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Oahu Community Correctional Facility
Honolulu, HAWAII — The state has tentatively agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit over an attack involving alleged gang members at the state’s largest jail after staff left doors and gates open in the facility, giving a group of inmates an opportunity to move between floors and use clubs and...
Juan Tejedor Baron
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police were searching for two men suspected of killing a man whose body was found encased in concrete in a bathtub in one of Hawaii’s most exclusive, gated communities. Police, investigating a missing person’s case, entered a Hawaii Loa Ridge home Tuesday where they...
The coronavirus Omicron variant image
Honolulu, HAWAII — The coronavirus Omicron variant has been diagnosed in a patient in Hawaii, State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble said. The Hawaii Department of Health’s (DOH) State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirmed the Omicron diagnosis in an unvaccinated an Oahu resident who had previously...
Hawaiian Airlines plane on HNL reef runway
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an advisory for its upcoming return to commercial service, Hawaiian Airlines’ local office says the airline will begin regular service between Honolulu and Pago Pago on Sept. 13th and Sept. 27th. In preparation for the resumption of air service, the Honolulu-based...
Poke nachos from Poke On Da Run
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Local poke and seafood shops are finding themselves in short supply of ahi, leading to a spike in prices for consumers. Some shops are having to turn away customers as retailers opt to either not sell ahi products due to the high prices, or close up shop completely....
COVID vaccine viles and needle
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A legal ruling in Texas is opening the door to mandatory vaccinations in Hawaii, according to Hawaii’s attorney general. A federal judge allowed a Houston hospital to fire workers who refused to be vaccinated. The attorney general said that means the state can also...
Frank William Funes
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 39-year-old Pahoa man has been charged with attempted murder and burglary in connection with a domestic abuse case on July 8. The incident happened in Hawaiian Beaches. Police said Frank William Funes allegedly stabbed a woman and fled the scene. He was also charged...
Faasa Charles Faasa
Honolulu, HAWAII — Prosecutors have charged a 36-year-old man with attempted murder after he allegedly shot his ex-­girlfriend’s boyfriend in the hand at a shopping center parking lot in Nanakuli. Faasa Charles Faasa was charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of second...
Waikiki Beach with sun bathers and swimmers
Honolulu, HAWAII — The state is set to hit a new benchmark on Thursday, allowing people vaccinated on the mainland to fly in without testing or quarantining. It’s the latest stage of the state’s Safe Travels Program as Hawaii continues to see a flood of tourists from the continent. Those vaccinated...
Tourists on Waikiki Beach
Honolulu, Hawaii — Hawaii will lift quarantine and pre-travel testing requirements for domestic travelers from the mainland who can show proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccination early next month, Gov. David Ige said Thursday. The governor also announced he would ease restrictions on social...

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