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Armed Suspect Dead After North Shore Hostage Situation Hawaii News Now

Armed Suspect Dead After North Shore Hostage Situation

Updated: HPD Chief said investigation was yet to determine if police gunfire was the cause of death.

Prosecutor Won’t Charge Cops Who Shot Dead Dallas Pearce In Kailua In 2020 David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Prosecutor Won’t Charge Cops Who Shot Dead Dallas Pearce In Kailua In 2020

The department is now turning its attention to incidents that predate the election of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Who’s Behind The Fake Honolulu Parking Meter Sticker Scam? Provided/City and Council of Honolulu

Who’s Behind The Fake Honolulu Parking Meter Sticker Scam?

A recently incorporated nonprofit in Alaska points back to Oahu residents who say someone else is using their names.

Why Does It Take So Long To Fire Bad Cops In Honolulu? David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Why Does It Take So Long To Fire Bad Cops In Honolulu?

Recent national stories report officers involved in shootings and other serious incidents are quickly fired. But in Hawaii final discipline can take years.

Push To Lower The Legal Alcohol Limit For Hawaii Drivers Runs Out Of Gas Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Push To Lower The Legal Alcohol Limit For Hawaii Drivers Runs Out Of Gas Again

Advocates argue a lower BAC level is an effective deterrent and makes roads safer overall.

HPD Officers Charged With Felony Offenses Over Makaha Crash Hawaii News Now/2021

HPD Officers Charged With Felony Offenses Over Makaha Crash

The charges come 18 months after the alleged pursuit and accident.