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Man indicted for kidnapping girl, forcing her to smoke meth

Sep. 22, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A 52-year-old Hawaii man was indicted this week on multiple counts after he allegedly forced a 15-year-old girl to tie up her boyfriend, then kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, as well as forced her to smoke meth. Authorities say Duncan Mahi walked up to the...

Hawaii food distributor settles racism lawsuit for $90K

Aug. 24, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii food distribution company has agreed to pay $90,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging a Black employee was subjected to racial slurs and racist references to slavery, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday. According to the lawsuit, a...

Social media model arrested in Hawaii on murder charge

Aug. 10, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Law enforcement in Hawaii on Wednesday arrested social media model Courtney Clenney on a charge of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon. Hawaii County police said in a statement they assisted the U.S. Marshals Service as they arrested the 26-year-old in...

Pacific Hurricane Darby weakens as it moves south of Hawaii

Jul. 14, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Darby in the Central Pacific is expected to weaken over the next two days as it moves south of Hawaii's Big Island. Darby, which was about 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) southeast of Hilo on Thursday, will weaken into a tropical storm as it moves south of...