Top 3 Stories on KHNL.com - Week of August 22 - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Top 3 Stories on KHNL.com - Week of August 22

Number 3: Superferry gets sister ship Number 3: Superferry gets sister ship
Number 2: Attempted takeover closes Iolani palace Number 2: Attempted takeover closes Iolani palace
Number one story: Stephanie Lum vs. BJ Penn Number one story: Stephanie Lum vs. BJ Penn

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The Hawaii Superferry gets a sister ship, an attempt takeover closes the Iolani Palace and KHNL News 8 anchor Stephanie Lum takes on BJ Penn.  These are the most views stories on KHNL.com this week.


Counting down number 3: Superferry gets sister ship

The Hawaii Superferry is months away from getting a sister ship to sail Hawaiian waters.

The yet-to-be named vessel is being built in a shipyard 5-thousand miles away.

The new ferry incorporates some minor changes like friendlier serving areas, an upgraded sound system and a different color scheme. The biggest difference is a foldable ramp intend to make loading and unloading of vehicles a lot faster.


At number 2: Attempted takeover closes Iolani palace

The Iolani palace was closed after a Native Hawaiian group tried to take over its grounds.

The incident happened on the Statehood holiday, marking Hawaii's admission to the union.

The executive director of the Friends of Iolani Palace said he witnessed a member of the group physically assault a staff member.

A Honolulu police officer was called to assess the scene. But police say the experienced officer never reported information from the incident.


And the number one story: Stephanie Lum vs. BJ Penn

Mixed martial arts is a popular sport and one name comes to the mind of MMA fans in Hawaii: BJ Penn.

The Hilo native is the current lightweight champ and recently, he met his biggest challenge: a job swap with our very own Stephanie Lum. After strapping on sparring gloves, Stephanie was drenched in sweat hitting a punching bag, doing pushups, bear crawls, mini-sprints and kicks. But the toughest part, taking on the champ him self.

And these are the Top 3 Stories on KHNL.com this week.

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