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Top Story: Investigators from the NTSB will be looking into conditions that may have contributed to the plane crash at Dillingham Airfield on Oahu.
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The NTSB will be looking into conditions ranging from “human, machine and environment, including weather, geology and other aspects,” a spokesperson said today. Read more
Honolulu police Saturday night said the body of a man was discovered at the bottom of a ravine near Diamond Head. Read more
More than 2,600 acres of land are still burning on Kahoolawe after a brush fire broke out on the western end of the island Saturday morning. Read more
The Hawaii beach volleyball team fell to No. 3 LSU 4-1 in today’s first semifinal of the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic at Queen’s Beach. Read more
Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities stepped up measures to ban public gatherings. Read more
A cruise ship passenger who had been hospitalized after testing positive for the new virus has died, Japan’s health ministry said. Read more
South Korea’s president said he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and ordered officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a soaring viral outbreak. Read more
Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from disrupting spring planting of crops. Read more
Iran’s health ministry raised the death toll from the new coronavirus to eight, amid concerns that clusters there as well as in Italy and South Korea could signal a serious new stage in its global spread. Read more
WarnerMedia announced that the entire original “Friends” cast will reunite for an unscripted special that will be available on HBO Max when the service debuts in May. Read more
A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth. Read more
President Donald Trump is congratulating Bernie Sanders for his Nevada caucus win. Read more
President Donald Trump said he’s ready to sign a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan if a temporary truce holds in America’s longest war. Read more
A pair of robbers apologized profusely after saying they broke into the wrong Cleveland apartment but robbed the man inside anyway, according to police reports. Read more
The fifth-ranked Hawaii beach volleyball team finished 2-1 on Day 1 of the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic at Queen’s Beach, upsetting No. 3 LSU 3-2, sweeping No. 19 Stanford 5-0 and falling to No. 1 UCLA 3-2. Read more
The Hawaii women’s basketball team was unable to take over first place in the Big West Conference as league leader UC Davis turned back the Rainbow Wahine 65-48 tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
The Hawaii basketball team’s frenetic comeback attempt ran out of time in a 64-60 road loss to Long Beach State today in Long Beach, Calif. Read more
The Aiea man was transported to a hospital in critical condition. Read more
The man was arrested near the crime scene, police said on Saturday. Read more
The fire on the ninth floor of the Ala Wai Manor, which resulted in one man’s injury, has been classified as accidental, the Honolulu Fire Department said in a news release Friday. Read more
Westbound traffic on Kalanianaole Highway has reopened by Halona Blowhole. Read more
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