State roundup for October 22
Alleged assault on Army base
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department is investigating a report that two boys were burned and beaten at an Army base in Wahiawa.
The families of the boys say the assault occurred on military property at Schofield Barracks. Twelve-year-old Kahil Peters and 14-year-old Robert Robinson said they were taken to a home on base to watch movies Oct. 13 when they were attacked. They say they know their attacker.
The Army says it is actively looking into the incident, which was reported to military police. It also is working with Honolulu police.
Mall slaying suspect arrested
HONOLULU (AP) — Police have arrested a 26-year-old suspect in the murder of a Kapahulu man two weeks ago.
The suspect was brought Thursday to the main police station. Detectives and prosecutors were preparing charging documents Thursday night.
The man is a suspect in the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Brent Keola “Ola” Kanae at Ala Moana Center. Kanae was found unconscious and bleeding with three stab wounds to his chest in an open stairwell behind California Pizza Kitchen on Oct. 3. He was a line cook at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Regents meet on Greenwood
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii Board of Regents is continuing to discuss the future of the university president, but it isn’t saying much publicly.
The board met for more than two hours Thursday and then left without answering questions from reporters.
UH spokeswoman Lynne Waters also had no comment. She referred reporters to a statement issued after the Oct. 12 executive session that said M.R.C. Greenwood’s employment was a confidential matter.
Greenwood has been under fire since the athletics department lost $200,000 in an apparent Stevie Wonder concert scam. The concert was supposed to be a fundraiser but was never approved by the singer.
An accounting firm is preparing a report on what went wrong.
State seeks pay for overpass
HONOLULU (AP) — The state wants a trucking company to pay for repairs to a pedestrian overpass in Honolulu that was struck and damaged on Tuesday.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation said that the preliminary cost of the repairs is between $200,000 and $300,000.
The agency says the repairs could take months and it wants Tibbits Trucking to pay. The company also could be fined for failing to obtain a permit for hauling the forklift.
The crash happened about noon Tuesday when the fork lift took out about a 30-foot section of the pedestrian bridge over Moanalua Road where motorists enter the Moanalua freeway.
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