Prosecutor: Greed fueled Hawaii power couple’s schemes

HONOLULU — A special federal prosecutor spent an hour taking jurors through what has been called the biggest corruption case to rock Hawaii, showing how a high-ranking law enforcement power couple schemed to silence relatives who threatened to expose the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle.

ONLINE EXTRA: Corruption trial opens for scandal-mired Oahu power couple

HONOLULU — The former Honolulu deputy prosecutor accused of framing her uncle to keep him from exposing financial fraud that supported the lavish lifestyle of her and her husband — a now-retired city police chief — comes from a big family with complicated relationships, her defense attorney said Wednesday as a corruption trial against the couple and current and former officers got underway.

Wooden poles at PGV smoldering

Four wooden poles installed on Puna Geothermal Venture’s property were found to be smoldering because of heat from the lava flow they cross.

Red Cross seeks hurricane season volunteers

The Hawaii Red Cross said with hurricane season officially arriving June 1, it is in need of more volunteers to work in shelters, conduct damage assessments and assist with logistics, especially with movement of supplies.