Coming up on Hawaii News Now Wednesday

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Here's a look at some of the stories we're working on tonight for Hawaii News Now.

Fireworks Ban Vote. Today's the day the Honolulu City Council is supposed to take action on a bill to ban fireworks. We'll have the results of their vote and explain what this means to consumers.

Mayor Elect Makes First Hire. Peter Carlisle said during the Hawaii News Now Mayoral Debate that he would save money by cutting the Managing Director Office. But it appears that was just a jab at his opponent Kirk Caldwell. Today, Carlisle tapped Doug Chin to be the new Managing Director. Chin was Carlisle's First Deputy and has been the Acting City Prosecutor since Carlisle stepped down to run for Mayor. Hear from Doug Chin tonight at 5.

Murder Suspect Arrested. Honolulu police have arrested Aysa Delos Santos in connection with the death of 35-year old Christopher Myers.

Myers' body was found early Sunday morning near the Keeaumoku street Walgreens. The case was first classified as an unattended death, but police later reclassified it as second-degree murder.

Sewage Spill. Warning signs are posted at Palolo stream due to a wastewater spill. A grease blockage caused an estimated two-thousand gallons of sewage to flush out. Half entered the stream. The rest overflowed onto a vacant lot at Kaau street near 9th Avenue.

Honolulu One of Best Communities to Raise Kids. The group "America's Promise Alliance" put Honolulu on the list for strong after-school programs, opportunities for service leadership and safe places for kids to play. Honolulu was the only Hawaii community on the top 100 list. It's the third time the city has received the honor.

Show Goes on for Bruno Mars Despite Drug Arrest. The Roosevelt High Chart Topper will be a musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The news comes just days after he was arrested in Las Vegas. Police say the singer had 2.6 grams of cocaine in his possession.

Oprah Winfrey's New Maui Business. We know Oprah loves to unwind on the Valley Isle, but is she ready to share her spread? Tonight at 6 on KGMB, we have the scoop on rumors that she's going to open a Bed and Breakfast.

I hope you can join us for our two hour local news block. It all starts at 5PM when I team up with Stephanie Lum for Hawaii News Now at Five on KGMB and KHNL. Our local news continues at 5:30 on KHNL, shifts to KGMB at 6 and KFVE at 6:30.

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