Wednesday’s Need to Know

World leaders are on high alert after North Korea claims it successfully tested a nuclear bomb. Wednesday, the United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting. We’ll keep you updated on any developments.

On Oahu, police are looking for the suspect in a Chinatown murder. They say a man was found dead in his apartment and his car is missing. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Expect more noise in central Oahu. The Army will be doing mortar and artillery training starting Wednesday.

Humpback whales are finally returning to Hawaiian waters. The Hawaiian Islands National Marine sanctuary crews spotted a large number of them off Maui Monday. Whale season usually runs through May. The peak is in February and March.
Hawaii Island police believe foul play may be involved in the death of a man whose body was found in a parked SUV on Daniel K. Inouye highway. The victim has yet to be identified. If you have any information, call Hawaii Island police.

A high surf advisory remains in effect for the north and west shores until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Surf heights of up to 12 to 16 feet are expected. Use caution if near the water.

Thinking about donating blood? The Blood Bank has a new primary donor location. It had to move from Dillingham Boulevard to Young Street because of rail construction. The new location has extended hours and more parking.

And time is running out to get your nominations in for the state’s biggest tree. The deadline for nominations in the annual Hawaii Big Tree Competition is February first. The state’s previous champion — a huge coconut tree in Hawaii Kai — went on to win the national title in 2014.

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