Honolulu News for May 5th 2013

Inouye's widow endorses Hanabusa for US Senate
HONOLULU – The widow of longtime U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye in Hawaii is endorsing U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa as she challenges the man appointed to fill Inouye’s shoes after he died. Irene Hirano Inouye said in a statement Friday that she looks … More…

Oahu airport project starts
HONOLULU (AP) – After years of planning, a $739 million project to expand and modernize Honolulu International Airport is underway. The airport is the fourth largest port of entry to the United States and is long overdue for an expansion, said Hawaii More…

Police checking routinue number of suspicious package incidents
Honolulu police bomb specialists are not seeing an increase in the number of incidents involving suspicious devices or unattended property in recent weeks, although there have been several high-profile cases since the April 15 bombings in Boston, the More…

Honolulu police search for man they say nearly struck officer on bike before
HONOLULUHonolulu police say a man nearly rammed a vehicle into an officer on a bicycle and they were searching for the suspect Saturday. Hawaii News Now cites police in reporting (http://bit.ly/10aTjI5 ) that the officer was on duty when the More…

Police investigating another stabbing in Keeaumoku Street area
Honolulu police are investigating a stabbing at the Like Like Drive-In on Keeaumoku Street this morning, the latest in a string of early morning violent incidents in the Keeaumoku Street area over the past several weeks. Paramedics took a 26-year-old More…

Search on for sailboat en route from HI to Calif.
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for four sailors who stopped communicating while sailing from Hawaii to California. Coast Guard Chief Jaime Benavenge (ben-uh-VENG-geh) said the crew of the sailboat Siesta set sail from Honolulu Thursday. More…

Surfing on Oahu's North Shore
They call it The Surf Bus — a groovy, Scooby-Doo-like Mystery Machine that chortles up to our hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. A flip-flop-clad local surfer named Sam — our Shaggy — hops out and invites us aboard, where we encounter More…

Warriors or Rainbows? Let the people decide
For those who remember the Honolulu Stadium days when the University of Hawaii played its football games in Moiliili and rainbows could be glimpsed arching over the Manoa Valley, there is an enduring attachment to the nickname. "Rainbows" recalls a More…

Rainbow Wahine drop third straight in extras
HONOLULU–The No. 19/23 University of Hawai`i softball team (38-11, 15-4 BWC) was stunned by UC Santa Barbara, 4-1 in nine innings on Friday night at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. The Gauchos' Sami Stark hit a three-run homer… More >> More…

update on “The Voice” singer from Honolulu – Blogs
Back in Honolulu, Henry Kapono presents “A Salute to Our Troops” May 10 at Hawai'i Theatre, while Weldon Kekauoha and Mark Yamanaka perform at a Mele More…

sisters arrested after disturbance on plane
Mary, 22, and Rachel Francis, 20, both from British Columbia, were flying from Washington state to Honolulu when they became belligerent with the crew and other passengers, Hawaii Now reported. When the plane landed in Honolulu the women were taken More…

Honolulu rail agency gets $4.3M more from Hawaii general excise tax
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation says the city's rail transit project received $55.3 million in Hawaii's general excise tax during the third quarter of the state's fiscal year, which was about $4.3 million than expected. The Honolulu More…

Police investigate Honolulu weekend stabbing
HONOLULU (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been wounded in a stabbing that the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports is the fourth in the city's Keeaumoku Street area since early March. According to the newspaper (http://bit.ly/1388PJZ ), this weekend's More…

2 women arrested at Honolulu airport after flight disruption
State deputy sheriffs arrested two women Thursday night following an altercation at the Honolulu International Airport. Officials say the women were passengers on an Allegiant Air flight from Washington. An airport duty manager requested sheriff More…

Manhunt in Manoa still on for suspected car thief
kitvtv's video to your playlist. Sign in. No statistics available yet. Report. Published on May 4, 2013. 15 hours on the run. The manhunt is still on for a suspected car thief who ran away from Honolulu police this morning, paralyzing parts of More…

9th Circuit to consider rail appeal in August
Plaintiffs in the federal case seeking to stop Honolulu's elevated rail project said they were encouraged Friday by a federal court's decision to expedite their appeal. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is now scheduled to hear the rail opponents More…

Expedited hearing granted for Honolulu rail appeal
HONOLULU (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is granting a request to expedite a hearing on whether Honolulu rail construction can continue. Rail opponents are appealing a December ruling allowing construction on the west end of the $5 More…

Aloha Air Cargo facility will consolidate operations at Honolulu airport
Aloha Air Cargo has broken ground on a new air cargo facility at Honolulu International Airport that will consolidate cargo operations, aircraft maintenance, and other operations into one facility, part of the state's $739 million expansion of Hawaii's More…

Hawaii Legislature OKs seat belt restrictions
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Senate has approved a bill to require adults to always wear seat belts when riding in cars on public highways. Lawmakers voted Thursday on the bill. Thursday is the last day of the 2013 legislative session. The state More…

B.C. sisters arrested after scuffle at Honolulu airport | CTV British
Two British Columbian women were arrested after a minor scuffle with deputies at the Honolulu airport, according to Hawaiin officials. More…

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