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Hanohano apologizes for racial slurs about Capitol artwork

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- State representative Faye Hanohano has made a name for herself advocating on behalf of Native Hawaiians, but it's what she admits to saying about other ethnicities that has raised some eyebrows.

Representative Hanohano addressed accusations she made racial and ethnic slurs while artwork was being installed in her office during today's House session at the State Capitol.

"Today's word is mihi which means to apologize," said Representative Hanohano, who traditionally provides a Hawaiian "Word of the Day" at the start of each session.

Safeway Hawaii raises over $109,000 to fight hunger statewide

Safeway Hawaii raises over $109,000 to fight hunger statewide

HONOLULU – Safeway Hawai today presented a donation of $109,773.55 to the Hawaii Foodbank as a result of Safeway’s “Help Us End Hunger” holiday food drive and Hawaii Foodbank’s “Check-Out Hunger” fundraising campaign. Thanks to Safeway customers, 7,213 bags of groceries were sold at check out stands and donated to those in need this past holiday season.

The specially packed grocery bags provided customers with an easy way to make a donation while ensuring that food bank recipients received the items they needed most. The bags, priced at $10 each, contained Safeway and Kraft products.

“Safeway is committed to fighting hunger in the Islands and supporting our local food banks,” said George Glukfeld, Safeway Hawaii district manager. “Our customers’ and employees’ contributions make a real difference in providing those in need with quality, nutritional food.”

Honolulu law firm Rosenberg & McKay files suit against Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu

Honolulu law firm Rosenberg & McKay files suit against Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu

Honolulu law firm Rosenberg & McKay files suit against Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu

Civil suit requests justice and compensation for sex abuse victims,

including Pahoa resident, Greg Owen, former altar boy at St. Anthony’s Church in Kailua


Stolen truck crashes downtown, suspect flees

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Honolulu Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a pickup truck and crashed into the newsstands across from the Circuit Court building in Honolulu Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses tell Hawaii News Now that shortly after the crash, two men exited the truck and ran away from the scene. Police have caught one of the suspects, but the other man, who was the driver, is still on the loose.

During the pursuit, Pohukaina Street between Punchbowl and South Streets is on lockdown, police say. According to employees in the area, police are concentrating their search on the parking structures near Restaurant Row.

The only description of the suspect provided states that he is a "local male" wearing a white tank top.

Hawaii News Now will bring you the developing details as soon as they become available.

List of schools affected by police search for escapee

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The following schools are or were on lockdown Wednesday as police search for escaped murder suspect, Teddy Munet.

Two men arrested for assault during wrestling tournament

KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A Junior Varsity wrestling tournament at Farrington High School got out of hand Saturday when a man punched a referee in the face.

The incident started when a match between a student from Roosevelt and Waianae came to an end. Having lost, the Roosevelt student was upset and the boy's father allegedly walked down from the bleachers and confronted the referee.

According to witnesses, the wrestler's brother, who is also a volunteer coach at Roosevelt, blind sided the referee and punched him the face.

Both Bernard Moore Senior, 47, and Junior, 25, were arrested for assault.

The matches were stopped for about 45 minutes while the coaches got a debriefing of what happened.

The referee was not hurt too badly and was able to officiate the rest of the tournament.

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Helicopter makes precautionary landing on Magic Island

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow)- A Robinson R-44 helicopter made a precautionary landing at Magic Island Saturday.

The helicopter, tail number N820DF, landed at about 3:50 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration says the emergency landing occurred due to a crack in the left door window.

It is unknown what caused the damage.

No injuries were reported. 

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