Here's a look at some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now's early evening newscasts on this Thursday, the 14th of October.
HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE STRIKE
Workers at the hotel chain's largest property walked off the job this morning. Their contract dispute leaves thousands of guests without key services including food, housekeeping, and valet. We have team coverage of the strike and its effects beginning tonight on Hawaii News Now at Five.
ONLY ON HAWAII NEWS NOW: RESTORING KAHOOLAWE
Teri Okita and video journalist Oscar Valenzuela were granted unprecedented access to the Island. They'll show us firsthand how restoration is going nearly 20 years after the first bombing practice began on Kahoolawe, and chronicle the challenges bringing it back to its former glory.
IBEW STRIKE VOTE
We're tracking a strike authorization vote happening now for electric company workers. An update ahead at 6.
ANOTHER HPD OFFICER ARRESTED
Ikaika Silva has been charged with abusing a household member. He's the fourth officer arrested since September. There are currently cases involving at least 17 officers open with the Prosecutor's office.
BIG DRUG BUST
A month long investigation led Maui Police to drugs worth close to 750-thousand dollars all stashed in one home. Three arrests were made in connection with their investigation.
LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION!
The Hawaii International Festival kicks off and there are a lot of flicks to see in a short amount of time. 200 Films, 10 Days. Our Movie Critic Terry Hunter has a guide on what to see tonight at 6 on KGMB.
NEVADA RELUCTANT TO COME TO HAWAII
The Nevada Wolfpack won't arrive in Honolulu until the day before the game with the Warriors at Aloha Stadium. Mike Cherry explains why the team didn't want too much time in the Islands tonight at 6.
Our two hour local news block starts at 5PM when I team up with Stephanie Lum for Hawaii News Now on KGMB and KHNL. Our local news continues at 5:30 on KHNL, shifts to KGMB at 6 and KFVE at 6:30.
Aloha and see you on the news!