Honolulu News for May 1st 2013

Police: Woman who reported finding baby on Hawaii beach is newborn's mother
She had told police she was parked at Sandy Beach in east Honolulu sometime between 11:30 p.m. Sunday and midnight when she heard several people screaming. After the screaming stopped, she said, she walked toward the ocean and found the naked More…

Newborn left on beach: 'Abandoned immediately after birth' on Honolulu beach
The newborn left on a beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, was a full-term, eight-pound baby girl that was ???abandoned immediately after birth,” said Hawaii’s state Department of Human Services Director Patricia McManaman on Monday. The baby was found crying in … More…

Police crack down on traffic violations in Kalihi, Pearl City and Honolulu
Honolulu police have been cracking down on traffic violations as part of the department's Safer Roads campaign. Operations were conducted Sunday and Monday in the central Honolulu, Pearl City and Kalihi police districts, police said on the Honolulu More…

State, city to partner on Natatorium development
Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced a partnership to develop a public memorial beach at the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. Under the plan, the state will hand over development of the site back to the city, which intends More…

Hawaii lawmakers leave many bills in the dust
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are preparing to vote on the final bills of the legislative session after a heated week of negotiations, but some advocates are disappointed several initiatives failed in the final hours after gaining momentum earlier. More…

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Staff Comes With A High Price Tag
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is taking a pay cut, but those closest to him are already making more than their predecessors in the Carlisle administration. That includes Caldwell's spokesman and his executive assistant. In fact, total salaries for the More…

Baby born on Honolulu freeway during rush-hour – KHON
Baby born on Honolulu freeway during rush-hour. 57 mins ago. A police officer delivered a baby girl on a Honolulu freeway during the morning rush-hour More…

Abercrombie formally launches re-election campaign
The Democrat told supporters including Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell at a rally Monday that he helped the state turn around a deficit and start focusing on other priorities. “We want to make certain that the confidence that we are building right now is More…

Hawaiian Airlines stops Honolulu-Manila direct flights
MANILA — Hawaiian Airlines, the 11th-largest commercial airline in the US, will stop direct flights to Manila in July after five years of service, citing fuel and fare issues. "High fuel prices and low fares have plagued this particular route and More…

Male nurse gets 2 years in Coast Guard sex case
HONOLULU (AP) — A nurse was sentenced to two years in prison Monday for sexually abusing a Coast Guard crew member docked at a Marshall Islands atoll. Dennis Henry received the sentence in federal court in Honolulu as part of a plea agreement, More…

Hawaii Signs Another Union Contract, But At What Cost? – Honolulu
State inks UPW deal as lawmakers fail to find money for new initiatives. More…

Hawaiian Airlines saying aloha to Honolulu-Manila direct flights
A statement said the carrier's Flight HA 455 would make its final trip from Honolulu to Manila on July 31, while Flight HA 456 would make a final return from Manila to Honolulu on August 1, 2013. The company said the airline's reservations department More…

Hawaiian Airlines stops Honolulu-Manila direct flights | ABS-CBN
MANILA — Hawaiian Airlines, the 11th-largest commercial airline in the US, will stop direct flights to Manila in July after five years of service, citing fuel and fare More…

Abercrombie formally launches re-election campaign
HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie has formally launched his campaign to win a second term in 2014, saying Hawaii has built momentum coming out of recession and he wants it to continue. The Democrat told supporters including Honolulu Mayor More…

Search suspended for British man in Pacific Ocean
HONOLULU ??? Rescue crews have stopped searching for a British man who fell overboard from a troubled sailboat in the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard says the search for Luke Stimson was suspended Tuesday, pending any new developments. More…

Owning a piece of Manoa's past
Au is a real estate agent who has been involved in the restoration of 11 vintage homes in Honolulu, with her own home an elegant gem of design. Dieudonne is a journalist and nurse who has worked on many Pacific islands, but it was almost by accident More…

Honolulu Crimestoppers Seeks Public's Help in Solving Cold Case
Honolulu Crimestoppers Seeks Public's Help in Solving Cold Case. CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying human remains that were recovered from Ford Island on October 25, 2005. The partial More…

Newborn baby girl abandoned 'immediately after birth' on Hawaii beach
A mother who left her newborn baby on a beach in Hawaii shortly after it was born is being hunted by police. The full-term, eight-pound newborn, was found crying in the sand at Sandy Beach in east Honolulu soon after she was born on Sunday. More…

1 saved, 1 overboard from remote Pacific sailboat
HONOLULU ??? The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy continue to search a remote area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for a British man who was reported overboard from a troubled sailboat. United Kingdom officials reported to the U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii on … More…

Hawaii Legislature unanimously passes $24B budget
HONOLULU (AP) — Both chambers of the Hawaii Legislature on Tuesday unanimously passed a $23.8 billion biennium budget, sending the bill to fund state operations to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for final approval. Abercrombie's spokeswoman immediately More…

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