Latest Hawaii News

Hawaii man proposes to girlfriend while surfing

Nov. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man was surfing with his girlfriend when — instead of hanging 10 — he knelt down on one knee on his board and proposed. Hawaii News Now reported that Lauren Oiye said yes just before Chris Garth dropped the ring in the ocean. Multiple photographers nearby captured the...

Review: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy finds inspiration in Hawaii

Nov. 13, 2019 11:27 AM EST

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, “I Made a Place” (Drag City) Will Oldham, appearing here under his Bonnie “Prince” Billy alter ego, has made too much music in the past decade to list here, but “I Made A Place” is his first album of new, original songs since...

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is writing memoir, due in 2021

Nov. 12, 2019 10:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, the Senate's first Asian American woman and only current immigrant, is working on a memoir. Viking announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, will come out in 2021. Hirono, 72, will write about emigrating at age 8 to the United States after her mother...

Stansberry's 26 leads Hawaii past Pacific

Nov. 12, 2019 2:14 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Eddie Stansberry matched his career high with 26 points and Drew Buggs added 13 with the clinching free throws with six seconds left and Hawaii defeated Pacific 72-67 on Monday night to close the round-robin Rainbow Classic. After Jeremiah Bailey hit a 3-pointer to pull the Tigers within...

Quake widely felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but no damage

Nov. 11, 2019 1:40 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A moderate earthquake has been felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but there are no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.9 quake early Monday was centered about 20 miles (31 kilometers) northwest of Hilo. It was recorded at a depth of 22 miles (36...

Simpson carries South Dakota over Hawaii 81-75

Nov. 11, 2019 12:48 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Triston Simpson scored 22 points and South Dakota beat Hawaii 81-75 on Sunday night at the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic. Stanley Umude added 21 points and seven rebounds for the Coyotes (2-0) and Hunter Goodrick had 15 points and seven rebounds. Eddie Stansberry had 21 points for the...

Cordeiro's 5 TDs help Hawaii beat San Jose St. 42-40

Nov. 10, 2019 2:24 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Chevan Cordeiro accounted for five touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, and Hawaii held on for a 42-40 win over San Jose State on Saturday night. Cordeiro was 23-of-31 passing for 309 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions and added 11 carries for 55 yards and two...

Avea scores 15 to carry Hawaii over Florida A&M 65-52

Nov. 9, 2019 3:24 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Samuta Avea registered 15 points and nine rebounds as Hawaii defeated Florida A&M 65-52 on Friday night. Bernardo da Silva had 11 points and seven rebounds for Hawaii (1-0). Zigmars Raimo added 10 points. Drew Buggs had seven rebounds for the home team. Rod Melton had 11 points for the...

Officials responding to oil spill from cargo ship in Hawaii

Nov. 7, 2019 10:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a cargo ship has spilled oil into Honolulu Harbor. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class James Connor says local and federal officials are working on cleanup Thursday after a 433-foot (132-meter) container ship spilled oil a day earlier during a fueling operation. It...

Hawaii man found dead after falling into tube formed by lava

Nov. 7, 2019 6:44 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii police say a 71-year-old man who had been missing for several days was found dead in an underground tube formed by lava. Police say it appears Robert Hisashi Nishimoto accidentally fell into the tube through a soft area on his property in Hilo on the Big Island. Lava tubes are...