Welcome to the Hawaii State News update from Hawaii News Digest.
Our lead story concerns a house fire in Honolulu that left 9 persons homeless.
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Content provided by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 07 November 2019, 1430 UTC, Post 19796.
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Nine people were displaced when a fire destroyed a Kalihi house this afternoon, but no one was home at the time of the blaze. Read more
Hawaii County police said today that an elderly Hilo man who fell Monday into what firefighters called a “shaft” on his Hilo property was actually a lava tube. Read more
The changes come after a rough week for Airbnb. Last Thursday, a shooting at an unauthorized Halloween party in an Airbnb rental in Orinda, California, left five people dead. Read more
Police arrested a 46-year-old man wanted on a $100,000 grand jury bench warrant for continuous sexual assault of a minor under the age of 14, promoting pornography for minors and fourth-degree sexual assault. Read more
Maui firefighters arrived at a Wailuku house fire this afternoon to find the fire had gone through its tin roof on one side of the home. Read more
The highway closed at 6 a.m. today so that the crews could replace wooden poles. Read more
Jordan Ilae was celebrating the end of chemotherapy after more than two years of treatment for leukemia when band members Nick Carter and Brian Littrell stopped by before their third concert at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. Read more
His candidacy upends the 2020 Republican primary, which has a crowded field competing to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones for the once reliably red seat. Read more
Low interest rates and a higher inventory of homes on the market helped produce more sales of previously-owned housing on Oahu last month. Read more
In the days since, as they undergo hospital treatment in Arizona, the children have also become the face of the community’s bond and resilience. Read more
She is the first UH soccer coach to earn a conference coach of the year honor since Pinsoom Tenzing in 2007. Nagamine is in her ninth season in Manoa. Read more
President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China this week was a glaring new sign of the United States’ declining global influence under President Donald Trump. Read more
Ganot is expected to miss this weekend’s season-opening Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic in the Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
Police and CrimeStoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying three male suspects in the Macy’s Ala Moana burglary from images taken from a surveillance camera. Read more
She’s now obtained at least 3% in four polls in early nominating states or national surveys, meeting the debate criteria set by the DNC with just one week left to qualify. Read more
“That was my clear understanding, security assistance money would not come until the president committed to pursue the investigation,” Ukraine diplomat William Taylor said. Read more
Maui Land owns 23,000 acres on the Valley Isle but no longer grows pineapple. Read more
Police said a suspect broke a window of Windward Jewelers on 600 Kailua Road shortly before 1:40 a.m. on Oct. 24 and took property from the establishment. Read more
A 61-year-old white Milwaukee man accused of throwing acid on a Hispanic man’s face will be charged with a hate crime, increasing the possible sentence he may receive if convicted, prosecutors announced. Read more
An international team of researchers says the fossilized partial skeleton of a male ape that lived almost 12 million years ago in the humid forests of what is now southern Germany bears a striking resemblance to modern human bones. Read more
It’s unclear what caused the truck to roll onto its side. Read more