Man stabbed in Waikiki was a Marine


Hawaii News Digest, 23 October 2017, 0555 UTC, Post #15823.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/22/breaking-news/man-stabbed-in-waikiki-was-a-marine

Accessed on 23 October 2017, 0555 UTC.

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Comment:

The Marine Corps says the military man stabbed to death Saturday in Waikiki was 23-year-old Sgt. William Brown of Tennessee.  Brown was an 81 mm mortarman assigned to the Marine Expeditionary Force at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

Here’s the Honolulu Police Department summary of the fatal incident:

“Police said Brown was with a group of people when a verbal exchange escalated into a altercation and Brown was stabbed multiple times at the corner of Royal Hawaiian and Kalakaua avenues. Several people fled the scene, but three people were arrested in connection with the incident, which occurred about 1 a.m. A 21-year-old man and two teens, a boy and a girl between the ages of 14 and 16, were arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.”

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office said Brown died of a stab wound to the chest.

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Five rescued after yacht runs aground off Lanai


Hawaii News Digest, 23 October 2017, 0535 UTC, Post #15822.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/22/breaking-news/5-rescued-after-yacht-runs-aground-off-lanai/

Accessed on 23 October 2017, 0535 UTC.

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Comment:

On Saturday, 21 October 2017, Maui Fire Department crews rescued five persons after a yacht they were on struck a reef off Lanai Island.  The 82-year-old Kaanapali man who owned the yacht was cruising along Lanai’s east side when the vessel grounded on the reef.

Maui fire crews swan to the disabled vessel and took an elderly couple back to shore.  A Maui County helicopter rescued the remaining passengers and took them to shore.

According to the Maui Fire Department, the hull of the yacht “did not appear damaged and no fuel or oil was seen leaking” when firefighters left the scene Saturday afternoon.

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Forecast: Heavy Showers, isolated thunderstorms to move over islands


Hawaii News Digest, 23 October 2017, 0510 UTC, Post #15821.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/366553362/forecast-heavy-showers-isolated-thunderstorms-to-move-over-islands

Reporter:  Ben Gutierrez (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 23 October 2017, 0510 UTC.

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Comment:

Some unpleasant weather is headed our way on Monday and Tuesday.  According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, a Flash Flood Watch will take effect Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon for Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii Island.

Southerly winds advancing before a cold front “will draw up deep tropical moisture and heavy showers and thunderstorms.”  A High Wind Watch will be posted Monday evening, with gusts reaching 45 to 60 miles per hour.

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Volcano Watch: New video about Kilauea’s eruption is online


Hawaii News Digest, 22 October 2017, 1530 UTC, Post #15820.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/volcano-watch-new-video-about-kilauea-s-summit-eruption-now-online

Reporter:  U.S. Geological Survey.

Accessed on 22 October 2017, 1530 UTC.

Please click link to read the full article and to access the USGS video.

Comment:

A new Kilauea Volcano documentary produced by the U.S. Geological Survey is now online.  The 24-minute video essay is titled “Kilauea Summit Eruption–Lava Returns to Halema’uma’u”.

The well-paced documentary tells the story of the eruption and shows video and photos of the inaccessible lava lake with the public.

The organization of the production is superb and acknowledges the debt owed to the Native Hawaiian culture:

“The video begins with a chant about Halema‘uma‘u by Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele, a retired kumu hula who taught Hawaiian studies at Hawaii and Maui community colleges and the University of Hawaii at Hilo and remains an icon of Hawaiian culture today. The chant expresses traditional observations of an active lava lake and reflects the connections between science and culture that continue on Kilauea today.”

“The documentary then recounts the eruptive history of Halema‘uma‘u and describes the formation and continued growth of Kilauea’s current summit vent and lava lake. Narration is provided by Jackie Pualani Johnson, a recently retired drama professor and chairperson of the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Department.”

“As the story unfolds, six HVO scientists share their insights on the summit eruption. Topics include how they monitor Kilauea’s summit lava lake, how and why the lake level rises and falls, why explosive events occur, the connection between the volcano’s ongoing summit and East Rift Zone eruptions and the impacts of the summit eruption on the Island of Hawaii and beyond.”

You can see the video on the USGS Youtube channel–https://youtu.be/gNoJv5Vkumk.

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Big Island tops in motor vehicle fatalities.


Hawaii News Digest, 22 October 2017, 1510 UTC, Post #15819.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/big-island-tops-motor-vehicle-traffic-fatalities

Reporter:  Tiffany DeMasters (“West Hawaii Today”).

Accessed on 22 October 2017, 1510 UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii County has the dubious distinction of being the deadliest driving environment in the State of Hawaii.  According to a report from the Hawaii Department of Transportation, Hawaii Island leads the state in motor traffic vehicle fatalities.

Hawaii Police Sgt, Brad Freitas tells reporter Tiffany DeMasters that he’s not surprised by the statistics which place Hawaii County second behind Honolulu is overall traffic deaths.  Freitas says the three leading causes of traffic fatalities in Hawaii County are speed, alcohol, and distracted driving.

He also adds this observation:

“I would say it’s just the dynamics of how our island is…We have more open highway with higher speed limits than Honolulu.”

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Spam-the newest target of thieves


Hawaii News Digest, 22 October 2017, 1450 UTC, Post #15818.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/state/honolulu-store-owners-say-thieves-are-targeting-cans-of-spam

Reporter:  The Associated Press.

Accessed on 22 October 2017, 1450 UTC.

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Comment:

Honolulu store owners say thieves have shifted their item of choice from alcohol to cases of Spam.  According to police reports, Spam is removed from a store and then sold for cash on the street.

Kimo Carvalho, a spokesman for the Institute for Human Services, says people are taking Spam “because it’s very easy to take…it’s quick cash for quick drug money.”

Hawaii consumes more cans of Spam than any other region of the United States. Spam became popular during World War II as an easily storable and portable food source.

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Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert


Hawaii News Digest, 22 October 2017, 0645 UTC, Post #15817.

Source”

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36649574/former-presidents-call-for-unity-at-hurricane-aid-concert

Reporter:  Will Weissert (The Associated Press).

Accessed on 22 October 2017, 0645 UTC.

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Comment:

The five living former U.S. presidents left politics behind and appeared together for the first time in four years at a benefit concert Saturday night to raise money for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George H.W. and George W. Bush met at College Station, Texas “to unite the country after the storms.” The appeal backed by the former presidents has raised $31 million since 07 September 2017.

According to University of Houston political science professor Brandon Rottinghaus, the appearance of the former chief executives is a win-win for everyone:

“It’s certainly a triple, if not a home run, every time…” “Presidents have the most powerful and prolific fundraising base of any politician in the world. When they send out a call for help, especially on something that’s not political, they can rake in big money.”

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