Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

U.S. 12/06/19, 10:37

The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process for minor misconduct, said the official, who spoke ...

Passengers violently ejected from seats on turbulent flight

U.S. 07/12/19, 07:25

Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the sudden loss of altitude that sent people ...

Graves of 30 US servicemen found on Pacific WWII battlefield

U.S. 06/26/19, 00:02

A nonprofit organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. A team working on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa ...

Skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii, killing all 11 aboard

U.S. 06/22/19, 15:23

A skydiving plane crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff from a small seaside airfield on the island of Oahu, killing 11 people, officials said Saturday. Authorities initially reported that nine people died in the crash Friday evening and that three of them were customers of a skydiving company and ...

Active shooter scare at Honolulu airport delays flights

U.S. 06/19/19, 01:01

Flights were being delayed and hundreds of people were waiting to go through security screening at Honolulu's airport on Tuesday after an active shooter scare.Passengers who had already passed through screening and were boarding flights at Terminal 2 were told to go through security checkpoint again, which was holding up ...

Hawaii budget includes $13M for Waikiki Beach restoration

U.S. 06/09/19, 21:48

The state budget passed by the Hawaii Legislature includes funding for repairs at Waikiki Beach, officials said.The legislature approved about $13 million for improvements to the crumbling Royal Hawaiian seawall and other man-made structures at the state's most visited beach, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday."This is the largest appropriation for ...

Uncle denies theft in Hawaii power couple’s corruption trial

U.S. 06/05/19, 19:07

The first question a special federal prosecutor asked a witness Wednesday in an ongoing Hawaii corruption trial: Did you take the mailbox at the home of a now-retired police chief and his wife?"Absolutely not," answered Gerard Puana.U.S. prosecutors say framing Puana was key to a conspiracy by ex-Honolulu chief Louis ...

Prosecutor: Greed fueled Hawaii power couple’s schemes

U.S. 05/23/19, 15:53

A special federal prosecutor spent an hour taking jurors through what has been called the biggest corruption case to rock Hawaii, showing how a high-ranking law enforcement power couple schemed to silence relatives who threatened to expose the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle.Michael Wheat, a U.S. attorney from ...

Update: Jury selected for Hawaii corruption trial

U.S. 05/22/19, 15:38

The Latest on a corruption trial against a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former officers (all times local):10:30 a.m.Jurors have been selected for a closely watched Hawaii corruption trial against a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former officers.Former Honolulu police chief Louis ...

Hawaii trial starts in case that was power couple’s downfall

U.S. 05/22/19, 14:42

A trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaii history was set to begin Wednesday for a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former police officers accused of conspiring to frame the wife's uncle for a crime he did not commit.What started ...

Jury selection starting in high-level Hawaii corruption case

U.S. 05/13/19, 20:20

Jury selection began Monday in a closely watched corruption scandal involving the highest levels of Honolulu law enforcement. But instead of a courtroom, prospective jurors were summoned to a venue that usually hosts concerts, expos and other large events. Because of the intense publicity surrounding the case, 400 prospective jurors are ...

Update: Jury selection begins in Hawaii corruption case

U.S. 05/13/19, 14:59

The Latest on jury selection in Hawaii corruption case (all times local):9:45 a.m.Hundreds of prospective jurors are filling out questionnaires in the first step for selecting jurors to serve on a closely watched corruption case involving the highest levels of Honolulu law enforcement.In this Thursday, May 7, 2019 photo shows ...

USS Missouri undergoes restoration ahead of war anniversary

U.S. 05/06/19, 18:03

A section of the USS Missouri is being repaired as part of a $3 million restoration project to address rust and other deterioration on the Pearl Harbor memorial ahead of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.The 887-foot (270-meter) Missouri was the site of Japan's unconditional surrender ...

Man badly injured after falling into Hawaii volcano crater

U.S. 05/02/19, 18:55

A man was seriously injured after crossing a safety barrier and falling into a Hawaii volcano crater, authorities said.Hawaii Volcanoes National Park rangers and Hawaii Island fire crews rescued the man Wednesday night after he fell 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 meters) at Kilauea volcano's Halemaumau crater on ...

Update: 2 identified in fatal Hawaii helicopter crash

U.S. 04/30/19, 22:44

The Latest on a fatal Hawaii helicopter crash (all times local):5:45 p.m.The pilot and one of two female passengers in a fatal Hawaii helicopter crash have been identified by Honolulu's Medical Examiner's office.The department said Tuesday that 28-year-old pilot Joseph G. Berridge and 28-year-old Ryan McAuliffe of Chicago were killed ...

Father says son moved to Hawaii to fly tour helicopters

U.S. 04/30/19, 19:23

The father of a 28-year-old pilot says his son was among three people killed in a Hawaii helicopter crash.Bobby Berridge said Tuesday his son Joseph Berridge moved to Honolulu two weeks ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico.He says it was his son's dream to live in Hawaii and pilot helicopter tours.Officials ...

3 dead after tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii suburb

U.S. 04/30/19, 00:03

Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community as a tour helicopter crashed and killed all three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. "All you could see was fire," witness Melissa Solomon said, explaining that she was driving on the street when she looked up ...

Official: 3 dead in helicopter crash in Honolulu suburb

U.S. 04/29/19, 18:46

Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community as a tour helicopter crashed and killed all three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. "All you could see was fire," witness Melissa Solomon said, explaining that she was driving on the street when she looked up ...

Corruption claims, mailbox send Hawaii power couple to trial

U.S. 04/29/19, 00:16

He was Honolulu's Rolex-wearing police chief, an avid surfer who chatted with beat cops in Pidgin, Hawaii's creole language. She was his deputy city prosecutor wife, who drove a Maserati and led an elite unit targeting career criminals while showering lunches on colleagues, friends and even the workers renovating her ...

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

U.S. 04/21/19, 10:56

Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would spend millions for ...

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