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Crash leaves Kaneohe woman in critical condition

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Police say a woman is in extremely critical condition after being hit in the parking lot of the Windward City Shopping Center in Kaneohe.

It happened just after 4:30 p.m.

Police say it appears a male driver experienced a medical condition that caused him to accelerate uncontrollably.  Witnesses say he hit three parked cars in front of 24 hour fitness and then hit the 30 year-old female victim who was walking up a hill in the parking lot.

The driver then continued down the hill and across Aumoku Street before hitting a fence.

The 49-year-old driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Aumoku Street was reopened just after 8 p.m.

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HAWAII STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION HIRES GEORGE HEATON

HAWAII STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION HIRES GEORGE HEATON

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) hired George T. Heaton IV as a financial consultant for the Alii, Kaneohe and Maui branches.

Heaton is registered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS) and works directly with credit union members assisting them with retirement planning, strategic asset allocation and wealth transfer. With more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry, Heaton assists clients in meeting their financial objectives using a holistic approach to decision making and planning.

Some windward residents still rattled over sewer tunnel plan

KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The city's biggest ever sewer tunneling project will soon cut an underground hole from Kaneohe to Kailua. The ten-foot-wide pipe meets the mandate ordered by federal agencies to upgrade Oahu's wastewater collection.

"We have spills on the windward side because the system is sometimes up to capacity, especially during the winter season when it rains a lot. This is going to provide huge capacity," Department of Design and Construction director Chris Takashige said.

It will stretch for three miles and pass under Kalaheo Hillside. Some residents along the route worry about ground shifts and rock slides.

"The area has had a history of some instability in the soil. So the residents there are very concerned that this might aggravate that," Kailua Neighborhood Board chairman Chuck Prentiss said.

Takashige said most of the tunnel boring will be 200 to 300 feet under ground.

Woman killed by runaway truck in Kaneohe

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A 46 year-old woman is dead after she was run over by her own pickup truck in her Kaneohe driveway. 

Honolulu Police said they responded to a home at 47-706 Halemanu Street in the Ahuimanu area at about 2 p.m. after calls from neighbors. "They heard a truck that had crashed into a house, and when the neighbor came out to see, he saw a female laying in the driveway," said HPD Lt. Robert Towne.

According to investigators, the woman was just returning home after picking up some food. The truck, a Toyota Tundra pickup, began rolling from the top of the steep driveway as the woman was apparently unlocking the gate to the property.

"It appears that the victim, who lives up there, was run over by her own vehicle," said Towne.

Oahu intermediate school principal wins award

HONOLULU (AP) - A windward Oahu intermediate school principal has been named National Middle Level Principal of the Year by MetLife and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

The state Department of Education says Sheena Alaiasa of King Intermediate School is the first principal from Hawaii to receive the award.

She was honored Thursday during a surprise student assembly attended by Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.

NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti says Alaiasa has done remarkable work to create a safe, personalized environment in which all students feel welcome and valued.

More than 600 students in the grades 7 and 8 attend King Intermediate in Kaneohe.

Eight elementary schools feed into King. They are Ahuimanu, Benjamin Parker, Heeia, Kahaluu, Kaneohe, Kapunahala, Puohala and Waiahole.

$66.3M Raised for University of Hawaiʻi Students, Faculty, Research and Programs

$66.3M Raised for University of Hawaiʻi Students, Faculty, Research and Programs

 

Generous donors gave $66.3M in fiscal year 2013 (7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013) to support University of Hawai‘i students, faculty, research and programs on all ten UH campuses.

“We are very grateful that our active partnership with our Board of Trustees, UH Board of Regents, UH leadership, and faculty and staff on all ten campuses has resulted in another successful year of delivering private investment to enhance opportunities, provide access and create excellence for Hawai‘i,” said Donna Vuchinich, president and CEO, University of Hawai‘i Foundation.

 

Donna Vuchinich added, “The donors we work with are inspired, strategic philanthropists. We are humbled and grateful for their generosity, and know that the investments they have made in students and programs on all 10 UH campuses will make a positive and lasting impact.”

Secretary of Defense returning to Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is returning to Hawaii. He will meet with marines and sailors on Oahu at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base on Thursday.

The visit marks the beginning of a southeast Asia tour, which includes visits to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Secretary Hagel was in Hawaii last May to meet with troops for the first time after taking office.

 

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