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Lawuit: Honolulu officer arrested teen as vengeance for son

Oct. 26, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is among those suing the Honolulu Police Department, claiming that an officer targeted and harassed a 15-year-old boy, “motivated solely by a personal vengeance." The officer had the boy arrested in violation of his civil rights because the teen and the...

Honolulu rail plan could affect Oahu jail site redevelopment

Oct. 26, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Delays in Honolulu's large rail project could have implications for the planned redevelopment of the site where the Oahu Community Correctional Center currently stands, officials said. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Executive Director Andrew Robbins said last week the remaining...

Election, virus may have driven increase in Oahu gun permits

Oct. 23, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in firearm permits issued and firearms registered this year may be the result of the coronavirus and the upcoming national election, the Honolulu police chief said. The Honolulu Police Department said there were 10,485 annual firearms permits issued on the island through...

Bar owners sue Honolulu over tiered virus reopening plan

Oct. 22, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Some Honolulu bar owners have filed a lawsuit claiming the city's tiered system for reopening businesses during the coronavirus pandemic is arbitrary. Bars and nightclubs on Oahu remain closed under emergency orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and bar owners fear the closures...

Hawaii Micronesian community eager to fill consulate vacancy

Oct. 22, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Micronesian community has experienced a diplomatic leadership void throughout the coronavirus pandemic because of an ongoing vacancy at the nation's Honolulu consulate. The Federated States of Micronesia has been without a representative at its consulate in Honolulu since 2019,...

A health officer collecting swab samples from rail commuters to test for COVID-19 drinks water during a break at a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centered on a garment factory. The government imposed a curfew Thursday in parts of...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020 file photo U.S. Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome Adams speaks during a press conference on the second day of surge COVID-19 testing, at Kalakaua District Park in Honolulu. Adams who was cited for being in a closed Hawaii park in August while in the islands helping with surge testing amid a spike in coronavirus cases, appears for a virtual arraignment in a Hawaii court on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP,File)

US surgeon general to plead not guilty in Hawaii virus case

Oct. 21, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer for U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday that his client, who is charged with illegally entering a Hawaii public park that was closed because of the coronavirus, will plead not guilty. The criminal complaint against Adams, who was on Oahu in August helping with surge...

Honolulu police issue 4,500 warnings for virus violations

Oct. 21, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police issued warnings or citations to thousands of people in violation of coronavirus protocols since the state launched a pre-arrival testing program to reopen to tourists. The Honolulu Police Department said officers issued 4,500 warnings and 470 citations for not wearing masks...

Hawaii health department updates school reopening guidance

Oct. 21, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health released updated guidance for operating schools during the coronavirus pandemic that more closely aligns the state with federal guidelines. The recommendations released Monday also more closely match new tiered reopening plans at the county level, The...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO KINOHI INSTEAD OF KANOHI - This 2017 photo provided by Ke'ala Aki shows Willie Talamoa, rear center with shaved head, next to Kinohi Aki, rear left, as they pray with players from their 15-and-under flag football team in Honolulu. A Honolulu community is mourning the loss of Talamoa, a mentor, football coach and father figure who died after contracting COVID-19. (Ke'ala Aki via AP)

Lives Lost: Hawaii football coach who prepped kids for life

Oct. 21, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu football coach Willie Talamoa bought his players cleats, drove them to practice and often stayed late to talk with those having trouble in school. For Talamoa, his actions weren’t just about football. They were about helping the young people in the hardscrabble neighborhood...