H-1 HALLOWEEN TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATION
An investigation picks up this morning into the crash that brought traffic on the H-1 Freeway to a standstill for hours on Halloween. It was caused by a garbage truck that hit a concrete barrier in Aiea around 1:30 PM. There was talk of closing the zipper lane, but we've learned that will not happen. All lanes are open so will it be a smooth commute the morning after? We're tracking traffic every 10 minutes on Sunrise.
PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS REPAIRS START
An alert for drivers. Repairs start tonight on the pedestrian overpass in Aiea that was damaged when a truck trailer hit it last month. There will be closures from 9 tonight through 4 a.m. Friday. Two exits to Aiea on the H-1 Freeway will be closed, along with all ramps to and from Aiea on Moanalua Freeway. Ramsay Wharton will have live reports on what you need to know.
ESCAPED CONVICT SEARCH
State Sheriffs are searching for an escaped convict who may have crawled through cracks in some ceiling tiles at Circuit Court. Officials say 21 year old Darius Punimau was in an interview room with a dozen other inmates for a probation hearing at the time. A deputy sheriff was on duty. Officials will be checking surveillance video to see how Punimau escaped. We have a picture posted at this link. If you see him, call Police.
HAPPENING NOW: SWIMMER IN DISTRESS
We're just getting reports about a swimmer in distress at Ala Wai Boat Harbor. The late breaking details are ahead on Sunrise.
A few American Red Cross volunteers from Hawaii are headed to the Mainland to help with recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Meanwhile, it's a slow return to normalcy. Today for the first time since before Sandy hit, the subway will resume service in New York. Hawaiian Airlines is adding a flight to New York City today to help with the backlog of stranded travelers.
HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT
New this morning, NBC will hold a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island among other artists. Billy V will have details.
CIVIL DEFENSE SIREN TESTING
Don't be scared by Civil Defense sirens this morning at 11:45. We know the last time they sounded was for Saturday's tsunami scare. Today, it's the regularly scheduled monthly test. On the Big Island today, the County will have someone stationed at every siren to investigate why some malfunctioned on Saturday.
EVERYONE HAS A STORY
Hawaii News Now tests out the theory "everyone has a story." That's the name of a new segment we launch on Sunrise today. Steve and Dan randomly picked four neighborhoods on Oahu and found a young father in a fight for his life in Waikele. Hoku Ching's story is coming up at 7:30.
FROM HALLOWEEN TO CHRISTMAS ALREADY?
Plus, we'll check out more Halloween pictures. You can see viewers' best costumes at our slideshow and add your own photos. And even before the candy's gobbled up by your ghoblin, we're already thinking Christmas. This morning, Jennifer Robbins brings us a preview of the Nutcracker Ballet.
See you on Sunrise!