State roundup for October 4


Canceled show costs UH $1M

HONOLULU (AP) — A panel of state lawmakers says a botched Stevie Wonder concert and its fallout have cost the University of Hawaii $1.1 million.

That figure came during a 7½-hour long hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Accountability that ended late Tuesday.

The University of Hawaii athletic department tried to hold the show as a fundraiser. The school paid $200,000 as a deposit, but learned after they began selling tickets that neither Wonder nor his representatives authorized the show. It’s not clear where the money went.

The $1.1 million figure includes payments to three law firms and a three-year contract for the university’s former athletic director, who was put on leave while the school investigated. He was given a new job after he threatened to sue if he wasn’t reinstated.

Man dies after Waipahu wreck

HONOLULU (AP) — A man in his 20s who crashed into a tree stump over the weekend in Waipahu has died of his injuries.

Police say the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition early Sunday.

Authorities say speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

Beating death suspect charged

WAIANAE, Oahu (AP) — An Oahu man has been charged with manslaughter in the beating death of a man over the weekend.

The Honolulu prosecutor’s office said Tuesday Royce Gouveia’s bail has been set at $250,000.

KITV-TV reports the 27-year-old was arrested at the same Makaha address where a man was fatally shot in the face last month.

 

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