Were working on a bunch of interesting stories for 5 and 5:30 on Hawaii News Now ...
Burglars are being blamed for a fire that torched a Hawaii Kai home yesterday on Hahaione Street. Tonight, we'll have more on the investigation and why authorities say it's a case of arson -- and theft.
In Ewa, a downed power pole is being blamed for a dark afternoon for thousands of HECO customers today. The relatively small fire also caused big problems for an elementary school dependent on technology. We'll have more on that later tonight.
There will be a raise for Social Security recipients for the first time in three years. Tonight, we talk with a Hawaii senior who tells us how much it will mean to them.
Also, last season's NBA Most Valuable Player -- Derek Rose of the Chicago Bulls -- will be among an array of talented NBA players coming to Hawaii. The "Hoops for Troops" event is set for the islands ... just as a federal mediator is called in to help end the stalemate between players and owners.
And Guy Hagi will tell us when we will see some relief from the light trades and sticky conditions.
These are just some of the reasons to watch Stephanie Lum and me tonight on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30. See you then.