It's Fat Tuesday, Sunrise style and we have a packed morning show for you. First, the news of the day.
WAIKIKI WATER MAIN BREAK "MORE COMPLICATED" THAN THOUGHT
A ruptured main on Royal Hawaiian Avenue is still causing problems this morning. The Board of Water Supply pulled an all nighter trying to patch it up, but warns us that the problem is "more complicated" than first thought. Translation: It might not be fixed until this afternoon.
About an hour after we signed off on Sunrise yesterday came word that hundreds of electric workers reached a tentative deal with HECO management. Now, union employees must vote to ratify the deal. Howard Dicus has details.
POLE REPAIRS ONGOING IN EWA
Sky News Now went up above the downed power poles on Fort Weaver Road to give us an overview. See why clearing them from the road is such a challenge for crews who responded during the strike.
KILAUEA GOES OFF
It's been erupting for decades, but the activity at Kilauea Volcano is the highest in the past 14 years. We'll chat live with the Volcanologists monitoring the lava show at 7:40.
HAWAII FIVE-O'S ALEX O'LOUGHLIN SHIRTLESS
Yes, I know that McGarrett ALWAYS seems to be shirtless on the show, but now that Hawaii Five-O is in re-runs, we're going through a little withdrawal. Okay, maybe the Sunrise fellas aren't, but I found Alex O'Loughlin shirtless on the cover of a new magazine, dishing about Hawaii and wanted to share the scenery.
MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY TIME
Malasadas are just a start to celebrations in Hawaii. There's a Carnaval style block party, 2 Samba parades and more. Don Murphy will visit the Sunrise kitchen to show what he'll be cooking up tonight for the big bash.
INTO THE WOODS: A TWIST ON CLASSIC FAIRYTALES
Whatever happens AFTER "Happily Ever After?" "Into the Woods" follows fairy tale characters that we have come to know and love like Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. They all have a wish and must journey to the woods to seek their goals. We'll have a preview at 8:20.
Billy V shows Taizo how to cut glass with a string. We can tell you that fire was involved, but don't worry. He's learning from a pro.
HONOLULU FESTIVAL GIVEAWAY
All week long, you have a chance to win a prize package for the Honolulu Festival. Just email us to sunrise@HawaiiNewsNow.com with all of your contact info.
See you on Sunrise!