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Hawaii State News 08/29/2019


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BJ Penn involved in brawl outside Big Isle bar

Former mixed martial arts champion BJ Penn has been involved in another physical altercation outside a bar, according to video footage obtained by TMZ.
Shark sighting closes Magic Sands Beach in Kona

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is reporting a confirmed shark sighting at Magic Sands Beach in Kona.
Suspected trailer thief caught in Waianae after falling asleep, crashing into pole

Honolulu police arrested a 40-year-old man after he allegedly stole a trailer from Kalaeloa and crashed into a telephone pole when he fell asleep at the wheel in Waianae.


UH to link Shidler, TIM

University of Hawaii leaders will recombine the School of Travel Industry Management with the Shidler College of Business, a move that they say will open new opportunities for faculty and students.
Gabbard forges ahead despite not qualifying for debate

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is forging ahead with her campaign for president despite missing the cut for the third Democratic primary debate.
Kapolei’s second affordable housing tower to rise

It’s not done yet, but the tallest building in Kapolei is slated to soon connect with a sister tower providing homes for Hawaii residents with low incomes.
Arizona Memorial to reopen Sunday

For the first time in 15 months, visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial on Sunday will be able to step foot on the iconic memorial to the bitter loss and valiant defense of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Driver accused in fatality says she passed out after impact

The driver accused of killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash in Nanakuli in 2016 told a state jury Wednesday that she blacked out after something fell on her windshield.
Ex-IBEW union boss and family plead not guilty

Ex-union boss Brian Ahakuelo, and his wife and sister-in-law — also union employees — pleaded not guilty in federal court to a 70-count indictment of criminal conspiracy and wire fraud for using union money for personal expenses, rigging a vote to increase union dues, embezzlement and money laundering.
Case bill would tighten limits on tour flights

During last year’s heightened eruption at Kilauea Volcano, thousands of tourists flew over Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to see flowing lava.
Hawaiian flight attendants hold third airport protest

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants held a major labor demonstration on Wednesday at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport over protracted negotiations for a new contract.
DOH shutters rat-infested Maui market

Hawaii Department of Health officials have closed down Paradise Supermart Fast Food &Catering in Kahului, Maui, due to a rat infestation.
Hawaii Foodbank receives $25K donation

Hawaii Foodbank has received a $25,000 donation from Sysco Hawaii, which was formerly known as HFM FoodService.
Expect more humidity and high temperatures, weather officials say

As August winds to an end, the last few days are expected to be hot and humid, similar to much of the rest of the month in Hawaii.
‘Sentry Aloha’ training has skies buzzing

Four F-22 Raptor fighters roared off the reef runway at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Wednesday morning, tracing a near vertical path skyward that quickly took them to 16,000 feet before heading over Oahu for training north of the island.
Kokua Line: Newscaster still with KITV, but no longer as co-anchor

Q uestion : We’re curious where Robert Kekaula went after his fellow anchor newscaster Paula Akana left for her new job. We don’t see him anymore on the KITV newscast. Where did he go?
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