Waikiki surfboard rack fire classified as arson. Man arrested at scene released.
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Honolulu police arrested a 43-year-old man at 11:48 a.m. near the scene on suspicion of arson. He was released at 9:30 Sunday night. Read more
Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino tested negative for COVID-19 last weekend after meeting days earlier with three unvaccinated county residents, two of whom came down with the virus, his office said. Read more
Washington State University and former University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich was fired today as coach of the Cougars over his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more
Today’s new infection count by island includes 54 new cases on Oahu, 29 on Hawaii island, 13 each on Maui and Kauai, and eight Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Read more
Powell rose from a childhood in a fraying New York neighborhood to become the nation’s chief diplomat. Read more
Former President Donald Trump was questioned today in a deposition for a lawsuit brought by protesters who say his security team roughed them up in the early days of his presidential campaign in 2015. Read more
VIDEO: Infectious disease expert Tim Brown of the East-West Center joins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s ‘Spotlight Hawaii’
Infectious disease expert Tim Brown of the East-West Center joins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Spotlight Hawaii” to take viewer questions. Read more
The surge for GameStop and other downtrodden stocks also laid bare how much power is being wielded by a new generation of smaller-pocketed and novice investors, armed with apps on their phones that make trading fun. Read more
Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant’s widow and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, his teenage daughter and seven others, court documents say. 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
Kauai police and members of the community had been searching for Joddielynn Taylor, 56, who was reported as missing on Oct. 9. Read more
The high court ordered Texas to respond by Thursday. Read more
Stocks wobbled to a mixed finish on Wall Street as the market’s momentum slowed down following its best week since July. Read more
Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. Read more
Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader declared for the first time that his powerful militant group has 100,000 trained fighters, apparently meant as a deterrent to domestic foes following the nation’s worst internal violence in years. Read more
Earlier this month, NATO withdrew the accreditation of eight Russian officials to its Brussels headquarters, saying it believes they have been secretly working as Russian intelligence officers. Read more
Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates dozens of TV stations across the U.S., said some of its servers and work stations were encrypted with ransomware and that data was stolen from its network. Read more
The Ford Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has announced it will divest millions from fossil fuels, following similar investment decisions made by other sizable foundations in recent years. Read more
Reigning national champion Baylor checked in at No. 8. Read more
Court officials in Glynn County mailed jury-duty notices to 1,000 people, expecting a potentially slow process to find jurors in a community where the slaying dominated news coverage. Read more
Firefighters had to use a reciprocating saw in order to access the vehicle’s passenger side and rescue the female driver, who was unable to free herself. Read more