Attorneys for the former Honolulu city managing director file motion to dismiss conspiracy and fraud charges.
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Attorneys seek dismissal of charges against former managing director
Attorneys representing the former city managing director filed a motion this afternoon to dismiss federal charges that he conspired with two others to defraud the county and federal government in 2017 by arranging a $250,000 retirement settlement for former Honolulu police Chief Louis Kealoha. Read more
Police seek suspect in gunpoint robbery at Puck’s Alley in Moiliili
Honolulu police are looking for a male who allegedly robbed a collectibles store at gunpoint at Puck’s Alley on Sunday. Read more
U.S. urging Pfizer to apply for under-5 COVID shots, according to source
The company’s application was expected to be submitted as soon as Tuesday. Read more
FBI chief says threat from China ‘more brazen’ than ever before
The threat to the West from the Chinese government is “more brazen” and damaging than ever before, FBI Director Christopher Wray said today in accusing Beijing of stealing American ideas and innovation and launching massive hacking operations. Read more
Man, 58, critically injured in alleged Iwilei robbery
Police have opened a first-degree robbery investigation. There are no arrests at this time. Read more
California firefighter fatally shot while responding to fire
Fire Capt. Vidal “Max” Fortuna was shot before dawn in the city of Stockton and died at a hospital, Stockton Fire Chief Rick Edwards told reporters. Read more
Minnesota officials seek long sentence for cop convicted in Daunte Wright death
The former suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser when she killed Daunte Wright should face a sentence above the state’s guidelines, prosecutors said in a court filing. But defense attorneys for Kim Potter say she should get a lower sentence — or even probation. Read more
All U.S. federal prisons on lockdown after 2 Texas inmates killed
The federal prison system — which includes the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu — has been placed on a nationwide lockdown after two inmates were killed and two others were injured during a gang altercation at a federal penitentiary in Texas. Read more
New Raiders coach McDaniels hopes for success in 2nd stint
Josh McDaniels is ready for his next shot as a head coach, and hopes the lessons he previously learned lead to more success his second time around. Read more
Man, 19, injured after falling onto rocks in Kapalua area on Maui
A 19-year-old man sustained multiple injuries after he fell approximately 30 feet onto rocks at the Cliff House on Maui Saturday. Read more
Search continues for group of suspects in violent Chinatown robbery
Police said that one of the suspects pepper-sprayed the victim while another suspect struck him in the arm with a stick and a third suspect threatened him with a knife. Read more
Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst dies at 30
In the hours before her death, Kryst shared a picture of herself on Instagram with the caption, “May this day bring you rest and peace.” Read more
Bomb threats made to historically Black schools across U.S.
At least a half-dozen historically Black universities in five states and the District of Columbia were responding to bomb threats, with many of them locking down their campuses for a time. Read more
Rachel Maddow taking hiatus from MSNBC show until April
“Change is good,” she said on her show. “Change is absolutely terrifying, but in this case it’s good.” Read more
New York Times buys viral word game Wordle
The New York Times says it has bought Wordle, the free online word game that has exploded in popularity and, for some, become a daily obsession. Read more
Bicyclist, 65, dies at scene after collision in Kalihi
Police said this is Oahu’s fourth traffic-related fatality compared to five during the same time period last year. 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
Swimmer found floating at Maui beach dies in apparent drowning
The swimmer’s name and age were not immediately available. Read more
Judge rejects plea deal for man who killed Ahmaud Arbery
Arbery’s parents denounced the proposed deal for Travis McMichael. Read more
Police cite speed, inattention as factors in Big Island crash that killed 3
The crash occurred on Highway 11 near the 18 mile marker just after 7:30 p.m. Read more
Joe Rogan apologizes amid Spotify’s vaccine controversy
Shares of Spotify rose as much as 13% to $196.06 in New York. Read more
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