Hawaii State News, evening update, 29 Jan 2019

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‘This is the biggest nightmare that you could ever imagine’
Lianna McCurdy still had dried blood in her curly brown and yellow shoulder-length locks as she spoke from her hospital bed today about the tragic crash that killed three and injured five in Kakaako on Monday night.
Grammy Award-winning singer James Ingram dies at 66
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter James Ingram, who topped the charts with hits like “Baby, Come to Me” and “Somewhere Out There,” has died, according to his close friend, actress Debbie Allen. The musician was 66.
Senate president’s son is new lobbyist for Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii has hired the son of Senate President Ron Kouchi as its new assistant vice president for government affairs and alliances, which some at the state Capitol fear could mean trouble this year for proposals to increase Hawaii’s minimum wage.


Local Moco: New Year’s Gau
Explore Hawaii’s wealth of New Year traditions at Hawaii’s Plantation Village on Saturday, when the village will celebrate the Year of the Pig (or Boar). There’s free admission to the museum houses, where you can sample ethnic foods, learn games of the plantation era, enjoy cultural entertainment and purchase crafts and ethnic dishes to take home.
Cravings: Limited edition Snickers, Bob’s Bar-B-Que
It may look like an ordinary Snickers bar, but take a bite, chew, swallow and … wait for it … there it is! A pop of chili-pepper spice, just enough to make a point. If you’re intrigued by the thought of sweet heat wrapped in peanuts, caramel and chocolate, better move fast.
Back in the Day: Celebrate Year of the Pig with classic pork dish
In Chinese culture, the new year starts on Feb. 5, the first day in the lunar calendar. We exit the Year of the Dog and enter the Year of the Pig, or Boar, according to the Chinese zodiac.
If I Can, You Can: Homemade dressing keeps salads fresh, economical
Pamela Boyar is in the right business. As owner of FarmLovers Farmers Markets, which holds four markets across Oahu each week, she works with dozens of local food producers who bring all manner of fresh foods to market, from colorful veggies to local meats.
The Weekly Eater: King Restaurant offers clay-pot delicacies
I don’t tend to feel nostalgic about food. Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up with a lot of variety. My dad did the cooking while my mom went back to school and dinner had to be easy, so we ate a lot of single-pot or single-skillet dishes. I got to know Hamburger Helper really well.
Books expand Instant Pot repertoire
If you received an Instant Pot or other multicooker as a Christmas gift, about now you may be wondering what to make other than the recipes that came with it.
Waipahu’s Highway Inn hits the road
Waipahu has been home to the original Highway Inn for nearly 72 years, ever since it was launched in 1947 on Farrington Highway by Seiichi and Nancy Toguchi. Since then, the restaurant has moved around the rural town twice — to Depot Road in 1960, just below Waipahu Sugar Mill, then to its current location on Leoku Street in 1984.
The Electric Kitchen: Dishes to keep bones strong
Vitamin D and calcium work together to help protect bones and keep them strong. Foods rich in vitamin D include fatty fish (like salmon and tuna), cheese and egg yolks. These foods help with the absorption of calcium in the body.
Quickbites: Zigu offers winter hot pot; Moana hosts master classes
Through Sunday, Zigu is offering a winter mizutaki-style hot pot special typically enjoyed during the winter months in Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture, when friends and family gather for warmth and camaraderie.
Cauliflower’s cousin starts conversations
My family loves cauliflower, the “it” vegetable of the moment — if you believe in things like “it” vegetables.
‘Project Runway’ returns with twists, more cash to winner
PASADENA, Calif. >> “Project Runway” is going home, back to its original network with several new twists.
U.S. launches plan for asylum seekers to wait in Mexico
SAN DIEGO >> The Trump administration today quietly launched an effort to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts, despite clear reservations and conflicting messages from the Mexican government.
Former landscaper pleads guilty to 8 murders in Canada
TORONTO >> A former landscaper accused of sexually assaulting, killing and dismembering men he met in Toronto’s Gay Village district over seven years pleaded guilty today to eight counts of first-degree murder.
Manslaughter charges await driver in Kakaako crash
The 27-year-old driver of a pickup truck, who killed three pedestrians and injured four others Monday evening in Kakaako, is expected to be charged with three counts of manslaughter, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said at a news conference this afternoon.
‘Bromance’ of Tom Brady and Julian Edelman key to Patriots success
ATLANTA >> Teammates have called their relationship a “bromance.”
City sets April date for special Council election; vote to cost about $250K
A special “do-over” election between City Council District 4 candidates Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters will be held Saturday, April 13, city officials announced today.
Hawaiian Airlines reports $233M profit in 2018
Higher fuel prices, increased competition, aircraft delivery delays, the Kilauea eruption and severe weather events didn’t prevent Hawaiian Holdings Inc. from carrying the most passengers of any year ever or surpassing analyst’s expectations.
Magnum Reloaded: Dead man seeks justice from grave on ‘Magnum P.I.’
The Hawaiian word for friendship is “pilialoha” and in many ways, it is a perfect word to describe the relationship between Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and his best friends, Rick (Zachary Knighton) and TC (Stephen Hill), in the rebooted version of “Magnum P.I.” Pilialoha means “close friendship” or “to be in a bond of love.” Additionally, “pili” means “to cling, stick, adhere, close relationshi
Tiger shark sightings, jellyfish prompt Kauai beach closures, advisory
Kauai County Ocean Safety officials this morning advised the public not to swim at all Kekaha beaches on the west side of the Garden Isle due to Monday’s shark sightings.
Logic, Sheck Wes to open for Eminem at Aloha Stadium
With Eminem’s concert at Aloha Stadium just a few weeks away, a pair of young rappers have been added to the bill.
Tappy the robot is behind part of charges against Huawei
NEW YORK >> U.S. criminal charges against Chinese electronics giant Huawei have sparked a fresh round of trans-Pacific recriminations, with Beijing demanding today that Washington back off what it called an “unreasonable crackdown” on the maker of smartphones and telecom gear.
Visa says cashless Super Bowl is coming — eventually
ATLANTA >> So you’re headed to the Super Bowl some year in the future, and you’re wondering how much cash you’ll need for the big game.
Peter Magowan, 76, was Giants fan who became team owner
Peter Magowan, who in 1992 — decades after he had watched the New York Giants play at the Polo Grounds as a boy — led a group that bought the team to keep it from relocating to Florida from San Francisco, died on Sunday at his home in San Francisco. He was 76.
California utility bankruptcy could be costly to wildfire victims
SAN FRANCISCO >> Faced with potentially ruinous lawsuits over California’s recent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in a move that could lead to higher bills for customers of the nation’s biggest utility and reduce the size of any payouts to fire victims.
Apple opens new chapter as iPhone sales fall, stock sinks
SAN FRANCISCO >> Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its most important product, but that strategy seems to have backfired after sales sagged during the holiday shopping season.
Mar-a-Lago chef says harassment complaint cost him his job
A pastry chef is suing President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, alleging he was laid off in retaliation for trying to stop managers from sexually harassing women in the kitchen.
Christina Aguilera to launch Las Vegas residency in May
NEW YORK >> Christina Aguilera is joining the growing number of musicians launching residencies in Las Vegas.
U.K.’s Theresa May seeks Brexit deal changes, but European Union stands firm
LONDON >> British Prime Minister Theresa May today won a few weeks to salvage a Brexit deal but headed toward a clash with the European Union by promising to overhaul the divorce agreement she spent a year and a half negotiating with the bloc.
More than 130 migrants appear to be missing off Djibouti, U.N. says
JOHANNESBURG >> More than 130 migrants were thought to be missing after two boats capsized today off the tiny East African nation of Djibouti, the U.N. migration agency said.
Gwyneth Paltrow sued over 2016 Utah ski crash
SALT LAKE CITY >> A Utah man filed a lawsuit today accusing actress Gwyneth Paltrow of seriously injuring him during ski crash at a Park City resort in 2016.
NCAA looks to decrease marathon OT football games
The NCAA football rules committee later this month will consider changing the overtime format. The goal is to make it less likely for games to go beyond two extra possessions for each team.
No reputation remake for Ndamukong Suh in L.A.
ATLANTA >> Ndamukong Suh says he has not gone about trying to remake his reputation in his first and perhaps only season with the Los Angeles Rams.
Washington baker apologizes for ‘Build that Wall’ cookie
SEATTLE >> A Washington state baker is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine’s Day cookie that generated an uproar on social media.
911 dispatcher helps boy with his fractions homework
LAFAYETTE, Ind. >>Police dispatchers are trained to deal with a number of situations, and a dispatcher in Indiana had to know her numbers when a boy called 911 seeking help with his homework.
Record-breaking cold shuts down schools in Midwest
MILWAUKEE >> Winter’s sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory today, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from the bitter cold, including turning some city buses into mobile warming shelters in Chicago.
‘Empire’ star alleges homophobic attack in Chicago
CHICAGO >> A cast member on the hit television show “Empire” alleged he was physically attacked by men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, police said today.
Most Americans see nation on the wrong track, poll finds
PAWTUCKET, R.I. >> The state of the union is dark.
House GOP leader says border deal doesn’t need word ‘wall’
WASHINGTON >> A border security compromise that Congress hopes to produce doesn’t have to include the word “wall,” the top House Republican said today, signaling a rhetorical retreat from a term that President Donald Trump
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Russ Roberts