Happening today, Schofield Soldiers return home after a year long deployment in Afghanistan. The 3rd Brigade combat team from the 25th Infantry Division fought insurgents in the volatile Kunar Province. A ceremony will be held at 10 this morning.
SURVEILLANCE VIDEO BRINGS LEAD IN ASSAULT CASE
A convenience store's surveillance video led to a man wanted for questioning in the assault of a 6 year old Hawaii girl in Tucson. Deputies spoke to the man, but stop short of saying what his connection is to the case. He's being called "an investigative lead."
SCHOOL'S OUT AT UH
After grueling finals, summer break starts for UH students. Watch for delays around Johnson Hall from 11 to 4 today. Students will be moving out of the dorms.
Most of the Community College grads will walk tonight. Undergraduates and Graduates at UH Manoa & UH Hilo walk tomorrow. For a complete list of graduation events, go to HawaiiNewsNow.com.
BATTLESHIP DIRECTOR TAKES ON CRITICS
How's this for candid? When I asked Battleship's Director about the criticism of the movie, he said, "As soon as we announced the Battleship game was being turned into a movie and that Rihanna was starring in it, we pretty much opened ourselves to open target practice." I go one on one with Peter Berg about the haters, shooting on the Mighty Mo and why he had something to prove to his Dad and a tough teacher. That's coming up at 6:50.
SEE BATTLESHIP FOR FREE
We're giving away tickets to see an advance screening of Battleship. To enter, go to our website, scroll down and click on our Battleship giveaway. Then, watch Sunrise to see if you've won. I'll have extended one on one interviews with the movie's stars all next week.
WEEKEND WEATHER: TRADES LEAVING, HEATING UP
It's going to be a hot Mother's Day weekend. Tradewinds are leaving us and that will make it a little sticky by Sunday. Dan will have our weekend forecast.
BEST MOM EVER
This morning on Sunrise, we'll unveil our Best Mom Ever grand prize winner. She'll win great prizes including a South Seas pearl necklace and a spa treatment. By the way, did you know, on average, Americans are spending $152 or Mother's Day gifts? It's the busiest holiday of the year for flower sales. Ramsay will check in with Watanabe Florals.
FUEL FOR THOUGHT
Hawaii News Now and our media partner the Star Advertiser are test driving three different electric vehicles. We'll give you a sneak peek this morning.
CHEF SHOWDOWN WINNER VISITS SUNRISE
Plus, we're very excited for a visit from Keoni Chang of Foodland. He just was honored with the Food Marketing Institute's Title of Grand Chef Supermarket Chef. He'll cook up the mouthwatering dish that won over judges: Deconstructed Ahi California Roll, from the Indulgent recipe category. I'm ready to indulge, are you?
Hope you can join us on an Aloha Friday!