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Jurors: Stepmother’s role helped soldier skirt death

July 8, 2014 HONOLULU — Delilah Williams testified at her husband’s murder trial that she had stomped on her 5-year-old stepdaughter so hard that she heard bone crack. more »»

Computer trouble disrupts Hilo’s July Fourth fireworks

July 8, 2014 HILO (AP) — Independence Day revelers in Hilo had to wait more than 40 minutes for their Fourth of July fireworks show and then never got to see the promised grand final. more »»

Obama library would generate big money

July 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Barack Obama presidential library in Honolulu could be an economic boon for the island. more »»

State/In Brief

July 7, 2014 Juvenile life terms without parole tossed HONOLULU — Life sentences without parole for minors are now abolished in Hawaii. Gov. more »»

Wife: Blame being passed around in burger needle case

July 7, 2014 HONOLULU — A former soldier’s lawsuit alleging that he bit into needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks is headed to trial in August after a settlement could not b... more »»

Campaigns pick up pace ahead of primary

July 5, 2014 HONOLULU — With just five weeks to go before primary elections, campaigns in Hawaii are picking up speed. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Re. more »»

Kailua-Kona church aims to raise $3M for repairs

July 5, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Leaders of the state’s oldest church have outlined plans for $3 million in repairs to ensure that the building endures as a landmark. more »»

Hammerheads classified as protected

July 4, 2014 HONOLULU — The National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday classified as endangered and threatened four distinct populations of a shark species whose fins are favored as an ingredient in soup. more »»

Damaged wall aids chimp in its zoo escape

July 3, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The mayor’s office says a chimpanzee escaped from its Honolulu Zoo exhibit by climbing a damaged wal. more »»

Big Isle increases tobacco sales age

July 2, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County on Tuesday became the fourth municipality in the nation to ban sales of tobacco products to anyone under age 2. more »»

Schatz, Hanabusa talk relationships in debate

July 2, 2014 HONOLULU — For Democratic rivals Brian Schatz and Colleen Hanabusa, politics is all about relationships. Schatz says he’s been surprised at how many friends he’s made as a freshman U.S. senator. more »»

Oahu shelter to let mother nurse openly

July 2, 2014 HONOLULU — A Honolulu homeless shelter won’t take action against a mother who is refusing to cover up while breast-feeding or use a private room, its executive director said Tuesday. more »»

U.S. admiral says drills to help U.S., China collaborate

July 1, 2014 PEARL HARBOR — The commander of the U.S. more »»

$4.3M spent on defense in Hawaii death penalty case

July 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — It cost more than $4.3 million to defend a former Hawaii-based soldier who faced the death penalty for the murder of his 5-year-old daughter. more »»

‘Flying saucer’ vehicle meant for Mars is tested off Kauai

June 29, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings rocketed high over the Pacific on Saturday and deployed a novel inflatable braking system, but its massive... more »»

Former soldier nets life sentence

June 28, 2014 HONOLULU — A former soldier convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a federal jury announced Friday it failed to agree on his sentence in the... more »»

BLNR advances $1.3B telescope sublease amid a separate review

June 28, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved a sublease for a $1. more »»

Maritime exercises underway in Hawaii

June 27, 2014 HONOLULU — More than one month of naval maneuvers involving the militaries of 22 nations kicked off in Hawaii on Thursday. more »»

Chimp makes brief escape from exhibit at the Honolulu Zoo

June 27, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Chimpanzees at the Honolulu Zoo were on lockdown until their keepers find out how one of the animals escaped. more »»

Feds mull petition to delist humpbacks

June 26, 2014 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A petition filed by the state of Alaska to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act merits a closer look, federal officials said... more »»



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