State roundup for September 30


2 men charged in goat theft

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say two men have been charged in connection with the stealing of goats from a Kahuku farm.

The Honolulu Police Department said in a statement Friday the two men, both 24 years old, were charged with livestock theft.

The owner of Kahuku Goats farm says more than 20 purebred goats were stolen between the night of Sept. 19 and the morning of Sept. 20. Keal Pontin believes those responsible wrapped the goats’ mouths with duct tape to prevent them from making noise.

Pontin suspects the thieves watched the farm, got to know its routine and then waited for a full moon to steal the animals. Twenty-one of the goats were pregnant and 10 of them were days away from giving birth.

Grant targets violence at home

HONOLULU (AP) — The Domestic Violence Action Center in Honolulu will receive a federal grant to establish a program for the Native Hawaiian community.

The center assists underserved communities, particularly women of Native Hawaiian and Filipino descent.

The $157,000 grant comes from the Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Thursday the grant will allow the center to design culturally specific services.

Human remains tied to cold case

LIHUE, Kauai (AP) — Kauai County investigators say human remains found in Hanalei are those of a woman missing since June 1979.

Twenty-year-old Nancy Ellen Baugh disappeared 34 years ago and was feared kidnapped and possibly murdered.

Her 27-year-old boyfriend, Paul “Sonny” Featherman, was found dead in their home. He had been killed by a shotgun blast to his face.

Featherman worked at the Hanalei Bay Resort. Baugh’s partial skeletal remains were found in March 2012 and identified through forensic DNA testing.

A cold case task force made up of investigators and attorneys from the Kauai Police Department and the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney reopened the case.

The county is asking anyone with information about the case to call acting Lt. Bryson Ponce of the Kauai Police Department.

 

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