New this morning, we've learned that between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores are shutting down. Their parent company says the closures were inevitable after disappointing holiday sales. No word yet if Hawaii's stores are on the chopping block.
We're tracking two overnight stories. A Coast Guard helicopter searched through the night for a Seattle man who's been missing for more than a week. 66-year-old Ira Foreman was supposed to sail into Keehi Lagoon from Kauai on Sunday. And, a flare up brought firefighters back to a Big Island home. We'll have the latest on both stories starting at 4:30 AM on Sunrise.
Happening today, the NFL will announce the rosters for the 2012 Pro Bowl. Fan voting concluded on December 19th. That tally will be added to votes from players and coaches to determine the starters who will represent their conferences in Honolulu one week before the Super Bowl.
North Korean state television is airing video of Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of late leader Kim Jong-il wiping away tears at his father's wake in Pyongyang. Jong-un is the designated successor to Kim.
Weather Now: Tradewinds will remain gusty, but they'll start backing off for the rest of the week. The wind advisory continues for the upper elevations of Maui and the Big Island. We'll also see passing showers. Drier conditions should take over by tonight. Ben Gutierrez will have our forecast.
Also ahead on Sunrise, gear up for the New Year with Ala Moana's Fukubukuro campaign, and hit the ground running on your resolution by signing up for the Hawaii World Harmony Run.
Hope you can join us for Sunrise!