Tag Archives: Oahu

Monday classes canceled at Leeward Community College’s Pearl City campus due to water main break | KHON2


The campus is expected to reopen on Tuesday, September 27.

Source: Monday classes canceled at Leeward Community College’s Pearl City campus due to water main break | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/09/25/monday-claases-cancelled-at-leeward-community-college-pearl-city-campus-due-to-water-main-break/).

Accessed on 26 September 2016,15:30 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to the college’s vice chancellor of administrative services, “all classes scheduled for Monday, September 24, are cancelled.”

Because there is no water service, restrooms will be closed and the college’s air conditioning will be turned off.

Classes are expected to resume on Tuesday, 27 September 2016.


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Stolen Make-A-Wish van found at Waipio storage facility | KHON2


It was taken from a neighborhood that doesn’t typically have thefts or break-ins.

Source: Stolen Make-A-Wish van found at Waipio storage facility | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/09/04/make-a-wish-van-stolen-from-diamond-head-area/).

Accessed on 05 September 2016, 16:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Brigette Namata.

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Comment:

Rich Erickson, a board member of Make-A-Wish Hawaii, says the nonprofit’s van, which was stolen Sunday morning (04 September 2016), from the Diamond Head area, was found Sunday evening at a Waipio storage facility.  The stolen vehicle is at the Pinky Tows Kapolei yard and will be recovered this morning.


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Stranger danger incidents reported at two different schools in West Oahu | KHON2


One occurred on campus at Kapolei High School, the other involved a Campbell High School student off campus.

Source: Stranger danger incidents reported at two different schools in West Oahu | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/08/11/stranger-danger-incident-reported-at-two-different-schools-in-west-oahu/).

Accessed on 12 August 2016, 15:10 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to letters sent home to parents, “two stranger danger incidents” occurred on Tuesday, 09 August 2016, on campus at Kapolei High School and off campus at Campbell High School.

In the Campbell incident, a student told police a man in a silver car pulled up next to him and said his mother was in the hospital and he needed to get into the car.  The student ran off and his family called police.

The Kapolei High School incident happened near the school gym where a man asked a girl for directions and wanted a tour of the school campus. The man grabbed the girl, but she broke free and ran for help.

According to the DOE, both students did the right thing by running away and telling a trusted adult about the incident.  Please advise your children not to talk to strangers, run away, and get help.  There are some very sick people in this world.


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Hawaiian Telcom scrambling to restore internet, phone service – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL


Four days after Tropical Storm Darby dumped about a foot of rain on Oahu, some businesses in Kalihi are still suffering from the storm’s impacts.

Source: Hawaiian Telcom scrambling to restore internet, phone service – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL (http://www.hawaiinewsnows.com/story/32570059/four-days-after-darby-some-businesses-still-suffering-impacts).

Accessed on 30 July 2016, 16:24 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The lingering effects of Tropical Storm Darby are still with the flooded victims of Oahu.  Almost a week after the passing of Darby, storm damage ranging from the sewage-filled Keehi Lagoon to the loss of phone and internet service have put many businesses and public services into emergency mode.

The problem for Hawaiian Telcom is particularly severe, since flooding severely damaged its underground copper cable on Mokauea Street near Nimitz Highway.  Hawaiian Telcom representative Su Shin says repairs were begun Tuesday on the damaged cable with service being gradually restored to business and individual customers.


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Landmark statue in Waimanalo knocked over | KHON2


The Akebono statue located at Waimanlo Town Center is down, but sources say it is not vandalism.

Source: Landmark statue in Waimanalo knocked over | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/07/16/landmark-statue-in-waimanalo-knocked-over).

Accessed on 17 July 2016, 15:31 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

A statue of Waimanalo-native and grand sumo champion Akebono was found knocked over on Saturday at the Waimanalo Town Center.  Sources say the incident was not a case of vandalism.  Community members are hoping the statue can be repaired.


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KHNL: Elderly man robbed at gunpoint in Waipahu


WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – By. Janelle Guerrero-MiguelAround 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a robbery was reported on Hikimoe Street in the Waipahu area.Police say the vi

Source: KHNL: Elderly man robbed at gunpoint in Waipahu (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=xhyz2yS7).

Accessed on 12 June 2016, 04:48 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Janelle Guerrero-Miguel (Hawaii News Now).

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Comment:

One just has to wonder what kind of mixed up sociopath would attack a senior citizen.  I’ll admit that taking a walk at 4:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning probably wasn’t the wisest thing to do, but, still, there is no excuse for this thoughtless act.  If you are an early morning walker or jogger, it may be a good idea to do your exercise with a partner, or, at the very least, carry a walking stick with you or bring a dog trained to protect you.  The world is full of marginal human beings–this attacker was one of them.


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Swing on top of closed Haiku Stairs trail removed | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


A private contractor removed a swing and the rusty poles that supported it that allowed hikers to swing past the edge of a cliff on a mountain more than 2,750 feet high.

Source: Swing on top of closed Haiku Stairs trail removed | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/swing-on-top-of-closed-haiku-stairs-trail-removed).

Accessed on 08 June 2016, 18:30 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says the illegal swing on top of the Haiku Stairs, also known as the “Stairway to Heaven” was removed at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, 07 June 2016, by a private contractor at a cost of $23,000.  Water board manager and chief engineer Ernest Lau told the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” that “the swing was an extremely dangerous attraction at Haiku Stairs that should never have been installed in the first place.”  Hikers who climb the stairs or walk on watershed land can be cited for trespassing and fined up to $1,000.


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