Hawaii sees its 3rd consecutive day of triple digit COVID-19 infections.
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Hawaii Department of Health officials today announced 123 new coronavirus-related cases, just one number shy of Thursday’s record high 124 new cases. Read more
Four additional firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Honolulu Fire Department. Read more
A total of 665 visitors flew to Hawaii on Thursday, the highest in the last seven-day period, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Read more
“Mr. (Roy) Amemiya is not a target of the federal investigation and has not been accused of committing any crime,” his attorney Lyle Hosoda said. Read more
Maui firefighters fought two 20-acre brush fires today, including one that forced 30 homes to be evacuated. Read more
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union said that starting Monday all 11 of its branches will temporarily adjust their hours of operations amid the state’s current uptick in positive COVID-19 cases. Read more
United plans to resume flights from the U.S. mainland to Hilo and Kauai. Read more
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said today it was conducting contact tracing after a civilian or military staffer at the Pass and ID office tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Read more
Honolulu police looking for witnesses in murder of man found bound, partially buried near Makua Cave
The Honolulu Police Department and CrimeStoppers are looking for witnesses in the murder of a 32-year-old man who was discovered bound and partially buried near Makua Cave in Waianae. Read more
The employee, who works at Bank of Hawaii’s Pearlridge branch, last worked on Tuesday and typically works from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m Read more
The restaurant, which opened in 2004, served takeout from the time of the COVID-19 dine-in shutdown in March and reopened when the shutdown was lifted in early June. Read more
The employee is now working remotely and doing well in isolation. Read more
Staff members at the center who had direct contact with the employee have been notified, and are being tested. Read more
Hawaiian Brian’s has confirmed that a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was briefly present at the Honolulu venue Saturday night. Read more
A man driving in the Kapolei area died this afternoon after driving into a concrete support pillar for the under-construction rail project. Read more
Tsarnaev was convicted on 30 charges, including conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction. The 1st Circuit upheld all but a few of the convictions. Read more
Biden said in May that he hoped to name his pick around Aug. 1 and told reporters this week that he would “have a choice in the first week of August.” Read more
California health officials reported the state’s first coronavirus death of a child as the statewide death total surpassed 9,000, saying the victim was a teenager who had other health conditions. Read more
A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen were identified by authorities as the hackers who took over Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Read more
James is known as the more liberal Murdoch brother. His more conservative sibling, Lachlan, is the heir apparent to New Corp Executive Chairman Rupert and is co-chairman of News Corp. Read more
They were traveling in the vehicle that resembles a seafaring tank from the shores of San Clemente Island to a Navy ship Thursday evening when they reported the vehicle was taking on water. Read more