With four new COVID-19 deaths, Hawaii’s total number of coronavirus infections tops 23K.
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Hawaii health officials said today that of the state’s total infection count, 2,068 cases were considered to be active. Read more
Dozens of people have already been arrested and prosecutors across the U.S. have vowed to bring to justice those who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, sending lawmakers into hiding as they began their work to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Read more
Maui police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred Friday involving a 96-year-old man and a 95-year-old woman. Read more
Honolulu police and CrimeStoppers are asking the public for help in finding the driver of a white SUV involved in a fatal hit-and-run case early Sunday morning in the Ward area. Read more
A friend said Boyland was pinned to the ground and trampled during a violent clash between rioters and police. Read more
UC Riverside forward Arinze Chidom scored inside with two seconds left to give the Highlanders a 70-68 win over the University of Hawaii basketball team in today’s Big West game in Riverside, Calif. Read more
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the moped rider who died Friday in a single-vehicle crash as 42-year-old Lance Watarai of Waipahu. Read more
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance recipients will receive as many as two $300 plus-up payments next week. Read more
A Florida man allegedly photographed grinning as he carried away House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol is among the latest people charged in Wednesday’s mayhem that left five people dead. Read more
A native of South River, N.J., Sicknick served in the New Jersey Air National Guard and went on to a law enforcement career, which his family said was his lifelong dream. He joined the Capitol Police in 2008. Read more
A 42-year-old moped rider died after he crashed into a metal street light post Friday morning on Nimitz Highway. Read more
Spain is on high alert as a cold snap is covering much of the country with snow disrupting road, sea, rail and air traffic with the capital, Madrid enduring what the city’s mayor described as “the worst storm in 80 years.” Read more
Pope Francis has told an Italian broadcaster that he was “astonished” by the mob attack at the U.S. Capitol due to the democratic traditions of the United States. Read more
It began with a May 4, 2009, tweet promoting Donald Trump’s upcoming appearance on David Letterman’s show. Read more
Even though he wasn’t on the ballot, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has been painfully bruised by the 2020 elections. Read more
U.S. federal prosecutors have filed motions saying that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández took bribes from drug traffickers and had the country’s armed forces protect a cocaine laboratory and shipments to the United States. Read more
The crisis that appears to be the last of Donald Trump’s presidency is deepening like few other periods in the nation’s history. Read more
4 coronavirus-related deaths and 264 new COVID-19 infections in Hawaii; 2nd Hawaii inmate dies from COVID-19 at Arizona prison
This is the second death of a Hawaii inmate in Arizona classified by medical examiners as coronavirus-related, according to state health officials. No further information was immediately available. Read more
Twitter says it is banning President Donald Trump from its platform, citing “risk of further incitement of violence.” Read more
Gov. David Ige joined Spotlight Hawaii, a series from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that shines a spotlight on issues affecting our islands, today for a livestream and took viewer questions. Read more
The FBI arrested Nick Ochs in Hawaii on a charge of “unlawful entry into restricted buildings or grounds,” according to FBI Honolulu spokesman Jason White. Read more