Author Archives: JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER

{FD} Ruling keeps Hawaii man hospitalized in ’06 triple murder

The retired U.S. judge who was tied up after a man allegedly shot and killed three people in Honolulu in 2006 says he’s satisfied with a ruling that dismisses all charges but recommits him to a psychiatric hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Foundation board: Protect Hawaiian heiress’ millions

Board members of a foundation a 92-year-old heiress established for Native Hawaiians are calling for a judge to protect her $215 million trust. Continue reading

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{FD} US soldier pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State

A soldier based in Hawaii pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help the Islamic State group — admitting he provided secret military information, a drone meant to track U.S. troops and other support to undercover agents he believed were members of the … Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment under way

Hawaii officials are assessing damage from Tropical Storm Lane, which dumped the third most rain from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Lane unleashes rain as it shifts closer to Hawaii

As emergency shelters opened, rain began to pour and cellphone alerts went out, the approaching hurricane started to feel real for Hawaii residents. Continue reading

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{FD} With no place to run, people in Hawaii brace for hurricane

Hawaii residents are stocking up on bottled water, ramen and ****** paper as a strengthening hurricane makes its way west to the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii’s Big Island readies as Hurricane Hector approaches

Hawaii emergency officials are keeping track of a hurricane that’s expected to pass to the south of the islands this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Road damage from earthquakes is latest Hawaii volcano peril

Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island, where Kilauea volcano continues to send huge amounts of lava across the land, are bracing for the possibility that frequent earthquakes will cut off a major highway. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 arrested after officer killed in Hawaii, shooter sought

Two associates of a man suspected of killing a Big Island police officer have been arrested but the shooter remained at large, authorities said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Some lava evacuees may return to homes during ‘stable’ flow

Small explosions at the summit of an erupting Hawaii volcano could send ash into communities. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii lava evacuee recounts neighborhood shooting near flow

A woman who evacuated her Hawaii home because of an erupting volcano says she filmed an angry neighbor shooting at a man near a lava flow. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

A Hawaii County spokeswoman says lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds of homes overnight. Continue reading

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{FD} Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

Lava entered the ocean from a third flow Thursday, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents in rural communities, destroyed dozens of buildings and shot miles-high plumes of ash into the sky. Continue reading

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{FD} Freed death row inmate-turned-speaker is back behind bars

A man who was on death row in Delaware until being retried and found not guilty of murder is back behind bars in Hawaii less than a year later. Continue reading

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{FD} Man found mentally fit for trial for fleeing Hawaii hospital

A court hearing is scheduled Thursday on whether a man is mentally fit to proceed with trial for escaping from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flying to California. Continue reading

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{FD} Bandit who saw bank robbery as his job heads to prison again

A 64-year-old bandit who said during his sentencing that he views robbing banks as “going to work” must spend more than 15 years in federal prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii report: Missile alert drills began prematurely

Hawaii’s nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn’t effective, said a report released Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii emergency worker gets threats after misleading photo

When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state’s emergency management agency office where he works as an operations officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Unsealed documents: Soldier obsessed with terrorism videos

Newly unsealed documents from an investigation into a Hawaii-based Army soldier accused of attempting to support the Islamic State group provide more details about his obsession with the group’s violence. Continue reading

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{FD} No bail for ex-death row inmate charged with sex trafficking

An exonerated death row inmate from Delaware has been ordered held without bail on a sex trafficking charge in Hawaii. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who fled Hawaii psychiatric hospital pleads not guilty

A lawyer for a man who walked out of a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to California has pleaded not guilty on his behalf but acknowledged it’s obvious his client escaped. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who escaped Hawaii hospital had fake IDs, phones, cash

Court documents say a man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to California was caught with two high-quality fake IDs, two cellphones and more than $6,000 in cash. Continue reading

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{FD} Man admits lying for ex-chief’s wife under investigation

A man acknowledged in court Friday that a deputy Honolulu prosecutor who controlled his childhood trust fund convinced him to lie to a grand jury about what happened to his money. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissed

A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her, a defense attorney said. Continue reading

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{FD} Disruptive Hawaii flight passenger sentenced to time served

A Turkish man who disrupted a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu won’t receive additional jail time and must pay American Airlines more than $8,500. Continue reading

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{FD} Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

A U.S. appeals court is allowing President Donald Trump’s newest version of the travel ban to partially take effect. Continue reading

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{FD} Honolulu officers plead not guilty in corruption case

A Honolulu police lieutenant, an officer and a retired major pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging they helped former Chief Louis Kealoha and his deputy prosecutor wife frame a man. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the president’s revised order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.” Continue reading

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{FD} Arrests of current, ex Honolulu officers tied to fed probe

A Honolulu Police Department officer and retired major arrested by the FBI over the weekend are expected to appear in federal court on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} 21-month sentence for Hawaii prostitution bribery case

A woman found guilty of bribing federal agents in exchange for protecting her Hawaii massage parlor from prostitution raids has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii seeks to block latest travel ban, adds plaintiffs

Lawyers representing Hawaii asked a judge Tuesday to stop the Trump administration from enforcing the latest version of its travel ban. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of flight disturbance set to plead guilty

A Turkish man accused of causing a flight disturbance that prompted fighter jets to escort the airplane to its Honolulu destination is scheduled to enter a plea in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} Telescope project still faces fight from Hawaiian opponents

One of Hawaii’s most divisive issues is centered on a largely barren, wintry mountain. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Turkish man to plead guilty to disrupting flight

A lawyer says a Turkish man accused of causing a flight disturbance that prompted fighter jets to escort the plane to Honolulu is planning to plead guilty to interfering with a flight crew. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Grandmother in travel ban lawsuit arrives in US

The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries arrived in Honolulu. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Grandmother in travel ban flap arrives in US

The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries arrived in Honolulu Saturday night. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Grandmother in travel ban flap arriving in US

The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries is expected to arrive in Honolulu Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 arrested during protest of Maui solar telescope

Five arrests were made when about 100 people tried to block an equipment convoy for a solar telescope being built on a Hawaii mountain held sacred by native Hawaiians. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 years in prison for harassing pregnant Hawaiian monk seal

A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Hawaii man to four years in prison for harassing a pregnant Hawaiian monk seal. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii prepares for ‘unlikely’ North Korea missile threat

Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Oh my God, it is Obama’: Alaska mom, baby meet ex-president

An Alaska mother is cherishing cellphone photos of her wide-eyed 6-month-old baby in the arms of former President Barack Obama. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii prep school grad gets 45 days jail for bird deaths

A college student who graduated from one of the most prestigious high schools in Hawaii — former President Barack Obama’s alma mater — is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for slaughtering vulnerable seabirds at a nature reserve. Continue reading

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{FD} Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. Continue reading

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{FD} Canoe returning to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. Continue reading

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{FD} Flight disturbance timeline

Fighter jets were scrambled to escort an American Airlines flight to Honolulu after a disruptive passenger’s laptop caused fear among flight attendants that it may contain explosives. Continue reading

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{FD} Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight

Despite raising possible red flags at Los Angeles International Airport, a man cited by airport police and traveling without any luggage or carry-on bags was allowed to board a flight to Hawaii. Continue reading

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{FD} Deaf Japanese tourist claims mistreatment at Hawaii airport

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii says a deaf Japanese tourist was illegally denied a sign-language interpreter while she was detained and interrogated at Honolulu International Airport. Continue reading

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