Story Archives | December 2009: Week One - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

  • The giant waves of 1969: will the coming swell be even bigger?

    The giant waves of 1969: will the coming swell be even bigger?

    Exactly 40 years ago, a massive winter swell hit the north and west shores of the islands. Many surfers...More >>
    Exactly 40 years ago, a massive winter swell hit the north and west shores of the islands. Many surfers...More >>
  • New imagery uncovers how the Hawaiian Islands were formed

    New imagery uncovers how the Hawaiian Islands were formed

    Ever wonder how the islands we live on ended up where they are? A University of Hawaii geophysicist...More >>
    Ever wonder how the islands we live on ended up where they are? A University of Hawaii geophysicist...More >>
  • Big surf: what to expect from meteorologist Ray Tanabe

    Big surf: what to expect from meteorologist Ray Tanabe

    National Weather Service forecaster Ray Tanabe joins Guy Hagi on Hawaii News Now to explain what we...More >>
    National Weather Service forecaster Ray Tanabe joins Guy Hagi on Hawaii News Now to explain what we...More >>
  • Chinatown market avoids fine for rat infestation

    Chinatown market avoids fine for rat infestation

    Larry Geller's voice punctuates his video of rats roaming inside a Chinatown market. He taped rodents...More >>
    Larry Geller's voice punctuates his video of rats roaming inside a Chinatown market. He taped rodents...More >>
  • Hawaii Film Office affected by state layoffs

    Hawaii Film Office affected by state layoffs

    The Hawaii Film Office helps bring millions of dollars into...More >>
    The Hawaii Film Office helps bring millions of dollars into...More >>
  • Legislators weigh in on childcare battle

    Legislators weigh in on childcare battle

    The childcare subsidy program battle continues and now state legislators are weighing in. Senate and...More >>
    The childcare subsidy program battle continues and now state legislators are weighing in. Senate and...More >>
  • Crews still searching for boater missing off Kona

    Crews still searching for boater missing off Kona

    US Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews are searching waters off Kona for 58-year-old...More >>
    US Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews are searching waters off Kona for 58-year-old...More >>
  • Schatz stepping down as Hawaii Democratic Party chair

    Schatz stepping down as Hawaii Democratic Party chair

    Brian Schatz announced Friday that he will step down as chair of the Hawaii Democratic Party effective...More >>
    Brian Schatz announced Friday that he will step down as chair of the Hawaii Democratic Party effective...More >>
  • Plan would change child care subsidy program

    Plan would change child care subsidy program

    Facing yet another funding crisis the state is changing the way it hands out money to low income families to pay for child care and...More >>
    Facing yet another funding crisis the state is changing the way it hands out money to low income families to pay for child care and...More >>
  • Fire damages Kauai shopping center

    Fire damages Kauai shopping center

    An investigation is underway to determine why a fire broke out at the famous Coco Palms Resort. It...More >>
    An investigation is underway to determine why a fire broke out at the famous Coco Palms Resort. It...More >>
  • Parents of malnourished girl sentenced to life in prison

    Parents of malnourished girl sentenced to life in prison

    Saying they failed as parents, an Oahu judge on Thursday handed down life prison terms for a former couple...More >>
    Saying they failed as parents, an Oahu judge on Thursday handed down life prison terms for a former couple...More >>
  • Suspect in peacock beating death suffers court setback

    Suspect in peacock beating death suffers court setback

    You could say score one for the peacocks. A Makaha woman charged with animal cruelty for beating...More >>
    You could say score one for the peacocks. A Makaha woman charged with animal cruelty for beating...More >>
  • Health officials urge doctors to report H1N1 vaccinations

    Health officials urge doctors to report H1N1 vaccinations

    Kalihi-Palama Health Center has a new shipment of H1N1 vaccine. It won't be around for long. The clinic...More >>
    Kalihi-Palama Health Center has a new shipment of H1N1 vaccine. It won't be around for long. The clinic...More >>
  • Man in Ewa Beach standoff surrenders

    Man in Ewa Beach standoff surrenders

    An armed man who barricaded himself inside his apartment is now in police custody. Police said he ...More >>
    An armed man who barricaded himself inside his apartment is now in police custody. Police said he ...More >>
  • Maui police: man set on fire while sleeping

    Maui police: man set on fire while sleeping

    Maui police are investigating a possible attempted murder case. A 27-year-old homeless man reported early...More >>
    Maui police are investigating a possible attempted murder case. A 27-year-old homeless man reported early...More >>
  • Man dies in Kahuku car crash

    Man dies in Kahuku car crash

    Investigators are at the scene of a deadly crash in Kahuku. Police got a call just before 5:00 Thursday...More >>
    Investigators are at the scene of a deadly crash in Kahuku. Police got a call just before 5:00 Thursday...More >>
  • Man killed in Puna crash identified

    Man killed in Puna crash identified

    Hawaii island police have identified the man who died in a Tuesday night crash in Puna as 59-year-old...More >>
    Hawaii island police have identified the man who died in a Tuesday night crash in Puna as 59-year-old...More >>
  • Grounded fishing boat freed

    Grounded fishing boat freed

    The 54-foot fishing vessel Logan, which had run aground off Kewalo Basin early Wednesday, was floated...More >>
    The 54-foot fishing vessel Logan, which had run aground off Kewalo Basin early Wednesday, was floated...More >>
  • Vandalism at Wailupe Valley Elementary sparks criticism at city

    Vandalism at Wailupe Valley Elementary sparks criticism at city

    There are new security measures at a former East Oahu school after vandals struck the campus. It happened over the Thanksgiving weekend...More >>
    There are new security measures at a former East Oahu school after vandals struck the campus. It happened over the Thanksgiving weekend...More >>
  • Scientists tracking entangled whale calf

    Scientists tracking entangled whale calf

    Marine scientists are tracking an entangled whale calf off the coast of Maui. The calf is dragging 300-400 feet of...More >>
    Marine scientists are tracking an entangled whale calf off the coast of Maui. The calf is dragging 300-400 feet of...More >>
  • Oahu traffic deaths ahead of '08 pace, road safety urged

    Oahu traffic deaths ahead of '08 pace, road safety urged

    Don't let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season make you cut corners when it comes to safety. Honolulu police and members of the community are...More >>
    Don't let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season make you cut corners when it comes to safety. Honolulu police and members of the community are...More >>
  • Plan approved to stop homeless camping at Kapiolani Park

    Plan approved to stop homeless camping at Kapiolani Park

    According to the Mayor Mufi Hannemann the loophole that caused a controversy over homeless camping in Kapiolani Park has been closed. The city announced...More >>
    According to the Mayor Mufi Hannemann the loophole that caused a controversy over homeless camping in Kapiolani Park has been closed. The city announced...More >>
  • Outgoing elections chief defends polling place plan

    Outgoing elections chief defends polling place plan

    State Elections Chief Kevin Cronin didn't go the state Capitol to talk about his resignation. In a meeting with...More >>
    State Elections Chief Kevin Cronin didn't go the state Capitol to talk about his resignation. In a meeting with...More >>
  • Woman killed in parking lot accident identified

    Woman killed in parking lot accident identified

    The Medical Examiner's office has identified the woman killed in a Tuesday morning pedestrian accident as...More >>
    The Medical Examiner's office has identified the woman killed in a Tuesday morning pedestrian accident as...More >>
  • Obama officials defend President's new Afghan war plan

    Obama officials defend President's new Afghan war plan

    Tuesday night, President Obama laid out his new plan for the war in Afghanistan. Wednesday, his administration...More >>
    Tuesday night, President Obama laid out his new plan for the war in Afghanistan. Wednesday, his administration...More >>
  • Hawaii Army National Guard prepares to deploy troops to Afghanistan

    Hawaii Army National Guard prepares to deploy troops to Afghanistan

    President Obama's announcement on Tuesday of a troop surge in Afghanistan comes as Hawaii's...More >>
    President Obama's announcement on Tuesday of a troop surge in Afghanistan comes as Hawaii's...More >>
  • Hawaii's Chief Election Officer Cronin resigns

    Hawaii's Chief Election Officer Cronin resigns

    The voting boss folds. After a turbulent two years, the man in charge of Hawaii elections says he is resigning at the end of the month...More >>
    The voting boss folds. After a turbulent two years, the man in charge of Hawaii elections says he is resigning at the end of the month...More >>
  • Pets eager to get adopted

    Pets eager to get adopted

    Months after the largest animal rescue in Hawaii, dozens of pets nursed...More >>
    Months after the largest animal rescue in Hawaii, dozens of pets nursed...More >>
  • Hawaii delegation reacts to president's strategy on Afghanistan

    Hawaii delegation reacts to president's strategy on Afghanistan

    Hawaii's congressional delegation reacted Tuesday afternoon to President Obama's strategy speech on...More >>
    Hawaii's congressional delegation reacted Tuesday afternoon to President Obama's strategy speech on...More >>
  • Dolls, electronic games would brighten Christmas for Waimanalo family

    Dolls, electronic games would brighten Christmas for Waimanalo family

    No one likes asking for a hand-out. That includes Shannon Canopin and Sheldon Souza, a Waimanalo...More >>
    No one likes asking for a hand-out. That includes Shannon Canopin and Sheldon Souza, a Waimanalo...More >>
  • Suspected con man accused of stealing $130K from Hawaii banks

    Suspected con man accused of stealing $130K from Hawaii banks

    A suspected con man, who's already facing criminal charges in San Diego, was indicted by an Oahu...More >>
    A suspected con man, who's already facing criminal charges in San Diego, was indicted by an Oahu...More >>
  • June Jones talks about returning to islands for Hawaii Bowl

    June Jones talks about returning to islands for Hawaii Bowl

    June Jones and Southern Methodist University are heading back to Hawaii, and it could mean a Jones vs. UH match up in the Hawaii Bowl ...More >>
    June Jones and Southern Methodist University are heading back to Hawaii, and it could mean a Jones vs. UH match up in the Hawaii Bowl ...More >>
  • Honolulu moves closer to resolution on bed and breakfast rentals

    Honolulu moves closer to resolution on bed and breakfast rentals

    Bed and breakfasts are a step closer to becoming legal on Oahu. Tuesday, the city council advanced...More >>
    Bed and breakfasts are a step closer to becoming legal on Oahu. Tuesday, the city council advanced...More >>
  • Fire destroys dance group costumes and computer

    Fire destroys dance group costumes and computer

    Fire hoses and flashing lights fronted the house at 2303 Palena Street in Kalihi. Out back stood the building...More >>
    Fire hoses and flashing lights fronted the house at 2303 Palena Street in Kalihi. Out back stood the building...More >>
  • Driver arrested after accident closes South Kihei Road for hours

    Driver arrested after accident closes South Kihei Road for hours

    Police arrested 20-year-old Jessica Brown of Kihei Tuesday afternoon for driving under the influence after...More >>
    Police arrested 20-year-old Jessica Brown of Kihei Tuesday afternoon for driving under the influence after...More >>
  • Maui officials call off search for missing couple

    Maui officials call off search for missing couple

    Maui fire officials have announced that they have called off the search for missing Hana residents...More >>
    Maui fire officials have announced that they have called off the search for missing Hana residents...More >>
  • Hawaii's largest batch of H1N1 vaccine on its way

    Hawaii's largest batch of H1N1 vaccine on its way

    More doses are on the way. It's Hawaii's biggest-yet shipment of H1N1 vaccine, and not a moment too soon...More >>
    More doses are on the way. It's Hawaii's biggest-yet shipment of H1N1 vaccine, and not a moment too soon...More >>
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