State roundup for April 22
2 arrested after Honolulu man died from assault
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police have arrested two men for investigation of second-degree murder after a 20-year-old died of injuries sustained from an early morning assault.
Hawaii News Now reports that 21-year-olds Asuelu Moananu and Tosoga Vainuupo were taken into custody following Friday morning’s attack in Kalihi.
The Medical Examiner’s office identified the suspect as 20-year-old Jason Oliveros of Aiea.
The motive of the attack was under investigation.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs awards $8M in grants
HONOLULU (AP) — Thousands of Native Hawaiians are expected to directly benefit from $8 million in grants.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says 32 community-based organizations that aim to help improve conditions for Native Hawaiians will receive the grants. The money will fund programs that involve priorities such as preserving culture, protecting land and prenatal care.
One of the organizations is Effective Planning Innovative Communications, Inc., which provides rental housing help to foster youth who are trying to transition into adulthood.
The grants will fund programs between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015.
OHA says more than 6,200 Native Hawaiians are expected to directly benefit from the money.
Honolulu firefighters help injured, lost hikers
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu firefighters were busy helping two hikers that were injured and one who was lost in three separate locations Saturday.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser says around 9:45 a.m. firefighters were called out to help a woman who had injured her shoulder when she fell during a hike at Diamond Head Crater,
Then around 10:20 a.m. a helicopter crew was called to Manoa Falls Trail to help a man who had wandered off the trail with his dog and was unable to find his way out. The man and his dog were airlifted to safety.
At 11:37 a.m., firefighters were called out to help a man who suffered a head injury from a fall near the summit of the Moanalua Valley Trail.
A Honolulu fire helicopter crew airlifted the man to a landing zone, where he was transferred to the care of paramedics.
Information from the Star-Advertiser: http://www.staradvertiser.com
Police say man found dead on highway
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say a 42-year-old man was found dead on Kalanianaole Highway Friday night after apparently getting hit by a hit-and-run driver.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports the man’s body was found on the highway by a motorist, who flagged down a police officer about 8 p.m.
Police say the man — who was suffering from head wounds — died at the scene. His name has not been released.
A resident of the area reported hearing a thud, but did not see any cars at the scene.
Kalanianaole Highway was shut down in both directions for about five hours after the man’s body was found while police investigated.
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