Five injured in 2-car crash
Five people were injured yesterday in a two-car collision on Kamananui Road between Kamehameha Highway and Kaukonahua Road.
Police said one person injured in the 4:30 p.m. collision was in serious condition and that the others were stable. All were taken to Wahiawa General Hospital.
Police arrested a 16-year-old 'Aiea boy who was the driver of one of the vehicles, which had been reported stolen.
Hawaiian Electric Co. was working to replace a utility pole damaged by one of the cars. No outages were reported.
The collision prompted the closure of Kamehameha Highway and Kaukonahua Road and Kamananui Road.
Kaukonahua Road remained closed late last night while crews replaced the utility pole.
MAN SEVERELY BEATEN FEB. 3 DIES
Police opened a homicide investigation after a 51-year-old man beaten on Feb. 3 in the front yard of his Kuli'ou'ou Valley home died yesterday at The Queen's Medical Center.
Dennis Tamayose, 51, suffered head and chest injuries from the beating. An autopsy will be performed today.
A nephew of the victim, 19-year-old Chad Nishihira, was charged earlier with attempted murder regarding the incident.
PEDESTRIAN WAS 'EWA BEACH MAN
The medical examiner's office yesterday identified the pedestrian killed early Saturday on Fort Weaver Road as Sabino Corpuz, 68, of 'Ewa Beach.
Police said Corpuz was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier at 5:39 a.m. Saturday, about 29 feet south of Renton Road. Corpuz was believed to crossing Fort Weaver out of but near a crosswalk against the walk signal, police said.
COAST GUARD RESCUES BOATER
The Coast Guard yesterday rescued a boater 35 miles off Ka'ena Point after the mast of his boat broke, disabling his craft.
The Maui man, whose name was not released, sent out a distress signal about 10 a.m. yesterday. The Coast Guard launched a C-130 aircraft, a Dolphin helicopter and a 47-foot boat to search for the stranded sailor, said Petty Officer Michael De Nyse.
The boater was picked up about noon. He was not hurt, De Nyse said.
HFD PROMOTES 4 FIREFIGHTERS
Manuel P. Neves and Thomas Perkins have been promoted to assistant chiefs in the Honolulu Fire Department.
Neves will be assigned to Fire Support Services, a position previously held by Honolulu's new fire chief, Kenneth G. Silva. Neves will oversee the department's training, fire prevention and communication activities in his new position.
As assistant chief of Administrative Services, Perkins will be in charge of the department's business operations. He succeeds Assistant Chief Wayne Nojiri, who is moving to field operations.
The department also has two new battalion chiefs, Edward A. Hunter and Emmit A. Kane. Hunter has been assigned to the Training and Research Bureau, replacing Nate Ramos, who is moving to field operations. Kane succeeds Perkins as Administrative Services' battalion chief.
TRANSIT ROUTES TOPIC OF MEETING
A community meeting to discuss future development and the city's recommendations for mass transit routes in the Ala Moana-Makiki area will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St.
The meeting, sponsored by Sen. Carol Fukunaga and City Council members Ann Kobayashi and Rod Tam, will update residents on the Ala Moana-Sheridan Community Plan.
The plan's concepts include creating more urban parks and open spaces, reconfiguring Pi'ikoi and Pensacola streets for two-way traffic and eliminating concentrations of "adult" businesses on Kapi'olani Boulevard and Ke'eaumoku Street.
FUND TO AID CRASH VICTIM'S FAMILY
A memorial fund has been set up to help the family of Cheyne Gilman-D'Adamo, a Kailua resident who was killed Saturday in a traffic accident on Oneawa Street.
Police said a car driven by Gilman-D'Adamo, 22, hit a wall after swerving to miss a vehicle that ran a stop sign at Ulupaina Street.
Police were asking that anyone with information about the second vehicle call police.
Checks payable to the Cheyne Gilman-D'Adamo Fund may be taken to any Bank of Hawaii branch.
WHALES BOUNTIFUL NEAR KAHO'OLAWE
Waters around Kaho'olawe were a popular spot for humpback whales Saturday, according to a whale count conducted by volunteers for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Volunteer whale spotters on Kaho'olawe reported counting an average of 16 whales per 15-minute count period. Kaua'i spotters saw five whales per 15 minutes, while those on O'ahu and the Big Island reported four whales per period.
Whale counts off Maui are conducted separately by the Pacific Whale Foundation.
Another whale count is scheduled for March 26. To participate, call 397-2651 (ext. 253) on O'ahu; 246-2860 on Kaua'i and (888) 559-4253 on the Big Island.
JEFFERSON AWARDS DEADLINE TODAY
Today is the deadline for nominations for the 2006 Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The awards recognize citizens who are performing outstanding personal acts that benefit the lives of others and their local community.
The program's local media sponsors, The Honolulu Advertiser and KGMB-TV, are asking the community to submit nominations for the local Jefferson Awards. A panel of judges will review the nominations and select five outstanding recipients as well as one who will join representatives from around the country at the national Jefferson Awards ceremonies in Washington, D.C., in June.
There are four ways to nominate your favorite unsung hero: