Honolulu police are investigating a report of an armed robbery in the Chinatown area early this morning. According to Honolulu police, a 45-year-old woman reported at about 2:45 a.m. today that a man took her property after brandishing a firearm. The woman told police that the man then fled to an unknown location.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After over five decades of mentoring Hawaii’s youth Basketball players, the Kalakaua Basketball clinic has decided to close up shop, with longtime coach Dennis Agena shaping generations of young athletes. Starting his Coaching journey back in 1966, Agena set up shop in Kalihi to help under privileged youth get better opportunities through basketball.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Blood Bank of Hawaii is celebrating World Blood Donor day with gifts for donors as it tries to replenish a dangerously low supply. To woo donors, they’re being offered small tokens of appreciation. Super donors who have given 300 to 600 times will be recognized with a special koa wood gift, which can be picked up at the Young Street location Monday.
Hawaiian Electric received approval to move forward with a pilot program that will encourage the growth of electric bus fleets by helping bus operators reduce the upfront cost of installing charging equipment on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island. The “eBus Make-Ready Infrastructure Pilot Project” recently approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is the latest initiative launched by Hawaiian Electric under its commitment to support and accelerate the electrification of transportation as part of a clean energy vision for Hawai‘i.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Job seekers on the hunt for new employment are invited to an in-person hiring fair this weekend. On Wednesday, the American Job Center Hawaii is hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Dole Cannery in Iwilei.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Transportation has indefinitely closed one of two runways at the Hilo International Airport after the lights went out. Department spokesman Jai Cunningham said the runway went dark on Friday and airport personnel are trying to determine the cause, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Former UTEP forward Bryson Williams is transferring to Texas Tech, he announced on social media Sunday. 😤Let’s go!!! pic.twitter.com/vtQCIk5YmA — Bryson Williams (@Bwillington11) June 13, 2021 Williams played the last two seasons at UTEP. He averaged 17.8 points per game in 2019-20 and 15.1 in 2020-21.
Honolulu police arrested a 22-year-old woman who allegedly attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl from her yard in Maili on Tuesday. The girl was playing with other children when they were approached by the female stranger who first tried to lure away her 7-year-old brother, police said. The suspect then allegedly used verbal and physical coercion to lead the girl away from her home, police said.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Emergency crews treated a woman who was injured after a steep jump off a waterfall. EMS said the 25-year-old woman was hurt at Maunawili Falls Saturday afternoon. Crews were called out just after 3 p.m. after she jumped about 50 feet off the waterfall into the water below.
Updated: 35 minutes ago HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Vaccine outreach efforts stretched to West Oahu Saturday as a family-friendly venue transformed into an inoculation clinic. Medical staff administered 40 doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson Shots at the popular Wet ‘n’ Wild water park.
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New coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. are down dramatically from earlier highs, though more contagious variants are spreading. Most people are now are at least partially vaccinated, yet lingering hesitancy has slowed the pace and even caused some doses to go to waste. So is the COVID-19 emergency over, or is it continuing?
For decades, local arts and crafts organizations like the Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui have had a symbiotic relationship with the Honolulu Museum of Art School at the historic Linekona School. Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription.
We’ve recently found out that the City &County of Honolulu is going to take 10,000 applications from vulnerable people and families who need help paying rent or utility bills. So, it’s a good time to review the tax rules applicable to payments like these so recipients don’t get nasty surprises from the tax agencies.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Tropical Storm Carlos has formed in the eastern Pacific, becoming the third named system in the basin so far this hurricane season. The tropical cyclone formed as Tropical Depression Three-E Saturday morning and was upgraded to a named tropical storm by afternoon. The National Hurricane Center said Carlos was located 2,095 miles east-southeast of Hilo and was moving to the west at 7 miles per hour.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Father’s Day is coming up and the Domestic Violence Action Center is accepting donations to honor dad. A drive-by donation site was held in Kaka’ako on Saturday, June 12, as part of the organization’s “High $5 For Dads” campaign.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued three kayakers off the Mokulua Islands and a paddle boarder off Yokohama Bay on Saturday, June 12. Officials say the rescues occurred roughly 20 minutes apart. A 911 call came in shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday for the kayakers off the Mokulua Islands.
Honolulu city prosecutor faces mounting pressure to release transcripts from Iremamber Sykap proceedings
Elected officials and attorneys are calling for the transcripts from a grand jury proceeding on the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap. Jurors decided on Wednesday not to indict the three officers involved in the incident. Honolulu attorney Tae Kim said getting officials to publicize the transcripts is a lofty goal, but it's not impossible.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The opening of a fast food location in Windward Oahu Saturday brought blessings, hungry patrons and protestors. Community members flanked the sidewalks leading up to Wendy’s on Kailua Drive — calling for the franchise owner, Cotti Foods, to follow through with their promise to build a wall separating the property from neighboring homes.
Updated: seconds ago HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Changes made to a heavily used road in the Diamond Head area are upsetting drivers and residents — many say the improvements are actually hazards. Paid parking stalls were installed on the ewa side of Leahi Avenue between Monsarrat Avenue and Noela Drive just mauka of Kapiolani Park this week.