Hawaii State News, evening edition, Sunday, 08 April 2018

Accessed on 09 April 2018, 0536 UTC, Post #16617.



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Here are the top Hawaii State news stories making headlines as we head into Monday, 09 April 2018.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.




Maui halau takes top honors at Merrie Monarch Festival

The ladies of Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka are the 2018 overall Merrie Monarch Festival champions.
TV home of ‘Magnum, P.I.’ detective demolished in Waimanalo

The Waimanalo home of fictional character Thomas Magnum in the 1980s television drama “Magnum, P.I.” was demolished this week as shooting wraps up for the pilot of a reboot of the once popular series. Georgia resident Debbie Best is a huge fan of “Magnum, P.I.” who hoped to catch a glimpse of the Waimanalo estate where the popular 1980s television series starring Tom Selleck was filmed when she v
Suspected poison gas kills at least 40 in Syrian suburb

BEIRUT >> Suspected poison gas was used to attack the last remaining foothold for the Syrian opposition in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, killing at least 40 people, including families found in their homes and shelters, opposition activists and local rescuers said today. The attack on the besieged town of Douma came almost exactly a year after a chemical attack in the northern Syrian town of Kh


Big Island police investigate possible murder suicide involving officer

Hawaii County police are investigating the discovery this afternoon of the bodies of a police officer and a woman in Mountain View as a murder-suicide. They said they went to a home in the Pacific Paradise Gardens subdivision about 3:25 p.m. and found the bodies in the home. They are not releasing the names of the man and woman pending official identification and notification of next of kin. Poli
Drug overdose deaths decline after years of steady increases

State health officials say the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island declined in 2017 after years of steady increases.
Canada town grieves after road crash decimates youth team

A shattered town in Canada is mourning its revered local youth hockey team, trying to come to grips with a devastating highway accident that killed 15 players and team personnel and injured the other 14 people on their bus.
Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube

A coalition of child advocates and consumer groups is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s YouTube service for improperly collecting kids’ data and targeting ads to them.
US official says North Korean leader ready to discuss nukes

North Korea’s government has communicated directly with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear program with President Donald Trump.
Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop the bleeding

With school shootings a regular occurrence, educators across the country are learning techniques to help victims survive by stemming blood loss.
WATCH: Holloway talks what really happened ahead of UFC 223 and what’s next

Max Holloway talks all that happened at UFC 223 (including that incident with Conor McGregor)
Big Island police investigating apparent murder-suicide

Big Island police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Mountain View, officials said.
NY high school students injured when bus strikes overpass

The entire length of a charter bus carrying high school students was mangled when it struck a bridge overpass, seriously injuring six.
Injuries in human-smuggling crash on California highway

Authorities say a horse trailer carrying about 18 people who entered the country illegally overturned on a Southern California highway just north of the border with Mexico.
From high surf to Wie’s homecoming, 5 newsmakers to watch for this week in Hawaii

The trade winds will pick up speed Monday and stay breezy through the middle of the week. A community meeting is set for this week to discuss the future of Kealakekua Bay. After a week off, Hawaii’s own Michelle Wie returns home for the Lotte Championship at Ko Olina.
North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

North Korea’s government has communicated directly with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear program with President Donald Trump.
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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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