Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Hawaii. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Honolulu bureau at 808-536-5510 or aphonolulu@ap.org. Correspondent Caleb Jones can be reached at 808-536-5510 or cjones@ap.org.

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Hawaii at 9:50 a.m.

HAWAII VOLCANO

PAHOA— A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. By Caleb Jones. SENT: 480 words.

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ESCAPED PATIENT

HONOLULU— There are no updates on who helped Randall Saito escape from the state hospital in November, a Hawaii official said. SENT: 435 words.

RAPE KIT TESTING

WAILUKU— More than 100 rape kits dating to 1999 in Maui County have been tested, making the county the first in Hawaii to catch up on old cases. SENT: 285 words.

PEARL HARBOR SAILOR BURIED

DIAMOND, Mo.— The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii have been returned to Missouri to be buried with full military honors. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: will be updated.

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