Saturday, April 19 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:02:31 GMT
Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...Full Story >
Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the...Full Story >
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:42:24 GMT
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into...Full Story >
Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship...Full Story >
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will reopen Kekaha Kai State Park (Kua Bay and Mahaiula sections) by 11 a.m. today, after a Hawaii Fire Department helicopter flyover this morning did not sight any sharks in waters off the park.
Yesterday the park remained closed when a morning flyover saw a number of reef sharks in offshore waters
The park is located 2.6 miles north of Keahole airport in Kailua-Kona.
[Update 1:33 p.m. Wednesday]
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will keep Kekaha Kai State Park closed today because of the continued presence of sharks in the area. A Hawaii Fire Department helicopter flyover this morning over the coast sighted eight reef sharks measuring about 5 to 6 feet long in the north section of Mahaiula Bay.
Following the state shark sighting protocol, another flyover will take place tomorrow at about 8 a.m., and, if no sharks are sighted, the park will reopen.
[Original story posted below]
Officials say a Kona beach remains closed Wednesday after a shark bit a swimmer.
It happened Tuesday afternoon at Kekahakai State Park's Mahaiula beach.
An eyewitness tells Hawaii News Now that he saw a 12 to14 foot shark launch into the air.
"This shark just jumps out of the water, like half of its body came out, its whole fine came out," said Edward Dalton. "Then its face went straight down his leg and it took him under water for a couple of seconds and then he came back out and started screaming for help."
Dalton and his brother-in-law helped pull the 28-year-old Kailua-Kona resident onto the sand.
Officials say the shark, which appears to be a tiger shark bit the man on the right thigh as he was swimming to shore.
The victim is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
A spokesperson for the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) says the shark was still visible in the water after the attack. The beach is closed to the public until further notice.
DLNR says that a flyover will be conducted to determine if it is safe to reopen the beach.
Friday, April 18 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:07:55 GMT
An ailing Miley Cyrus has canceled her concert Tuesday night at Sprint Center.The notice came a matter of hours before she was scheduled to go on stage.A concert promoter tells KCTV5 that Cyrus is in theFull Story >
An ailing Miley Cyrus is no longer in a Kansas City hospital, but posted on her Twitter page Friday morning that she is "sick of waking up to needles." She has postponed the rest of her Bangerz concert tour. Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:59:41 GMT
Many families celebrate the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt. The same is true for the Cincinnati Zoo's newest family. The Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla family - one-year-old Gladys, Jomo the silverback,Full Story >
Many families celebrate the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt. The same is true for the Cincinnati Zoo's newest family.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:46:03 GMT
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening. Officers say the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Friday at in the 1800 block of Route 52. AirFull Story >
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening.Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:09:59 GMT
By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are...Full Story >
By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of...Full Story >