Aloha! Here are some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30 on this Thursday.
GUNSHOTS FIRED IN KAHALA
Late this afternoon, gunshots were reported fired in the area surrounding Kahala Mall, near Ainakoa and Kalanianaole Highway. Details are still coming into our newsroom from our crews on the scene. We'll have the latest information for you, starting tonight at 5.
STATE LOOKING INTO VIRUS OUTBREAK IN HALEIWA
State Health Department officials are looking into a possible outbreak of a gastrointestinal virus. Although it has yet to be confirmed, the virus may be the so-called Norwalk Virus, often associated with travelers on cruise ships who fall ill en masse. Minna Sugimoto will have more on this story, tonight at 5.
OUR AGING HONOLULU ZOO ANIMALS
It's an issue with no clear answer, but sure poses a big problem: what do we do with older animals at the Honolulu Zoo? From a geriatric Rhino to an elderly Sunbear, our own Brooks Baehr takes a look at our aging animal population, tonight at 5:30.
BOE MEMBERS UP FOR FINAL CONFIRMATION VOTE
After appearing before the Senate Education Committee, Governor Abercrombie's appointed BOE members today were given an up or down vote by the full Senate. We'll hear from some of the members, tonight at 5.
HAWAII HOTEL ANTI-THEFT CHIPS
Ever check out of a hotel, get home and find that one of the hotel towels ended up in your luggage? Well, tonight, Jim Mendoza, tells us about an new anti-theft device embedded in some hotel towels so that guests won't "accidentally" take them home. That's tonight at 5.
MAN LUCKY TO BE ALIVE
Incredible video to show you of a man who is lucky to be alive tonight. High winds sent a large metal shed flying and it nearly crushed him; wait till you see how he managed to survive. That video is tonight at 5.
KAUAI TEEN BATTLES ADHD
From the island of Kauai, we'll take a closer look at a teen there who has battled Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We'll show you how he made big changes to his lifestyle and is now feeling much better. That's tonight at 5:30.
I hope you'll join Stephanie Lum and me for these stories and more on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30. See you then!