Bone-marrow drive at Kapi'olani Park
A bone-marrow drive for a 4-year-old Seattle girl will be held at the Honolulu Police Department's community fair on Saturday at Kapi'olani Park.
The drive is dedicated to Nicole Howard, who is fighting chronic myeloid leukemia, a form of cancer rarely found in children. Earlier bone marrow drives in Washington did not produce a match.
"Nicole is Japanese-Caucasian, and bone marrow matches for persons from multi-racial backgrounds are especially difficult to find," said Honolulu Police Chief Lee Donohue. "We're hoping that someone in Hawai'i will be able to help Nicole."
Nicole's father, Rob, is a detective with the Seattle Police Department. For more information visit www.helpnicole.org.
Nanakuli dispute ends with arrest
A Nanakuli man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a firearms offense Monday after a domestic dispute escalated into a knife attack.
The 44-year-old Kauwahi Avenue resident allegedly pursued his 41-year-old girlfriend when she tried to get away by car about 9:30 a.m.
Police said he hit her with a large knife, cutting her left ear and left thumb.
While arresting the suspect, the patrol officer spotted a rifle and added an unregistered firearm offense to the potential attempted murder charge.
Eight new fire captains to be recognized
The Honolulu Fire Department will recognize eight new fire captains and the promotion of 32 other firefighters during a ceremony Friday at the Charles H. Thurston Training Center.
The ceremony will start at 8:30 a.m. The new fire captains are: Albert Akiona Jr., Scott Fukumae, Barney Hanson III, Clement Hew Jr., Robert Main, Curtis Mayural, William Neves and Raymond Sheldon.
Thirteen firefighters will be promoted to the rank of Fire Fighter III, and 19 to the rank of Fire Fighter II.