Good morning. Along with weather and traffic to plan your day, here's what Sunrise is working on for you. For one, Taizo has dramatic images of a motorcycle fire on the H3.
The four inmates who escaped from Waiawa correctional facility on Sunday are back behind bars and headed to court. Our cameras will be there for their first appearance.
Contracts for thousands of local public school teachers end today. If HSTA can't reach a deal by tomorrow, the State will impose a new labor contract that includes a 5 percent pay cut. A labor attorney talked about the contract dispute on Hawaii News Now.
State funding for Vanpool Hawaii will be cut off today. Monthly rates will go up nearly 100-dollars per rider come August.
Heads up for hikers. The State is closing the Diamond Head summit trail at noon to install metal stairs and handrails to the lower lookout area. It will reopen tomorrow.
Reports from NFL insiders indicate that the 4 month long football lockout could be over by the weekend. A meeting is scheduled in Minneapolis. We'll track the talks.
And, we're on royal watch. Newlyweds Prince William and Princess Catherine are on their way to Canada.
HOT TOPICS AT 6:10
Our Sunrise crew dissects "what's trending now."
HENRY KAPONO AT 6:40
The Wild Hawaiian has a new CD and he'll jam for us in Studio B.
MALIKA IN THE MORNING AT 7:40
Malika will have live reports from Kaneohe Yacht Club for the Kalakaua Cup, a sailing competition with history dating back to 1885.
LET IT RIP
The President pre-empted our "let it rip" segment yesterday so we'll dive into the Diana controversy this morning.
Newsweek Magazine is out with a special commemorative issue for what would have been Princess Diana's 50th birthday. But, the publication takes liberties, with a computer generated image of what she may have looked like if she lived to be 50, superimposed next to Duchess Catherine. Tell us on our facebook page if you think it's a nice tribute or tacky.
All that and we're awaiting confirmation on a live interview with the winner of "The Voice, " Javier Colon. Cross your fingers and join us for Sunrise.