Aloha from Hawaii News Now! I hope your afternoon is going well.
I wanted to share with you some of the stories we're working on for this Wednesday on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30 on KGMB & KHNL.
The City & County of Honolulu is hoping a new program will cut down on damage and injuries from fireworks. This, as the Fourth of July quickly approaches -- a holiday when we see a wave of island pyrotechnics, legal and illegal. Remember: aerials are against the law, but not firecrackers. Ben Gutierrez will have more details on the program being spearheaded by our law enforcement community. That's tonight at 5 o'clock on KGMB & KHNL.
Minna Sugimoto has been tracking this story since it broke last month. Tonight, there are new developments in that May 23rd shooting at Pearl Highlands Intermediate where two children were injured. You may recall, the shooting involved a "Glock," semi-automatic, handgun. Minna has that story tonight at 5 o'clock on KGMB & KHNL.
CITY COUNCIL SHAKE-UP
Sam Cooke was famous for singing "a change is gonna come." That's what apparently happened today at the Honolulu City Council. Word is that there has been a big change in leadership for the council. Nestor Garcia is out. Our Tim Sakahara will have that story tonight at 5 on KGMB and KHNL.
NEW YORK FATHER GETS NEW BIONIC LEG
Also tonight, a really neat story about a father in New York -- a guinea pig of sorts -- who is the first civilian recipient of a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg. He's testing the device, which was developed by the U.S. Military. Cool stuff. That story is tonight at 5:30 on KHNL.
There's a lot more to coming tonight, including Guy Hagi's "best weather on the planet" forecast, and Kelly Mumme's -- on the spot -- traffic updates ... So I hope you'll join Stephanie Lum and me for these stories and more on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30 on KGMB & KHNL.
See you then!