Girl, 17, reports sexual assault
Police were investigating a complaint filed on behalf of a 17-year-old girl who reported being sexually assaulted by one of three young men who abducted her Sunday afternoon in 'Ewa Beach.
The girl was reportedly sitting at a bus stop about 10:30 a.m. when she was approached by three men in a dark-colored vehicle.
Two of the men then reportedly forced her into the car and took her to a home in 'Ewa Beach, where one of the men assaulted her.
RECYCLING TO AID PROJECT GRAD '07
'Aiea High Project Graduation 2007 will be holding a recycling drive on Saturday at the school's parking lot. Project Graduation is a drug-free, alcohol-free event held after graduation. All aluminum cans and HI-5¢ bottles will be accepted. The recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are also welcome. Inquiries and questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENTS ASKED TO RETURN FORMS
Hawai'i public school officials are asking parents to quickly complete and return federal census survey cards sent home with children yesterday.
The survey cards determine how much Hawai'i deserves in federal impact aid, which is a partial federal reimbursement to the state for local tax losses resulting from tax-free federal installations. In the 2005-06 school year, more than 29,000 students from families with employment ties to the military and federal agencies garnered $44 million in federal impact aid for the state — an average of $1,502 per student — according to a statement from Department of Education spokesman Greg Knudsen.
During 2004-05, federal impact aid accounted for about 16 percent of the state's average per-pupil expenditure of $9,338, Knudsen's statement said.
"All parents are encouraged to complete and return the cards," said schools superintendent Pat Hamamoto in a statement. "By filling out and returning the survey cards, parents help our schools claim and benefit from Hawai'i's authorized share of federal support."
WOMAN HELD IN ATTACK WITH CHAIR
Police arrested a 23-year-old Waipahu woman last night on suspicion of hitting a 49-year-old woman on the head with a wooden chair.
Police were called to the corner of Ke'eaumoku and King streets about 6:15 p.m. and found the suspect still at the scene. A witness told police the suspect attacked the older woman without warning or provocation.
The older woman was taken to a hospital in good condition while the younger woman was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and numerous contempt-of-court warrants.
FIRE MONITORED OVERNIGHT
Firefighters on Lana'i were keeping an eye on a 60-acre brushfire at the 1,000-foot elevation level on the ridge above Manele Bay, Maui County officials said last night. About 20 acres of the fire were inaccessible to firefighters, and there was little that could be done last night to fight the blaze, they said.
The fire was not near any homes or public buildings and posed no apparent danger to the public, officials said. They said six on-duty personnel were watching the fire and that five more firefighters from Maui would be flown to Lana'i to assist. Three helicopters were on standby, and efforts to contain the fire were expected to begin again today at daybreak.
FORGERY SUSPECT TO FACE CHARGES
Police arrested a 57-year-old man on Sunday on suspicion of using a forged document to take control of another man's property on Kaua'i.
Police were told the man they arrested used an altered and notarized document in May to take control of property that belonged to a 51-year-old man who had been reported missing in the Philippines.
The older man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree theft, second-degree forgery and first-degree identity theft.
MANAGING MEDS WORKSHOP TOPIC
LIHU'E — The Kaua'i County Agency on Elderly Affairs will offer a series of workshops to help seniors manage their medications.
A pharmacist and public- health nurses will be present at each of the workshops, which are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 at Kapa'a Neighborhood Center and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept 28 at Lihu'e Neighborhood Center.
After each free workshop, pharmacists will conduct individual consultations.
Those interested should bring their medications and vitamins.
To register for a workshop, call the Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4470 by Friday.