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Top Story: A Family has sued Mid-Pacific Institute for the death of their son who died during a kayaking trip.
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Accessed on 17 January 2020, 1415 UTC, Post 20137.
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Alaric Chiu was attending Mid-Pacific’s spring break day camp program on March 28 when the coordinators took an “unplanned, unscheduled detour” to Kaaawa, where there were no lifeguards. Read more
Nick Rolovich was officially introduced as the head coach today in Pullman, Wash. Read more
Board of Water Supply crews are responding to a broken main in Kaaawa this evening. Read more
The numbers may not reflect deaths that occurred in hospitals or other health care facilities, the city said. Read more
In a physical tussle between Hawaii and Cal Poly tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center, the Rainbow Warriors narrowly outlasted the Mustangs, 65-61. Read more
The Hawaii women’s basketball team snapped its four-game losing streak and got on the board in the Big West Conference standings with an 80-57 win over UC Riverside today at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
In a communication with athletic director David Matlin, Tennessee Titans’ quarterback Marcus Mariota has endorsed Craig Stutzmann for the vacant University of Hawaii football coaching job, according to a person briefed on the exchange. Read more
The Portland man, formerly of Hawaii, was pronounced dead Sunday after he was found along a Jay County road with a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Read more
Honolulu firefighters were responding to a high-rise apartment fire today in Makiki. Read more
For many years the fungal blight had only been detected on Hawaii island, but recently it has been found on Kauai, Oahu and Maui. Read more
Renovations to the station began in March 2019, and were originally anticipated to be done by the end of last year. Read more
The Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter is looking for candidates for the 2020 paid Summer Internship Program. Read more
Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be among the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honorees who will speak at local public high schools Friday. Read more
A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty to fatally poisoning her husband by putting eye drops into his water for days. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Read more
The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child. Read more
The complaint charges Canadian national Patrik Jordan Mathews, 27, and Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, of Elkton, Maryland, with transporting a firearm and ammunition with intent to commit a felony. Read more
The Mississippi Supreme Court’s confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice. Read more
Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. did not endear himself to New Orleans police Monday night when he apparently slapped a Mercedes-Benz Superdome security officer on the backside in the Louisiana State University football team’s locker room. Read more
A former Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy who is accused of falsely reporting that he had been shot by a sniper has been arrested, authorities said. Read more
A suspicious package was found at Camp Smith today, according to a message on the Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s Facebook. Read more
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