Aloha! Here are some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30 on this Wednesday.
FAMILY ESCAPES BURNING HOME
Eight people are lucky to alive, but homeless, after their home went up in flames in Punalu`u this morning. The home is located on a rural, country road in a small windward Oahu neighborhood and does not have nearby fire hydrants. The family says if it did, that could have made the difference between saving and losing their home. Their story is tonight at 5.
FEDS COMMITTED TO CITY'S RAIL PROJECT
U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, says the federal government is committed to the city's multi-billion dollar -- and controversial -- rail transit project. Our own Brooks Baehr talked with federal officials this morning and will have a full report tonight at 5.
HPD SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS GOING UP
The eyes of the Honolulu Police Department will soon descend on troubled areas around O`ahu. 16 surveillance cameras will be put up around the island and be on the lookout for criminal activity and other mischief. Tim Sakahara will have a full report tonight and tell us who will pay for the cameras and what they will be able to see.
I hope you'll join me tonight for these stories and more on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30. See you then!