Happy Aloha Friday from Hawaii News Now! Here are some of the stories we're working on for H-N-N at 5 and 5:30 on KGMB & KHNL.
Details are still coming into our newsroom, but apparently there was an in-flight emergency yesterday for a Delta Airlines flight soon after taking off from Honolulu, bound for Osaka, Japan. The Boeing 747 ended up having to make an emergency landing at Midway Atoll Wildlife Refuge. But the story doesn't end there. We'll have the latest information at 5, including what critical development forced the pilots to land at Midway.
Residents at the state public housing project -- Mayor Wright Housing -- finally had their concerns answered with new hot water equipment. Brooks Baehr visits with one family there and finds out what this means for residents. That's at 5 o'clock.
Hawaii-born fighter, Brian Viloria -- a.k.a.: The Hawaiian Punch -- will put Hawaii center stage in July for a world title fight. Mike Cherry spoke with Viloria this afternoon and will have that for us, tonight at 5:30.
LOCAL 5 BOYCOTTS HYATT REGENCY
Members of Local 5 -- the labor union that represents thousands of Waikiki hotel workers -- has started its boycott of the Hyatt Regency. Tonight at 5 o'clock, Tim Sakahara, tells us who union members demanded to speak with today as the boycott began.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD BOOK?
It's reportedly the nation's longest running and biggest book fair. That's pretty cool. And it happens this weekend at McKinley High School. There are books ranging in price from 20-cents to thousands of dollars for a collection of rare books from 1925, but this year there will be more more. We'll tell you, tonight at 5.
NUMBER OF "MODERN DADS" GROWING
And tonight at 5:30, they're called "Modern Dads." We'll take a closer look at dads who are giving up professional accolades to focus on family.
There's a lot more coming up tonight, including Ben Gutierrez with our weekend weather outlook, and Kelly Mumme monitoring the afternoon pau hana commute.
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!