Hawaii State News, evening edition, 01 April 2018

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Here are this evening’s (Sunday, 01 April 2018) top Hawaii News stories compiled by https://feedly.com.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.


The Latest: Defunct space lab mostly burns up on re-entry

Chinese space authorities say the defunct Tiangong 1 mostly burned up upon re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere in the central South Pacific.
Harper Lee letters offer candid takes on religion, family

Harper Lee, the most media shy of writers, was not shy about expressing herself in private.
China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

Defunct Chinese space lab forecast to re-enter in southern Atlantic Ocean.
Hiker dies after 400-foot fall off an an east Oahu trail

A man died after falling on the Olomana Trail on Easter Sunday, according to Honolulu EMS.
FirstEnergy unit that runs power plants files for bankruptcy

A subsidiary that runs FirstEnergy Corp.’s nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy.
Holloway to fight for UFC lightweight title at UFC 223

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will replace Tony Ferguson and fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title in the main event of UFC 223 on Saturday in New York. UFC President Dana White announced the fight on Twitter saying that Ferguson suffered a knee injury and had to pull out of the fight. Holloway had to pull out of the UFC 222 main event against Frankie Edgar in March be
Surfer dies after losing consciousness at Sunset Beach

A surfer died Saturday after becoming unconscious at Sunset Beach, police said. The man, believed to be 52, died after he was taken to a hospital. City lifeguards responded to an unresponsive surfer at Sunset Beach at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday and began CPR, said Shayne Enright, spokeswoman for the city Emergency Services Department. Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived and took over with
Model airplane battery blamed for Palolo blaze

A fire that damaged a Palolo garage Saturday was caused by a model airplane’s battery malfunctioning, firefighters said. The fire caused $89,000 in damage to the structure and its contents, said Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Kevin Mokulehua. No one was home while the plane was being charged in the detached garage in the 3600 block of Keaolele Place. The airplane’s lithium ion battery failed, spa
Downed pole closes Kamehameha Highway in Laie

Kamehameha Highway is still closed this afternoon because of a downed utility pole in Laie. Police said the pole was damaged in a crash about 2 a.m. near 55-470 Kamehameha Highway, but no one was seriously hurt. The road is closed in both directions until the pole can be repaired. Traffic is being rerouted onto Naniloa Loop.
Kamehameha Highway closed in Laie as crews repair damaged utility poles

Kamehameha Highway is closed in both direction on the North Shore following an Saturday night traffic accident that damaged several utility poles.
China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

China to roll out new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit and other products as retaliation against taxes approved Trump on imported steel and aluminum.
Rock Hall to get $4.1M sponsorship; also to join in festival

Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame says it will receive $4.1 million over five years to help expand its youth education programs and community activities.
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Russ Roberts
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