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Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi are led out of the courtroom after the jury delivered its verdict Tuesday
Kealakekua, HAWAII — The jury returned its verdict Tuesday in the trial against Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao, who were each charged with attempted murder in the Sept. 17, 2018, beating of hotel security guard John Kanui. The nine-woman, three-man jury found Samoa and...
Wesley Samoa, left, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi leaving the courtroom
Kealakekua. HAWAII — Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case of an attempted murder of a hotel security guard. The jury trial for Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao, accused of attacking Kona Seaside Hotel security guard John Kanui on Sept. 17, wrapped up with closing arguments...
Opulicious Poke
Las Vegas, NV — Imports from Samoa and Hawaii debut in Las Vegas this summer, bringing a wide selection of poke choices, plate lunches, and Samoan favorites. Located inside a small strip mall within walking distance from Pokai Bay Beach, the 4-year-old Aloha Poke will be known as Opulicious Poke...
Surveillance video captured the brutal beating
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii — A defense attorney representing one of three individuals charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard placed the blame on the victim, calling him the aggressor and responsible for the brutal beating he endured. The jury trial for Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi...
Septie “Joe” Tuaefe,
Puna, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) — A Big Island man accused of everything from drug offenses to strangling a woman has been arrested, but police are asking for the public’s help to keep him off the streets. Septie “Joe” Tuaefe, 28, was arrested Monday car theft, fraudulent use of a license...
Aloha Poke Shop in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist...
Site of new Zippy's in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NEVADA — Zippy’s officially has a home on the ninth island! Zippy’s, one of Hawaii’s favorite eateries, announced Friday it completed the purchase of vacant land in southwest Las Vegas, making this the first Zippy’s location outside of Hawaii. The new site, currently...
empty shelves in a Eva Beach store, Honolulu
HONOLULU (AP) — Shipping delays between Hawaii and the mainland have left some grocery store shelves empty on Oahu, officials said. Officials with Honolulu-based Matson Inc. confirmed Tuesday that deliveries have fallen behind schedule because of a combination of bad weather and mechanical problems...
Argosy University, Hawaii campus
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Honolulu landlord for Argosy University Hawaii has filed a complaint at the state court to evict the school for failure to pay outstanding rent of more than $100,000, according to filings at the federal court in Cleveland, Ohio, which is overseeing a complaint...
Hawaii News Now screen shot of newscasters.
Honolulu, HAWAII — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard appears to have “called out” U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono over her questioning of a judicial nominee, accusing her and others of religious bigotry. Conservative media groups have been covering Sen. Hirono’s questioning of judicial nominee Brian Buescher for...

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