Critical Beating, Power Outage, Football Friday

Good morning. Here's a look at stories we're following for you on this Aloha Friday.


A 29-year old man is in critical condition at the Queen's Medical Center this morning after being beaten in Makakilo last night. Paramedics say he was found unresponsive, lying down on the side of Hookeha street around 10:30 last night. Homicide detectives are involved because of the severity of the man's injuries.


HECO crews are trying to fix a problem with a transformer that knocked out power near the Mililani Tech Park around 3 this morning. We're told it affects 600 customers. It will take a while to fix because of work with underground cables. It was the second outage in Mililani just hours apart. 7-thousand customers lost service last night. Their power was restored at 11:15. No word on a cause for that first outage yet.


The U.S. Government is warning Americans in Manila that they are facing a security threat and should avoid "American events." The Embassy requested additional police security following the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. There have been protests in the Philippines over the Anti-Islam film that has triggered demonstrations world-wide. The man who made it was arrested yesterday in California for violating probation.


As we countdown to the canonization of Blessed Marianne of Molokai, we'll hear a powerful story from one of the last surviving Hansen's Disease patients. Makia Malo was exiled to Kalaupapa when he was diagnosed with Hansen's at the age of 12. He shares his memoir of Kalaupapa on Sunrise this morning at 7:50.


It's football Friday. The Warriors hope to bounce back from their blowout loss to Nevada today against Coach Chow's former team, BYU. We'll have a preview of their game. You can catch kickoff at 2pm today on ESPN.

Plus, we made it through the work week. Time to roll out our Friday feature the "Good, the Bad and the What Were They Thinking?"

See you on Sunrise!


Tannya Joaquin