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Accessed on 16 August 2019, 0135 UTC, Post 19372.
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Some of the biggest names in Hawaii sports have taken time to express their support. Read more
Prosecutors said dogs were found covered in feces and urine and were living in overcrowded conditions. Read more
The carrier also is expanding daily interisland service Jan. 19 to include service between Honolulu and Lihue, Honolulu and Hilo as well as between Kona and Kahului. Read more
The new Coast Guard national security cutter Midgett, which is expected to arrive at its new home port of Honolulu Friday, has chalked up a second major drug bust — even before it is officially commissioned. Read more
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been taken to a hospital after his plane crashed in east Tennessee. Read more
The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting, and was cut down by a barrage of at least two dozen police bullets that penetrated gaps in his body armor, a coroner said. Read more
A medical examiner who performed the autopsy determined that Epstein had a broken hyoid bone, which is near the Adam’s apple. Read more
For the first time ever, Hormel is jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon by rolling out Spam Pumpkin Spice for a limited time. Read more
The heat index, a reflection of what it feels like when temperature and humidity are factored in, is expected to reach up to 96 degrees in Kapolei and Kahului, and 97 in Honolulu and Lihue this afternoon. Read more
Police closed all lanes of Piikoi Street from Kapiolani Boulevard to Rycroft Street around 11:20 a.m. Read more
Suicide claims more officers’ lives annually than violence in the line of duty.Read more
The move to bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from visiting appeared to be unprecedented. Read more
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who spent hours Wednesday negotiating with the gunman through the phone, said the situation that unfolded “could have been far worse.”Read more
Nearly three dozen young people have been hospitalized around the country in recent weeks for severe respiratory problems after vaping either nicotine or marijuana, stumping doctors treating them. Read more
A video posted by the group on social media shows a black pickup that protesters say was operated by a uniformed corrections officer driving up to an entrance blocked by demonstrators. Read more
The woman was identified and immediately arrested on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening. Read more
The release of the Grace 1 comes amid a growing confrontation between Iran and the West after President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers over a year ago. Read more
An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment July 31 against Seth Owens, charging him with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and three counts of third-degree sexual assault involving a girl younger than 14 years old. Read more
The move, announced today, is part of Tiffany’s strategy to attract millennials and pump up sales, which have been dampened by a decline in spending by tourists from China and elsewhere. Read more
An arraignment hearing for George Alexis Theros, 76, was held at The Queen’s Medical Center instead of federal court in Honolulu. Read more
UCF again heads list of Group of Five standouts despite losing quarterback McKenzie Milton for season
UCF is trying to bounce back from a Fiesta Bowl loss to LSU that snapped the Knights’ 25-game winning streak. Read more