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False Alarm, Sailor Arrives & Sacred Falls Rescue

Here are some of the stories coming up tonight on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30...

FALSE ALARM: EMERGENCY SIRENS SOUND

Thousands of people were jolted awake by emergency sirens today. Thankfully, this was no emergency, but Jim Mendoza tells us how something 3,800 miles away got things started.

SICK SAILOR ARRIVES AFTER CONTAINER SHIP RESCUE

An elderly sailor, rescued at sea, finally arrives for medical attention here in Honolulu. And he can thank a container ship for making the dramatic rescue at sea. More from Ramsay Wharton.

HIKERS RESCUED ON OFF-LIMITS TRAIL

Also, it's a trail that is off-limits, but that didn't stop a trio of hikers from having a go at it. More on the rescue at Scared Falls.

SOLAR PANEL POLULARITY

And, you've seen them popping up all over the place -- solar panels. So what's behind their popularity? That's coming up at 5.

Also, Ben Gutierrez will tell us if the weekend will be a little cooler than its been the last few days. That's all tonight when you join me at 5 & 5:30 for Hawaii most-watched early news.

See you soon...

Shawn Ching

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