Aloha from Hawaii News Now. Here are some of the stories were working for our 5 and 5:30 newscasts:
DETAILS ON BIG ISLAND DEADLY ABUSE CASE
There are new, disturbing details from a deadly Big Island child abuse case we first told you about last night. Big Island police have charged a man with manslaughter in connection with the death of a young relative who had been left in his care. Tonight, Minna Sugimoto reports some of the shocking details contained in now released court documents.
LAWMAKERS QUIETLY OPEN 2012 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
With little fanfare, the 2012 session of the State Legislature began today. Brooks Baehr reports on how lawmakers skipped the pomp and circumstance and went right to work on key initiatives they aim to tackle this session.
GARBAGE TRUCKS TURNED AWAY
Also tonight, we'll tell you why numerous garbage trucks were turned away this morning at the City's busiest landfill.
POPULAR INTERNET SITES GO DARK IN PROTEST
If you've surfed the internet in the last 24 hours, you've probably run into a few of them. Numerous popular internet websites purposely went dark in protest. The sites are protesting what some of members of Congress are hoping to pass.
BRUNO MARS IN THE CLEAR
There's been a new development for Hawaii's Bruno Mars. You may recall, Mars was arrested for cocaine possession charge in Las Vegas a few months ago. We'll have more on that story.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BURRIED
Do you have family or friends in the Pacific Northwest? If you do, they're probably digging out after being buried in snow. This, as one of the worst winter storms in recent memory hit the region. Check out our slideshow of Hawaii transplants having fun in the snow!
BREAK FROM "VOGGY" CONDITIONS?; TRAFFIC ON THIS WEDNESDAY
And here at home, Guy Hagi will have more on what he says is a break from the "voggy" conditions, but that it won't last for long. And Taizo Braden will have the latest on the traffic situation out there for your evening commute.
We'll have these stories and more when you join Stephanie Lum and me for Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30.
See you then.