NWS predicts four to seven tropical cyclones for hurricane season

There is a 50% chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity during the Central Pacific hurricane season this year, according to the outlook from NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, which are divisions of the National Weather Service.

Trial set for suspect in nunchucks assault

Trial has been set for a 31-year-old Pahoa man who allegedly tied up, slashed, stabbed and used nunchucks to severely beat an acquaintance earlier this month at the victim’s Hawaiian Paradise Park home.

Army leaders stress alliances, logistics at Waikiki conference

As Army leaders and other military officials gathered in Honolulu last week for the Association of the U.S. Army’s Land Forces of the Pacific symposium at the Sheraton Waikiki, mobility and logistics in the vast Pacific region took center stage in many conversations. The annual conference attracted 14 chiefs of Army from around the world.

Aulani reef fish contributing to science

At Disney’s Aulani Resort &Spa at Koolina, the colorful reef fish in Oahu’s only human-made snorkeling lagoon are doing more than just swimming about looking pretty for the hotel’s guests.

Hawaii native Iam Tongi wins ‘American Idol’

“American Idol” judge Katy Perry predicted it, the “line” in Las Vegas put odds on it, and on Sunday it came to be: Iam Tongi—Kahuku-born-and-raised, “priced out of paradise” and now a resident of Federal Way, Wash. —won Season 21 of “American Idol.”

Battle over documents continues in wrongful death lawsuit

The Boy Scouts of America voiced concerns about lax supervision and unauthorized firearms being used at BSA shooting ranges weeks before an 11-year-old Boy Scout from Hilo was killed last August by the accidental discharge of an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.