Happy Aloha Thursday from Hawaii News Now! Here's what we're working on for our 5 o'clock and 5:30 newscasts on KGMB & KHNL.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources has issued new, temporary, rules for the popular Kaneohe sandbar. Tonight at 5 o'clock, Brooks Baehr will have the latest on the new rules, which could become permanent.
MOUFLON SHEEP SPOTTED IN AIEA?
Tim Sakahara is on hot on the trail of a wild animal after, what's believed to be, a Mouflon Sheep, was spotted in the hills above Aiea. You know, the ones with the big horns. Tim will have the latest on the sighting -- and pictures to prove it-- tonight at 5.
The first big summer swell of the year continues to pound the state's south facing shores. Tonight on Hawaii News Now, Guy Hagi will have the latest on the High Surf Advisory and tells us when the wet, soggy weather will go away.
A day after President Obama announced a major troop withdrawal plan for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, sadly tonight, we have the latest information on two Hawaii-based soldiers killed in action there. One was a soon-to-be-father and a newlywed.
Jim Mendoza visits with those in charge of the national "Meals on Wheels" program. The not-for-profit organization feeds needy and home-bound senior citizens. But what happens when donations decrease and the need for services increase? Or when disaster strikes? Look out for Jim's report this evening at 5:30 on KHNL.
SOUTHWEST PILOT'S AIRLINE RANT
And did you hear about the Southwest Airline pilot who made colorful remarks about overweight, homosexual, and even older flight attendants. A lot of people, apparently, did because his in-flight, off-color commentary, was heard by others since his cockpit microphone was stuck in the open position! Tonight, we'll have the latest on the pilot's on-duty diatribe. And the apology that came from the airline today. That story is tonight at 5:30 on KHNL.
Also tonight, Kelly Mumme will have the latest up-to-the-minute developments with our afternoon traffic. 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 in less than an hour, at 5 o'clock!