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Pittsburgh man may leave Hawaii before manslaughter trial

Apr. 21, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pittsburgh man charged with manslaughter in the death of a friend he was vacationing with in Hawaii will be allowed to return to the U.S. mainland before his trial, a judge ruled Wednesday. Benjamin Fleming, released on $250,000 bond, must return to...

Tourist in deadly vacation rental fight asks to leave Hawaii

Apr. 15, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pittsburgh man pleaded not guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the strangulation of a college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii. A judge ordered Benjamin Fleming, who has been released on $250,000 bond, not to leave the Big Island without court...

Tourist charged with manslaughter in pal's Hawaii death

Apr. 08, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — There is probable cause to charge a Pittsburgh tourist with manslaughter in the strangulation death of the college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii, a judge ruled Thursday. Benjamin Fleming was arrested last month after his first night out on the...

Hawaii vacation of 3 friends from East Coast ended in death

Apr. 08, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii vacation for three tourists from the U.S. East Coast turned deadly after one of them became “psychotically” drunk, his friend testified Wednesday. Alexander Germany-Wald of Montclair, New Jersey, testified at a preliminary hearing for his...

Hawaii vacation rental occupancy rates outperform hotels

Apr. 07, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's vacation rental market has outperformed hotels in occupancy rates in every month since October. Vacation rental owners across the state have said the higher demand was prompted by pandemic-related attitude shifts that prioritize space and...

Tourist charged in fatal Hawaii vacation rental fight

Mar. 31, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist from Pittsburgh has been charged with manslaughter after a deadly fight in a Hawaii vacation rental, police said. A second tourist from Boston who had been arrested was released with no charges filed, police on the Big Island said Wednesday. ...

San Diego woman sentenced for nearly $400M Ponzi scheme

Mar. 31, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego businesswoman whose Ponzi scheme bilked hundreds of people out of nearly $400 million was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison. Gina Champion-Cain, 57, received more than the sentence recommended by prosecutors. At the...

Tourists arrested after fatal Hawaii vacation rental fight

Mar. 30, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Two visitors from the U.S. East Coast were under arrest for manslaughter after a deadly fight at a Hawaii vacation rental, police said. Big Island police were dispatched to Kailua-Kona rental early Monday where a 30-year-old man wasn't breathing. ...

Summer tourism looking good, but some COVID problems remain

Mar. 15, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Representatives of New Hampshire restaurants and lodging industries said Monday that they are optimistic for a strong spring and summer now that COVID-19 vaccinations are available, but some problems remain. “Both vacation rentals and lodging...

Montana county approves permit to build pipeline under river

Mar. 09, 2021 20:45 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A floodplain permit to place a natural gas pipeline under the Gallatin River in Montana was approved as part of a larger project to build a vacation rental destination on an island in Gallatin Gateway, county officials said. The Gallatin County...