Coming Up on Hawaii News Now Wednesday

Happy Aloha Wednesday from Hawaii News Now! Here's what we're working on for our 5 o'clock and 5:30 newscasts on KGMB & KHNL.

Oahu talent agencies are joining law enforcement authorities in warning modeling hopefuls about potential dangers on the Internet. This, after Big Island police on Tuesday issued a warning after two young women were coaxed to Oahu with the promise of a lucrative modeling contract. Tonight at 5, Minna Sugimoto will have the latest.


She took the drug hoping it would strengthen her bones and help her with her osteoporosis, but she says it did just the opposite. And now she's suing Merck, the drug maker. Tonight at 5, Jim Mendoza, talks with the high powered attorney representing the woman.

There's a new roadway in Pearl City and if it does what it's billed to do -- say goodbye to traffic congestion! That's the hope, at least. Mayor Carlisle was on hand for the dedication. More on this story, tonight at 5.


And Hawaii labor attorney, Michael Nauyokas, stops in for a live interview on Hawaii News Now at 5:30 to talk about the worsening contract situation between the state and Hawaii State Teacher's Association. The HSTA contract expires tomorrow, so what we want to know is if the state's position of forcing the contract on the teachers tenable? What options does the HSTA now have? And could there be a teacher strike? That's at 5:30 on KHNL.

Also tonight, Guy Hagi will be live from "Kaiser's" in Waikiki with our, "best weather on the planet," forecast. He also mentioned before heading out the door something about bikinis and canoe paddling. Hmmm. We'll have to see what he meant, starting tonight at 5.

And, Kelly Mumme will have the latest on our pau hana Wednesday 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 then!