Honolulu officials remind public to avoid Hawaiian monk seals at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.
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State and federal wildlife officials are reminding the public to give Kaiwi, the Hawaiian monk seal mom and her pup, PO2, plenty of space while they are nursing and bonding at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. Read more
“The guy was completely in flames. He was just screaming,” a witness said. Read more
Today’s new statewide infection cases include 30 on Oahu, eight on Maui, one on Hawaii island and eight Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state, according to health officials. Read more
Authorities allege that Martin Kao defrauded banks of more than $12.8 million through the Paycheck Protection Program. Read more
A man suspected of shooting three bystanders in New York’s Times Square was arrested today in Florida, four days after the gunfire wounded people including a 4-year-old girl out toy shopping in the tourist haven known as “the “Crossroads of the World.” Read more
Police arrested the suspect on Queen Street — about a block away from the building — just before 7:05 p.m. Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree arson. Read more
The grand jury returned an indictment against Robinson on one count of attempted murder in the second degree. A bench warrant in the amount of $500,000 was issued for her arrest. Read more
Several states, including Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska and Hawaii, were averaging fewer than one COVID-19 death per day over the past week, according to data through Tuesday from Johns Hopkins. Read more
Police misconduct records are either secret or difficult to access in a majority of states – 35 of them plus Washington, D.C. But the breeze of openness is blowing. Seven big states have opened records in recent years – California, New York, Illinois, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland. Read more
The move comes as governors, health officials and community leaders are coming up with creative incentives to get more shots in arms, including insider access to NFL locker rooms and an Indianapolis 500 garage. Read more
State gets $4 million in grant money for innovative education initiatives to address coronavirus pandemic problems
The grants are available for public, private, charter schools, higher education institutions and other educational entities such as museums and cultural centers. Read more
Two small airplanes collided in midair Wednesday near Denver, leaving one aircraft nearly ripped in half. Remarkably, no one was injured, officials said. Read more
It’s unclear how long the money will last but it’s expected to be several months. Read more
American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have suspended flights to Israel through Thursday. Read more
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was kept out of the starting lineup at Tampa Bay today as a precaution as the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among the team’s coaching and support staff reached seven. Read more
The government said today that consumer prices surged 0.8% in April from March, while the year-over-year rise was the fastest since 2008. Read more
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as John Connolly of Great Falls, Montana. Read more
The debates have been emotional and highly divisive around the country, in some cases leading to the involvement of police. Read more
President Joe Biden has signed an executive order meant to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses in response to a series of headline-grabbing hacking incidents that highlight how vulnerable the country’s public and private sectors are to high-tech spies and criminals. Read more
The finding of what are known as aggravating factors allows Cahill to sentence Chauvin to more than 15 years in prison, the longest punishment for second-degree murder under Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines. Read more
With a boost from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the cash value benefit for WIC will increase to $35 for first-use dates during the months of June, July, August, and September. Read more