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Teacher Arrested, Milky Water Tested, Taro Battle

Here's what's coming up tonight on our 5 and 5:30 newscasts on Hawaii News Now.

FORMER MAUI BAND TEACHER ARRESTED ON SEX ASSAULT

A U.S. Marshal Task Force arrested a 40 year-old former band teacher at an intermediate school in Wailuku. At 5, Ben Gutierrez will have more on the charges Jim Alan Balicanta now faces stemming from an alleged incident with a former female student.

NEW INFO: MILKY SUBSTANCE IN KANEOHE STREAM, MARINA

We should know by tonight at what caused water in a Kaneohe stream and marina to turn milky white just a few days ago. Officials suspect paint or some type of pesticide as the cause. But we won't know for sure until test results come back from a sample sent to the University of Hawaii.

UPDATE: SEWER LINE HOOK-UP MORATORIUM

Looks like another development may be affected by the City's moratorium on new sewer connections from Halawa to Pearl City. Brooks Baehr will have the new info at 5.

TARO VERSUS NATIVE BIRDS

A battle is shaping up on the island of Kauai. It involves a group of taro farmers in Hanalei valley who say their crops are being destroyed by water fowl and native birds. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a different take on the issue. Tim Sakahara picks it up from there, at 5.

NEW ON KHNL AT 5:30: OSAMA BIN LADEN'S WIVES DEPORTED

The wives of former al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, were kicked out of Pakistan today after undergoing a year of house arrest. And where they're headed next may come as a surprise.

Also tonight, it was a beautiful, but hot day today. So how's the weekend looking? Guy Hagi will have your complete weekend forecast.

These are just some of the stories when you join Stephanie Lum and me on Hawaii's most watched news at 5 and 5:30.

See you then!

Aloha,

Shawn Ching

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