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  • Pilot rescued off Honolulu, hospitalized after plane crashes during military exercise

    12/13/2018 5:10:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A civilian contractor pilot hired by the Hawaii Air National Guard was in serious condition Wednesday after crashing his plane during a military exercise off the coast of Honolulu, authorities said. A private sailboat rescued the unidentified 47-year-old pilot about 3 miles south of Oahu near Honolulu's Sand Island where he was then transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Hawker Hunter jet went down in the ocean around 2:25 p.m. after taking off from Honolulu's airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The Hawker Hunter is a British jet developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, according...
  • Hawaii burger eatery closes after video seems to show rat cooking

    11/24/2018 5:35:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    “We are horrified that a former teenage employee would conduct themselves in that way and make such a video of which we are investigating its authenticity,” said Richard Stula, the president of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. The company initiated a “complete sanitization” and is replacing equipment and utensils at the fast-food restaurant after the video was shared with them several days ago, Stula said in the statement. “We will then send a corporate team in to inspect and complete a thorough audit of the location before it is allowed to re-open..."
  • 'Horrified': Hawaii fast food eatery fires employee after video shows rat being cooked on grill

    11/23/2018 1:27:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 34 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | November 22, 2018 | HNN Staff
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- Teddy's Bigger Burgers has closed its Mapunapuna location for cleaning and fired an employee after a video posted on social media shows what appears to be a rat being cooked on the eatery's grill. The video was posted on Snapchat several days ago, and subsequently shared with the company. "We are horrified that a former teenage employee would conduct themselves in that way and make such a video of which we are investigating its authenticity," said Teddy's President Richard Stula, in a statement to Hawaii News Now. He said in addition to terminating the employee, Teddy's has...
  • Waikiki hotel housekeeper alleges a member of a S. Arabian royal entourage grabbed, threatened her

    09/26/2018 11:10:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | September 25, 2018, updated September 26, 2018 | HNN Staff
    WAIKIKI, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - An incident at a Waikiki hotel involving a member of Saudi Arabia's royal entourage is now under investigation by the Honolulu Police Department. Royal Hawaiian Hotel housekeeper Jackelyn Bautista says that an entourage member grabbed her arm when she couldn't open a locked door to an adjoining room. She says she then hid in a closet for about 20 minutes until a maintenance crew arrived. On Tuesday, she discussed the incident with the media, recalling feeling threatened when the alleged suspect grabbed a hanger. "The guest holds a clip hanger and a wire hanger ... staring...
  • USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    05/27/2018 7:35:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 79 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 26 May 2018 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, Hawaii News Now reported . Tourists were allowed to disembark at the memorial after crews completed interim repairs. But the cracks reappeared hours later, indicating a more serious issue.
  • Police: Random box cutter attack in Waikiki leaves woman injured

    03/22/2018 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Thursday, March 22, 2018 | HNN Staff
    WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly grabbing a woman at random in Waikiki on Wednesday and hold a box cutter to her neck. The attack happened about 1:30 p.m. as the woman sat at a table outside the Longs Drugs on Kalakaua Avenue, police said. Police have arrested 49-year-old Andrew Davis in connection with the crime. Witnesses told police Davis was yelling randomly at people before he allegedly approached a 25-year-old woman sitting in front of Longs. The suspect then allegedly put the woman in a chokehold and held a box cutter to her...
  • Hawaii residents to Trump: 'Wish you weren't here' [BARF]

    11/03/2017 3:10:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Jaweed Kaleem
    There's a popular postcard of Hawaii that shows the blue waters of Waikiki Beach and the famed Diamond Head with the greeting "Aloha" -- a symbol of the open-arms, easygoing way of life touted by the state. But this week, a different image has spread around the islands through fliers and social media. It shows the same picture with a green scoreboard: "Hawaii 3, Trump 0" -- a nod to the state's judicial defeats of the president's travel ban -- under the words, "Wish you weren't here." When President Trump arrives in Honolulu on Friday, he'll be in enemy territory....
  • Condo prices in Oahu hit all-time high

    08/04/2017 12:19:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Cheyanne Mumphrey
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's not surprising that Oahu's condos are expensive, but prices are now at an all-time high, a new report says. According to the report by real estate firm Locations, the median price for a unit in July was $425,000 compared to the $419,500 in April. Once condo units were on the market, they went quick, lasting an average of 15 days before being sold, according to the report.
  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • 'You cannot eat here': Hawaii café riles residents with ban on Trump voters

    12/28/2016 4:19:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 120 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    Honolulu’s Café 8 ˝ gets rave reviews on Yelp for its “Radiatore Verde” and “Italian stir fry,” among other popular dishes at the eclectic mom-and-pop restaurant – but the response to its new 'policy' barring pro-Trump patrons has been decidedly more mixed. A bright yellow, handmade sign posted on the restaurant's front glass door declares: “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.” A photo of the sign was shared with FoxNews.com. One also is proudly posted on the café’s Facebook page, and was “liked” by some 40 people. “…The next time you're in Honolulu, eat lunch...
  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • Honolulu ‘Feels The Bern’

    03/21/2016 12:46:24 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | March 20 .2016 | Chad Blair
    Think Hillary Clinton has a lock on Hawaii’s presidential preference poll this coming Saturday? Maybe not. Two enthusiastic Honolulu receptions on Sunday for the wife of Clinton’s chief opponent, Bernie Sanders, suggests that supporters of the Vermont senator believe the Democratic primary process is far from over, despite the substantial delegate lead for the former secretary of state. Jane Sanders flew into town to meet privately with about two dozen veterans at Tommy Kakesako Hall on Nimitz Highway, an event well covered by local media.
  • Obama says he learned responsibility, hard work from 1st job

    02/25/2016 9:33:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2016 12:07 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama says his unglamorous first job scooping ice cream taught him valuable lessons about responsibility and hard work. He wants the same experience for other teenagers, particularly those without resources, and is launching a summer opportunities project to help young people land a first job that can teach them similar lessons and help send them down the right path. The private sector, all levels of government, community groups and schools have pledged to help teenagers get their first jobs this summer. "Scooping ice cream is tougher than it looks," Obama said Thursday in an essay on the LinkedIn...
  • Remains of lost 1800s whaling fleet discovered off Alaska’s Arctic coast

    01/08/2016 12:24:03 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | January 6, 2016 | unattributed
    The shipwrecks, and parts of other ships, that were found are most likely the remains of 33 ships trapped by pack ice close to the Alaskan Arctic shore in September 1871... The ships were destroyed in a matter of weeks, leaving more than 1,200 whalers stranded at the top of the world until they could be rescued by seven ships of the fleet standing by about 80 miles to the south in open water off Icy Cape. No one died in the incident but it is cited as one of the major causes of the demise of commercial whaling in...
  • WashPost Laments Hawaii's 'Embarrassing' Failure to Honor Obama

    12/27/2015 6:23:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 27, 2015 | Tim Graham
    This is what occurs in a slow-news environment at The Washington Post: they lament the lack of honors for Barack Obama. The front page of Saturday’s paper carried the headline “Hawaii wipes out in Obama honors.” With nothing better to do in Honolulu, White House reporters Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin spent 1,286 words unspooling  the “embarrassing record” of Hawaii’s failure to name more than a snowcone after the current president. The story began at Sandy Beach, where former Honolulu city councilman Stanley Chang wanted to name a favorite Obama hangout for the president: “It was almost a prose poem,”...
  • Same-sex couple sues Honolulu police officer over discrimination, assault claims

    10/29/2015 3:54:07 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    KHON-TV ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Web Staff
    A same-sex couple has filed a lawsuit, accusing a Honolulu police officer of discrimination, assault and battery, and violation of their Fourth Amendment rights. Courtney Wilson and her girlfriend, Taylor Guerrero, were vacationing on Oahu back in March. According to the lawsuit, they held hands while shopping at a grocery store in Pupukea and, at one point, kissed. They claim Honolulu police officer Bobby Harrison, who was off-duty but in his uniform, told them to "take it somewhere else." They say he then threatened to have them thrown out of the store, and even encouraged the store manager to issue...
  • Oops: American Accidentally Flies Wrong Plane To Hawaii

    09/11/2015 11:12:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Historically American has flown 757s and 767s on their routes to Hawaii. This August American mixed things up by starting to fly some of their brand new A321s on their routes from Los Angeles to Hawaii. These are different than the “premium” ones they fly between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco. This started on August 18, when American launched twice daily A321 flights between Los Angeles and Honolulu. The number of A321 flights to Hawaii is continuing to grow, as American is launching flights on the A321 from Los Angeles to Kona, Kahului, and Lihue. The A321 is perfectly...
  • Planned Parenthood Founder Said She'd Leave Country If JFK Elected--Because He Was Catholic

    09/09/2015 11:23:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/8/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger opposed the Catholic Church for decades because of its moral teachings and its theology in general, to the point that in 1960, when John F. Kennedy, a Catholic, ran for president, Sanger said if he were elected, she would “find another place to live.”Sanger (1879-1966), in her many writings and speeches, frequently attacked the Catholic Church, describing it as among the “arch-enemies to hinder the progress of enlightenment” and determined to destroy America’s “liberties” and establish its own “rules & dominion.”  In early July 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) was about...
  • Honolulu Mayor Gives up $575,000 to aid Gun Manufacturers

    08/28/2015 2:55:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Mayor Caldwell of Honolulu appears to have made the decision to destroy over half a million dollars of Smith & Wesson pistols, rather than sell them to police, police departments or to gun dealers anywhere.   The mayor did not seek to gain political "credit" for the decision.   The scheme was kept secret until it was leaked by whistle blowing police officers about a month ago.   No credible reason was given for destroying the valuable merchandise. There is no shortage of pistol manufacturers.  If the guns were sold to police or gun dealers, they would be directly competing with other...
  • HPD officer charged with assault for body slam

    07/31/2015 10:19:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHN ^ | Friday, July 31, 2015 | Lynn Kawano
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The State Attorney General's office has charged a Honolulu Police officer shown in cell phone video body slamming a man in Palolo Valley in February. Only Hawaii News Now reported on the case months ago when 25-year old Eric Masrasrik was thrown to the ground by Officer Siave Seti, Jr.  Seti is charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The cell phone video doesn't show what led up to the confrontation, but Masrasrik claims it was unprovoked. He also says the officer punched him in the face. Seti, a two year veteran of the force, did not arrest...