Ezra to preside over Lindsey trial in NevadaU.S. District Judge David A. Ezra will preside over the federal bankruptcy fraud trial of former Kamehameha Schools trustee Lokelani Lindsey and sister Marlene Lindsey.
Mary M. Schroeder, chief judge of the U.S. Courts for the 9th Circuit, designated Ezra on Wednesday to serve temporarily in the District of Nevada for the Nov. 7 trial.
U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor agreed last month to move the trial to the mainland after Lindsey's lawyer successfully argued she could not get a fair trial here.
Defense attorney William Harrison had requested the trial be moved to Las Vegas because Lindsey has family there who can assist her in her limited resources.
Co-counsel David Chesnoff also lives in Las Vegas.
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Box jellyfish invasion should leave by midweekThe monthly influx of box jellyfish is expected to peak Monday and depart by Wednesday, according to the Ocean Safety Division.
The commonly affected areas are the Ala Moana Beach Park swim channel and Waikiki Beach.
Other areas that have been affected include Hanauma Bay, Pokai Bay and Makaha Surfing Beach.
Lifeguards will assess the beaches for box jellyfish and post warning signs if any are found.
Box jellyfish stings should be flushed with copious amounts of vinegar. Seek medical attention if the pain persists.
Lifeguard stations are supplied and equipped to treat this type of marine sting.
Alan Teramura tapped to head UH arboretumThe former University of Hawaii vice president for research and dean of the Graduate Division has been appointed director of the university's 124-acre Harold A. Lyon Arboretum.
Alan H. Teramura took the position on Aug. 1, shortly after his administrative position at the university was eliminated due to restructuring.
Teramura filled a vacancy following the death of Charles H. Lamoureux last year.
Teramura, a Los Angeles native, did his undergraduate work in biological science at California State University-Fullerton, as well as his master's work in ecology.
He received another master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Dundee, Scotland.
He came to UH in 1995 as dean of the College of Natural Sciences. Before that he had been Botany Department chairman at the University of Maryland.
Corrections and clarifications>> Hedder Ilustre's name was misspelled in an article yesterday about the University of Hawaii Wahine volleyball team
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Man allegedly sexually assaults stepdaughterHonolulu police arrested a Nanakuli man yesterday on 13 counts of sexual assault. Police said the victim was the suspect's 11-year-old stepdaughter.
The girl told police that she has been sexually assaulted by her stepfather for the last four years. Police said the 13 counts include first-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault and first-degree attempted sexual assault.
Waianae teen is fifth arrested in park beatingA 17-year-old Waianae boy is the latest suspect arrested in connection with the beating death of a man whose body was found last month at Waianae District Park.
William Van Winkle's half-naked body was found July 14 on the basketball courts of the park by a jogger.
Police believe Van Winkle was killed by a group of teenagers heading toward Waianae Boat Harbor that morning.
So far, police have arrested four other male suspects in the case, ages 15, 16, and two 18-year-olds. Both 18-year-old suspects, Branden Adkins and Calvin Dole, have been charged with murder.
Search crews rescue missing 95-year-old manThe fire department rescued a 95-year-old Waimanalo man suffering from Alzheimer's disease this morning after he was located on a trail in Waimanalo by people riding horses.
Family members discovered him missing yesterday afternoon.
Search crews made up of fire rescue and family friends searched the length of Maunawili Trail last night and this morning after the man was discovered missing. A horseback rider reported finding gardening tools about 300 yards from the trail head.
A crew from the Honolulu Fire Department's Air One helicopter also searched from the Maunawili ditch to Mount Olomana.
Electrical short sparks house fire on MauiWAILUKU >> A fire that caused an estimated $30,000 damage to a home in Paukukalo yesterday likely was started by an electrical short from an appliance, authorities said.
A woman in a bedroom of the house also suffered a second-degree hand burn.
The fire at 466 Lilihua Place was under control about seven minutes after the 7:06 a.m. alarm at the three-bedroom home, Assistant Fire Chief Donald Moniz said.
Man who died on dive tour to undergo autopsyLANAI >> The body of a 41-year-old visitor was moved yesterday from Lanai to Maui to undergo an autopsy.
Richard Hightower died while on a dive tour off Lanai on Wednesday.
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Gary Openshaw said Hightower called for help after surfacing from a dive at 11:25 a.m. and was brought aboard the dive tour vessel Endeavor.
Hightower became unconscious while on the vessel, and attempts were made to revive him. He died en route to Lanai Community Hospital, Openshaw said.
Visitor found off Maui still in critical conditionKAANAPALI, Maui >> A 36-year-old Japanese woman remained in critical condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center yesterday, more than two days after being pulled unconscious from waters off the Sheraton Maui Resort.
A man swimming in the water found Yukiko Fukuda of Chiba, Japan, with a broken neck, floating face down in the water about 100 yards offshore at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, said police Sgt. Don Simpson.
Simpson said police did not know how she broke her neck.
Man on motorcycle dies in crash with utility truckWAILUKU >> A 23-year-old Maui man died after a crash yesterday involving his motorcycle and a truck.
Police said Aaron T. Gonzales suffered head injuries in the crash and died later at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Police traffic investigator Ricky Uedoi said a utility truck and the motorcycle driven by Gonzales were traveling east at 9:12 a.m. on Olomea Street when Gonzales crashed while trying to pass on the right of the truck.
Police search for missing 15-year-old Puna girlThe Hawaii County Police Department is looking for a 15-year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Glenwood, Puna, since May 29.
The missing girl was identified as Terrylynn Molcilio. Molcilio, who is of Puerto Rican and Portuguese descent, is described as 5-foot-2, about 135 pounds, with shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Officer Peter Kualii of the Hilo Juvenile Aid Section at 961-2373 or the police nonemergency number at 935-3311.