In addition to the new coronavirus infections, Hawaii health officials report the statewide COVID-19 total rises to 29,581.
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Today’s new statewide infection cases include 45 on Oahu, 12 on Maui, and six on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and seven Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Read more
Lt. Deena Thoemmes said the shooting does not appear to be random. Read more
Thirty people were displaced after a Kalihi fire caused an estimated $1.117 million in damage to a two-story house, two neighboring homes and a truck. Read more
State agencies were in an uproar Monday as they fought to reinstate funding for hundreds of government positions and hold onto tens of millions of dollars squirreled away in special funds that normally fall outside of the legislative budget process. Read more
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is said to be investigated over possible sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl
It was not clear how Gaetz met the girl, believed to be 17 at the time of encounters about two years ago that investigators are scrutinizing, according to two of the people. Read more
The man then stomped on the woman’s face several times while shouting anti-Asian insults at her, police said. Read more
President Joe Biden today laid out plans to address rising racism against Asian Americans, increasing accessibility to hate crime data, requiring new training for local police and establishing nearly $50 million in grants to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who face language barriers. Read more
Colleges could end up competing for talented student athletes by offering over-the-top education benefits worth tens of thousands of dollars. Read more
Police said the suspect walked up to the victim on the sidewalk on Kapiolani Boulevard at about 1:50 p.m. and used physical force to take the necklace. Read more
Honolulu police and CrimeStoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a male wanted for the second-degree murder of a 50-year-old man on the H-1 freeway. Read more
An inmate who was injured in a Maui jail riot is suing the Hawaii Department of Public Safety. Read more
Gov. David Ige today appointed two new members to the University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents — Dr. William Haning III, an emeritus professor at the UH medical school, and Diane Paloma, CEO of King Lunalilo Trust and Home. Read more
Liddy, a former FBI agent and Army veteran, was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping for his role in the Watergate burglary, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Read more
This year peak bloom was reached on March 26 in the ancient capital of Kyoto, the earliest since the Japan Meteorological Agency started collecting the data in 1953 and 10 days ahead of the 30-year average. Read more
The biggest price gain was in Phoenix, where home prices jumped 15.8%, followed by Seattle, with a 14.3% gain, and San Diego, at 14.2%. Read more
Shea’s attorney, Rudy Bautista, said today that the charges are a result of a family dispute and a misunderstanding about what his client contends was loving and affectionate touching. Read more
The fake release could land Volkswagen in trouble with U.S. securities regulators because its stock price rose nearly 5% today, the day the bogus statement was officially issued. Read more
The children were being housed by the hundreds in eight “pods” formed by plastic dividers, each about 3,200 square feet in size. Read more
The deadline to use the Hawaii Restaurant Card — Business Holiday Card is at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Read more
Grande will be joined by Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. The 20th season of “The Voice” is currently on air and features those three singers along with Nick Jonas. Read more
Jennifer Shah, 47, of Park City, Utah, and Stuart Smith, 43, of Lehi, Utah, were arrested in Utah on charges including conspiracy that were unsealed in New York City, authorities announced. Read more