Hawaii News

Hawaii neighbors want justice for boy killed on Halloween

KAILUA-KONA (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 told West Hawaii Today this was the first time anything like this happened on the property. He says his ...

Sex trafficking case dropped against ex-death row inmate

JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER The Associated Press HONOLULU — Sex trafficking charges in Hawaii were dismissed Tuesday against a former death row inmate from Delaware, allowing him to walk out of court a free man again. U.S. prosecutors dropped a 10-count indictment against Isaiah McCoy, ...

Hawaii patient is first in state to get new treatment

Care for woman’s slow-growing cancer used to be to check symptoms and not curative – until now 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 ...

Preservationists applaud plan for memorial

Waikiki Natatorium was built to honor Hawaii soldiers who served in World War I HONOLULU (AP) — Preservationists are applauding Honolulu’s proposal to restore a World War I memorial on Waikiki beach. The Natatorium is a saltwater pool built in 1927 as a memorial to 10,000 Hawaii ...

Honolulu WWI memorial plan lauded

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 ...

Hawaii expects pilot shortage to worsen

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, ...

Big Island cooperative aims to grow specialty tea

HILO (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 tea plot in Mountain View. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the cooperative hopes to ...

State high court gives telescope foes time to take action

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court is giving opponents of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii’s tallest mountain more time to decide whether they’ll pursue the next legal step in fighting the project. Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna says opponents have 10 days from Friday to ...

Gov. David Ige wins second term

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige on Tuesday won re-election to a second term after defeating Republican state Rep. Andria Tupola as the Democratic Party continued to dominate Hawaii politics. Democrats also swept the three contests for Congress, including U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono who defeated ...

Coffee: Profits down, prices up after season cut short

KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Coffee season ended abruptly, some two months earlier than usual, for farmers on the west side of Hawaii’s Big Island. West Hawaii Today reported that while the cause is likely multi-faceted, the results are becoming clear. Yield for 2018 will drop significantly ...

Daylight saving time, fall back today

The Maui News Daylight saving time ended at 2 a.m. today in Hawaii. The event means that standard time returned for most people in the United States. Now, the West Coast will be two hours ahead of Hawaii, not three. Other regions in the United States will be an hour closer in time to ...

Court ruling allows some solicitation cases to be cleared

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii Supreme Court ruling will allow people convicted of soliciting prostitutes during a three-year period to try to clear their records. From 2013 to 2016, state law allowed different penalties to be issued for those caught receiving money for sex and those who paid ...

Honolulu commits $44M in city funds for rail project

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials will allow $44 million from the city’s general fund to be used to finance the city’s 20-mile rail project. The Honolulu City Council approved measures Tuesday that were needed to meet the demands of the Federal Transit Authority for the more than $8 ...

Neighborhood weighs crowd control near lava field

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents of a Big Island neighborhood where lava flowed during the Kilauea volcano eruption are debating how to control a potential flood of tourists wanting to see the aftermath. The eruption that began in May created fissure 8, a 60-foot lava cone that now marks the end ...

Former Marlins pitcher gets 4 years for insurance fraud

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A pitcher on the Florida Marlins team that won the 2003 World Series has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for taking part in an insurance scam. The Palm Beach Post reports Justin Wayne and his brother, Hawkeye Wayne, also paid $3.8 million in ...

Medical experts testify in manslaughter trial of dentist

HONOLULU (AP) — Medical experts have testified in the trial of a former dentist on Oahu accused of manslaughter in the death of a 3-year-old patient. Honolulu Chief Medical Examiner Christopher Happy told the court Monday that Finley Boyle likely died because of the sedatives given during ...

Honolulu commits $44M in city funds for rail project

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials will allow $44 million from the city’s general fund to be used to finance the 20-mile rail project. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the Honolulu City Council approved measures Tuesday that were needed to meet the demands of the Federal Transit ...

Running mate says Republican candidate blocked her from debate

HONOLULU (AP) — The Republican candidate for Hawaii governor deliberately failed to tell her running mate that she had been invited to a televised debate, the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor said. Marissa Kerns failed to attend the debate Monday while state Sen. Josh Green, the ...

State / In Brief

The Associated Press Seabirds tagged to track activities LIHUE — Officials have tagged nine Newell’s shearwater chicks on Kauai, aiming to gain insight into what happens when the young seabirds leave the island for the ocean. The Garden Island reports officials with the Kauai Endangered ...

State / In Brief

The Associated Press Manslaughter trial for dentist begins HONOLULU — The trial has begun for a former dentist on Oahu accused of manslaughter in the death of a 3-year-old patient. Hawaii News Now reports Finley Boyle stopped breathing after being sedated during a December 2013 ...