KHON2 EMS

2 taken to the hospital after nearly drowning at Nimitz Beach

A man is fighting for his life following a near drowning at Nimitz Beach on Friday. According to the Honolulu Emergency Services Department, a 20-year-old male and a 16-year-old male were swimming at Nimitz Beach shortly after 2 p.m. when they got into trouble.…
Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures

Pirates turn into profits: New small business sails into Honolulu Harbor

June 21 is the first official day of summer and new start-up businesses in the state are sizzling. It's evident that Hawaii is the place to be with so many movies eager to film in the islands including Pirates of the Caribbean. That sparked one entrepreneur to bring the adventure of the seven seas to Oahu's south shore.…
Disney Animator - HBA Students

Former Disney animator teaches children about movie making

Students at Hawaii Baptist Academy are spending their dog days of summer in class. They're not hitting the books, but molding small clay pieces into colorful animals and using their creations to make claymation films.…
FILE - This June 9, 2013 photo provided by The Guardian newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the U.S. National Security Agency, in Hong Kong. The Guardian newspaper says that the British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails when the U.K. hosted international conferences, even going so far as to set up a bugged Internet café in an effort to get an edge in high-stakes negotiations. The Guardian cites more than half a dozen internal government documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden as the basis for its reporting on GCHQ's intelligence operations. (AP Photo/The Guardian, File)

NSA leaker charged with espionage, theft

The Justice Department on Friday charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property in the NSA surveillance case.…
FILE - In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 file photo, a "supermoon" rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, Greece, southeast of Athens. The phenomenon occurs when the moon passes closer to Earth than usual. The event on Sunday, June 23, 2013 will make the moon appear 14 percent larger than normal, but the difference is so small that most skywatchers won’t notice. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

Super full moon shines brightly this weekend

A "supermoon" rises this weekend. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual.…
Whale Carcass Tow Away

DLNR, NOAA asking public to report dead whales

The Department of Land and Natural Resources and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are asking boaters to report any dead, floating whales, especially over the summer months when large carcasses frequently drift to shores.…
Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Mayor Caldwell refuses to sign budget

He didn't sign it, but he didn't veto it either. After battling with councilmembers over the city budget, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell decided to return it unsigned.…
KHON2 News

Police open attempted-murder case after shooting in Waipahu

Honolulu Police have opened an attempted-homicide case after a shooting in Waipahu. According to authorities, a group of men confronted another group of four men where a chase ended up at a Shell service station.…