Friday’s Need to Know

Officials will determine Friday morning if it’s safe to let people back into the waters off Olowalu on Maui. Thursday, a shark bit a tourist on the foot. She was not seriously hurt.

On Oahu, you may see activity near Jefferson Elementary just before noon Friday. Students have an emergency evacuation drill to help launch Tsunami Awareness Month.

No tsunami is expected after a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck about 70 miles north of Hilo late Thursday night.

That experimental plane, Solar Impulse 2, traveling around the world will be on display again Saturday at Kalaeloa Airport.
Police ask for your help finding a burglary suspect in Wahiawa. He is accused of breaking into a home on Kilani Avenue Tuesday night and exposing himself to a young child. If you have any information, call police.

Beachgoers are still asked to stay out of the waters off Nanakuli. Officials say sharks may still be feeding on a whale carcass.

Volkswagen recalls Passat cars because wiring under the body can corrode, overheat and potentially start fires. The recall covers the 2012 through 2014 model years.

HECO asks for permission to expand its smart grid technology to more than 455,000 customers on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. This would allow customers to monitor their electricity use online, and therefore better manage their electric bills.

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