Flipped vehicle closes H-1 lanes
All westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of the H-1 Freeway near Middle Street were shut down for nearly an hour during the afternoon rush hour after a vehicle heading toward 'Ewa flipped over.
The three westbound lanes were shut down after the 4:30 p.m. one-vehicle accident. The crash closed the far left eastbound lane after a portion of the concrete median fell into the lane.
The lanes were reopened about 5:30 p.m. No one was seriously injured in the crash, police dispatchers said.
MAN KNIFED AFTER BUMPING INCIDENT
Big Island police have charged a 31-year-old Kona man with second-degree assault in connection with a stabbing late Tuesday night.
Justin Marcus Walthall, who lives in Kailua, Kona, but has no permanent address, was being held in the Kealekehe police cellblock in lieu of $2,000 bail.
A 39-year-old Kona man told police he was walking across the county parking lot in Kailua, Kona, when he bumped into a man, who then pulled out a knife and began slashing at him.
Police reportedly found Walthall walking across a road near the parking lot with a knife in his hand.
The 39-year-old man was treated at Kona Community Hospital for a three-inch cut to his left forearm, police said.
HALEAKALA NENE PROGRAM'S FOCUS
The Friends of Haleakala National Park will sponsor a program at 7 p.m. Tuesday on "Working Together: The Future of Nene on Maui."
Speakers include wildlife biologists from the state and Haleakala National Park. The free event will take place at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center's pool-side meeting room in Pukalani.
The group's Adopt-a-Nene program provides funds to nene protection programs and conducts service projects in the park to care for native habitat. For more information, call (808) 572-9724 or visit www.fhnp.org.
CONCERT BENEFITS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Only 100 tickets are available to a July 22 "Legacy" concert by Keali'i Reichel that will benefit the Maui Historical Society endowment fund.
Tickets are $300, with $250 donated to the fund, established last year in memory of former trustee Chas Fisher. The concert will start at 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku, site of the royal compound of Kahekili, Maui's last ruling chief. Dinner will be provided by the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.
The Maui Historical Society operates the museum, which includes the former missionary home, an archival resource center, an objects collection and a gift shop. The group also offers educational, outreach and historic preservation programs.
The structure and site are listed on both the state and national historic registers.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, go to www.mauimuseum.org.
'TEA' SHOW TO HELP LAB SCHOOL
A performance of "Tea" at the Kumu Kahua Theatre on July 23 will benefit the University of Hawai'i Laboratory School.
Tickets to the event are $100, which includes a reception after the show with the cast and director. "Tea" is the story of four Japanese women, all brides of World War II American veterans, who commit suicide.
Show proceeds will go to a fund set up after a fire at the Lab School last month, which destroyed a building that housed athletic gear, a theater and instruments.
For more information, call Elizabeth Lee at 554-5450.
VOLUNTEERS TO CLEAN UP BELLOWS
Community members and Air Force personnel will conduct a cleanup of Bellows Beach from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event is organized by Suzanne Frazer and the East Oahu Lifeguard Association.
People who wish to volunteer may call Frazer at 393-2168. Participants will meet near the second guard gate, which separates the public portion of Bellows Beach from the military R&R side.
TWO TEENS ARRESTED IN ROBBERY
Police arrested a 16-year-old boy and 19-year-old man Wednesday as suspects in a robbery reported by a 16-year-old boy.
The boy told police the two suspects approached him about 2:50 p.m. in the parking lot of a business that fronts Kapi'olani Boulevard and demanded money. After taking his money and personal effects, the two robbers ran away.
WOMAN REPORTS GUNPOINT ROBBERY
Police were investigating a report filed on behalf of a 38-year-old woman who said she was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday at about 1:15 p.m. in a Honolulu parking lot.
Police were told that the woman was getting out of her car when two men approached her. One of the men, who appeared to be in his early 30s, pulled out a handgun and demanded money.