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Man arrested in alleged assault of woman

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A Waimanalo man has been charged for the alleged sex assault of a 78-year-old woman.

Police arrested 25-year-old Peioataataoletaeao Ainuu Friday for the incident which occurred in early May.

Ainuu faces three counts of third-degree sex assault.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kaneohe man's death likely to be ruled homicide

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Kaneohe man who died Tuesday after he was arrested by police suffered a broken bone in his neck and severe injuries to his chest that stopped his breathing.

Hawaii News Now has learned that the Honolulu Medical Examiner's office will likely conclude that Stephen Dinnan's death was a homicide.

"The only conclusion is homicide," said attorney Myles Breiner, who represents Dinnan's girlfriend and two of his children.

"The autopsy report when it's finally prepared will (likely) indicate that Mr. Dinnan died of asphyxiation, applied force when in restraint and the only people responsible were the police officers on site."

Breiner says Dinnan was held down so hard he suffered a broken bone in his neck and that pressure applied to his chest may have caused him to stop breathing.




Gov to place wreath at Kaneohe veterans cemetery

KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) - Gov. Neil Abercrombie will be honoring military members, veterans and their families at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Monday's event at the Kaneohe cemetery will feature a parade of flags and presentation of lei from various veterans' organizations.

Abercrombie and other state officials will place the state wreath at the cemetery's Memorial Plaza Monument. A second wreath will be placed at the monument by the commanders of each military service of the U.S. Pacific Command.

The Hawaii Air National Guard honor guard will perform a rifle salute.

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9 homeless, 2 seriously injured in Kaneohe house fire

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Two people are hospitalized and nine are homeless following a house fire in Kaneohe Friday.

The fire in a three-bedroom home on Aeloa Street started shortly before 9:10 a.m. When crews arrived just minutes later, the single-story home was already heavily damaged.

Emergency Medical Services transported two people to the hospital, a man in his late 30s and a woman in her late 50s for smoke related issues. Both are in serious condition.  EMS officials say three children - ages one, five and eight - were treated at the scene, but did not need to be taken to the hospital.

Everyone was home when the fire began, and The Red Cross is assisting the family. There is no word yet on a cause.


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Bonterra Solar powers up Simply Storage

Bonterra Solar powers up Simply Storage

HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar has completed the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Simply Storage of Hawaii. The new system, powered by 298 PV panels manufactured by U.S.-based Solar World, will help the Iwilei self-storage company significantly reduce its energy costs. 

In its first year, the new PV system is expected to save Simply Storage over $29,000 in electrical costs. 

“With Bonterra’s no-money-down financing option we were able to cut our monthly electrical cost by 40 to 50 percent which has allowed us to increase our cash flow,” said Simply Storage owner Todd Middleton, who also hired Bonterra to install a photovoltaic system on his house. “In today’s tough economic times, cash flow is vital to a business’s success.”

Power restored to Kaneohe residents after outage

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Hawaiian Electric Company crews finished replacing a wooden pole and overhead lines that had been damaged by a fire near Windward Community College at around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, restoring power to all customers who had been affected by the outage.

Initially, about 5,000 residential customers lost power. Service was restored to most of them in about 45 minutes, but 500 customers in the Hokulele and Crown Terrace subdivisions were without power while crews finished repairs.

When Martha Kaimana came home from work, she was frustrated when nothing turned on.

"I wasn't happy and then what am I going do and I'm looking all over the place for flashlights and batteries. Only my neighbors have a generator," said the Hokulele subdivision resident.

Many families in her neighborhood are turned to pizza deliveries or take-out food for dinner.