Hawaii State News, evening edition, Friday, 30 March 2018

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As Friday evening closes out the day, here are the top Hawaii State and Hawaii Island news stories making local headlines.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.


Adam Sandler shows up at HBA to play some church league hoops

A Hollywood star played some church league hoops in Nuuanu on Tuesday.
After six months away, USS Mississippi returns to Pearl Harbor

After spending the last six months thousands of miles from home, submariners aboard the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi returned home Friday to the sight of friends and family members awaiting them at Pearl Harbor.
The Waikiki Aquarium celebrates its 114th Birthday with a splash

The Waikiki Aquarium will be celebrating its 114th birthday on Saturday with a host of keiki-friendly activities.


Con man who was released from prison will be going back for 15 more months

A convicted con man who spent 13-years in prison will be locked up for a little while longer. Royal Lamarr Hardy was sentenced Friday for violating the terms of his supervised release. A judge ordered him to spend 15 more months behind bars. Hardy, 62, was convicted of tax fraud for advising thousands of clients to avoid paying millions in federal taxes. READ MORE: Shortly after prison release, no
State hopes transferring 4 Kakaako parks to the city will benefit taxpayers

Kakaako Waterfront Park, Kewalo Basin and both Gateway Parks are all included in the deal.
Portions of Makua Beach to close while Army searches for unexploded devices

Come next week, portions of Makua Beach will be closed off as the Army searches for unexploded ordnances. On Friday, the Army said specialized divers will comb through a 22-acre of waters just offshore beginning April 2 until May 23. Army officials stressed that public safety is their priority during the searches. The public will be kept away from the search zone which will be marked with buoys. S
UH Hilo researchers embark on quest to uncover the secrets of the Pelelui invasion

A researcher and graduate student from the University of Hawaii at Hilo are traveling to Palau in April to study one World War II’s forgotten battlefields.
Legal experts weigh in on the developing case against the Kealohas

The case against the Kealohas could turn into five, separate cases, it’s a strategy that a federal judge will rule on next month.Legal experts say it’s a common strategy when there are multiple defendants, but doesn’t often work when they are all charged with conspiracy.
Former Big Island mayor Billy Kenoi battling life-threatening cancer

In a Facebook message sent to family and friends, former Big Island mayor Billy Kenoi has revealed that he’s in a battle for his life against a rare form of leukemia.
Actress Stacey Dash withdraws from California House race

Stacey Dash, the actress turned conservative political commentator, has ended her campaign for a Southern California congressional seat.
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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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