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Top story: The Coast Guard is searching for a missing helicopter with seven people on board, including two children.
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Accessed on 27 December 2019, 1550 UTC, Post 20043.
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Seven people were on board the helicopter, including two minors. Read more
A reported bomb threat on a Hawaiian Airlines flight tonight to Pago Pago International Airport in American Samoa turned out to be unfounded. Read more
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed Putin that the first missile unit equipped with the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle entered combat duty. Read more
Kim said the road to Mauna Kea, which has been blocked by protesters for six months, will be accessible Saturday. Read more
The tennis competition starts tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
Camping at four Windard Oahu campgrounds will be suspended for a few days as city crews take care of a downed power line and fallen and damaged trees from a windy and rainy Christmas Day. Read more
A 48-year-old man was in critical condition today after a crash on an H-1 freeway offramp in Waimalu. Read more
Ernest Gilbert Romero, who is charged with murdering his Makiki neighbor, pleaded not guilty today in Circuit Court, while a judge confirmed his bail at $1 million. Read more
A San Diego foodtech startup has grown fillets of yellowtail fish entirely from cells, making the local company one of the most scientifically advanced in the world of lab-grown seafood. Read more
Kauai firefighters responded to several rescue calls during a flash flood warning. Read more
The Honolulu City Lights display at Honolulu Hale will close after Sunday, an earlier closure than normal. Read more
Visitors to the Hawaiian isles spent a total of $1.3 billion in November, 3.4% more than the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Read more
A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering tornado warnings and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes today. Read more
The “system is messed up,” said Curtis Morrison, the Los Angeles-based attorney who has filed several federal lawsuits, including Hafar’s, against the administration on behalf of dozens of plaintiffs from countries affected by the travel ban. Read more
With over 17K firecracker permits sold on Oahu, HFD reminds public of laws and safety on New Year’s Eve
HFD reminds the public that only the purchase and use of firecrackers is allowed under the city’s fireworks ordinance. Read more
A house fire in Waimanalo on Christmas Day was determined to be accidental and started by an arcing electrical outlet, a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said. Read more
Authorities say a Redwood tree fell and fatally struck a man visiting Muir Woods National Monument Park on Christmas Eve Dec. 24. Read more
Two southbound lanes of the H-2 freeway were closed tonight due to a multiple vehicle crash, police said. Read more
The typhoon left over a dozen dead and many homeless. Read more
Kamehameha Highway was closed near Kahaluu because of a downed pole, police said. Read more