Ex-police officers convicted in Kealoha corruption scandal will spend years behind bars

A federal judge said both violated the public's trust by participating in a conspiracy to frame an innocent man with a federal crime.

UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Pfizer has been gearing up for even wide distribution if given a similar nod by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a decision expected as early as next week.
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  Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

COVID-19 relief, a $1.4 trillion catchall spending package, and defense policy — and a final burst of judicial nominees — dominate a truncated two- or three-week session occurring as the coronavirus pandemic rockets out of control in President Donald Trump’s final weeks in office.

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$80K settlement reached in student housing discrimination lawsuit

  Criminal case finished, the next victims of the Kealoha scandal could be city taxpayers

The Kealohas leave behind a trail of victims and ruined reputations

  Large northwest swell could bring surf heights to 40 feet

Two lifeguard towers replaced on Oahu beaches with more upgrades to come

The towers were modified for the needs of Hawaii’s lifeguards.
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Trump teases 2024 run at White House Christmas party

Trump has been challenging his defeat in November's election despite his own attorney general acknowledging there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

  5 years after investigation into Kealohas began, former Honolulu power couple sentenced

Schatz to Ige: How will the state fund contact tracing after federal money expires?

  Oahu mom says online predators connected with her daughter through school-issued laptop

  US panel: 1st vaccines to health care workers, nursing homes

  Hawaii canines being trained to sniff out the scent of coronavirus

Pandemic restrictions force ‘Bows game against San Jose St. back to Aloha Stadium

  Habilitat’s annual Christmas tree fundraiser off to a strong start

Police seek robbery suspect who allegedly opened fire inside Waipahu barbershop

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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus

The mega tip was paid on a tab for a single $7 beer.

SPORTS

Pandemic restrictions force ‘Bows game against San Jose St. back to Aloha Stadium

The Rainbow Warrior football team, once set to fly to California on Wednesday for this weekend’s game against San Jose State, have canceled their flights to the Bay Area.

‘Bows struggling offensive line ready to bounce back against Nevada

Five weeks into the season and the offensive line has become a big question mark for the team, the unit struggling to give quarterback Chevan Cordeiro a clean pocket — getting sacked 19 times this year.

Colts place defensive tackle DeForest Buckner on reserve/COVID-19 list

The Indianapolis Colts have placed defensive tackle DeForest Buckner on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday.

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Big Island woman charged after allegedly driving into police vehicle

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Kapiolani Medical Center nurses plan to picket over expiring contract situation

  Hawaii reports 44 new COVID-19 infections; no new fatalities

Meanwhile, there were no new fatalities reported. The death toll from the virus stands at 244.
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Photographer witnessed removal of Utah’s mysterious monolith as another appears in Romania

Ross Bernards and his friends ended up with the monolith all to themselves for about an hour and took nighttime photos until some other visitors came walking up.

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Oahu wraps up its surge testing program, sending thousands of tests back to stockpile

  Governor urged to rethink new restrictions on pre-travel testing program