Mililani youth denies murder charge
A 17-year-old Mililani youth pleaded not guilty yesterday to second-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a former Aiea High School football standout.
Travis Limoz is being held in Oahu Community Correctional Center in lieu of $100,000 bond. Circuit court trial is set for the week of March 5 .
Police say Limoz hit Cecil Mosley, 23, at Kalauokalani Way and Kapiolani Boulevard Aug. 13.
A friend of Mosleys testified at a hearing to transfer the charges to adult court that the 6-foot-7, 400-pound Mosley headed for the car Limoz was driving after he saw a person suspected of robbing some friends get into the vehicle.
After scooping Mosley onto the hood, Limoz drove about 500 feet before hitting the brakes, police said. Mosley was thrown to the pavement.
Woman struck by city bus
An 88-year-old woman was critically injured when she was struck by a city bus in Waipahu yesterday.
The accident occurred about 4:50 p.m. at Paiwa and Hiapo streets. Police said the bus was turning left from Hiapo onto Paiwa when it hit her.
She was taken by helicopter to the Queens Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition last night.
Traffic investigators were trying to determine if the woman was in a crosswalk when she was hit.
Lifeguard hauls surfers ashore
Three surfers and the Jet Ski they were using to tow themselves into waves were brought to shore yesterday by a lifeguard after the vehicle was disabled.
The Jet Ski was disabled by the surfers tow rope and was towed in at Puaena Point in the early afternoon by a lifeguard on a Jet Ski, said lifeguard Lt. Pat Kelly.
The surf had increased through the day to heights of 6 to 10 feet, he said, and was rising.
Police ask help in Kane'ohe murder case
Honolulu homicide detectives are asking for the publics help with any information on the Christmas Eve shooting death of a Kaneohe Bay Drive liquor store owner.
The body of Song Chol Marshall was found in a trash bin behind a Waimanalo restaurant at about 3 p.m. Christmas Day. He had been killed by a gunshot to the head.
The owner of Angies Market was seen leaving his store on Christmas Eve. His white Chevrolet van was found on fire at 3:50 a.m. Christmas Day in the Mapunapuna area.
Homicide detectives on Dec. 28 conducted a road block fronting Angies Market and questioned motorists in a bid to find anyone who may have seen suspicious activities on the night of the murder.
Police are seeking other witnesses who may have seen the van on Kaneohe Bay Drive shortly after 10 p.m. Christmas Eve.
The Chevrolet Express vans license plate number was 947-TPF. Call Detectives Larry Tamashiro or Harold Fitchett at 529-3115, or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.
Pali lighting delayed again
The state has run into another snag over the repairs of street lights on the Kailua side of the Pali Tunnels, but all could be working by next week.
A problem in a line and the two holidays have delayed work until the second week in January, said Kelly Sato, with the state Department of Transportation.
The lights on the Kailua- bound lane have been out since August. The state ordered a specially made $4,000 transformer, which arrived in October but was the wrong size. A new one was promised by mid-December, but the state was unable to hook it up because of the line problem.
Fire damages coffee roaster
A small fire caused about $3,000 damage at Koko Crater Coffee Roasters Inc. in Kakaako yesterday afternoon.
The fire at 1020 Auahi St. was reported at about 4:20 p.m. and was confined to a coffee roasting machine, said fire spokesman Capt. Richard Soo.
Correction: An 88-year-old woman was struck by a city bus Tuesday night at Paiwa and Hiapo streets in Waipahu. Incorrect information appeared in a previous version of this posting.
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