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Hawaii psychiatric patient says he’s surprised escape worked

| | Nov 17 2017 - 5:24pm | Comments

FRENCH CAMP, Calif. — A man who acknowledges killing a woman nearly 40 years ago said Friday that he is surprised he was able to walk out of a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and make it to California before being captured.

  1. | Posted: Sep 29 2017 - 8:27pm

    HONOLULU — Hawaii tourism continued its blistering pace in August with solid year-over-year gains in monthly visitor arrivals and spending across all four major islands.

  2. | Posted: Sep 29 2017 - 8:27pm

    HONOLULU — Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka has endorsed the construction of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope in his new autobiography, saying the cutting-edge observatory will generate “huge” educational opportunities and jobs for the Hawaiian community.

  3. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 8:41pm

    HONOLULU — The Honolulu Police Commission voted unanimously Thursday to proceed with the search for chief with seven finalists, eliminating two from a list of nine candidates.

  4. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 4:54pm

    HONOLULU — The Army is ending active efforts to locate remains and retrieve wreckage after a helicopter crashed off Oahu last month.

  5. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 4:45pm

    HONOLULU — A Hawaii man and a South Korean national were charged in the soliciting of $2.8 million in bribes to steer more than $400 million worth of Army engineering and construction work to a South Korea-based company.

  6. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 4:43pm

    WASHINGTON — Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers reported Thursday.

  7. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 4:40pm

    HONOLULU — Police arrested a 13-year-old boy after he and a group of other males allegedly stole beer from a convenience store in Kalihi, Oahu.

  8. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 3:21pm

    HONOLULU — State health officials, continuing to investigate the growing number of mumps infections statewide, are urging most Hawaii residents to get an extra mumps vaccination.

  9. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 3:15pm

    HONOLULU — Hawaii joined a coalition of states on Tuesday demanding U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stop the rollback of critical protections for student loan borrowers.

  10. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 3:10pm

    HONOULU — An 18-year-old man accused in the deadly Waikiki shooting of a 22-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a murder charge at Circuit Court today.

  11. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 5:25pm

    HONOLULU — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is one of four Democrat senators today calling for an investigation into the planned, periodic shutdown of, the official federal website established by the Affordable Care Act.

  12. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 5:24pm

    HONOLULU — The chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs wants Gov. David Ige to explain what caused a rapid escalation in spending in Hawaii on Medicaid, which is the health care program for the poor and disabled.

  13. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 11:25am

    HONOLULU — Hawaiian and Japan airlines signed a new partnership agreement Tuesday in Tokyo that will provide extensive code-sharing, lounge access and frequent-flyer program reciprocity. The agreement takes effect March 25, subject to government approval.

  14. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 11:02am

    HONOLULU — State Rep. Kaniela Ing wants to reduce the state tax on beer by half, a proposal he says is a matter of “class fairness.”

  15. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 11:01am

    HONOLULU — A devastating Atlantic hurricane season, along with concerns about safety in Mexico and Europe, could propel Hawaii’s visitor industry to an even stronger finish in 2018, which was already anticipated to be tourism’s best year.