Kamehameha Highway is closed in both directions near Heeia Kea Pier due to an overnight car crash. A car smashed into a pole. Now, the pole is leaning and hanging on electric wires. Until the car and pole can be safely removed, drivers should take Kahekili Highway instead. Traffic updates every 10 minutes on Sunrise.
Waimalu Chop Suey will be closed today after an overnight fire. We're told a fire started around 1:15 this morning in a storage area outside that stores oil and spread to the pantry and kitchen. Investigators say there's no evidence that indicates it was intentional.
CAMPAIGN 2012: MAZIE HIRONO ON SUNRISE
U.S. Senate candidate Mazie Hirono drops by Sunrise to talk about the biggest issues in the race for Daniel Akaka's seat. How will she counter big money from Linda Lingle and how does she counter Lingle's criticism? She'll answer that and more when we sit down for a live interview at 6:50.
Meanwhile, another Senate candidate continues to back pedal from controversial comments that women can somehow prevent pregnancy after "legitimate rapes." Representative Todd Akin faces an afternoon deadline to decide whether he will withdraw from the Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.
62-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad has come up short in her quest to complete a record 103-mile unassisted swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. After nearly 60 hours in the water, she has been pulled onto a boat due to severe jellyfish stings and a lightning storm that put her off course. This was Nyad's fourth attempt.
ALSO ON SUNRISE THIS MORNING...
Also on Sunrise, how you can help with a school supply drive, a live performance of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hello Kitty meets Yogurtland, and the original Apprentice, reality star and America Now host Bill Rancic talks about becoming a Dad and coming to Hawaii.
Hope you can join us for Sunrise!