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Santa Ana, CA — A Samoan man and his wife are among eight defendants who were arrested this past Tuesday and charged under a grand jury indictment at the federal court in Santa Ana, CA in connection with an alleged scheme to send methamphetamine to Hawai’i, according to federal prosecutors. The US...
Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Units escort Alapati Vaivai out of District Court
ARRESTED. Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Units escort Alapati Vaivai out of District Court last Wednesday after his hearing, back to the Tafuna Correctional Facility (TCF), where he was processed and released pursuant to a court order. However, after being released, he was immediately...
Lama Lauvao, Natisha Tautalatasi and Wesley Samoa
KEALAKEKUA — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday for three suspects accused of beating a hotel security guard earlier this week. Wesley Samoa, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi made their initial appearance Wednesday morning in Kona District Court. The three are charged with second-...
Satellite Image from NOAA
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -Olivia has maintained Category 1 hurricane strength in Central Pacific waters Saturday night. At 11 p.m., Olivia was about 825 miles east of Hilo or 990 miles east of Honolulu. The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph with higher gusts, and is moving west at...
James Fujita, left, and Reid Fujita take down plywood boards
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii emerged Saturday from the threat of a potentially devastating hurricane after flooding forced evacuations on some islands but damage appeared less than feared despite historic amounts of rain. Tropical Storm Lane, once known as Hurricane Lane, began to break apart as it...
HONOLULU (AP) — Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barreled north after dumping nearly 2 feet (61 centimeters) of rain on Hawaii’s mostly rural Big Island. Emergency crews...
ere's the latest forecast track for Hurricane Lane as it marches toward the state. (Image: Central Pacific Hurricane Center)
HONOLULU (AP) — As emergency shelters opened, rain began to pour and cellphone alerts went out — and the approaching hurricane started to feel real for Hawaii residents. Hurricane Lane was forecast to continue its northwest turn into the islands Thursday, which would make it the most powerful storm...
Hawaii News Now reporter on the Big Island
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — Hurricane Hector is still a major Category 3 hurricane as marches south of the state, bringing the chance for increased showers and pushing up surf along south shores. At 5 a.m. Thursday, the storm strengthened slightly since the last update, packing maximum sustained ...
Projected path of Hurricane Hector as it nears Hawaii
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Big Island as Hurricane Hector continues its march westward as a strong Category 3 storm, bringing the threat of monster surf and strong winds starting late Tuesday and into Wednesday. At 11 p.m. Tuesday, Hector was packing...
Honor Carry Ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the moving Honor Carry Ceremony on Wednesday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawai’i receiving back the remains of Korean War fallen American soldiers repatriated from North Korea. Vice President Pence and Indo-Pacific Command (PACOM)...

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