Sheriffs Bar Recording of Superferry Hearing

HONOLULU (KHNL) - State sheriffs seized a reporter's audio recorder and barred a photographer from the Kauai court hearing over the future of the Hawaii Superferry.

Sheriffs in the Public Safety Department took an Associated Press reporter's audio recorder before allowing him to enter the courtroom.

A photographer from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin wasn't allowed inside the courtroom.

A guard outside the courtroom said a permit is required to record the hearing.