TRAFFIC DEATHS UP
Looking at what's left of this Dodge Neon, it's difficult to imagine how anyone could have survived, but the driver did. He's the only one who survived a car crash on Maui that killed his 5 passengers. Police say the speeding car spun out of control on Kula Highway and slammed into another car, sending the 3 people in that car to the hospital. Two of them are now out of the hospital and the last patient is said to be in stable condition this morning. Police suspect speed and alcohol were to blame for the crash. It's part of a disturbing traffic trend-- more deaths on the roads. Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island are all reporting more traffic fatalities than at this point last year. Ramsay Wharton will have the details on Sunrise.
TWO CRITICAL HEAD-ON CRASHES
There were two more critical head-on collisions Saturday night. One happened on Poipu Road in Kauai, the other on Kamehameha Highway in Kaaawa.
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TRAYVON MARTIN'S PARENTS SPEAK OUT, SHOOTER IN HIDING
The parents of Trayvon Martin will address leaders of the Sanford City commission tonight, as another large rally is planned in his memory. The Florida teen was shot and killed one month ago by George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch captain who says he acted in self-defense. There are reports this morning that Zimmerman is in hiding, fearful for his life because of outrage over the slain teen. Many of the rally attendees have been wearing hoodies and carrying Skittles, the kind of candy Martin bought at a convenience store before he was shot.
SUPREME COURT HEALTHCARE DEBATE
Today, the Supreme Court justices will begin hearing arguments in one of the biggest cases to go before the high court in decades. They'll take up President Obama's healthcare law today.
TEBOW MANIA HITS NEW YORK
Tim Tebow will officially be introduced as a New York jet at 6 this morning Hawaii time. We'll take you to the press conference live as soon as it happens.
WEATHER NOW: SUNNY BY THIS AFTERNOON
It will be breezy and wet this morning, but that should die down by lunchtime and leave us with a sunny day.
PRINCE KUHIO DAY- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
It's a State holiday so all satellite city halls and the Blaisdell box office will be closed. city buses will also be operating on a holiday schedule. Trash will be collected today and municipal golf courses will be open. Most on-street parking will be free except for meters on Kalakaua Avenue along Kapiolani Park.
James Cameron is celebrating and this time, it's not because of a blockbuster movie. He just made history by completing a dive to Earth's deepest point in a research project connected to the University of Hawaii. Hear why his journey is trending, plus why Tiger Woods is back in the headlines. This time, it's for his professional merits, not his personal life. It's all part of what's trending right now.
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