Yanira Maldonado, 42, left, accompanied by her husband, Gary, center, speaks to an official after being released from a prison on the outskirts of Nogales, Mexico late Thursday, May 30, 2013. Maldonado, jailed in Mexico on a drug-smuggling charge, was released after court officials reviewed her case. She was arrested by the Mexican military last week after they found nearly 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) of pot under her seat on the commercial bus traveling from Mexico to Arizona. (AP Photo/Cristina Silva)

Woman freed from Mexican jail heads back to Ariz.

An Arizona woman held in a Mexico jail for a week on a drug-smuggling charge was freed and returned to the U.S. after a court reviewed her case, including key security footage, and dismissed the allegations.…
Wailupe Place flooding

Flood relief for Aina Haina neighborhood

Help is on the way for an East Oahu neighborhood plagued with flooding problems. Gov. Neil Abercrombie released money that will help the drainage issue on Wailupe Place.…
American Arrested Mexico

US woman facing drug charge released in Mexico

Yanira Maldonado walked out of the jail late Thursday night, after court officials reviewed security footage that showed her and her husband boarding a bus in Mexico with only blankets, bottles of water and her purse in hand.…
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76 Premium Profile: Raine Jade Thompson

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Micronesia

Feds could save the state $20M a year

Congress is being asked to help save the state about $20 million a year. The savings would come in the form of an Immigration Reform Bill that hits the senate floor next month. …
Joy Jars at Kapiolani Medical Center

Jars of Joy help bring smiles to sick keiki

Swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Kaitlyn Sandeno and local surfers Josh and Seth Moniz stopped by to deliver jars of toys to some of the kids being treated there.…
Beef

Drought conditions affecting beef prices

Beef prices are reaching record highs and it's not going to get better any time soon. Those in the meat production industry say beef prices tend to rise every summer because the demand also goes up. Experts say this year is worse because of a continuing drought that has affected much of the country.…
Hanalei Bay facelift

Historic Hanalei Bay Pier gets $200K facelift

The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay raised nearly $200,000 to repair the historic canopy and pier. A dedication ceremony was held Thursday afternoon at the historic site. …
Homeless Cleanup Airport Viaduct

Homeless cleanups taking cash from state road repairs

The area under the airport viaduct has been the scene of several crimes in recent months and gets frequent cleanups at taxpayer expense.The persistent problem is forcing the state to change things up.…
Hawaii Tourism

Hawaii tourists spend $1.1B in April

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says visitor spending climbed nearly two percent in April, with tourists spending $1.1 billion.…
Big Island - Body Found in Kalapana

Police open murder investigation after body found on Big Island

Big Island Police have opened a murder investigation after a body was found in waters off Kalapana on Tuesday. An autopsy conducted on Wednesday determined that the female victim died of strangulation and that the manner of death was homicide.…
FILE- In this April 25, 2013 file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right is joined by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, left, during a news conference in New York. New York City Police said on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 that two anonymous letters sent to Bloomberg, one in New York and one in Washington, contained traces of the deadly poison ricin. Police say civilian personnel who came into contact with the letters were not showing any symptoms, but some officers who later examined the one in New York were. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NYC police: Notes to Obama, mayor had gun threats

A suspicious letter mailed to the White House was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the gun law debate sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation's most potent gun-control advocates, officials said Thursday.…