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HONOLULU POLICE-CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION
HONOLULU _ The partial U.S. government shutdown is affecting an upcoming trial on corruption-related charges against a now-retired Honolulu police chief and his former deputy prosecutor wife. Katherine Kealoha’s attorney is asking to postpone the trial scheduled for March. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
GREAT WHITE SHARK SIGHTING
HONOLULU _ Divers monitoring tiger sharks feeding on a decomposing sperm whale off the coast of Oahu were surprised by a great white shark, a rare sighting in Hawaii waters. The smaller sharks left when the possibly pregnant great white came to dine on the dead whale Tuesday, diver Ocean Ramsey told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. SENT: 300 words. Will be updated.
HONOLULU _ The grounds of the Honolulu palace of the Hawaiian monarchy will close earlier to eliminate the potential for vandalism and vagrancy, officials said. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced this week that the Iolani Palace State Monument will close at 6 p.m. starting Feb. 1, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT: 260 words.
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