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Saturday, November 18, 2017
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People passing counterfeit bills as the real thing is nothing new and a local Girl Scout troop learned that lesson the hard way Saturday in Ewa Beach. It’s a problem, we’re told, that’s on the rise. The troop is turning this into a learning experience after a customer used two fake $20 bills to buy cookies Saturday morning. “We can’t believe it actually happened. We don’t always realize that there are people out there who want to take advantage of minors and it unfortunately happened to us.” At first glance, the bills look real on the front, but flip them over, and you can see some unusual markings on the left side of the bill. Two of the teenage Girl Scouts in the troop realized the bills were fake shortly after the transaction, but the suspect had already left. The Retail Merchant Association of Hawaii tells us the use of counterfeit currency is seeing another surge on Oahu, so everyone needs to be vigilant “It’s more organized crime. They’ll hit one store, they’ll hit another s..
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
Children in Hawaii have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the country. That’s according to a 2016 Department of Health study. Local dentists are making efforts to change those statistics. Approximately 150 children on got their teeth cleaned for free at an event held Saturday at Makahiki Health and Dental Clinic in the McCully-Moiliili area. No cavities were removed, but the children got fluoride treatment as part of the cleaning. Dentist Dr. Scott Morita said “usually, we want to be in the top, but this is in the top of not being so good. A lot of the contributing factors of having a high cavity rate in Hawaii is the sugary diet that we have here. Another thing is lack of education and that’s why we are having this event. Another thing is fluoride as it is very important for keeping the kids teeth healthy.” According to the health study, 71 percent of third graders in Hawaii have experienced tooth decay, the highest in the nation. Almost one out of four of the third graders..
Honolulu police and Crimestoppers are asking for the public’s help in looking for a woman who was previously arrested for forgery. They are looking for Faileaso Jennings. “On May 20, 2016, she entered the Bank of Hawaii located on North King Street and attempted to cash a check and deposit it into a friend’s account,” said Sgt. Kim Buffett. “The teller noticed there was discrepancies on the check and the signature did not match the original owner. The owner was contacted and stated his car had been broken into and his bags were missing with the checks.” Buffett says that’s when police were called, and Jennings was found and positively identified. She was arrested for forgery in the second degree and unauthorized possession of confidential personal information. Jennings is now wanted on a $20,000 warrant in connection with that case for not following the terms of HOPE probation. “She has four prior convictions and is known to frequent the Honolulu area,” Buffett added. If you kno..
One person is dead and two others injured after a man drove a car into a group of pedestrians near a bakery stand in Heidelberg, German police said.
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
Thanks to Native Hawaiian artist Solomon Enos, the wooden construction barriers surrounding Thomas Square for the ongoing maintenance project will be sporting a new look. Volunteers from American Savings Bank helped apply primer to the wood barriers in preparation for Enos to paint a mural from Monday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 3. The mural’s theme will reflect the history of Thomas Square and will be on display until the maintenance project is finished in July ahead of the annual La Hoʻihoʻi Ea commemoration (Restoration Day), July 31, 2018. The mural will be composed of a series of painted hands set against a deep indigo/cobalt blue background. The hands will spell out a 139-character statement in the finger-spelled Rochester Method of American Sign Language to symbolize the act of giving voice to the voiceless. Once the mural is finished Enos will reveal what the statement says. “I got to keep it secret,” he said, “that, at the end of the week, people are going to have a d..
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump. Perez, the first Latino to hold the post, edged Rep. Keith Ellison in the second round of voting by Democratic National Committee members gathered in Atlanta. The new chairman must rebuild a party that in the last decade has lost about 1,000 elected posts from the White House to Congress to the 50 statehouses, a power deficit Democrats have not seen nationally in 90 years. In a nod to his winning margin of 35 votes out of 435 cast, to say nothing of the lingering friction between old-guard Democrats and outspoken upstarts, Perez tapped Ellison to serve as deputy chair. “We are all in this together,” Perez said, calling on Democrats to fight “the worst president in the history of the United Sta..
Ocean Safety responded to a surfer in distress Saturday around 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Beach. Lifeguards paddled out on a rescue board and rescued the 63-year-old man who was submerged underwater. According to a friend, the patient was knocked off his surfboard on a 12-foot wave. Lifeguards pulled him up and paddled him into shore where he began vomiting water. Lifeguards performed medical treatment until EMS responded and took over with advanced life saving treatment, stabilizing the patient and transported him in critical condition to an area emergency room. Surf was 12-16 foot faces.
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
(CNN) — A suspect in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, thought she was rubbing baby oil on his face, according to an Indonesian official. The suspect is one of two women whom Malaysian authorities believe swiped the face of Kim Jong Nam with the VX nerve agent that led to his death while he was waiting to catch a flight February 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Indonesian authorities were able to meet with suspect Siti Aishah, an Indonesian citizen, for the first time Saturday. Aishah thought the substance she rubbed on Kim’s face was “a kind of oil, baby oil, something like that,” said Andreano Erwin, Indonesia’s deputy ambassador to Malaysia. But Malaysian police said Friday that tests on Kim’s eyes and face revealed the presence of the VX nerve agent. VX is an internationally banned substance that can kill within minutes. After the women wiped Kim’s face with the liquid, he started feeling dizzy and died shortly..
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said.
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
In "What's Trending?" today, Howard explains the latest on the relationship of President Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin. Russia is under U.S. economic sanctions after seizing Crimea from Ukraine, and backing rebels in Ukraine's eastern region. Congress doesn't want to ease those sanctions. The European allies don't want that, either. So there was concern when Mike Flynn, President Trump's national security advisor, had a series of phone calls with the Russian a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days – the middle of political tumult. As a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, he clashed with the White House over a secret surveillance program. Years later as head of the FBI, he incurred the ire of Hillary Clinton supporters for public statements on an investigation into her emails. Now, Comey is facing new political pressure as White House officials are encouraging him to follow their lead by publicly recounting private FBI conversations in an attempt to dispute reports about connections between the Trump administration and Russia. It’s an unusual position for a crime-fighting organization with a vaunted reputation for independence and political neutrality. Yet Comey, the former top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who later became deputy attorney general of the United States, is known for an unshaking faith in his own moral compass. “I’m not detecting a loss ..
HONOLULU – The University of Hawai'i men's basketball team used a strong finish to pull off a 64-58 overtime win over Cal State Fullerton on Senior Night at the Stan Sheriff Center. UH improved to 14-13 overall and 8-6 in the Big West with its sixth win in the last eight games.