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Top Story: Don Statton, one of three surviving crew members of the USS Arizona, has died at age 97.
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Accessed on 17 February 2020, 0350 UTC, Post 20285.
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Don Stratton, who escaped a burning USS Arizona by making a harrowing hand-over-hand climb across a rope to an adjacent ship on Dec. 7, 1941, has died. Read more
Police have closed the right lane of Pali Highway, Honolulu-bound, near the hairpin turn due to fallen tree limbs. Read more
An American woman who left a cruise ship in Cambodia last week and flew to Malaysia with more than a hundred other passengers has tested positive for the coronavirus. Read more
The fire started shortly before 4 p.m. Read more
Shortstop Kole Kaler went 3-for-5, scored three runs and drove in four to power the Hawaii baseball team to an 11-3 rout of North Dakota State today at Les Murakami Stadium. Read more
American passengers evacuated a cruise ship that had been quarantined for more than a week in the Japanese port city of Yokohama, after hundreds of people on board fell ill with the coronavirus. Read more
Hawaii health officials Friday confirmed her husband had the disease, but her condition was unknown until today. Read more
Three-star recruits, including ‘Iolani’s Lanakila Pei, turn down scholarships to walk on at Washington
Christian Galvan had other choices. Read more
Board of Water Supply crews have completed repairs on a 30-inch water main at McCully and Young streets this afternoon. Read more
It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is honored. Read more
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York’s Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Read more
Police seized more than a dozen gambling machines and made one arrest while serving a search warrant at a Kalihi business. Read more
Police arrested two men Saturday in connection with a midday Makiki shooting last week that resulted in injuries to a 1-year-old boy. Read more
The family that owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine’s Day has covered the mural after it was defaced. Read more
The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win. Read more
More than 100 Germans evacuated from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak, were set to end their prescribed 14-day quarantine period today. Read more
The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. Read more
Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie “Parasite,” including the award for Best Picture. Read more
Gunfire erupted at a Connecticut nightclub early today, killing a man and wounding four other people, police said. Read more
Storm Dennis roared across Britain with high winds and heavy rains, prompting authorities to issue a record number of flood warnings and alerts for England and a rare “red warning” for extremely life-threatening flooding in Wales. Read more
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid. Read more