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Top Story: Rick Blangiardi, the president and General Manager of Hawaii News Now says he will retire soon and may consider running for the Honolulu Mayor’s Office.
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Accessed on 03 January 2020, 0235 UTC, Post 20071.
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Rick Blangiardi, president and general manager of Hawaii News Now, announced today that he will retire this month and might run for Honolulu mayor, according to an HNN report. Read more
A 15-year-old bicyclist sustained serious injuries when a vehicle struck and dragged him in Makiki Sunday night. Read more
Hawaii island police arrested a 34-year-old Kamuela man on suspicion of negligent homicide in connection with a deadly collision involving a pedestrian in Waimea on Wednesday. Read more
U-Haul has a New Year’s resolution: cut down on hiring people who smoke. Read more
He’s using it as a learning experience to turn it into one that is unconditionally sweet next time, as those who have gotten to know him since he became a Seahawk would expect. Read more
The Trump administration announced today that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school and middle school students. Read more
A Nissan sedan was traveling eastbound on Ala Moana Boulevard in Waikiki when it struck one pedestrian and nearly missed another as they walked in a marked crosswalk. Read more
The remote and rugged terrain on the Hawaiian island of Kauai where a sightseeing helicopter crashed, killing all seven people aboard, could make it difficult or even impossible to piece together what led to the wreck. Read more
The Coast Guard said it used helicopters, planes and a boat to look for the missing crew members for 20 hours before calling off the search late Wednesday because they were not likely to have survived. Read more
Dispensaries reported long lines the first day of sales and expected them to continue through the weekend. Read more
Mayor Jim Kenney is sharply criticizing two men who wore blackface while marching in the city’s annual New Year’s Day parade. Read more
Chicago police say two toddlers are dead after a woman stabbed her father, left one of the children in a bathtub and then jumped from an 11th-floor apartment with the other child. Read more
A motorcyclist in Kauai died early this morning in a motorcycle crash near the intersection of Hanapepe Road and Moi Road. Read more
A 30-year-old man was critically injured in Lahaina when fireworks exploded in his face shortly after midnight New Year’s Day, according to the Maui Fire Department. Read more
The Guardian Angels and police have increased patrols in the Crown Heights neighborhood following an anti-Semitic attack on a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, N.Y. Read more
An earthquake under the ocean gave an early wake-up jolt to some Southern California residents this morning. Read more
Today marks the opening of the Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area. Read more
A climate change advocacy group founded by employees said Amazon sent letters to members telling them that they could be fired if they continued to speak out to the press. Read more
A man who set off fireworks near a movie theater as his friend made a marriage proposal created panic among moviegoers who mistook the fireworks for gunshots, authorities said. Read more
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said on Twitter that he will announce Jan. 6 whether he will enter the NFL draft or return to college for another season. Read more
The hospital reports that its second baby was born at 12:05 a.m. Read more
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