Story Archives | January 2010: Week Five - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

  • Driver accused of killing woman at McDonald's drive-thru now charged with manslaughter

    Driver accused of killing woman at McDonald's drive-thru now charged with manslaughter

    Prosecutors on Thursday went before an Oahu grand jury and secured a more serious charge against the...More >>
    Prosecutors on Thursday went before an Oahu grand jury and secured a more serious charge against the...More >>
  • Mayor Frank Fasi stories, from bulldozers to planters

    Mayor Frank Fasi stories, from bulldozers to planters

    Mayor Frank Fasi was a man of strong words, who always stuck by them. That's how friends remember ...More >>
    Mayor Frank Fasi was a man of strong words, who always stuck by them. That's how friends remember ...More >>
  • Safeway planning new store on Beretania

    Safeway planning new store on Beretania

    A new bigger and better Safeway is in the works, one that would replace the existing supermarket...More >>
    A new bigger and better Safeway is in the works, one that would replace the existing supermarket...More >>
  • 'Mr. Iolani' honored at memorial service

    'Mr. Iolani' honored at memorial service

    He's best known as "Mr. Iolani" and Sunday, hundreds paid tribute to the man who played an active role at Iolani and in the high school sports community...More >>
    He's best known as "Mr. Iolani" and Sunday, hundreds paid tribute to the man who played an active role at Iolani and in the high school sports community...More >>
  • Kalihi warehouse fire may have been arson

    Kalihi warehouse fire may have been arson

    Honolulu firefighters now say they have reason to believe a warehouse fire in Kalihi was arson, but say they have not yet confirmed it. The blaze...More >>
    Honolulu firefighters now say they have reason to believe a warehouse fire in Kalihi was arson, but say they have not yet confirmed it. The blaze...More >>
  • 'Mighty Mo' back in action

    'Mighty Mo' back in action

    Four wars, a formal surrender ceremony and generations of men served onboard.  The USS Missouri not only made history on Saturday...More >>
    Four wars, a formal surrender ceremony and generations of men served onboard.  The USS Missouri not only made history on Saturday...More >>
  • Jobs saved by Maui sugar decision

    Jobs saved by Maui sugar decision

    Roughly 750 jobs on Maui have been saved ... at least for now. Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar...More >>
    Roughly 750 jobs on Maui have been saved ... at least for now. Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar...More >>
  • 'Sweet' event surrounding 'sour' issue

    'Sweet' event surrounding 'sour' issue

    A "sweet" event surrounding an issue that's left a "sour" taste in the mouths of many people statewide. Friday...More >>
    A "sweet" event surrounding an issue that's left a "sour" taste in the mouths of many people statewide. Friday...More >>
  • Hawaii Senate defers vote on Kubo judge nomination

    Hawaii Senate defers vote on Kubo judge nomination

    The Hawaii Senate has deferred a vote on the nomination of former U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo to become...More >>
    The Hawaii Senate has deferred a vote on the nomination of former U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo to become...More >>
  • New documentary ‘Under a Jarvis Moon' recalls an adventure in the South Pacific

    New documentary ‘Under a Jarvis Moon' recalls an adventure in the South Pacific

    Nearly three quarters of a century ago, the first of many groups of students from Kamehameha Schools, were...More >>
    Nearly three quarters of a century ago, the first of many groups of students from Kamehameha Schools, were...More >>
  • Hawaii state house members turn down civil unions

    Hawaii state house members turn down civil unions

    Barely two weeks into the 2010 Hawaii Legislative session, the hot-button issue of civil unions for same-sex...More >>
    Barely two weeks into the 2010 Hawaii Legislative session, the hot-button issue of civil unions for same-sex...More >>
  • 610 tropical fish found dead on Hawaii island

    610 tropical fish found dead on Hawaii island

    More than 600 dead tropical fish have been discovered in a trash bin at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor...More >>
    More than 600 dead tropical fish have been discovered in a trash bin at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor...More >>
  • Waikiki security guard dies following scuffle

    Waikiki security guard dies following scuffle

    46-year-old Frank Rodrigues, a security guard working at the Duty Free Shoppers (DFS) store in Waikiki, died...More >>
    46-year-old Frank Rodrigues, a security guard working at the Duty Free Shoppers (DFS) store in Waikiki, died...More >>
  • Ed Kubo's nomination as judge may be in jeopardy

    Ed Kubo's nomination as judge may be in jeopardy

    The nomination of a former U.S. Attorney to be a circuit court judge is in jeopardy.More >>
    The nomination of a former U.S. Attorney to be a circuit court judge is in jeopardy.More >>
  • Vandals wreck Hawaii's Plantation Village

    Vandals wreck Hawaii's Plantation Village

    There's a plea for help after a vandalism break-in at Waipahu's Hawaii's Plantation Village. It happened...More >>
    There's a plea for help after a vandalism break-in at Waipahu's Hawaii's Plantation Village. It happened...More >>
  • Second driver in deadly Mililani crash pleads guilty

    Second driver in deadly Mililani crash pleads guilty

    A young driver who, prosecutors say, contributed to a deadly car crash in Mililani three years ago...More >>
    A young driver who, prosecutors say, contributed to a deadly car crash in Mililani three years ago...More >>
  • Mother of toddler who was thrown onto freeway says she was out gambling, doing drugs

    Mother of toddler who was thrown onto freeway says she was out gambling, doing drugs

    The mother of an Oahu toddler, who was thrown off a freeway overpass two years ago, says she was...More >>
    The mother of an Oahu toddler, who was thrown off a freeway overpass two years ago, says she was...More >>
  • Gay art stirs controversy at state capitol

    Gay art stirs controversy at state capitol

    The civil unions bill could live or die Friday after the state house meets behind closed doors to decide if they'll hold...More >>
    The civil unions bill could live or die Friday after the state house meets behind closed doors to decide if they'll hold...More >>
  • Joshua Gonda found not guilty in freeway shooting

    Joshua Gonda found not guilty in freeway shooting

    A jury has found an Oahu man not guilty of shooting and paralyzing a teenager. Joshua Gonda was facing...More >>
    A jury has found an Oahu man not guilty of shooting and paralyzing a teenager. Joshua Gonda was facing...More >>
  • Salt Lake home destroyed by fire

    Salt Lake home destroyed by fire

    A house fire Thursday afternoon sent one man running to safety and three others looking for a new...More >>
    A house fire Thursday afternoon sent one man running to safety and three others looking for a new...More >>
  • Servco Pacific reacts to Toyota recall

    Servco Pacific reacts to Toyota recall

    The Servco Pacific car lot in Mapunapuna had a fair amount of traffic on the day after Toyota announced it was stopping production of eight models of its popular automobiles...More >>
    The Servco Pacific car lot in Mapunapuna had a fair amount of traffic on the day after Toyota announced it was stopping production of eight models of its popular automobiles...More >>
  • Boulder removal in Kalihi Valley underway

    Boulder removal in Kalihi Valley underway

    Work is underway to remove two large boulders, five days after they crashed down a Kalihi hillside. Contractors were...More >>
    Work is underway to remove two large boulders, five days after they crashed down a Kalihi hillside. Contractors were...More >>
  • Men accused of beating elderly woman, live-in caregiver indicted

    Men accused of beating elderly woman, live-in caregiver indicted

    An Oahu grand jury on Wednesday determined there's enough evidence to send two young men to trial for allegedly beating an elderly woman...More >>
    An Oahu grand jury on Wednesday determined there's enough evidence to send two young men to trial for allegedly beating an elderly woman...More >>
  • Republicans in Hawaii to strategize

    Republicans in Hawaii to strategize

    "Playing to win," that's the theme for the Republican National Committee's winter meetings which are being held at Hilton...More >>
    "Playing to win," that's the theme for the Republican National Committee's winter meetings which are being held at Hilton...More >>
  • Famlily of murder victim speaks out at killer's sentencing

    Famlily of murder victim speaks out at killer's sentencing

    The family of a transgendered person, who was stabbed to death two years ago, flew from Maui to Oahu to speak...More >>
    The family of a transgendered person, who was stabbed to death two years ago, flew from Maui to Oahu to speak...More >>
  • President Obama's State of the Union Address

    President Obama's State of the Union Address

    President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address today in Washington, DC...More >>
  • Republican National Committee Summit draws protesters

    Republican National Committee Summit draws protesters

    Hawaii will soon see a lot of red, in its blue territory. On Wednesday, the Republican National...More >>
    Hawaii will soon see a lot of red, in its blue territory. On Wednesday, the Republican National...More >>
  • Hundreds rally for health and human service funding

    Hundreds rally for health and human service funding

    In a mixed and massive crowd of adults and children, some carrying signs, all wearing colorful shirts, we found Steve...More >>
    In a mixed and massive crowd of adults and children, some carrying signs, all wearing colorful shirts, we found Steve...More >>
  • Hawaii's tourism industry on rebound

    Hawaii's tourism industry on rebound

    After a three month increase in Japanese visitors Hawaii's tourism industry appears to be on the rebound...More >>
    After a three month increase in Japanese visitors Hawaii's tourism industry appears to be on the rebound...More >>
  • Navy and FAA questions linger on rail route

    Navy and FAA questions linger on rail route

    Time is money and changing the rail plan now would cost the city big-time. That's the mayor's message to critics...More >>
    Time is money and changing the rail plan now would cost the city big-time. That's the mayor's message to critics...More >>
  • UH Professors approve new contract

    UH Professors approve new contract

    Professors in the University of Hawaii system approved a new contract. Their salary cuts stay for now but they'll recoup that and get a raise...More >>
    Professors in the University of Hawaii system approved a new contract. Their salary cuts stay for now but they'll recoup that and get a raise...More >>
  • Lead detective in toddler murder case grilled on witness stand

    Lead detective in toddler murder case grilled on witness stand

    The lead investigator in the death of an Oahu toddler, who was thrown onto the H-1 Freeway two years ago...More >>
    The lead investigator in the death of an Oahu toddler, who was thrown onto the H-1 Freeway two years ago...More >>
  • Trial begins for teen accused of killing, raping neighbor

    Trial begins for teen accused of killing, raping neighbor

    With only his father in court to support him, a 17-year-old boy accused of strangling his neighbor went on trial...More >>
    With only his father in court to support him, a 17-year-old boy accused of strangling his neighbor went on trial...More >>
  • Ship loses cargo after violent storm

    Ship loses cargo after violent storm

    There were containers overboard after a Horizon Lines cargo ship plowed through a violent storm on its way to Honolulu. Several containers...More >>
    There were containers overboard after a Horizon Lines cargo ship plowed through a violent storm on its way to Honolulu. Several containers...More >>
  • Rail opponent Panos Prevedouros to run for mayor

    Rail opponent Panos Prevedouros to run for mayor

    University of Hawaii engineering professor Panos Prevedouros said he intends to run for mayor if incumbent Mufi Hannemann steps down this year to contend for governor as expected...More >>
    University of Hawaii engineering professor Panos Prevedouros said he intends to run for mayor if incumbent Mufi Hannemann steps down this year to contend for governor as expected...More >>
  • Turbulance forces flight back to Oahu

    Turbulance forces flight back to Oahu

    Passengers on a United Airlines flight from Hawaii to California were alarmed when their plane had to return to the islands...More >>
    Passengers on a United Airlines flight from Hawaii to California were alarmed when their plane had to return to the islands...More >>
  • Nevada football player pleads no contest to felony theft

    Nevada football player pleads no contest to felony theft

    A Nevada football player, accused of shoplifting high-end items while on Oahu for last month's Sheraton...More >>
    A Nevada football player, accused of shoplifting high-end items while on Oahu for last month's Sheraton...More >>
  • Murder trial begins; Higa charged with death of toddler

    Murder trial begins; Higa charged with death of toddler

    Trial began Monday for an Oahu man accused of murdering a toddler by throwing him off a freeway...More >>
    Trial began Monday for an Oahu man accused of murdering a toddler by throwing him off a freeway...More >>
  • Honolulu Police Department looking for new officers

    Honolulu Police Department looking for new officers

    Jobs may be hard to find these days, but if a career in law enforcement interests you, you're in luck. The Honolulu police department is hiring...More >>
    Jobs may be hard to find these days, but if a career in law enforcement interests you, you're in luck. The Honolulu police department is hiring...More >>
  • Governor's speech focuses on future

    Governor's speech focuses on future

    A standing ovation followed her introduction. Then Gov. Linda Lingle launched into her final State of the State address with a...More >>
    A standing ovation followed her introduction. Then Gov. Linda Lingle launched into her final State of the State address with a...More >>
  • Governor delivers State of the State Address

    Governor delivers State of the State Address

    With a focus on improving the quality of life for residents, stimulating the economy, creating jobs, improving...More >>
    With a focus on improving the quality of life for residents, stimulating the economy, creating jobs, improving...More >>
  • Son 'devastated' after crashing car; father in critical condition

    Son 'devastated' after crashing car; father in critical condition

    A suspected drunken driver is at his father's hospital bedside following a violent truck crash in Nanakuli Saturday night...More >>
    A suspected drunken driver is at his father's hospital bedside following a violent truck crash in Nanakuli Saturday night...More >>
  • Barricade situation ends peacefully

    Barricade situation ends peacefully

    A barricade standoff situation which spanned nearly 12 hours with Honolulu Police ended peacefully this morning. Officers were called around 7:30 Saturday night to a home onMore >>
    A barricade standoff situation which spanned nearly 12 hours with Honolulu Police ended peacefully this morning. Officers were called around 7:30 Saturday night to a home onMore >>
  • Woman gives $5 million to Hawaii non-profits in her will

    Woman gives $5 million to Hawaii non-profits in her will

    Six Hawaii charities will benefit from a woman's kind heart. Ruth Clark Little was born in New Jersey, but moved to Hawaii in 1956...More >>
    Six Hawaii charities will benefit from a woman's kind heart. Ruth Clark Little was born in New Jersey, but moved to Hawaii in 1956...More >>
  • Thousands of Hawaii National Guard soldiers honored

    Thousands of Hawaii National Guard soldiers honored

    They're back from the Middle East. Hawaii soldiers completed 2,500 missions and drove more than two million miles in some of the world's most dangerous roads...More >>
    They're back from the Middle East. Hawaii soldiers completed 2,500 missions and drove more than two million miles in some of the world's most dangerous roads...More >>
  • Fatal moped crash in Manoa

    Fatal moped crash in Manoa

    Honolulu police say speed was a factor in a crash that killed a teenage moped rider. It happened just after 10:00 Saturday night at the intersection of Manoa Road and Lowrey Avenue. PoliceMore >>
    Honolulu police say speed was a factor in a crash that killed a teenage moped rider. It happened just after 10:00 Saturday night at the intersection of Manoa Road and Lowrey Avenue. PoliceMore >>
  • Nimitz Highway re-opened after water main break

    Nimitz Highway re-opened after water main break

    Nimitz Highway was back open this morning after Board of Water Supply crews finished repairs on a broken water main. It was reported around 11:00 Saturday morning on NimitzMore >>
    Nimitz Highway was back open this morning after Board of Water Supply crews finished repairs on a broken water main. It was reported around 11:00 Saturday morning on NimitzMore >>
  • State's first public electric vehicle charging station opens

    State's first public electric vehicle charging station opens

    It's another step forward in Hawaii's initiative to reduce its imported energy from 90% to 30% within 20 years. With gas prices rising once...More >>
    It's another step forward in Hawaii's initiative to reduce its imported energy from 90% to 30% within 20 years. With gas prices rising once...More >>
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