Gas

AAA Hawaii: Gas prices drop in Honolulu

Hawaii's average price for regular gasoline remained mostly unchanged except for price declines in Honolulu which pushed down the state average compared to a week ago, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. …
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second right, wearing a red helmet, is briefed about a chemical dam by Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant chief Akira Ono, second left, as he inspects an area along the coast between the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors during his tour to the tsunami-crippled plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. During his three-hour tour, Abe was shown some of the 1,000 tanks containing radioactive water, a water treatment equipment and the chemical dam being installed along the coast — steps meant to contain the radiation-contaminated water leakage. (AP Photo/Japan Pool) JAPAN OUT

5.3-magnitude earthquake hits Japan’s Fukushima

DENVER (AP) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the Japanese prefecture that is home to the nuclear power plant crippled in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The...…
FILE - In this April 24, 2012, file photo, Motion Picture of Association of America of Chief Executive Chris Dodd speaks during his CinemaCon State of the Industry address in Las Vegas. The music and movie industries are sounding the alarms again on online piracy, contending that illegal downloads are on the rise and that search engines like Google aren’t doing enough to stop it. Dodd joined several House lawmakers in telling reporters that "as the Internet’s gatekeepers, search engines share a responsibility to play a constructive role in not directing audiences to illegitimate content." (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

INFLUENCE GAME: Industry sounds alarm on piracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The music and movie industries are sounding the alarm again on online piracy, saying illegal downloads are on the rise and search engines like Google...…
Waianae dumping

Sludge dumping riles Waianae community

Illegal dumping of material on the Leeward Coast has Waianae residents fired up. They want the stuff gone and the parties responsible to pay.…
Sgt. Ray Takekawa, a certified Child Passenger Seat Technician, makes the necessary adjustments to a car seat during a free car seat safety inspection. Photo courtesy Kauai County

Kauai police host free car seat check event

The Kauai Police Department will host a free car seat safety inspection on Sept. 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihue.…
Roof

Homeowners being warned about roof repair scheme

The Hawaii Better Business Bureau has received several calls over the last few weeks from consumers concerned about companies aggressively calling or telling them that they can provide an estimate on roof repairs.…
USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Harvest Moon through vog on Sept. 27, 2004

Harvest Moon marks the autumn equinox

At 1:13 a.m. tomorrow morning, Sept. 19, 2013, the Harvest Moon will peak over Hawaii. The Harvest Moon is the full moon before the autumnal equinox, which is on Sunda...…
Alex Gonzales

Friends of man found in Waipio ravine want answers

He was an easygoing guy who made lots of friends. That's according to friends of Alex Gonzales, who are shocked that he was brutally murdered. After learning that it was his dismembered body found in a ravine on Sunday, friends want to know why this happened.…
Molasses Spill - Fish

85 workers involved in molasses clean-up

According to the Department of Health, state and federal officials have been working around the clock since the molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor. …
Dallas O'Shaunessy Honored

Big Island man honored for saving shark bite victim’s life

A Big Island man was honored Wednesday for his heroic efforts that saved a teenager's life. Dallas O'Shaunessy is credited with jumping into action after 16-year-old Jimmy "Ulu Boy" Napeahi was attacked by a shark at Pohoiki Bay last month.…