Katherine Kealoha’s grandmother gives tearful testimony
Florence M. Puana, a 99-year-old great-great-great-grandmother with an eighth-grade education, testified in a videotaped deposition aired Tuesday that she trusted her attorney/granddaughter, Katherine Kealoha, to manage a reverse mortgage on Puanas home only to discover that $23,976.69 of the money went to a lavish breakfast for then-Police Chief Louis Kealoha at the Sheraton Waikiki.
Land auction involving Facebook CEO gets court’s OK
LIHUE >> A retired University of Hawaii professor Tuesday bid nearly $2.2 million to wrest 2 acres of land on Kauai from a few hundred family members in a forced court auction initiated partly by Facebooks billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Federal jury to deliberate on whether police used excessive force in man’s death
A federal jury heard closing arguments Tuesday in a civil case involving Sheldon Haleck, who died four years ago after being pepper-sprayed multiple times and shocked with a Taser by Honolulu police officers.
University of Hawaii grad and husband die of mysterious illness while vacationing in Fiji
A mother who worked in the Hawaii tourism industry and contracted a mysterious fatal illness while vacationing in Fiji is being remembered as a bright young leader who loved her family.
Man, woman charged with kidnapping man
Benjamin Awong was bound with zip ties and tape, then beaten in the face with a handgun on a report that he had harassed someone, Deputy Prosecutor Chelsea Okamoto told a state judge Tuesday.
Atlas Insurance Agency acquires competitor
Atlas Insurance Agency Inc., Hawaiis largest insurance agency, established in 1929, announced Tuesday the acquisition of local insurance company Insurance Advantage. The acquisition furthers Atlas goal to grow its market share and presence in Hawaii.
Motorists can now book license renewal appointments 6 months out
Oahu residents wishing to renew their driver license or state identification card can now book an appointment up to six months in advance under a policy shift by the city Department of Customer Services.
Windsurfer dies off Maui’s north shore
A 77-year-old Haiku man who was windsurfing Saturday and was found unresponsive and died in waters off Mauis north shore, the Maui Fire Department said today.
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