A Flash Flood Watch will continue through Monday evening for all Hawaii Islands.
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Localized heavy rain is likely into Monday and areas that have already received heavy rain will be most vulnerable, forecasters said. Read more
Honolulu police responded to several robbery cases involving firearms or other deadly weapons on Saturday. Read more
Today’s new statewide infection cases include 28 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, four on Hawaii island, and one Hawaii resident diagnosed outside the state, Read more
Honolulu Emergency Services said two people, a 57-year-old male and a 58-year-old female, were hospitalized in serious condition on Saturday following a collision. Read more
Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the NFL’s leader in career completions and yards passing, has decided to retire after 20 NFL seasons, including his last 15 with New Orleans. Read more
Gunfire erupted at a party on Chicago’s South Side early Sunday, killing two people and wounding 13 others, authorities said. Read more
Irish health officials have recommended the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of serious blood clotting after inoculations in Norway. Read more
Dr. Anthony Fauci said today he wishes former President Donald Trump would use his popularity among Republicans to persuade more of his followers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more
The Maui Fire Department recovered at about 4 p.m. today the body of a man about a quarter mile off Hamoa Beach outside Hana, Maui. Read more
A powerful late winter snowstorm intensified over the central Rocky Mountains today with heavy snow and wind leading to airport and road closures, power outages and avalanche warnings in parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged swift work by Congress on a job and infrastructure package that will be “fiscally sound,” but said she isn’t sure whether the next major item on President Joe Biden’s agenda will attract Republican backing. Read more
Trevor Noah took a careful approach hosting “The Daily Show” from his New York apartment during the pandemic, but he said traveling across the country to host the Grammys was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Read more
Hawaii senior Rado Parapunov put down 20 kills and the No. 1 Rainbow Warriors completed a three-match sweep of a series with No. 3 UC Santa Barbara with a 25-22, 25-19, 26-24 victory today in Santa Barbara, Calif. Read more
The crew of the merchant vessel Hoegh Brasilia helped to rescue on Friday five mariners, missing since Tuesday, near Houk Island, Chuuk. Read more
A fire that broke out early this morning at a Nanakuli house appears to have been deliberately set, and a neighbor was treated for smoke inhalation. Read more
When Ann Camden learned last month that her 17-year-old daughter got exposed to the coronavirus at school and was being sent home, she packed her belongings, jumped in the car and made the two-hour drive to the coast to stay with her recently vaccinated parents. Read more
New York’s two U.S. senators, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and most of the other 29 members of New York’s congressional delegation have called for his resignation. In the state legislature, more than 120 lawmakers have called on the Democrat to quit. Read more
Officers found a crowbar, hammers, bear spray and firearms after they corralled a group of about 100 protesters, Portland police said today. Read more
Police in Moscow detained about 200 people participating in a forum of independent members of municipal councils today, an action that came amid a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent by Russian authorities. Read more
Sri Lanka today announced plans to ban the wearing of burqas and said it would close more than 1,000 Islamic schools known as madrassas, citing national security. Read more
Health officials said today that of the state’s total infection count, 683 cases were considered to be active. Read more