The FBI names Steven B. Merrill to lead Honolulu office.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Honolulu field office welcomed a forensic scientist and new leader recently with the arrival of Special Agent in Charge Steven B. Merrill. Read more
Honolulu Ocean Safety rescued four people and a dog this afternoon, after their sailboat was sinking, according to Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright. Read more
Nicholas Abarcar, 26, was sentenced on Monday to five years for second-degree negligent homicide and three counts of second-degree negligent injury for a crash that killed 35-year-old Cassandra “Cassie” Lynn Ellis. Read more
Across the country, thrift stores have been flooded by household items, the offerings of people who have been homebound for months and are eager to clear out some of their possessions. Read more
The mauling left Minish with a crushed jaw, a puncture wound in his scalp so deep the doctor told him he could see bone, lacerations and many stitches after a 4½-hour surgery. Read more
Ford is taking a significant risk by sinking so much capital into an electric version of a pickup that commands a huge and loyal following. Read more
Ethereum, the second-biggest coin, sank more than 40%, while joke token Dogecoin lost 45%. Read more
Bitcoin has lost about 38% of its value since April 13 when it hit a high of more than $64,800, according to Coindesk. Read more
Although there will be no traditional lantern floating festival held at Ala Moana Beach this Memorial Day, organizers are offering a walk-through art installation that participants can visit in person. Read more
That translates into a below to average season for the Central Pacific, which typically sees an average of four to five storms each year. Read more
Of the 1,300 top-grossing films released from 2007 through 2019, just 44 featured an Asian or Pacific Islander character in a leading role — and one-third of the roles went to a single actor, Dwayne Johnson. Read more
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has elevated Guam’s COVID-19 risk level to its highest tier and is urging people to avoid traveling to the island. Read more
To report illegal gambling, call the Narcotics/Vice 24-hour hotline at 723-3933. Read more
Democrats say an independent investigation is crucial to reckoning what happened that day. Read more
When a student opened fire at an Idaho middle school, teacher Krista Gneiting directed children to safety, rushed to help a wounded victim and then calmly disarmed the sixth-grade shooter, hugging and consoling the girl until police arrived. Read more
Israel is at war with Hamas, Jewish-Arab mob violence has erupted inside Israel, and the West Bank is experiencing its deadliest unrest in years. Yet this may all bolster Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more
Maui Mayor Michael Victorino joined Spotlight Hawaii today for a livestream video and took viewer questions. Read more
Navy spokesman Mehul Karnik said five ships, a surveillance aircraft and three helicopters were involved in the search. He said most of 188 survivors and the 37 bodies arrived in Mumbai. Read more
A new beach right of way on Portlock Road in Hawaii Kai was officially opened to the public today. Read more
Sarkozy, 66, is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the maximum legal amount of 22.5 million euros ($27.5 million) on the presidential race he lost to Socialist Francois Hollande. Read more
Arnold Schwarzenegger chanted with enthusiasm, “We are back! We are back!” before he spoke today about the importance of resurrecting the theatrical experience for moviegoers. Read more