Woman, 97, killed in Pearl City house fire
PEARL CITY, Oahu- A Pearl City house fire has left a 97-year-old woman dead.
When firefighters arrived early Friday, the single-story home was fully engulfed in flames.
Fire Capt. Terry Seelig said firefighters had to control the blaze before they were able to enter the home.
Neighbors from across the street helped two adults in their 70s get out of the house. They told firefighters another elderly woman remained inside.
The medical examiner's office identified her as Betty Hagihara.
Seelig said when firefighters were able to get inside, they found her dead.
Neighbors said the home has been targeted by burglars in the past, prompting police to investigate the fire.
Seelig said the cause is not yet known.
Man arguing with girlfriend bites officer
HONOLULU - Honolulu police said a suspect fighting with his girlfriend bit an intervening officer in the face.
Police said the officer was trying to separate a 32-year-old Kalihi man and his girlfriend who were arguing Wednesday afternoon. That's when the man allegedly grabbed the officer's arm and bit his face.
The officer and the suspect were treated at a hospital.
The suspect was arrested for assault of a law enforcement officer.
Federal charges filed in meth ring case
HONOLULU - A federal criminal complaint alleges that workers for Delta Air Lines and the Transportation Security Administration helped a methamphetamine ring operate between Southern California and Hawaii.
The complaint charges five people, including a Hawaii-based Delta Air Lines ramp agent who used her security credentials to bypass airport security to transport drug money to California.
Homeland Security Investigations say Sifatutupu Fuamatu used a state security swipe card to access internal baggage carousels and the runway.
The complaint alleges Walter Dominguez used a Delta or TSA employee to bypass security to put drug shipments in luggage that had already been screened.
The defendants face detention hearings on Monday.