Good afternoon, I hope this email finds you well. Here are some of the stories were working for Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30.
DID YOU FEEL IT? QUAKE FELT IN DOWNTOWN HONOLULU
A lot of people are talking about feeling an earthquake in downtown Honolulu. Reports on its magnitude are still coming in, but it was strong enough that calls and emails came pouring into our newsroom. It was centered off of Waimanalo. Keahi Tucker will have a full report at 5.
WILD WEATHER NOT GONE YET
Lingering, unstable weather will give us more of the same stuff we've experienced lately. Over the past few days, we've had it all -- from hail, to thunderstorms and lightning, to heavy downpours and threats of flooding. Guy Hagi is on it and will update all of us as to what to expect in the coming days.
PICKING UP THE PIECES AFTER LIGHTENING STRIKES CHURCH
And speaking of wild weather, today we visit with the Father and a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church on Oahu's windward side. In Waikane last night, the church was hit by a powerful bolt of lightening. Its cross is still standing, but coming up at 5:30, we'll show you just how powerful the blast was.
STATE OF THE CITY
New Honolulu Mayor, Peter Carlisle, gave his first State of the City address today. The former Honolulu Prosecutor said, financially, the City and County of Honolulu is in bad shape. Tim Sakahara will have a full report at 5.
HONOLULU POLICE OFFICER ON TRIAL FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
Testimony today in the sexual assault trial involving a Honolulu Police officer and a former prostitute. This one will likely come down to credibility -- in other words, who's more believable. Tonight at 5, you'll hear testimony from the alleged victim; and you can be the judge. Minna Sugimoto will have that report.
These are just a some of the stories coming up tonight. I hope you will join Stephanie Lum and me at 5 and 5:30. See you later tonight!