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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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Family, Friends mourn skateboarder killed in Kaneohe crash

Alan Danielson from facebook

KANEOHE (HawaiiNewsNow)- A Kaneohe neighborhood is grieving after a teenager is killed while riding his skateboard and holding on to the back of a truck.  A bouquet of flowers duct-taped to a tree and a pair of shoes mark the spot where 18-year-old Alan Danielson was killed.  The make-shift memorial went up along the same street his father says he skateboarded all the time.

"Been doing it since he was a little boy? Yup, but not being pulled by a truck or car – that's the difference. Don't do that!" said Mike Danielson, fighting back tears.

Police say around 2:30 Tuesday morning, Alan Danielson lost control, trying to ride his skateboard while holding on to his friend's truck and slammed head-on into the pavement.  Danielson wasn't wearing a helmet.

"He was comatose, his eyes were rolled up.  Blood all over the place," described Alan's father.

3 men rescued from capsized vessel off Kaneohe Bay

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Three men were rescued from their capsized vessel that was about 14 miles off Kaneohe Bay Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a distress call at 7:20 p.m. from a man who received a text message from his three friends who said their 23-foot boat had capsized and they needed to be rescued.

Sector Honolulu launched a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska to respond. At the same time, Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu also received a distress signal from the capsized vessel's emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) that gave an exact position of the capsized vessel.

HECO crews continue to work on restoring power in Enchanted Lakes

KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Power was restored to approximately 900 customers in the Enchanted Lake area Wednesday who were affected by a power outage.

Hawaiian Electric crews were able to restore power shortly after 5 p.m.

Approximately 30 customers will remain out of power until repairs to three damaged utility poles are complete. Crews estimate that those repairs will be completed at around 11 p.m.

The outage in the area began at about 2:15 p.m. when a construction truck hit power lines on Hele Street. The accident damaged three utility poles and caused an outage that originally affected an estimated 2600 customers. Hawaiian Electric crews responded and have been restoring power incrementally throughout Wednesday afternoon.

 

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