Welcome to the overnight edition of Hawaii News Digest.
Top Story: According to Honolulu police, a man was killed when his vehicle struck a rail transit pillar on Farrington Highway near Ewa Beach.
Content provided by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 02 March 2020, 0420 UTC, Post 20353.
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The driver was apparently speeding as he was heading eastbound on Farrington Highway, drove off the roadway and crashed head-on into the pillar, police said. Read more
Researchers said the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in the greater Seattle area. Read more
The decision came just a day after former Vice President Joe Biden scored a resounding victory in South Carolina, putting pressure on the party’s moderate wing to coalesce behind him. Read more
Honolulu and federal firefighters continue to work on containing a large brush fire sparked by a vehicle fire earlier this morning near Wahiawa. Read more
Isaiah Thomas blasted a two-out, three-run homer in the 11th inning to lift second-ranked Vanderbilt over Hawaii at Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tenn. Read more
The Hawaii beach volleyball team concluded its first road trip undefeated by picking up two wins today at the Bay Area Classic at Stanford, Calif. Read more
Hawaii island firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a single-story home this morning in Hilo. Read more
Elliott Management, the roughly $40 billion hedge fund run by billionaire Paul E. Singer, has amassed a significant stake in recent months. Read more
Providence and Texas are headed into March with wins, momentum and improving resumes for the NCAA Tournament. Read more
Joe Biden said he can “unite this country, the whole country” after scoring a thundering victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary that could force moderate rivals out of the race and blunt the rise of progressive leader Bernie Sanders. Read more
Expect northeast to east winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts over 45, through Monday morning. Read more
The Elisabeth Moss-led thriller “The Invisible Man” rode a wave of good reviews to a very visible spot atop the box office this weekend. Read more
A 43-year-old man was arrested Friday after he assaulted his girlfriend with a jacket in Honolulu, police said. Read more
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 87,000 people globally and caused nearly 3,000 deaths. Read more
The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France’s Louvre Museum, with workers who guard its famous trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum’s flow of tourists from around the world. Read more
British health authorities confirmed 12 more cases of the new coronavirus, bringing the country’s overall tally to 35, and the Czech Republic announced its first three infections. Read more
Iran’s health ministry raised the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people. Read more
Police were investigating a stabbing that left a 57-year-old man with serious injuries today in Aiea. Read more
The girls wrote the message in an attempt to avoid going to the last class of the day, police said. Read more
The crash occurred about 7:40 a.m. when a man driving the motorcycle lost control while speeding. Read more