State, teachers agree to mediator
HONOLULU - The union representing Hawaii's public school teachers has agreed to accept the governor's proposal to use federal mediation to help resolve a contract dispute.
According to a joint statement by the Hawaii State Teachers Association and Gov. Neil Abercrombie, the union and the state will use mediation to resume discussions that can lead to a resolution.
The union's board of directors voted Monday to take Abercrombie up on his suggestion.
'Hawaii Five-0' needs a new home
HONOLULU - CBS' hit show "Hawaii Five-0" is apparently in need of a new production home.
The Honolulu Advertiser building that was headquarters for the show's production is being sold to a developer.
The show will have use of the building through its third season, which premieres this month.
The Advertiser building was built in 1929 and was home to the Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin newspapers before the Star-Bulletin bought the Advertiser.
Man arrested again for sex in public
HILO - A Big Island man has been arrested for public sex for the second time in about a month - this time with a different partner.
Police say 35-year-old Dylan Trask Whelden and 45-year-old Yvette Butterfield were caught having sex on a soccer field extension near downtown Hilo early Saturday.
A police spokeswoman said there were people using the county park at the time.
They are charged with open lewdness and remained in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center on Tuesday. Whelden's bail was set at $1,000, and bail was set for Butterfield at $2,000.
Whelden was charged with the same crime last month after police say he and Margaret Manza were caught having sex on a public sidewalk in front of a Kona business building.