PEDESTRIAN HIT & RUN
We're following an overnight pedestrian accident. Word from the scene in Chinatown is that a man in his 40's was hit by a car just after 1 this morning. Police are trying to locate the driver who took off. The victim at last check is in serious condition.
TWO HOTEL FIRES
Guests at two Waikiki hotels got a rude awakening. Around 1:30, some sort of "localized fire" broke out at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Some facebook posts indicate it was a dumpster fire. The second reports of fire are from the Ala Moana Hotel. That reportedly happened just after midnight. So far, no comment from Ala Moana. Ramsay Wharton is gathering details on both and will have live reports starting at 4:30 on Sunrise.
KAUAI'S POLICE CHIEF BACK ON THE JOB?
Hawaii News Now has learned that Kauai Police Chief Darryl Perry plans to return to work this morning. Chief Perry says the police commission voted unanimously to bring him back effective today. Although there are reports that Kauai's Mayor doesn't want Perry to get back to work yet. Perry was placed on leave after a female officer filed a complaint against the department. You can see the exclusive interview we did with Darryl Perry at this link.
TRADES TODAY, GONE TOMORROW?
Enjoy the trades while they last because Dan says they could be pushed out tomorrow and replaced by vog by the weekend. Meantime, those winter weather advisories continue for Big Island Summits. The strong winds will keep the high surf advisory in effect for another day. For updates on our weather, check out our 7 day forecast.
At 7:25 this morning, we'll talk back live with funnyman Rob Schneider about his new TV show. "Rob" is a comedy starring Schneider as a lifelong bachelor who just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. Rob is a successful landscape architect who, after a whirlwind romance, marries Maggie, a beautiful, smart book translator, who is way out of his league.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
The Girl Scout cookies have landed at Aloha Stadium and the Chocolate Festival comes to our Sunrise kitchen. Man, if I didn't know better, I'd swear our producers were trying to sabotage our Sunrise Slimdown efforts in our final week!
GILAD WORKOUT IN STUDIO B
Lucky for us, local fitness guru Gilad will join Sunrise this morning to help us stay in shape. That's ahead at 7:10. See how we've slimmed down by checking out our fun, but grueling workouts on our website.
Plus, Howard's ready to take your questions. Okay, maybe he's not ready, but he's willing. Fire your toughest questions at our resident explainer on our facebook page!
Hope you can join us for Sunrise!