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High Surf Warning

Big waves have been pounding the north and west shores and are washing sand up onto the road in Makaha. Drivers and any one near the powerful ocean need to be careful this morning.

A High Surf Warning is up the north and west shores of Niihau and Kauai, and the north shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui until 6pm. The swell will hold at life-threatening levels through today before backing down Wednesday. If you have a weather pic please share them on our facebook page.

Plus, check out our slide show of this giant swell!

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Mitt Romney is looking to tighten his grip on the Republican presidential nomination in today's Florida primary. Romney is the heavy favorite in the winner-take-all contest, but Newt Gingrich hasn't given up. Read More Here

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This just in... Italian emergency officials say they are calling off a search for missing people in the submerged part of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, due to the danger to rescue workers.

Italy's Civil Protection agency said Tuesday that technical studies indicated that the deformed hull of the ship created too many safety concerns to continue the search. It said in a statement that relatives and diplomatic officials representing the countries of the missing have been informed of the decision.

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