Meeting over ban on alcohol delayed
This month's Aloha Stadium Authority meeting with a public hearing on banning alcohol in the parking lot has been postponed until 10 a.m. Tuesday in the stadium conference room.
The meeting was originally scheduled for tomorrow.
Earlier this month, the state Office of Information Practices told the Authority it must hold a public hearing on a proposal to ban alcohol in the parking lot of the stadium before the rule change can be forwarded to the Governor's Office.
The parking lot alcohol ban is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting along with a reduction in rent for the University of Hawaii, a review of the swap meet admission fee, and the search for a new stadium manager.
Manoa suffers through sewage spill
An estimated 8,250 gallons of untreated sewage spilled on Woodlawn Drive in Manoa yesterday.
City workers disinfected the area and notified the state Health Department of the spill. Water samples are being taken and warning signs have been posted along Manoa Stream. The public is advised to heed the warning signs and avoid affected areas.
City officials said the spill was caused by tree roots clogging the area's sewer main and that runoff from heavy overnight rains entering the sewer system may have contributed.
The city received reports of sewage erupting from a manhole. Workers from the city Department of Environmental Services found the main clogged with tree roots, and topped the spill, city officials said.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Man's body is found near road guardrail
Kauai police found the body of an unidentified man Sunday night in Wailua behind a guardrail off Kuhio Highway.
Police received a call about 7 p.m. that night that an old, mangled maroon bike was propped against a guardrail in the area.
Officers found the body behind a guardrail between mile markers 4 and 5.
Police believe the incident occurred the night before between 9 and 10 p.m.
Police said the man had no identification, so his identity is not known at this time. He is described as between 50 and 60 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing around 200 pounds.
Police are seeking information about the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Robert Gausepohl at 241-1611, officer James Miller at 241-1615 or CrimeStoppers at 241-1887.
2 'suspicious' fires burn near high school
LAHAINA » Maui fire officials are investigating two "suspicious" brush fires that occurred within hours of each other on Monday near Lahainaluna Road.
The first fire burned some 200 acres and came close to the south side of Lahainaluna High School, and the second, about a 900-square-foot area near the school's agricultural farm pens, acting Battalion Chief Derrick Arruda said.
No one was injured in the fires, but it took close to seven hours to get the 200-acre fire under control, said Arruda.
Arruda said the second fire was put out quickly because firefighters were already in the Lahainaluna area.
He said no incendiary device was found at either fire.
In addition to three helicopters making water drops, firefighters on the ground received help from the county and Goodfellow Brothers, who brought in bulldozers and tankers.
Man dies of injuries from plunge off Kona
A 28-year-old man died from injuries he suffered when he jumped into the ocean Monday afternoon at the Kailua-Kona pier, according to Big Island fire-rescue officials.
Police identified the man as Isaac Adair of Kailua-Kona.
Fire officials were called to the pier just after 4 p.m. The victim was unconscious but breathing when he was pulled from the water by bystanders, fire officials said. He had bruises and gashes to his head, officials said.
Police said Adair struck his head on the shallow ocean bottom.
The victim stopped breathing and fire-rescue personnel initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Body found floating off Pearl Harbor
Navy officials reported the discovery of an unidentified body floating in the waters off Pearl Harbor at 12:55 p.m. yesterday.
The partially clothed, badly decomposing body was spotted by a Navy contractor while working on Ford Island.
A Navy diver pulled the body from the water.
Spokeswoman Agnes Tauyan of Navy Region Hawaii said it has not yet been determined whether the body is male or female and the cause of death is still unknown.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the case. Honolulu Police Department officers also went to the scene.
The body was taken yesterday to the city Medical Examiner's Office.
Parking attendant allegedly grabs driver
Police arrested a 42-year-old female parking garage attendant after she allegedly assaulted a woman who drove into a downtown parking garage without paying Monday.
Police said the attendant at the Harbor Square parking garage on Richards Street allegedly opened the 37-year-old female driver's car door and grabbed her by the throat after she refused to pay a fee.
Police said the driver had pulled into the parking structure to turn around. The driver complained of an injury, police said.
Police arrested the suspect at the scene on suspicion of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. She was released pending investigation.