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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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Crews search for reportedly downed helicopter off Molokai


Hawaii News Digest, 17 October 2017, 1510 UTC, Post #15788.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/16/breaking-news/crews-search-for-reported-downed-helicopter-with-2-on-board-off-molokai

Accessed on 17 October 2017, 1510 UTC.

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Comment:

U.S. Coast Guard and Navy crews are searching for possible helicopter with two people on board that reportedly was lost off Molokai Monday evening (16 October 2017).  The tower at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (Honolulu) said it had lost radio contact with a privately owned Robinson R44 helicopter with two people aboard.  Officials said the missing helicopter left Honolulu Monday on a day flight to Molokai and was returning to Oahu when contact with the aircraft was lost.

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President Donald Trump to visit Arizona Memorial next month


Hawaii News Digest, 17 October 2017, 0415 UTC, Post #15786.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/16/breaking-news/trump-to-visit-arizona-memorial-next-month/

Reporter:  William Cole (“Honolulu Star-Advertiser”).

Accessed on 17 October 2017, 0415 UTC.

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Comment:

According to a White House press release, President Donald Trump will make his first official visit to Hawaii and Asia, beginning on 03 November 2017.  Mr. Trump will stop at the USS Arizona Memorial and will receive a formal briefing from the U.S. Pacific Command.

Following his brief stay in Hawaii, Mr. Trump will fly to Japan, South Korea, The Peoples Republic of China, Vietnam, and The Philippines from 03 November to 14 November 2017.  Mr. Trump will attend a series of high-level diplomatic meetings in South Korea and in the Peoples Republic of China.  His visit will include a keynote address at The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative Economic Leaders’ meeting on 11 November 2017 in Danang, Vietnam.  Mr. Trump will complete his Asian tour with a diplomatic conference in Manila with Philippine leaders.

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Island Air files for bankruptcy


Hawaii News Digest, 17 October 2017, 0355 UTC, Post #15785.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/16/breaking-news/island-air-files-for-bankruptcy/

Reporter:  Dave Segal (“Honolulu Star-Advertiser”).

Accessed on 17 October 2017, 0355 UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii’s second-largest airline, Island Air, has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy.  The company told reporter Dave Segal that the filing was caused “by threats of legal action to ground aircraft and strand hundreds of passengers.”  The airline has lost money for 17 consecutive quarters.

According to reporter Dave Segal, the bankruptcy filing will allow temporary operations:

“During the reorganization, Island Air said it expects to fly its scheduled routes as normal and honor all previously purchased tickets and confirmed reservations. In addition, there will be no changes to the Island Miles frequent-flyer and other customer service programs, including Kupuna & Keiki Saver Fare, Island Biz corporate travel program, and military and group travel programs.”

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Investor Shidler’s gift could bring UH business school $7 billion over time


Hawaii News Digest, 04 October 2017, 1500 UTC, Post #15712.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/04/investor-shidlers-gift-could-bring-uh-business-school-7-billion-over-time/

Reporter:  Andrew Gomes (Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Accessed on 04 October 2017, 1500 UTC.

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Comment:

Honolulu real estate investor and University of Hawaii alumnus Jay Shidler has given his alma mater a gift that could generate up to 7 billion dollars over the next 100 years.

Shidler has made a fortune by holding land and leasing it to others.  Now, that lesson comes to the UH School of Business.  According to reporter Andrew Gomes, “the donation is the largest single gift ever made to the 110-year-old university.”

Gomes adds that the bequest of land and buildings to UH, will help ensure the continued existence of the UH Business School and provide tuition relief in the years ahead:

“Income from ground lease payments, the rent that building owners pay to the landowner, will provide steady and increasing revenue to the business school. This cash flow starts relatively small, between $550,000 and $1.5 million a year for the first 24 years, but over the life of the 99-year ground leases, contractual income to the Shidler College of Business will average $21 million a year and total $2.1 billion.”

“UH officials said they could use that income stream to eliminate business school tuition within 40 years, along with investing to expand programs, improve facilities and recruit top professors.”

“What’s more is that after the ground leases expire, UH will own all the buildings either outright or with other partners. At that time, Shidler estimates, UH’s stake would be worth $5.1 billion if the properties only appreciate at the historical annual inflation rate of around 3 percent.”

“Shidler, 71, said he wanted to make a lasting gift that would allow the college to continue investing in itself and striving for excellence 30 years from now and beyond.”

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At least 50 killed as lone gunman opens fire at Las Vegas concert


Hawaii News Digest, 02 October 2017, 1440 UTC, Post #15698.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/01/police-shut-down-strip-after-shooting-in-las-vegas

Accessed on 02 October 2017, 1440 UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s some more information on that mass shooting that occurred Sunday night near the Mandalay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Associated Press says at least 50 concert goers were killed and more than 400 injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fired from an apartment on the 32nd floor of the resort:

“SWAT teams using explosives stormed the gunman’s hotel room and found he had killed himself, authorities said. He had as many as 10 guns with him, including rifles, they said.”

“There was no immediate word on the motive for the bloodbath.”

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said authorities believe it was a “lone wolf” attack. And the U.S. Homeland Security Department said there was no “specific credible threat” involving other public venues in the U.S.”

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