Hawaii health officials report 101 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 31,270.
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Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,076 have required hospitalizations, with three new hospitalizations reported today by state health officials. Read more
Lydia Ko shot 65 in today’s final round, capping a career best 28-under par tournament performance to win the LPGA Lotte Championship at Kapolei Golf Club. Read more
Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community mourned today as members learned that four Sikhs were among the eight people killed in the mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse. Read more
The primary impact zone appears to be about an acre along the base of the mountains in Waimanalo where 65 of the brown frogs, which grow up to 2” long, have been hand captured thus far. Read more
The queen sat apart from family members at the simple but somber ceremony in accordance with strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Police in Portland, Oregon, said today they arrested four people after declaring a riot Friday night when protesters smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set multiple fires during demonstrations that started after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun. Read more
Shots rang out today in an Omaha mall, leaving a 21-year-old man critically wounded and sending shoppers running for cover. Read more
A year after they last saw one another, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry put their fraught relationship aside as they said farewell to their grandfather at his funeral today. Read more
Divers returned today to the murky, roiling waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of lost crew members aboard a capsized lift boat off Louisiana, the Coast Guard said. Read more
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that it received reports of children and a pet being pulled, pinned and entrapped under the rear roller of the treadmill, leading to fractures, scrapes and the death of one child. Read more
A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship and lost her bid for a new trial has been deported to Rwanda, her lawyer said Saturday. Read more
WARNING: The police body-camera video includes graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised. Read more
The Kauai Police Commission is suspending Kauai Police Chief Todd Raybuck for racist comments made against Asian Americans, the Kauai Police Department announced late this afternoon in a news release. Read more
The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people today amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. 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
So far, April has not brought as much rain as March, when forecasters recorded 11 flash-flood events. 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
Ko shot 7-under par 65 for the day and is 21 under after the third round. 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