Top Story: With 87 new COVID-19 cases on Oahu, Hawaii’s statewide coronavirus total climbs to 2,197.
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As of today, 902 infections in Hawaii are active cases, with a total of 1,269 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation,” or 58% of those infected. Read more
A paramedic for the Honolulu Emergency Services Department has become the first employee in the department to test positive for COVID-19, the city reported in a news release today. Read more
An early morning car crash into the wall of the Likelike Highway tunnel entrance has left two men dead and another in serious condition. Read more
The search continued today for eight U.S. service members missing after their landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast following a deadly accident. Read more
The Marine Corps this week reported coronavirus cases at two of its locations. Read more
A 23-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died after a single-vehicle crash today at the intersection of Kaiminani Drive and Iliili Street. Read more
The first astronauts launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company departed the International Space Station tonight for the final and most important part of their test flight: returning to Earth with a rare splashdown. Read more
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he’s confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. Read more
Federal health official have linked red onions as the source of the current nationwide salmonella newport outbreak being investigated. Read more
With tens of thousands of airline workers facing layoffs this fall, labor groups are pushing Congress for more federal money to keep them on the payroll until next spring. Read more
The University of Guam has announced it will offer most courses online for the upcoming semester to limit the spread of COVID-19 because of surges in case numbers. Read more
Vietnam reported more than two dozen new cases of the coronavirus today, while a second man died of virus complications a day after the country recorded its first death from COVID-19. Read more
Hurricane Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas today and headed toward the Florida coast, where officials said they were closing beaches, parks and coronavirus testing sites. Read more
Travelers entering France from 16 countries where the coronavirus is circulating widely now must undergo virus tests upon arrival at French airports and ports. Read more
Four additional firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Honolulu Fire Department. 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
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Kilauea’s lower southwest rift zone at 10:03 a.m. today, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. 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
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