Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Top Hawaii Headlines: Tuesday morning edition

The newest member of the Hawaii Supreme Court said he had been determined to follow a career in public service ever since he took a post-college job as a U.S. Senate committee clerk. More than 200 people crowded the court chambers yesterday to watch Mark E. Recktenwald take the oath as an associate justice.

Homeowners now have a little more help in keeping their property safe, from hazards on neighboring land, as a bill passes this legislative session

Just days after the state Legislature approved tax increases to help meet its budget deficit, the Honolulu City Council is looking at a potential hike in property taxes.

Former Honolulu police officer Kevin Brunn and his wife, Micha Terragna, have been sentenced to between two and three years in prison for their roles in protecting and profiting from an illegal cockfighting operation in the Waialua area.

One of Hawaii's first Internet sex cases ended Monday with a one-year prison sentence.

A ruptured propane gas line prompted Hawaii County safety personnel to cordon off much of downtown Hilo on Sunday afternoon.

Descendants of Eva Cabral Medeiros celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday by underlining the Portuguese woman's motherly virtues.

Birds present obstacles for wind turbine permits at Kilauea farm

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