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Macfarlane, Machida to headline Bellator's Hawaii debut

Sep. 17, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hawaii will host its first major mixed martial arts event in 10 years when the Bellator promotion stages a show in Honolulu on Dec. 15. Bellator announced a partial lineup of fighters Monday for the card at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. Unbeaten Honolulu native Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will...

Ruling keeps Hawaii man hospitalized in '06 triple murder

Sep. 17, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The retired U.S. judge who was tied up after a man allegedly shot and killed three people in Honolulu in 2006 says he's satisfied with a ruling that dismisses all charges but recommits him to a psychiatric hospital. Capping one of Hawaii's most infamous cases, a state judge last week found...

Ex-Honolulu chief's wife resigns as prosecutor before trial

Sep. 17, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of a former Honolulu chief is resigning as a deputy prosecutor nearly a year after a grand jury indicted the couple on corruption-related charges. The Honolulu prosecuting attorney's office issued a one-sentence news release Monday: "Katherine Kealoha has resigned as a Deputy...

Report: Most dams in Hawaii have 'high hazard potential'

Sep. 14, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The vast majority of Hawaii's state-regulated dams are considered to have "high hazard potential," according to a 2017 infrastructure report by the American Society of Civil Engineers. One of the 124 dams given that classification is one in Honolulu that prompted an evacuation warning...

The Latest: Report: 124 Hawaii dams 'high hazard potential'

Sep. 14, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a Honolulu dam that prompted an evacuation warning during heavy rains (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The American Society of Civil Engineers considers the vast majority of Hawaii's state-regulated dams to be "high hazard potential." That's according to a 2017 infrastructure...

Honolulu dam's neighbors warned as storm raises water levels

Sep. 14, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rains prompted a warning to 10,000 Honolulu residents that they might need to evacuate their homes as water levels in a dam rose to dangerously high levels, but officials said the century-old earthen reservoir wasn't in immediate danger of collapsing. Workers siphoned and pumped water...

Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

Sep. 13, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials said a dam holding 21 million gallons (80 million liters) of water was not in danger of collapsing Thursday, but still warned nearly 10,000 residents downstream that they might need to evacuate after a tropical storm caused water levels to rise in the reservoir. Water...

The Latest: Honolulu official: Dam not in danger of failing

Sep. 13, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the tropical depression and its impact on Hawaii (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Honolulu officials say a dam where waters rose rapidly during a tropical storm is not in danger of failing. Board of Water Supply Chief Engineer Ernie Lau said Thursday the dam is "nowhere close" to...

The Latest: Maui County evacuating several homes amid storm

Sep. 12, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on tropical storm Olivia and its impact on Hawaii (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Maui County says several homes are being evacuated because of floodwaters from Tropical Storm Olivia. The county said on its Facebook page Wednesday that several homes on Lower Honoapiilani...

Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

Sep. 12, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the road until the Tropical Storm...