Hawaii News Now (154)

Noxious odor forces evacuation of Kalihi Longs Drugs

The Longs Drugs at the Kamehameha Shopping Center was evacuated Tuesday night after a noxious odor filled the store.

DLNR plans to drop poison from a helicopter on Lehua Island to eradicate rats

Weather permitting, the state plans to drop rat poison by helicopter on one of the state's largest seabird colonies.

City council defers bill that would've required installation of fire sprinklers in highrises

The push for mandatory fire sprinklers in residential high-rises is put on hold after the Honolulu City Council voted defer the bill on Tuesday.

Some council members feel mayor should have power to appoint, fire police chief

As the search for a permanent Honolulu Police Chief continues, some city leaders think the mayor should be given more power to decide who will fill the spot.

Experts: Rising seas will wash away billions from Hawaii's economy

Imagine Waikiki without its world-renowned beach. That’s a future that’s possible this century, scientists say. And it’s among a host of threats climate change poses to Hawaii and to its no. 1 economic engine — tourism.

Lack of lavatories leads to unsightly problem at historic Pali lookout

Since there are there no restrooms available, some people relieve themselves in the bushes at a spot that is culturally important to Native Hawaiians.

New Army program aims to reduce number of abandoned cars on streets

There are about 400 abandoned vehicles owned by military personnel on tow lots around Oahu.

Glam shot gets ugly: Mnuchin wife touts style, slams critic

Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, blasted as "adorably out of touch" a person who criticized her Instagram post in which Linton depicted her designer-label outfit.

Charlottesville votes to shroud statues after the violence

Anger boils over at the first Charlottesville city council meeting since a deadly white supremacist rally.

Waianae homeless say they're unfairly blamed for illegal dumping at boat harbor

A sink, a washing machine, a refrigerator and a water heater were just some of the things found at the Waianae Boat Harbor Tuesday morning.

Lack of lavatories leads to unsanitary problem at the historic Pali lookout

Since there are there no restrooms available, some people relieve themselves in the bushes at a spot that is culturally important to Native Hawaiians.

Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

Verizon is raising the price on its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version of it as wireless carriers battle each other for customers.

New Army program aims to reduce amount of vehicles abandoned on city streets

There are about 400 abandoned vehicles owned by military personnel on tow lots around Oahu.

2 high-flying Hawaii gymnasts win gold in Slavic Games

At just 14 years old, two Hawaii gymnasts are already international gold medalists.

'The stars aligned' to make rail possible — and that might be the problem

In the 1980s, rail got shot down on Oahu.

Big Island residents: Your electricity rates are about to go up

Big island residents will soon be paying more for electricity.

In horrific ordeal, Big Island man kidnapped woman, fired loaded weapon at her head

A Big Island man is accused of kidnapping a woman, pointing a revolver with a single bullet in it at her head and pulling the trigger, and viciously killing her dog.

Police, father searching for 2 children missing for a month

Detectives are trying to track down a Waianae woman who vanished with two of her children nearly a month ago, leaving their father frantically searching for them.

As NKorea vows response, US dismisses calls to pause drills

North Korea's military unleashed its standard fiery threats to greet annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North claims are an invasion rehearsal.

Weeks after girl's remains found in burn pit, woman charged with killing autistic daughter

Authorities: Burned bones found on a rural Missouri property are those of a missing 16-year-old girl, biological mother jailed on investigative hold.

Newest Hyundai SUV an homage to Big Island's Kona

Count on Hyundai's newest compact SUV being pretty popular in Hawaii.

Garbage truck severely damages power line in Pearl City

About 14 customers in Pearl City are without power after a garbage truck damaged overhead lines, Hawaiian Electric Co. said.

Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape

Donald Trump is headed to Arizona for a rally two years after stopping in Phoenix during his campaign.

USS McCain crash is 4th Navy accident in Pacific this year

USS McCain collision near Singapore is 4th U.S. Navy accident in Pacific this year.

Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit

Signs point in the direction of Trump continuing the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan.

Navy orders 7th Fleet review amid search for 10 from McCain

American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces are searching for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker.

Hawaii student contracts mumps, attends class while infected

Staff and teachers at a Hawaii elementary school have been told not to come to school if they had been within 3 feet of a student who was diagnosed with mumps.

Hawaii reef now a 'hope spot'

The reef at Olowalu is the largest and best developed on Maui, and it is a spawning ground that has helped populate reefs around Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Rowdy Korean Air passenger's 3-year prison sentence reversed

A U.S. appeals court has struck down the three-year prison sentence of a rowdy Korean Air passenger convicted of interfering with flight attendants last year on a flight to Guam.

Climate Change in Hawaii: Denise Konan interview on Sunrise

This summer's record-breaking king tides swallowed up stretches of Waikiki and pushed water into parking lots and roads.

Olowalu reef designated as 'hope spot'

The reef at Olowalu is the largest and best developed on Maui, and it is a spawning ground that has helped populate reefs around Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

PETA urges eBay founder to call off plans for Kauai dairy farm

In a letter to eBay's founder Pierre Omidyar, an animals rights group called upon the billionaire to scrap plans for a Kauai dairy farm citing environmental and animal safety concerns.

Unstable weather eases on Kauai, but island could still get heavy rain

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Kauai as unstable weather continues for much of the state.

FULL LIST: Sit-lie law includes 15 Oahu communities

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a bill expanding strict sit-lie restrictions to other parts of Oahu Monday.

After 38 years, Waikiki's popular Shore Bird restaurant to close

The sun is setting on one of Waikiki Beach's oldest eateries.

Ala Moana Center to get 10 new eateries when 'The Lanai' opens

Ten new eateries are taking over the Diamond Head wing of Ala Moana Center.

Forecast: Get ready for another day of high humidity, possible thunderstorms

Prepare for one more day with very humid conditions and showers that could at times be heavy. Thunder and lightning is also a possibility again today.

Remains of sailors found on USS McCain

The USS John S. McCain, a guided missile destroyer, collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore early Monday.

PETA urges Ebay founder to call off plans for Kauai dairy farm

In a letter to eBay's founder Pierre Omidyar, an animals rights group called upon the billionaire to scrap plans for a Kauai dairy farm citing environmental and animal safety concerns.

Kauai's flash flood warning extended until midnight as unstable conditions linger

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Kauai as unstable weather continues for much of the state.

Heavy rains wash out parts of the state, leaving drivers stranded on Kauai

Heavy downpours on Kauai prompted Kapaa Middle and High Schools to send students home early on Monday.

In Las Vegas, a Waimanalo native is seeing green by cashing in on cannabis industry

In Las Vegas, where recreational marijuana sales began in July, a Waimanalo native is cashing in.

Maui, Kauai under Flash Flood Warning as unstable weather moves over state

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Kauai as unstable weather continues for much of the state.

Outcry over secrecy surrounding termination of Honolulu police officer, possible pay off

Honolulu Police Commissioner Loretta Sheehan sent a letter Monday to HPD's Acting Chief Cary Okimoto, saying the public has a right to know about the termination of Darren Cachola, a former sergeant, who is trying to get his job back.

State certified vs. black market: Medical marijuana patients paying for quality

There has been strong demand during the first two weeks of Hawaii's medical cannabis, but dispensaries are still competing with black market sellers.

Disney executive named new Kamehameha Schools trustee

Disney executive Elliot Mills was named a Kamehameha Schools trustee after Probate Judge Mark Browning made the appointment Monday.

Forecast: More rain, thunderstorms possible for Tuesday

An upper level disturbance is lingering northwest of Kauai, producing unstable, rain-prone conditions.

HFD: East Oahu blaze that damaged 6 homes caused $2M in damage

A fast-moving blaze that damaged six homes in East Oahu on Sunday caused more than $2 million in damage, fire officials said.

Something stinks about Hanauma Bay's bathrooms

The non-profit Friends of Hanauma Bay is complaining that the restrooms at the nature preserve aren't being cleaned thoroughly enough from opening through closing, making for unsightly and unsanitary conditions.

After 38 years, Waikiki's popular 'Shore Bird' restaurant set to close

The sun is setting on one of Waikiki Beach's oldest eateries.