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Top story: Honolulu prosecutors have decided not to prosecute a 47-year-old man who allegedly tried to strangle his girlfriend with a purse strap and a shoelace.
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Prosecutors on Saturday declined to pursue a case in which a 47-year-old man allegedly tried to strangle his girlfriend with her purse strap and his shoelace in Haleiwa a day earlier. Read more
The right lane of the Pali Highway, Kailua-bound, is closed at the hairpin turn due to a mudslide and fallen trees. Read more
Hawaii County firefighters extricated a 72-year-old driver trapped early this morning inside the bus she was driving in Kau. Read more
A dream came true this weekend for Jamie Ming See Lee as she was crowned 71st Narcissus Queen on Saturday night at Hawaii Theatre. Read more
Flash flood warnings were in effect this morning for Maui and Hawaii island, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service in Honolulu. Read more
The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday and closed both directions of Kapiolani between Kona Iki and Piikoi Streets until 2:40 a.m. Read more
A man in his 30s was apparently drunk when he was struck by a pickup truck early this morning in the Ala Moana area. Read more
Patrick Mahomes stalked up and down the sideline like a field marshal rallying his troops, the brilliant young quarterback imploring the Kansas City Chiefs to stay together even as the Houston Texans were on the verge of taking them apart. Read more
An Air Canada flight traveling from Vancouver, Canada, to Brisbane, Australia was diverted to Honolulu this morning following the death of a male passenger mid flight. Read more
Thousands remained without electrical power this morning after weekend storms ravaged parts of the Southeast and Midwest, causing 11 deaths, overturning cars, uprooting trees and reducing buildings to rubble. Read more
A woman in her 30s was shot Saturday morning in a remote area near Whitmore Village in Wahiawa. Read more
People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke to an alarming alert of an “incident” at a nuclear plant just east of Toronto — only to later be told the message was a mistake. Read more
A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forcing Manila’s international airport to shut down. Read more
Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top commander. Read more
It took the Great War to finally take down “Star Wars.” Read more
Ensconced with aides at her royal retreat, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II prepared for a crisis family meeting to work out a future for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, after their dramatic decision to walk away from royal roles. Read more
Dwayne Johnson will revisit his younger years in a new NBC series, “The Rock,” which is the retired pro wrestler’s nickname. Read more
Two World War II bombs were successfully defused in the western German city of Dortmund today, hours after thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding area, officials said. Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said senators will “pay a price” if they block new witnesses from testifying in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. She said Americans expect a fair trial. Read more
The top-ranked Hawaii men’s volleyball team had its depth tested playing without its top hitter against Grand Canyon tonight, and the Rainbow Warriors responded with a 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 sweep of the Antelopes. Read more
In a basketball game of streaks and valleys, UC Irvine surged to a 74-60 victory over Hawaii today in the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. Read more
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