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KHNL: Friends, family mourn deaths of 2 women killed in Maui crash


MAKAWAO, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) – Two women died in a four-vehicle crash caused by a driver who allegedly ran a red light on a busy Maui highway. Friends identified victims as Traci W

Source: KHNL: Friends, family mourn deaths of 2 women killed in Maui crash (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=I6cFHQAS).

Accessed on 11 October 2016, 15:20 hrs, UTC.

Comment:

Another needless tragedy because someone was in a hurry. According to Maui police, a driver who allegedly ran a red light on the Haleakala Highway caused a four-car accident that killed 57-year-old Traci Winegardner and 63-year-old Debra Wylie of Pukulani.

The fatal accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. Saturday when a silver Nissan sedan ran a red light and broadsided a white Toyota truck making a onto the highway from Makani Road.  Both women died at the scene.

Police believe speed was a factor in the fatal crash.


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KHNL: WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks


By JAMEY KEATENAssociated Press GENEVA (AP) – The U.N. health agency on Tuesday recommended that countries use tax policy to increase the price of sugary drinks like sodas, sp

Source: KHNL: WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_331260/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=fI2pZ1h).

Accessed on 11 October 2016, 15:10 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Jamey Keaten (Associated Press).

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Comment:

The announcement was timed for World Obesity Day. The World Health Organization says obesity in the world more than doubled between 1980-2014, when 40 percent of people globally were overweight.

WHO says tax regulating power could cut the consumption of sugary drinks, sports drinks, and even 100 percent fruit juices, which have been implicated in diabetes, obesity, toot decay, and even cancer.  WHO believes lower consumption of sugar could lead to  reduced health costs and save lives.


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KHNL: 5-year-old dies, woman critically injured in McCully double stabbing


HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A 5-year-old boy died and a 29-year-old woman was critically injured following a stabbing Monday afternoon in McCully.Police have arrested a 26-year-old suspect on

Source: KHNL: 5-year-old dies, woman critically injured in McCully double stabbing (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_352775/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=Zsc1fqWy).

Accessed on 11 October 2016, 14:50 hrs, UTC.

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A double stabbing on Monday afternoon in the McCully district of Honolulu has left a 5-year-old boy dead and a 29-year-old woman in critical condition.

The stabbing occurred around 4:45 p.m. when Honolulu police were responding to a domestic argument in an apartment on Lime Street.  A followup call reported a stabbing at the same unit.

Police arrested a 26-year-old suspect and charged him with second-degree murder and first-degree murder.


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KHNL: Display of rare items marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor


By PHILIP MARCELOAssociated PressNATICK, Mass. (AP) – A new exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor has opened at a private museum west of Boston.</

Source: KHNL: Display of rare items marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=sNd1gt8w).

Accessed on 10 October 2016, 17:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter Philip Marcelo (Associated Press).

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Comment:

The Natick, Massachusetts Museum of World War II’s “Why We Still Remember” describes the mood in the U.S. and Japan leading up to and just after the Pearl Harbor attack of 07 December 1941.

Museum founder Kenneth Rendell tells reporter Philip Marcelo that the principal themes of the exhibit–rising Japanese nationalism and U.S. complacency–“should resonate today in the times of the Islamic State group and other foes.”  Rendell believes our inattention to Asia “explains a lot about why we were caught flat-footed.”

The display runs through 07 January 2017 and features artifacts “evoking the imperialistic ambitions of Japan in the years leading up to the attack.”


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KHNL: Nestle recalls Drumstick ice cream cones


ATLANTA (CBS46) – Nestle is recalling its popular Drumstick ice cream cones due to possible listeria contamination.Some of the company’s equipment at its test facility in Bakersfield, Califo

Source: KHNL: Nestle recalls Drumstick ice cream cones (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=26M1vLsI).

Accessed on 10 October 2016, 16:50 hrs, UTC.

Comment:

The Nestle Company has recalled its popular Drumstick Ice Cream Cones because of possible contamination by listeria bacteria.  Nestle found some equipment at its test facility in Bakersfield, California tested positive for listeria.  The FDA says no one has been sickened by the bacteria.  No drumsticks have shown contamination. The recall is just a precaution.


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KHNL: HPD: 1 dead, 1 in critical condition after fall at Ala Moana Center


HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A 21-year-old man died and another is in critical condition after falling at the Ala Moana Center late Sunday, according to Honolulu police.Police said both men we

Source: KHNL: HPD: 1 dead, 1 in critical condition after fall at Ala Moana Center (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=dP0j0tcu).

Accessed on 10 October 2016, 16:35 hrs, UTC.

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Honolulu Police said the two men were leaning against a metal railing “when it gave way…around 10 p.m.”

Emergency Medical Service personnel said the two men fell four stories from the collapsed railing near the Barnes and Noble Book Store.

Police don’t know why the two men were on the railing so late at night, since most shops at Ala Moana close after 7 p.m. on Sundays.


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KHNL: Hawaii individual health plan members to see big rate hikes in 2017


HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – If you’ve got an individual health plan, brace yourself for more rate hikes in the new year. Individuals covered by HMSA, the state’s largest insurer, will se

Source: KHNL: Hawaii individual health plan members to see big rate hikes in 2017 (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/cb_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=kB9BGCD7).

Accessed on 09 October 2016, 15:40 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Approximately 41,000 persons enrolled in individual health care plans in Hawaii will see a significant rate increase in the coming months.

HMSA, the state’s largest health insurance plan, will boost rates by 35 percent, while Kaiser Permanente will  raise rates by 25.9 percent in 2017.

Insurance carriers are blaming several trends for the rate increase, “from not enough healthy people having health plans to the Affordable Care Act requirement that they can’t turn people with pre-existing conditions away.”

About the only thing you can do is to stay healthy, eat right, get some exercise, and avoid risk-taking behavior.


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