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3 charged with murder of a malnourished Hilo girl.


Hawaii News Digest, 15 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC, Post #15324.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/07/14/breaking-news/3-charged-with-murder-in-death-of-severely-malnourished-9-year-old-big-island-girl

Accessed on 15 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

A very sad and tragic story that almost defies description.

“The Honolulu Star-Advertiser” provides this abstract from the official Hawaii Police Department press release:

“The charges stem from the girl’s June 28 death, following reports of an unresponsive child at a Kinoole Street home.”

“First responders were confronted with what appeared to be a severely malnourished and unconscious young girl lying on the floor within the home,” the Hawaii Police Department said in a statement. “She was transported to the Hilo Medical Center where she died a few hours later.”

“The three defendants are being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $100,000 bail each, pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.”

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Fernanda strengthens to a category 4 storm


Hawaii News Digest, 14 July 2017, 20:35 hrs, UTC, Post #15321.

Source:

http://staradvertiser.com/2017/07/13/breaking-news/fernanda-becomes-a-hurricane-continues-march-toward-central-pacific/

Accessed on 14 July 2017, 20:35 hrs, UTC.  Updated on 14 July 2017, 7:17 a.m. (HST)/17:17 hrs (UTC).

As of 5:00 a.m. (HST) Friday, 14 July 2017, Hurricane Fernanda was approximately 2,355 miles/3815.1 km east of Hilo, Hawaii.  The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 115 mph/186.3 km/hr and is moving west at 12 mph/19.44 km/hr.

According to Derek Wroe, lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Honolulu, Fernanda may weaken a bit as it enters the cooler waters of the central pacific:

“The forecast calls for Fernanda to continue moving west toward the Central Pacific.”

“But it should weaken early next week as it takes a northwesterly turn over cooler waters. On Tuesday, Fernanda is expected to be a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and a few hundred miles west of the Central Pacific.”

“It is still too far from Hawaii to know whether it will have a direct impact on the state’s weather later in the month.”

Still, Derek Wroe, lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said Wednesday, “We urge everyone to prepare for the hurricane. There is ample time for people to review a plan. If you don’t have a plan, we urge people to have that done.”

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Fernanda becomes a hurricane–continues march toward central pacific


Hawaii News Digest, 14 July 2017, 00:55 hrs, UTC, Post #15318.

Source:

http://www.star-advertiser.com/2017/07/13/breaking-news/fernanda-becomes-a-hurricane-continues-march-toward-central-pacific/

Accessed on 14 July 2017, 00:55 hrs, UTC.

Reporters:  Honolulu Star-Advertiser Staff and the National Weather Service (Honolulu).

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Comment:

Tropical Storm Fernanda has intensified over the past few hours and will become a full-fledged hurricane by early Friday morning (14 July 2017).  According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, Fernanda is approximately 2650 miles/4293 km south-southwest of Hilo, Hawaii.  The strengthening storm is moving west at 12 mph/19.44 km/hr.

Derek Wroe, the head forecaster at the National Weather Service in Honolulu, is asking everyone to prepare for the storm, even though its exact track is subject to change:

“We urge everyone to prepare for the hurricane,” said Derek Wroe, lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Honolulu. “There is ample time for people to review a plan. If you don’t have a plan, we urge people to have that done.”

“Fernanda is “rapidly intensifying,” according to weather officials and is likely to reach major hurricane status Friday. A major hurricane has maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph.”

“The storm posed no threat to land as it moved away from Central America.”

“The storm is too far from the Hawaiian islands to predict whether it will have any effect on the state’s weather.”

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Trump dismisses GOP calls to quit race: ‘Never’ | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


NEW YORK >> A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would “never” abandon his White House bid, facing an intensifying backlash from Republican leaders across the nation who called on him to quit the race following the release of his vulgar and sexually charged comments caught on tape.

Source: Trump dismisses GOP calls to quit race: ‘Never’ | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/10/08/breaking-news/trump-dismisses-gop-calls-to-quit-race/).

Accessed on 09 October 2016, 15:55 hrs, UTC.

Reporter: Associated Press.

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Comment:

Despite calls from Republican leaders to drop out of the presidential race, Donald Trump says he won’t quit and calls the videotape with his comments “nothing more than a distraction”, saying similar charges were levied against former President Bill Clinton.

Meanwhile, key Republican leaders say they’ve had enough of the often flamboyant style of Donald Trump.  Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby stated “Now, it’s abundantly clear that the best thing for our country and our party is for Trump to step down and allow a responsible Republican to lead the ticket.”

This latest incident involving Donald Trump may sink his campaign for good.


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Maui man killed son, daughter before shooting himself, Oregon police say | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


A man and two children with ties to Maui are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in their Oregon apartment Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Maui man killed son, daughter before shooting himself, Oregon police say | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/10/97/breaking-news/maui-man-killed-son-daughter-before-shooting-himself-oregon-police-say/).

Accessed on 08 October 2016, 04:40 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Gregg Kakesako.

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Comment:

Such a needless tragedy.  Beaverton, Oregon police say 36-year-old lakalo Kawika Enfield shot and killed his 6-year-old son Lakalo Vergara Enfield and his 8-year-old daughter Lehua Elaysea.  Beaverton Police Department spokesman Mike Rowe states that Enfield then shot himself.  Police don’t know if a verbal disagreement between Enfield and his wife pre-staged the three-way murder.  The family was originally from Maui.


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Better weather ahead after record rains in Hilo | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


Residents on Hawaii island began cleaning up today after record rainfall Tuesday and this morning.

Source: Better weather ahead after record rains in Hilo | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/10/05/breaking-news/better-weather-ahead-after-record-rains-in-hilo/).

Accessed on 06 October 2016, 07:40 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Craig Gima.

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Comment:

Hawaii police reopened one lane of the Bayfront Highway in Hilo Wednesday afternoon (05 October 2016) following nearly two days of heavy rains that flooded Kamehameha Avenue and the Bayfront Highway.  Bayfront parking lots and the nearby soccer fields were turned into temporary lakes as heavy showers flooded low-lying areas near the ocean.

According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, more than 11 inches of rain fell in Waiakea Uka during the 24-hour period ending Wednesday morning.  The Waiakea Experiment Station received about 9.7 inches of rain, while Mountain View recorded nearly 8 inches of rain during the same period.

The National Weather Service says drier conditions will arrive by this weekend.


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Longtime Honolulu sportswriter Bill Kwon dies | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


Bill Kwon, one of Hawaii’s most esteemed sports reporters and editors, died today of natural causes at Nuuanu Hale, where he had lived for the past year. He was 81.

Source: Longtime Honolulu sportswriter Bill Kwon dies | Honolulu Star-Advertiser http://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/10/05/sports/sports-breaking/bill-longtime-honolulu-sportswriter-bill-kwon-dies/).

Accessed on 06 October 2016, 07:20 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Dave Reardon.

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Comment:

Hawaii’s dean of sportswriters is dead at age 81.  Bill Kwon, who newspaper career spanned the years 1941 to 2010 died of natural causes today, Wednesday, 05 October 2016, at Nuuanu Hale.

Kwon covered the whole range of sports, from Super Bowls and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea to baseball spring training and golf.  After he retired from his sports editor’s role at the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser, he continued a popular Hawaii golf column until 2010.

He will be missed.


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