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Dillon Ancheta, a Kauai native, has been with Hawaii News Now since December 2016.
BA Journalism, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Kauai High School Alumnus, c/o 2014
Recent Articles by Dillon
2021 Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii takes on new form to honor late loved ones
You'll soon be able to honor loved ones in person at a special exhibit, and online.
Published April 12, 2021 at 1:37 PM
Blangiardi says he’s ‘dead set against’ rolling Oahu back to Tier 2
Under the city's current tier system, Oahu would move back a tier as early as this week and reinstate a host of restrictions.
Published April 5, 2021 at 5:50 PM
‘Mahalo, mayor’: Wedding industry says thanks for modifying ceremony, reception rules
Mayor Blangiardi met with them on the street during their initial protest, and again during a mahalo sign waving event.
Published April 1, 2021 at 3:14 PM
After this month, you’ll still be able to find the Love’s brand on shelves
Through a licensing agreement, products will be made on the mainland and shipped to Hawaii.
Published March 29, 2021 at 1:57 PM
Fatal shooting rattles Aiea neighborhood; suspects sought
Officials said the 45-year-old victim was killed at the scene.
Published March 29, 2021 at 5:23 AM
Nearly 1,400 COVID vaccine doses thrown out on Maui due to improperly sealed freezer
Already scheduled vaccination clinics will go on as planned.
Published March 24, 2021 at 10:54 AM
NTSB: Pilot’s takeoff maneuver led to 2019 skydiving plane crash that killed 11
The Beech King Air 65-A90 airplane slammed to the ground and burst into flames at the Dillingham Airfield in June 2019.
Published March 23, 2021 at 1:40 PM
For a second year, Kamehameha students lift their voices virtually for annual Song Contest
"Audiences can really expect nothing but sincere and unfiltered aloha aina and expressions of love for our land.”
Published March 19, 2021 at 5:49 PM
Save the date: The 101st annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest to air in May
This year will be different in many ways.
Published March 18, 2021 at 7:42 PM
Come October, phone calls won’t work unless you dial ′808′ first
The change begins Oct. 24.
Published March 17, 2021 at 3:44 PM
Emergency access into Hanalei to begin this week as crew continue stabilization work
The state says the emergency access lane is set to open on Tuesday.
Published March 15, 2021 at 3:48 PM
Get a slice! March 14 brings a bump in business for a local pie company
March 14 is national ‘Pi Day!'
Published March 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM
During damaging flood, one man stopped to honor the land with tradition — and respect
His ha'a performance captured the attention of thousands online.
Published March 10, 2021 at 10:49 PM
Under plea deal, man responsible for triple-fatal Kakaako crash to serve 30 years in prison
He faced three counts of manslaughter, and four counts of second-degree assault.
Published March 10, 2021 at 3:40 PM
Flooding blindsided many. But with aloha, neighbors helped each other through it
One family sprang into action, offering free spaghetti dinners to evacuees in Waialua.
Published March 10, 2021 at 10:58 AM
Police release composite sketch of suspect in road rage-fueled murder
The fatal encounter happened early Sunday.
Published March 9, 2021 at 2:07 PM
Manhunt continues for suspect in fatal road rage incident
The victim’s daughters are begging for the public’s help in finding their father’s killer.
Published March 8, 2021 at 9:27 PM
In 2006, a dam broke on Kauai, killing 7. In 2018, another scare happened in Nuuanu
Hawaii residents know from experience that flash flooding can turn deadly in an instant.
Published March 8, 2021 at 9:10 PM
For 40 years, one group has aided police in catching criminals, and solving cold cases
In 1989, the murder of an 81-year-old woman went cold. Years later, police got an anonymous tip.
Published February 27, 2021 at 5:15 PM
COVID almost killed an HPD officer. But he fought back and is now out of the hospital
HPD Officer BJ Miralles spent two long months in the care of staff at The Queen's Medical Center.
Published February 22, 2021 at 4:51 PM
United grounds Boeing 777 aircraft following engine failure; FAA narrows investigation
The Boeing 777 planes are equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines, the FAA added.
Published February 21, 2021 at 3:36 PM
‘It just blew fire’: Kauai woman watched as an engine fell apart on United flight 328
Despite the terrifying moments, she said there was an overall sense of calm among most passengers.
Published February 21, 2021 at 1:08 PM
Debris from HNL-bound flight falls over Colorado homes leading to emergency landing
Exactly 241 people were onboard the plane and no major injuries reported.
Published February 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM
Father of missing toddler charged for second-degree murder; bail set at $2M
A second suspect was also charged for hindering prosecution.
Published February 16, 2021 at 5:23 AM
DOH: Second case of U.K. COVID variant detected in Hawaii
In both variant cases, officials said there was no history of travel, or contact with each other.
Published February 6, 2021 at 2:55 PM
For a second year, Kamehameha Schools Song Contest will be a digital endeavor
The competitive aspect will be absent from the event, now in it's 101st year.
Published February 2, 2021 at 7:34 PM
State to open pre-travel testing program to visitors from Korea
Four trusted testing partners in Korea have been named.
Published January 27, 2021 at 9:50 AM
It’s once again a winter wonderland atop Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa
As much as 6 inches of snow was expected atop the summits, forecasters say.
Published January 26, 2021 at 11:28 AM
Hundreds seen in soft launch of Oahu’s second mass COVID vaccination site
The new COVID vaccination clinic will officially open Monday for those 75 and older.
Published January 24, 2021 at 3:27 PM
Woman who nearly died in violent sex assault: ‘It could have happened to anyone’
She hopes sharing her story will give courage to other sex assault victims to seek help.
Published January 21, 2021 at 12:08 AM
Attorney representing family of man killed in police shooting says HPD is ‘not telling the whole truth’
Forecast: Light winds on the horizon
To help with COVID backlog, Maui DMV to open on Saturdays
New species of ehu is named after scientist who spent decades studying the fish
Damage from 2-alarm house fire in Mililani estimated at $170,000