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Tsunami Watch, Water Main Break, Democratic National Convention

BREAKING NEWS: PACIFIC WIDE TSUNAMI WATCH

A 7.9 earthquake jolted Northwestern Costa Rica and has triggered a Pacific wide Tsunami watch. We're working to get the latest details on what this could mean for Hawaii from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Sunrise.

WATER MAIN BREAK

Water's out this morning to some residents in Kaneohe and Haiku Valley and also at Hawaiian Memorial Park. The Board of Water Supply says it's due to a "big break" that happened around 10:30 last night. Crews are having a tough time determining the source. We're tracking the problem and timeline for repairs on Sunrise. Ramsay will have live reports starting at 5.

SUNRISE ON THE RADIO

You can also take Sunrise on the road with you. We're happy to now broadcast our newscast from 5 to 8 in the morning on AM 1500. Hawaii News Now connects with you on air, on line, on mobile, and now on the radio too.

DAY TWO DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

Three women took center stage for the start of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Congressional candidates Tulsi Gabbard and Tammy Duckworth talked about their military service while Maya Soetoro-Ng touched on her half brother's upbringing. Today, former President Bill Clinton is the big headliner. Tracie Potts has a wrap up of remarks from the Hawaii delegation and a look ahead to today's happenings.

GOLDEN AGE GAMES CONTROVERSY

While Tammy Duckworth is getting rave reviews for her speech at the Convention, an event she helped organize in Hawaii is getting flack. The Washington Examiner has a report critical of the Golden Age Games that were held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in May 2011. According to the article, "more than $2.5 million was spent last year by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on a six-day series of sporting events for aging veterans at a posh Hawaiian resort." Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas says, "Instead of spending money on our veterans, VA bureaucrats used taxpayer dollars on plush hotel accommodations at one of Honolulu's most luxurious hotels." Expenses include $1 million for an event planning firm, $500,000 for rooms and conference space in the hotel, $390,000 for event transportation and $229,000 for gift or meal cards for the participants, according to federal spending records.

DEADLY JET SKI CRASH SENTENCING

The Australian visitor on trial for causing a deadly jet ski collision will be sentenced today. Tyson Dagley pleaded no contest to third-degree negligent homicide for the crash that killed 16 year old Kristen Fonseca of California. The maximum penalty is one year in jail and a two thousand dollar fine.

GOLF GIVEAWAY

Sunrise is giving out 10 VIP ticket packages a day to the Pacific Links Hawaii Championships. The Grand Prize package is worth 47-hundred dollars. Go to our Hawaii News Now facebook page to enter.

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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