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Toyota recalls some Sienna minivans for shifter defects


Hawaii News Digest, 10 October 2017, 0425 UTC, Post #15799.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/18/business/business-breaking/toyota-recalls-some-sienna-minivans-for-shifter-defect/

Accessed on 10 October 2017, 0425 UTC.

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Comment:

The Toyota Motor Company is recalling 347,120 Sienna minivans “because they can shift our of the ‘park’ position and roll away.”  Toyota says the grease used in the shift lever assembly “could transfer to other components, causing them to work improperly.”

The recall affects Sienna minivans made from 2005-2007 and 2009-2010 model years.  Dealers will repair the vehicles at no cost.

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2 men missing after helicopter disappears off Molokai identified


Hawaii News Digest, 19 October 2017, 0750 UTC, Post #15798.

Source:

http://www.staradvertser.com/2017/10/18/breaking-news/search-continues-for-2-men-from-helicopter-more-debris-found

Accessed on 19 October 2017, 0750 UTC.

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Comment:

According to the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, Molokai resident Tim Emmanuel may have been the last person to see a missing helicopter before it disappeared in the ocean off Molokai.  Emmanuel was fishing at Moomomi Bay on Monday evening when he saw a blinking red light “descending toward the ocean fast.”  When he learned of the lost helicopter, he told the Hoolehua Fire Station what he saw.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maui Fire Department began searching for the missing Robinson R44 helicopter on Tuesday and continued their efforts on Wednesday (18 October 2017.

The Maui Police Department identified the missing men as 27-year-old Jeremy Dossetter and 25-year-old Oliver Kirsh.

The U.S. Coast Guard later spotted debris about 1.5 miles off Molokai’s northwest coast, but could not confirm the debris field belonged to the missing helicopter.

On Tuesday morning, a Maui County Fire Department helicopter found an uninflated yellow vest about 100 yards off of Ilio Point.

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FBI agents arrest 3rd HPD officer in connection with Kealoha probe


Hawaii News Digest, 19 October 2017, 0340 UTC, Post #15707.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/18/breaking-news/fbi-agents-arrest-3rd-hpd-officer-in-connection-with-kealoha-probe/

Accessed on 19 October 2017, 0340 UTC.

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Comment:

The FBI arrested and later released on bond another Honolulu police officer allegedly connected to the federal investigation of retired HPD chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine.  Honolulu police released Police Lt. Derek Hahn on a $50,000 signature bond Wednesday afternoon (18 October 2017).

Hahn is the third former or current HPD officer arrested this week in what Honolulu prosecutors say was “a criminal conspiracy involving police officers (trying) to frame gerard Puana, the uncle of Katherine Kealoha, in June 2013.”

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Two county vehicles stolen and torched by vandals


Hawaii News Digest, 18 October 2017, 1525 UTC, Post #15796.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/2-county-vehicles-stolen-torched

Accessed on 18 October 2017, 1525 UTC.

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Comment:

The Hawaii Police Department is looking for those responsible for breaking into the Department of Public Works baseyard in Kealakekua and stealing a white, 2008 Honda Civic and a white, 2006 Jeep Liberty.  The theft occurred between 07 October and 09 October 2017.  Police later found the vehicles torched in South Kona.

Those with leads in this case should call police at 935-3311.

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UH-Hilo pharmacy students take oath


Hawaii News Digest, 18 October 2017, 1510 UTC, Post #15795.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/uh-hilo-pharmacy-students-take-oath-82-take-part-traditional-white-coat-ceremony

Accessed on 18 October 2017, 1510 UTC.

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Comment:

Many professions have a “rite of passage” to signify entrance into the field’s unique knowledge and practices.

For 82 students at the UH-Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, that moment came on Sunday, 08 October 2017, as they donned  the traditional white coat of a professional pharmacist.

Students then recited the oath of the pharmacist, signifying “a rite of passage for those entering their first year in the professional program.”

The keynote address was given by Kimberly Mikami Svetin, the third president of the 82-year history of family-owned Molokai Drugs.

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New security measures expanding to all Hawaii airports


Hawaii News Digest, 18 October 2017, 1445 UTC, Post #15794.

Source:

http://khon2.com/2017/10/17/new-security-measures-expanding-to-all-hawaii-airports/

Accessed on 18 October 2017, 1445 UTC.

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Comment:

According to KHON 2, increased security is coming to airports statewide.  Changes are already being implemented at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says training is underway at more check points in Honolulu and at the Kahului and Hilo airports.

The new rules will affect laptops, tablets, and even your food:

“The new rules require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening when going through the security checkpoint.”

“Along with big electronics, like laptops and tablets, the TSA says you may also want to take your food out of our carry-ons too.’

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Private school fires teacher accused of misconduct with students


Hawaii News Digest, 18 October 2017, 0455 UTC, Post #15793.

Source:

http://m.hawaiinewsnow.com/db_352775/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=gFekRprx

Accessed on 18 October 2017, 0455 UTC.

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Comment:

It’s getting harder and harder to protect you school age children from sexual predators.  A recent case at Honolulu’s Sacred Hearts Academy illustrates illustrates this point.

According to “Hawaii News Now”, Honolulu’s Sacred Hearts Academy has fired a teacher accused of “inappropriate conduct” with students.  Sacred Hearts Head of School, Betty White, said “two students came forward to report the alleged misconduct, and the teacher was dismissed on the same day.”

This hasn’t been the first time a Sacred Hearts teacher got into “hot water” for misconduct.  Back in 2015, a veteran Sacred Hearts Academy teacher spent a year in prison for sexually assaulting a student.

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