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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...
Bride and groom with her grandparents
WAHIAWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A bride from Oahu’s North Shore was supposed to get married on the beach Friday, but she decided to move the location of her wedding after her grandfather suddenly became ill. Jana Hookala's grandfather was rushed to the emergency room at Wahiawa General Hospital two...
Crystal Meth
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-...

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