Investigation into Hawaii hospital escape wrapping up
HONOLULU (AP) — It has been a little over a year since a man escaped to California from the Hawaii psychiatric hospital, where he was committed after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of shooting a woman in a mall parking lot with a pellet gun and then repeatedly stabbing her to death ...
Top-ranked Duke to face No. 8 Auburn in Maui semis
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The second day of the Maui Invitational kicks off with loser’s bracket games between Xavier and San Diego State, Iowa State and Illinois.
The marquee games come later.
Top-ranked Duke will put its undefeated Maui Invitational record on the line when it faces ...
Hotel workers remain on strike after latest offer rejected
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii hotel workers are expected to remain on strike this week after negotiations between the union and Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts failed to result in a deal.
The Unite Here Local 5 union and Kyo-ya are scheduled to return to talks next week.
About 2,700 Marriott ...
Officials consider moving Oahu homeless camp inland
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials are working on a plan to move a large homeless encampment on Oahu to privately owned land farther inland.
The 270-person camp called Puuhonua o Waianae is currently situated on nearly 20 acres (8 hectares) of state land next to a Waianae boat harbor, the Honolulu ...
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Zion Williamson poked the ball free with a clear path to the basket, the crowd rising in anticipation before he even reached midcourt.
The voices in the Lahaina Civic Center rising with Duke’s rim-wrecking freshman, Williamson launched through the air, head well ...
The Latest: No. 3 Gonzaga holds off Illinois 84-78 in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the Maui Invitational college basketball tournament (all times local):
Rui Hachimura scored 23 points, Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 and No. 3 Gonzaga held off Illinois 84-78 in the opening round of the Maui Invitational.
Gonzaga (4-0) ...
Residents ponder housing options after Kilauea eruption
KEAAU, Hawaii (AP) — Some people displaced by Kilauea volcano’s eruption this year are contemplating where they will live long-term.
Jane Whitefield told the ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Another bicycle sharing program is giving it a go in Honolulu.
Sharee allows riders to lock and unlock bikes via a smartphone app. They can be parked and locked at any public bike rack instead of docked at stations.
Bikeshare Hawaii’s Biki has about 1,000 bicycles at ...
Stansberry’s 5 3s help Hawaii beat N. Arizona 85-68
HONOLULU (AP) — Eddie Stansberry hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 19 points and Zigmars Raimo scored 17 on 8-of-10 shooting to lead Hawaii to an 85-68 win over Northern Arizona on Sunday night.
Jack Purchase added 11 points, Brocke Stepteau scored 10 and Drew Buggs had ...
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii photographer and coffee farmer is capturing portraits of other coffee farmers and hand-dying each picture with coffee from each individual’s farm.
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Top-ranked Duke heads loaded Maui Invitational field
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The Duke juggernaut heads to paradise, where college basketball’s most talked-about team will be even more in the spotlight at the Maui Invitational.
The top-ranked Blue Devils should be able to handle it. They’re 5 for 5 at the Lahaina Civic Center: five trips to ...
Courts could use ankle bracelets to monitor DUI offenders
HONOLULU (AP) — Courts across Hawaii could soon require repeat drunken driving offenders to wear alcohol monitoring ankle bracelets.
In 2017, the state Legislature approved use of alcohol monitoring devices for habitual offenders.
The device has already been in use in one Honolulu ...
Cordeiro’s 3 TD passes help Hawaii rally, beat UNLV 35-28
HONOLULU (AP) — Freshman Chevan Cordeiro came on in the fourth quarter and threw three touchdown passes to help Hawaii beat UNLV 35-28 on Saturday night and snap a four-game losing streak.
Cordeiro replaced starter Cole McDonald and, on the first play, threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to ...
Former Hawaii dentist testifies in manslaughter trial
HONOLULU (AP) — A former dentist on Oahu accused of manslaughter in the death of a 3-year-old patient said she did everything she could to save the child.
Lilly Geyer, 41, told a Hawaii jury Thursday that she directed her dental assistants to call 911 and to get help from a pediatrician ...
Driver of tourist trolley arrested after pedestrian’s death
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police have arrested the driver of a tourist trolley that struck and killed a pedestrian.
Police say a 76-year-old Honolulu man was hit in a marked crosswalk Thursday afternoon by the trolley that tried to turn north onto Cooke Street in Kakaako.
The man was ...
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Iowa unemployment rate drops slightly to 2.4 percent
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 2.4 percent in October, the lowest in the state in more than 18 years.
Iowa Workforce Development released the figures Friday, showing the unemployment rate had fallen from 2.5 percent in September. Iowa’s ...
Audit: Hawaii agency failed to inspect adult care homes
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii agency tasked with regulating adult care homes issued licenses to many without completing inspections, according to a state audit.
The Office of the Auditor examined 214 of the 493 care homes licensed by the state Office of Health Care Assurance last year, ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is funding two private security guards to patrol city parks, aiming to curb illegal homeless activity.
The city is paying $44,000 for a one-month pilot program for two guards from Hawaii Protective Association to watch the nine parks in the urban core around the ...
Ex-death row inmate who beat sex trafficking case arrested
HONOLULU (AP) — A day after Isaiah McCoy, a former death row inmate from Delaware, walked out of a U.S. courthouse in Hawaii a free man when prosecutors dropped sex trafficking charges against him, he found himself again in handcuffs.
A judge ordered McCoy’s release Tuesday after ...
Kauai skydivers jump after pilot reports mechanical issue
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The pilot of a skydiving plane made an emergency landing on Kauai after telling the two pairs of tandem parachutists to jump out, authorities said.
The plane’s operator Skydive Kauai issued a mayday call Monday morning after the pilot reported mechanical issues at ...
Report: Helicopter pilot lost consciousness before crash
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — A helicopter pilot told federal investigators that he lost consciousness twice during an October flight that crashed on a Hawaii sandbar, resulting in injuries to the pilot and two passengers.
The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report ...
US Navy proposes expanded training activities in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command has proposed tripling the number of training events allowed on non-federal lands in Hawaii for Navy SEALs and other special operations forces.
The Navy published a draft environmental assessment last week on the plan to expand training ...
Company proposes Ferris wheel, theater for Honolulu pier
HONOLULU (AP) — Canada-based Dynamic Attractions is looking to build a Ferris wheel and a motion theater on a pier in Honolulu.
The company has proposed the project for the Ala Wai Harbor in Waikiki, Hawaii News Now
Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii retirement home said Tuesday residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the state’s new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.
But Kahala Nui told residents in a memorandum this week that those in its assisted living and nursing center may ...
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10 Indonesian fishermen accused of shark fin smuggling
HONOLULU (AP) — Ten Indonesian fishermen arrested in Hawaii are accused of trying to smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins from the U.S. to Indonesia.
They had been working on a Japanese-flagged boat and were headed home via Honolulu when airport security workers found shark fins in their ...
Sex trafficking case dropped against ex-death row inmate
HONOLULU (AP) — Sex trafficking charges in Hawaii were dismissed Tuesday against a former death row inmate from Delaware, allowing him to walk of court a free man again.
U.S. prosecutors dropped a 10-count indictment against Isaiah McCoy, who represented himself in the case. A judge ...
The Latest: Fishermen in shark fin case to be released
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Indonesian fishermen accused of trying to smuggle shark fins (all times local):
A U.S. judge is allowing 10 Indonesian fishermen arrested in Hawaii to be released while a case accusing them of trying to smuggle sharks fins is ...
The Latest: Recent information ended sex trafficking case
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of sex trafficking charges against a former death row inmate (all times local):
U.S. prosecutors say they dismissed sex trafficking charges against a former death row inmate because of information they became aware of in the past ...
Honolulu’s Biki announces expansion after reaching milestone
HONOLULU (AP) — More than 100,000 rides were taken last month through Honolulu’s self-service bicycle rental platform, marking a record number of rides in single month, the operator said.
Bikeshare Hawaii, the manager of Biki, is planning to add 300 more bikes and about 30 more rental ...
Women to form first female majority on Maui council
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Six women are entering Maui’s governing body, forming a female majority on the council for the first time.
Women ran for eight of the nine seats on the Maui County Council this year and took six, The Maui News
Divers haul in large amount of debris from marine monument
HONOLULU (AP) — A team of divers hauled in nearly 165,000 pounds (75,000 kilograms) of abandoned fishing nets and plastic waste during a cleanup expedition at Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, federal officials said.
The 18 divers left Sept. 19 and returned Oct. 29 from a trek to ...
Cancer patient is first in Hawaii to receive new treatment
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii resident who has been living with a slow-growing yet incurable cancer since 2006 became the first person in the state to receive a new specialized radiation treatment.
The cancer in Mary Bona’s abdomen grew over the summer despite several rounds of chemotherapy and ...
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island firefighters who saved hikers trapped behind a raging waterfall say they thought it would be a recovery mission and not a successful rescue.
The firefighters involved in the rescue earlier this month
HONOLULU (AP) — Jahmiah Simmons and Jorden Duffy scored 13 points apiece to help North Texas beat Hawaii 68-51 on Sunday night.
UNT (4-0) is off to its best start since 1990 despite the fact that junior Roosevelt Smart, who averaged a team-high 19.5 points per game as a sophomore, is yet ...
HONOLULU (AP) — A North Carolina couple booked a luxury Hawaii hotel for more than $2,000 but wasn’t warned about that workers were on strike before they arrived for their honeymoon, they say in a class-action lawsuit.
Dr. Ovais Inamullah and Sana Khalique were charged full booking price ...
Hawaii neighbors want justice for boy killed on Halloween
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Residents of a Kailua-Kona apartment complex want justice for a 6-year-old boy killed on Halloween.
Julian Nedlic has lived at Lailani Apartments for 12 years. He
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive “24K Magic World Tour” by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Hawaiian-born singer announced Sunday he has donated money for the food to the Salvation Army’s Hawaiian and Pacific ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Eddie Stansberry hit five 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and Jack Purchase added 15 points, hitting 5 of 8 from behind the arc, to help Hawaii beat D-II Humboldt State 90-54 on Saturday night.
Brocke Stepteau had 13 points and Mate Colina scored 10 for Hawaii ...
Big Island cooperative aims to grow specialty tea in Hawaii
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Big Island cooperative is hoping to establish a specialty tea industry in Hawaii.
The Hawaii Medicinal Tea and Herb Cooperative is seeking up to $500,000 in investments for a 5-acre (2-hectare) tea plot in Mountain View. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Preservationists applaud Honolulu’s plan for WWI memorial
HONOLULU (AP) — Preservationists are applauding Honolulu’s proposal to restore a World War I memorial on Waikiki beach.
The Natatorium is a salt water pool built in 1927 as a memorial to 10,000 Hawaii soldiers who served in World War I. Olympic swimmer and surf icon Duke Kahanamoku swam ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Zigmars Raimo tied his career-high with 17 points and Brocke Stepteau scored 16, including four 3-pointers, to help Hawaii beat Portland 82-64 on Friday night.
Jack Purchase added 15 points and five assists and Eddie Stansberry scored 12 for Hawaii (1-0).
Raimo made a ...
Republicans elect Gene Ward to be new House minority leader
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Republicans have selected Rep. Gene Ward to be their new leader in the state House of Representatives.
The lawmaker from Hawaii Kai will serve as House minority leader.
The party said in a statement Friday Rep. Lauren Matsumoto of Mililani and Waialua will ...
The Latest: Court gives telescope foes time to take action
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the legal battle over a permit to build a giant telescope on a Hawaii mountain (all times local):
The Hawaii Supreme Court is giving opponents of a giant telescope more time to decide whether they’ll pursue the next legal step in fighting the ...
HONOLULU (AP) — A major Hawaii printer is closing its commercial printing business and laying off 93 people in part because of tariffs the U.S. slapped on imports of Chinese paper.
A news release from Hagadone Corporation Hawaii Holdings says the import duty increased the cost of the ...
Telescope foes want more time to challenge permit ruling
HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii’s tallest mountain want more time before asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider a recent ruling upholding the project’s construction permit.
They filed a motion Thursday saying they can’t make a decision about whether ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials have advanced a measure mandating that building permits for one- and two-family dwellings are processed within 60 days.
The council’s Zoning and Housing Committee approved the bill Wednesday, sending it forward for a final reading by the council, the ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s shortage of pilots could lead to fewer flights and higher prices if the problem is left unchecked, aviation officials said.
Three flight schools on Oahu have closed over the last 18 months, citing high operating costs and diminishing student enrollment numbers, ...
HONOLULU (AP) — In a story Nov. 2 about a Hawaii State Supreme Court ruling about prostitution and solicitation, The Associated Press, relying on information from Hawaii News Now, reported erroneously that the Hawaii Legislature changed a law in 2016 to make the punishment equal for prostitutes ...