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Watch video of today’s roll call ceremony honoring fallen officer Kaulike Kalama, who was killed Jan. 19 in the Hibiscus Drive shooting. Read more
Italy’s prime minister announced a sweeping coronavirus quarantine early Sunday, imposing restrictions on the movement of about a quarter of the country’s population in a bid to contain a widening outbreak Read more
Cruise officials and passengers confined to their rooms on a ship circling international waters off the San Francisco Bay voiced mounting frustration as the weekend wore on with no direction from authorities on where to go after 21 people on board tested positive for the new coronavirus. Read more
The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial airlines because of the new coronavirus, a federal official told The Associated Press. Read more
A 28-year-old Lihue motorcyclist lost control and struck a utility pole on Laukona Street in Hanamaulu, Kauai police said. Read more
The Democratic presidential primary is down to two major candidates, and it shows. Read more
Lamine Diane scored 34 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lift Cal State Northridge to an 86-82 basketball victory over Hawaii tonight in the Matadome on the CSUN campus. Eddie Stansberry scored 31 for the Rainbows. Read more
The number of deaths linked to coronavirus in Washington state has reached 16, officials said today, but even more might be attributed based on figures released by the nursing home at the center of the outbreak. Read more
Three suspects were arrested by Hawaii island police in connection with two robberies and attempted carjackings in downtown Hilo. Read more
Senior Julissa Tago scored 19 points to reach the 1,000-point career milestone and the Hawaii women’s basketball team sent off its three outgoing players with a 75-58 win over Cal Poly in the 2019-20 home finale tonight. Read more
Starr Rivera scored 18 points and Abbey Noblett added 16 to lead the third-ranked Hawaii Pacific women’s basketball team to a 68-57 win over Azusa Pacific in today’s championship game of the PacWest tournament in Azusa, Calif. Read more
Following is a brief look at how things are changing in the economy and the workplace today as the outbreak widens. Read more
A 21-year-old male driver was in serious condition early this morning after hitting an embankment. Read more
Honolulu officials announced Friday enhanced cleaning procedures for TheBus in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read more
The announcement raises the U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus strain to 16, including 13 in the state of Washington and one in California. Read more
Washington state nursing home, epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in U.S., showed few signs it prepared
The facility is the epicenter of the outbreak of the the COVID-19 coronavirus in Washington state. Read more
At least 33 people were rescued from the wreckage of the Xinjia Express Hotel in Quanzhou, a city in Fujian province, the Xinhua News Agency, the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily and other outlets reported. Read more
The 82-year-old was convicted Wednesday, March 4, 2020, on a federal armed bank robbery charge in the January 2018 holdup of a credit union in Tucson, Ariz. Read more
Health authorities first found that a dozen of the ship’s Egyptian crew members had contracted the fast-spreading virus, and said they did not show symptoms, according to a joint statement from Egypt’s Health Ministry and the WHO on Friday. Read more
Officials say 80 service members will be sent to that port and another 80 to the El Paso one. Read more
Jail operators in the U.S. are coming to the growing realization that it’s only a matter of time before coronavirus strikes here. Read more