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Baby Killed in Crash, Will Jury Buy Facebook Defense, Heavy Rain

BABY KILLED IN CAR CRASH

Police have opened a negligent homicide investigation after a 6 month old boy visiting with his family from Japan died in a car crash on the Big Island. The infant's father flipped their van last night on Hawaii Belt Road. The baby was not in a car seat. Five adults were also injured.

KAUAI POLICE CHIEF WORKING FROM HOME

Kauai's Chief of Police Darryl Perry will work from home after 2 days being locked out of his office by the Mayor. Mayor Carvalho put Perry on leave three weeks ago while the County investigated an officer's "hostile workplace" complaint. The Police Commission has said Perry can return to work. But, the Chief told Hawaii News Now that some officers may want to arrest him and in his words, "It is best to stay away from police headquarters for safety reasons until the Mayor's Administration stops interfering." A meeting on Monday will decide who has the authority to make the call- the Police Commission or the Mayor.

TAXI CAB MURDER CASE

A teen says a facebook status update proves he was not in the taxi cab the night 41 year old driver Charlys Ty Tang was beaten to death, but will the jury buy it? A verdict could come today in this case. Kilani Derego's friend, Michael Robles, who was convicted of manslaughter, testified at his trial that Derego delivered the fatal punches and kicks.  We have more on this story on our website.

WET WEEKEND

Dan says we could see heavy rain this weekend, along with a big country swell for surfers. Get your weekend forecast on Sunrise or track the wet weather with our interactive radar.

THEY'RE JUST SHOES!

A Florida mall has canceled today's sale of the coveted new $220 Nike Foamposite after riot police were forced to break up rowdy crowds of disappointed consumers in Orlando. It would have been extra chaotic because several NBA stars, including Knicks' sensation Jeremy Lin, were scheduled to be there for the shoe release. It's not the first time a Nike shoe release has sparked a riot. Around Christmas, fights broke out at shoes stores in several states over the sale of a limited number of Air Jordans.

LINSANITY LEGAL BATTLE

Speaking of Jeremy Lin, who didn't see this coming? A trademark war is brewing over the catch-phrase "linsanity". There have been seven applications patent and trademark applications filed, one by a lawyer representing Lin.

MAUI'S STATE OF THE COUNTY

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa will deliver his "State of the County" address this morning. HawaiiNewsNow.com will stream his speech live starting at 9:30 am.

SWAMP ROMP

The dirtiest race on Oahu is back. Ramsay will have a preview of the Swamp Romp that challenges participants to run through a muddy course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

EAT THE STREET CHOCOLATE FEST

Plus, Eat the Street has a chocolate theme. We'll see what delicious dishes food trucks will serve up tonight.

THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

And, we always like to look back at the most memorable stories from the week and make our picks for "The Good, the Bad, & the What Were They Thinking!" See what landed on our list.

See you on Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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