Honolulu, HIKHON2

Local woman’s body pulled from ocean near Makapu’u tide pools

HONOLULU(KHON2) — The body of a 21-year-old woman was recovered near Makapu’u tide pools Saturday morning. The victim had been hiking around the coastline near Pele’s Chair when a large wave pulled her into the ocean. Get Hawaii’s latest morning news delivered to your inbox, sign up for News 2...
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Hawaii tourism officials plan to reduce the number of visitors in Oahu

HONOLULU — Officials in Hawaii have approved a plan to reduce the number of tourists on its most populous island. A management plan created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority aims to manage the number of tourist accommodations on Oahu, seek land use and zoning changes and review airport policies, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday.
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Honolulu, HIKHON2

Rise in COVID-19 cases forces some to reconsider social plans

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The rise in coronavirus cases is causing concern among community members, some said they will stay clear of certain activities, such as reconsidering social plans. In a press conference Friday, Governor David Ige urged residents to rethink their plans for the weekend. Ige said, “I certainly will...
Waianae, HIstaradvertiser.com

Firefighters discover body after extinguishing minibus blaze in Waianae

Honolulu firefighters discovered a “body burnt beyond recognition” after extinguishing a minibus fire in Waianae early this morning. The Honolulu Fire Department responded to an 11:52 p.m. 911 call reporting a fire at 86-556 Hakalina Road. Firefighters arrived at midnight to find a minibus engulfed in smoke and flames. About...
Honolulu, HIKITV.com

Hilda and tropical depression 9-E update

HONOLULU (KITV4) - We are tracking two systems in the East Pacific this Saturday morning. They are still very far out and both are likely to eventually weaken as they pass over cooler waters. For now, Hilda is a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Hilda is...
Honolulu, HIKHON2

Iwilei Costco reopens after evacuation due to reported gas leak

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Costco in Iwilei was evacuated around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, after a reported gas leak in one of the store’s refrigerators, according to the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD). HFD said the refrigerator was reportedly leaking Freon — a non-combustible gas that is used for...
Honolulu, HIstaradvertiser.com

Editorial: Another rail problem for Oahu

If it wasn’t all so serious, with billions of taxpayer dollars on the line, the problems plaguing Oahu’s under-construction rail would be laughable. Read more. You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription.
Honolulu, HIKHON2

Mass vaccination clinic at Pier 2 closes

HONOLULU (KHON2) – The mass vaccination clinic at Pier 2 closes its doors after the last shot is given Saturday, July 31. Vaccines will be done at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children starting Monday, Aug. 2. Scheduled appointments and walk-in vaccinations will be available from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. To schedule online visit HawaiiPacificHealth.org/COVIDVaccine.
Kailua, HIstaradvertiser.com

Woman arrested after assaulting son with glass shard in Kailua

Honolulu police arrested a 36-year-old woman after she allegedly assaulted her 15-year-old son with a glass shard in Kailua. The alleged assault occurred at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Police said the teen sustained a laceration to his left hand and was treated at a hospital for his injury. Police were...
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Hawaii’s daily coronavirus case counts spike to 622, with some lag over 3 days

As Hawaii’s daily new coronavirus cases spiked Friday to a record high, state officials continued to emphasize the urgency of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. The number of daily new coronavirus cases Friday soared to 622, the highest since the start of the pandemic, according to the state Department of Health. Although the number included some cases not reported Wednesday due to “an electronic lab reporting system interruption,” the three-day average from numbers reported Wednesday to Friday equals 314.
Honolulu, HIKHON2

POW! WOW! artists put their artistic touch on Meadow Gold trucks

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Some Meadow gold trucks got a makeover recently. The long-time local company teamed up with POW! WOW! artists to paint 10 delivery trucks on the Big Island and Oahu. Get Hawaii’s latest morning news delivered to your inbox, sign up for News 2 You. The artists took...
Honolulu, HIKHON2

Colleen Hanabusa selected as HART chair

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A familiar face is returning as chair of the HART board. Colleen Hanabusa was selected for the role by her fellow board members. Get Hawaii’s latest morning news delivered to your inbox, sign up for News 2 You. She was appointed by Mayor Blangiardi as a board...

Community beautifies schools from Aiea to Pearl City

AIEA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Volunteers gathered to beautify schools in the Aiea and Pearl City area ahead of students returning to classes. The Community Day in Our Schools – A Day of Service happened on Saturday, July 31. The seven schools that were beautified were ‘Aiea Elementary School, ‘Aiea High...