Hawaii health officials report 1 more COVID-19 related death on Maui and 98 new infections state wide.
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By island, Oahu has 784 active cases, Maui has 287, the Big Island has 121, Kauai has four, and Molokai has one. Lanai has no active infection cases. Read more
Hawaii Labor Department Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio joined us today for a livestream video at 10:30 a.m. to take questions during Spotlight Hawaii. Read more
Each lawsuit says the passengers seek a judgment above a $50,000 limit along with other costs and damages. Read more
Without identifying him by name, FedEx spokesperson Bonny Harrison told the AP that the suspected gunman who killed eight people was a former FedEx employee. Read more
Coronavirus cluster report highlights cases among retail shops, tourism, church, and social gatherings
Clusters related to an educational setting were identified in all three counties, totaling 105 cases. Read more
So far, April has not brought as much rain as March, when forecasters recorded 11 flash-flood events. Read more
The first call came in at 10:56 a.m. of smoke visible at 91-0174 Olai St., which is associated with a company called Izzy Tows It. However, a person answering a number for that business declined to comment. Read more
Hawaii Supreme Court votes to end judicial oversight of COVID-19 safety measures in correctional facilities
Today’s order also lifts the prohibition on judges imposing bail on defendants accused of certain low-level offenses during the pandemic. Read more
The pup was born to monk seal RG18, who herself was born at Kalaupapa in 2015, according to park officials. Read more
A 31-year-old man wanted on a grand jury bench warrant for felony terroristic threatening was arrested in Kahaluu Thursday night. Read more
A nation already weary from a pandemic grappled with yet another bloody rampage, only weeks after back-to-back mass shootings last month at spas in the Atlanta area and at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. Read more
Biden has been consulting with his advisers to determine what number of refugees could realistically be admitted to the United States between now and Oct. 1, the end of the fiscal year. Read more
Oath Keepers militia group member and heavy metal guitarist is 1st suspect to plead guilty in U.S. Capitol riot
A heavy metal guitarist today became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Read more
State and city agencies will be conducting scheduled siren tests today in the Woodlawn and upper Manoa areas and in Nuuanu Valley. Read more
VIDEO: Former UH Warrior and CFL great Chad Owens hosts Star-Advertiser sports show ‘The CO2 RUN DWN’
“The CO2 RUN DWN” runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. and feature insights, interviews and commentary from the former CFL most valuable player and UH all-time career yardage leader. Read more
The Coast Guard said today that it has found the body of a second dead worker from the lift boat that capsized off Louisiana’s coast earlier this week. Read more
Workers said in interviews that they or their co-workers did not trust unions or had confidence in Amazon’s anti-union message that the workers could change the company from within. Read more
Major indexes are mostly higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday as a tick up in bond yields helped lift bank stocks. Read more
Hawaii island allowing vaccinated travelers to skip post-arrivals COVID test, plans to stop second tests May 1
Hawaii island is launching a pilot program today that allows travelers, who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have fulfilled the waiting period, to bypass the county’s second-test requirement. Read more
A Pittsburgh man pleaded not guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the strangulation of a college buddy he was vacationing with on the Big Island. Read more