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HONOLULU (AP) â€” An airline is complaining that passengers are getting lost and missing their flights because of a lack of road signs helping them find an out-of-the way Hawaii airport.
Mokulele Airlines is the first commercial airline to offer service out of a west Oahu airport that's at a former naval air station. On July 1, the airline began offering three roundtrip flights a day to Kahului, Maui, out of the Kalaeloa Airport.
"We've had a lot of no-shows because people miss the flight because they can't find the airport," said CEO Ron Hansen.
POCATELLO â€” Two Blackfoot women will be honored at the Pocatello NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday.
educator Corina Moran will receive the John Purce President's Award. This award is the local Branch's highest honor and is given annually to an individual, organization or business that has made considerable strives in his or her community to elevate the status of individuals through advocacy, education, outreach, collaborated partnerships and social justice.
PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman made jury duty even worse than usual for nine people by stealing their money while they were hearing a different case.
The Allegheny County sheriff on Thursday charged 38-year-old Jawanda Tench, of Swissvale, with stealing $520 from the jurors' purses.
Deputies reviewed surveillance video and saw a woman who appeared to have court papers sticking out of her pocket enter the jury room on Tuesday around the time the money went missing.
THOMAS â€”Â Each school district must have in place an alternate pathway to graduation for those students who need it.
Snake River High School counselor Karen Crook presented the recommendations for an alternate route to graduation to Snake River school board members on Wednesday evening. These rubrics were designed by Crook, high school counselor Brian Goff and counselor secretary Cindy Williams.
It was patterned after the alternative pathway designed by Century High.
HONOLULU (AP) â€” A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy.
Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and volunteers at the Fifth Annual Rice Festival assembled a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds.
Loco moco was invented in the late 1940s in Hilo. There are varieties, but the basic dish consists of hot white rice, a hamburger patty, an over-easy fried egg and brown gravy.
Guinness World Records said the dish would have to weigh at least 1,100 pounds for consideration.
BLACKFOOT â€” The annual "Scouting of Food" drive begins this week. Scouts with the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America have distributed door hangers to local residences.
Starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 18, Scouts will go door-to-door collecting the canned goods and non-perishables for donation to local food banks to help feed the area's hungry.
Citizens are asked to put their donations of food on their doorsteps.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) â€” Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.
Larry Schubert and his team from Schubert's Packing Co. in Millstadt used about 120 pounds of meat to make the brat, which volunteers grilled Sunday, the final day of the city's bicentennial celebration, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
A few days earlier, a saloon hosted a half-size practice run for grilling the mega-bratwurst.
BLACKFOOT â€” There was a festive feeling in the air on Monday afternoon as Community Dinner Table (CDT) volunteers, community leaders and Bingham County residents gathered at what will soon be a new permanent food pantry inside the old Kirkhamâ€™s Auto Parts warehouse (245 W. Sexton) in Blackfoot.
Tours were given of the â€śwork on progressâ€ť as CDT board members were officially presented with a check for $25,000 from ALSCO officials. The CDT is made up of over 20 faith based group with a mission of helping to feed those who are hungry throughout Bingham County.
BLACKFOOT â€” Even though the City of Blackfoot was denied the $1 million Tiger Grant to pay for a feasibility study on building an overpass (or underpass) over the train tracks, city leaders will move forward with another plan in its ongoing effort to help remedy the "train problem" in the city.