. SENT: 130 words.
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