Hawaii News Now (189)

Coast Guard: 2 people aboard downed helicopter near Molokai

Coast Guard along with Navy officials are responding to a report of a downed helicopter near Molokai Monday night.

Weather delays salvage efforts for grounded fishing vessel in Waikiki

The Coast Guard made another attempt Monday to remove a fishing vessel that's been stuck in shallow waters off Waikiki for about a week, but salvage efforts will be delayed again.

At least 180 squatters living under Nimitz viaduct prepare to move out

More than a dozen outreach workers canvassed the area beneath the Nimitz viaduct Monday morning alerting squatters to an upcoming sweep.

Police: 1 man arrested after fire at old Hilo jail admin building

Big Island police say one man has been arrested after a fire at the old administration building for the Hawaii Community Correctional Center Monday night.

Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss

While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places.

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

The weather service issued a 'status red' warning, saying 'violent and destructive' wind is forecast nationwide, and 'heavy rain and storm surges along some coasts will lead to flooding.'

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing

The attack was one of the worst in the world in recent years and one of the deadliest attacks in sub-Saharan Africa.

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula 'has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.'.

Hanapaa! Father, son hook 433 lb marlin from shore

A father and son from Lahaina hoped to reel in an ulua over the weekend, but they ended up with an incredible fishing tale instead.

LGBT-pro nonprofit accuses former FBI agent of stealing more than $33K

A local nonprofit organization is accusing a former high-ranking FBI official in Honolulu of stealing more than $33,000 from a nonprofit organization.

Officer, HPD major charged in growing public corruption scandal

A Honolulu police officer and former Honolulu police major have been charged as part of the years-long federal investigation into public corruption at some of the highest levels of Oahu's law enforcement.

Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.

Another dead shearwater is found at Kailua Beach; public tips wanted

A day after the discovery of three dead shearwaters at Kailua Beach, another bird has been found dead.

State lawmakers to hold hearing after mass whale stranding on Kauai

What caused a mass stranding of pilot whales on Kauai Friday is still under investigation and state lawmakers are now planning to hold a hearing in hopes of getting answers.

The Kalakaua Foundation wraps 'Agena's Clinic' on Kauai

If Hawaii’s next basketball prodigy reigns from the Garden Isle, we’ll have Coach Dennis Agena to thank for that.

'An example of aloha': Akaka reflects on his legacy, retirement and staying active

Surrounded by family and friends, former U.S. Dan Akaka last month celebrated his 93rd birthday at Chef Chai.

Customers scramble to join 'grid supply' program before it closes

Time's running out on Hawaiian Electric's popular photovoltaic program called Customer Grid Supply.

After exhaustive review, city says 'we do not know' cause of Marco Polo blaze

After an exhaustive analysis, the mayor says the cause of the massive, Marco Polo blaze continues to elude investigators.

Central Maui brush fire flares up overnight

A bright orange glow could be seen on Maui Sunday night after a brush fire previously declared 100 percent contained reignited.

Maui police searching for suspected driver in fatal hit-and-run

On Maui, police are searching for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident near Wailuku.

Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Hawaii Island Air, Inc. announced today it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to continue normal operations while navigating through legal challenges recently presented by the lessors of its aircraft.

Women ID as assault, harassment victims with 'me too' tweets

Thousands of women respond to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault amid allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.

After 100 years in storage, a Hawaiian cape gifted to Captain Cook goes on display

After more than a century in storage, a feather cape gifted to Captain Cook by Hawaiian Chief Kalniopuu in 1778 has been put on display at Sydney's Australian Museum.

Court documents spell out charges against HPD officer, retired major

A Honolulu police officer and retired major have been charged as part of the years-long federal investigation into public corruption.

Trump in Asia will call for increased pressure on NKorea

President Donald Trump will ask allies to put pressure on North Korea during an upcoming five-nation trip to the Asia Pacific region.

Looking for a job? The Army is hiring

Looking for a new job? The U.S. Army is hiring for more than 100 positions.

1 dead, 1 alive, 2 missing after Pacific Ocean boat incident

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two of four people who were on a boat that didn't show up on schedule to the Federated States of Micronesia.

All lanes of Ala Moana Blvd. reopened; repair work complete

A portion of Ala Moana Boulevard is closed on Monday morning as construction crews make repairs to a drainage culvert under the roadway, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Forecast: Strong winds prompt advisories across the state

Very unstable weather is forecast for the entire state through today and much of Saturday.

High surf forecast for east and south facing shores

Surf along south facing shores of the islands is expected to rise to 6 to 8 feet Sunday afternoon, which is large enough for a High Surf Advisory.

Puerto Rico residents risk health drinking contaminated water

Juan Carlos Oquendo said there is no other water, so he'll take the chance. He said if he doesn't drink water, he's going to die.

Thousands of stray dogs roam on Guam, strain resources

Guam officials and residents are working to combat the U.S. territory's overwhelming problem with stray dogs.

Woman stabbed in Hawaii Kai attempted purse snatching

An attempted purse snatching turned violent in Hawaii early Sunday morning. Police say a 27-year-old woman and 26-year-old man were walking home from a store around 2:30 A.M. near Pepeekeo Street and Pepeekeo Place when they were attacked.

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

The United States condemned the attack, saying 'such cowardly attacks reinvigorate the commitment of the United States to assist our Somali and African Union partners to combat the scourge of terrorism.'

Dead shearwaters found at Kailua Beach leave some searching for a culprit

Dead shearwaters were discovered at a Windward Oahu beach on Sunday.

HPD officer, former officer arrested by FBI in public corruption case

A Honolulu Police Officer and Former Honolulu Police Major have been arrested in the much anticipated federal investigation into public corruption at some of the highest levels of law enforcement.

Knocking down pins – and obstacles, this high school bowler is a team's inspiration

Hawaii Baptist Academy senior Cody Sugai, grew up playing sports his whole life.

Forecast: Advisory strength winds start the work week

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. Monday for all areas of the state except the summit areas of Haleakala on Maui and Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island.

Lyft driver attacked, car damaged in Waikiki; suspect arrested

A man is under arrest after allegedly attacking a Lyft driver early Saturday morning in Waikiki.

Man arrested after pulling a gun on a game room security guard

A 24 year old man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at a security guard inside an Ala Moana area gameroom.

Wind Advisory in effect statewide through Monday night

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. Monday for all areas of the state except the summits of Haleakala and Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Decked in pink, thousands walk in annual Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure'

Everywhere you looked Sunday morning at Kapiolani Park, there was a shade of pink to be seen.

Hawaii man convicted of attempted murder 4 years after crime

A Hawaii man was found guilty of attempted murder more than four years after a woman's throat was slit in an apartment.

Vessel stuck in Waikiki still smoldering day after blaze aboard

Multiple agencies responded to a fire aboard the Pacific Paradise, a commercial fishing vessel stuck in the shallow waters off Waikiki.

Sailboat breaks free from Maui harbor, drifts a mile out to sea

Fire crews on Maui picked up a sailboat that was found drifting in the waters off Pohaku Park, an area better known as S-Turns in Kahana.

HPD's acting police chief announces delay of retirement

In a department email obtained by Hawaii News Now, Acting Honolulu Police Chief Cary Okimoto announced he is delaying his retirement.

High surf forecast for south facing shores

Surf along south facing shores of the islands is expected to rise to 6 to 8 feet Sunday afternoon, which is large enough for a High Surf Advisory.

Wind Advisory issued for portions of Maui County, Big Island

A Wind Advisory will be in effect Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe, west and central Maui and all of the Big Island except for the Kona coast.

Hundreds join the walk to end mental illness stigmas in Hawaii

Hundreds of people hit the streets of Honolulu Saturday with a mission to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.