A 45-year-old Lihue man will spend 20 years in prison for armed robbery.
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Kauai Circuit Judge Kathleen Watanabe sentenced Tunu Afele today for a May 31 robbery in which he pointed a loaded gun at a man and demanded money, and also threatened the man’s girlfriend. Read more
The closure of the phone and email hotline is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday. Read more
Two of the latest deaths were on Oahu and the two others were on Maui. Read more
Its estimated effectiveness for preventing death was 72% two to three weeks after the first shot, a rate that may improve as immunity builds over time. Read more
Experts say that measures put in place to fend off the coronavirus — mask wearing, social distancing and virtual schooling — were a big factor in preventing a “twindemic” of flu and COVID-19. Read more
Drugmaker Moderna has created an experimental form of its coronavirus vaccine to combat a worrisome variant, and has begun to increase its overall manufacturing capacity. Read more
GOP leaders were honing attacks on the package as a job killer that does too little to reopen schools or businesses shuttered for the pandemic and that was not only wasteful but also even unscrupulous. Read more
He will oversee Hawaii’s correctional system. Read more
Honolulu police arrested a 27-year-old man after he threatened his roommate with a kitchen knife and barricaded himself in a home in Makiki this morning, police said. Read more
Eligible applicants must have earned less than 80% of the Kauai Median Area income in the 2020 tax year or at the time of application and must be able document their reduction in income or other coronavirus-related hardship. Read more
When the victim woke up, he observed the suspect driving away in the victim’s vehicle, police said. Read more
Firefighters are still working to contain the brush fire at Kahekili Highway, according to a Maui Fire Department report just before 8 tonight. Read more
Facebook said in a statement that it was treating the post-coup situation in Myanmar as an “emergency,” explaining that the ban was precipitated by events since the coup, including “deadly violence.” Read more
Hawaii is currently in Phase 1-B of its vaccine rollout, which includes kupuna 75 and older and frontline, essential workers, including educators and child care workers. Read more
Man, 25, arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly drags officer and drives at another on Maui
After the driver gave police fake names, police obtained his identity and found he had several warrants for his arrest. Read more
Outside the physical damage, the officials detailed a substantial increase in demand for mental health counseling, with an office that typically handles about 3,000 calls per year surging to more than 1,150 interactions in six weeks. Read more
Disney California Adventure park plans to reopen starting March 18 at limited capacity, welcoming visitors who buy tickets to stroll through the park and purchase food, drinks and merchandise. Read more
ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that some of the studio’s films, including “Mission: Impossible 7” and “A Quiet Place Part II,” will go to its fledgling streaming service, Paramount+, after 45 days in theaters. Read more
A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric’s rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility’s former executives and board members. Read more
President Joe Biden’s pick to be the top U.S. trade envoy is promising to work with America’s allies to combat China’s aggressive trade policies, indicating a break from the Trump administration’s go-it-alone approach. Read more
After 3 1/2 years living inside a Missouri church to avoid deportation, Honduran immigrant Alex Garcia finally stepped outside today, following a promise from President Joe Biden’s administration to let him be. Read more