H-1 TRAFFIC ALERT
Bad news for drivers heading into town this morning. An accident at Kaonohi town bound is causing a major jam. We'll have updates from Danielle Tucker every 10 minutes on Sunrise.
An crash overnight on the Pali off ramp of the H-1 freeway took out a light pole. It appears that a truck hit a pole on the right side of the roadway and it somehow ended up on the median on the other side. The crash happened around 2:30 this morning and shut down the off ramp and westbound lanes while the wreckage was cleared. We're working to confirm whether the driver fled the scene. More details ahead on Sunrise.
RIMPAC WRAPS UP TODAY
The Rimpac Exercises wrap up today. 22 nations, 42 ships, 6 submarines and more than 200 aircraft and 25 thousand military personnel have spent the past month in Hawaii conducting the annual war games.
Track and field kicks off today in London and there's not an empty seat in the house. Of course, we'll miss seeing Bryan Clay compete in the decathlon, but look for the Castle Grad and 2008 Gold Medalist to provide commentary.
GABBY DOUGLAS AS GOOD AS GOLD
What a moment for Gabby Douglas!The young gymnast who left her family in Virginia to train in Iowa saw all the sacrifice and hard work pay off yesterday when she won gold in the individual all around competition. "It took a lot of hard days in the gym, a lot of drive," she said. "Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood and tears and effort in the gym every day." She had to wait for final competitor, Victoria Komova of Russia's score from a flawless floor routine to find out if she was Olympic champ. "I was like okay, do I have the gold? Do I have the silver? What do I have? My heart was pounding." Douglas makes history as the first African American to ever win the individual around competition. She'll appear this morning on the Today Show along with past winners like Mary Lou Retton.
SILVER LINING FOR RYAN LOCHTE
Ryan Lochte is disappointed that he didn't win more gold medals, but he's happy that his work is done at the Olympics. It's his 28th birthday today and he'll be able to celebrate instead of buckle down for another race. In honor of the swimming star's birthday, we'll have a viral mash up of some of his funny interview moments. That's coming up at 7:20. Yesterday, Michael Phelps beat his rival in their last swimming showdown. Phelps is back in action today.
THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?
Every Friday, we look back at the week gone by and pick the stories that stand out to us. Of course, it's all about the Olympics this week. So many good moments to choose. What tops our list? Find out at 5:20.
SUNRISE SUMMER GAMES GYMNASTICS OUTTAKES
Plus, we roll out some outtakes from our Sunrise Summer Games Gymnastics trip to Hawaii Academy.
All this plus Dan's weekend forecast ahead on Sunrise. Hope you can join us!