Boater flown out after injury at sea
The Coast Guard flew a man who had suffered an eye injury on a fishing boat at sea to Kauai early Saturday.
Randy Nguyen, master of the St. Peters fishing boat, was hurt while working on the boat about 150 miles west of Oahu, the Coast Guard said.
An HH-65 helicopter picked up Nguyen at about 6:45 a.m. and took him to Lihue Airport. He was then taken by ambulance to Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
'Green' restoration on Maui funded
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $248,000 in grant funds to preserve and restore the historic administration building of old Maui High School in Hamakuapoko.
The building has deteriorated since the school's closure in 1972.
The nonprofit Community Work Day Program and the Friends of Old Maui High School will incorporate federal green building guidelines in the restoration project. Green buildings conserve energy, water and materials, and create healthy indoor and outdoor environments.
Project partners plan to recycle any demolition debris, incorporate composting and add green building elements to the 1920s building.
For more information, call Barbara Long, president of the Friends group, at 808-878-8529. For the green program, visit www.epa.gov/ greenbuilding.
Alternative energy focus of Manoa talk
The future of alternate energy sources such as wind and solar power and biomass fuels will be explored in a Dec. 1 talk at the East-West Center.
Barry Raleigh, executive director of the Center for a Sustainable Future, will address technological challenges of developing a more sustainable lifestyle for humankind.
Raleigh is a researcher for the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, former dean of the University of Hawaii School of Ocean, Earth Science and Technology and holds a doctoral degree in geophysics.
The noon talk at Burns Hall Room 312 is free. Parking is $3. To attend, contact Tandy Awaya at 944-7784.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Son charged in hatchet killing and attempted murder
Police charged a 43-year-old Waipahu man with second-degree murder for allegedly using a hatchet to kill his father early Saturday.
Mark Kawakami is also charged with second- and first-degree attempted murder and first-degree terroristic threatening for allegedly seriously injuring his mother with the hatchet and threatening to kill his brother.
He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The slaying happened about 2:30 a.m. at the Kawakamis' home on Niulii Street in Waipahu. Police said Kawakami attacked his mother, 76, and father, 79, while the three were arguing.
Kawakami's 47-year-old brother was asleep in a different room. When he awoke and tried to intervene, police said, Kawakami threatened to kill him.
The suspect fled from the house but later turned himself in at the Pearl City police substation. His father, Sueo Kawakami, was pronounced dead at St. Francis Medical Center-West. His mother was taken in serious condition to Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi.
Kawakami has no prior convictions.
Missing senior walked from Kaimuki to Aiea
It took more than 22 hours, but a 74-year-old man found the way from his family's Kaimuki home to their Aiea home the old-fashioned way. He walked, according to police.
Sakap Son, who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's disease, was reported missing Saturday. He was last seen at about 4:30 p.m. at his family's home.
He was found at the family's Aiea home on Moanalua Loop at about 2:45 p.m. yesterday. He was in good condition, police said.
Assault suspected as infant hospitalized
Police were investigating the possible assault of a 4-month-old Mililani girl.
They said the baby, who was unresponsive and believed to be suffering from a seizure, was taken to Kapiolani Medical Center at about 11 a.m. Friday.
Further examination revealed the baby possibly suffered from trauma, police said.
Scuba diver dies off Kealakekua
A 52-year-old scuba diver died Saturday in waters off the Captain Cook monument near Kealakekua Bay in South Kona on the Big Island.
Officials said he had been scuba diving from a boat about 200 yards from shore when he surfaced and appeared to be in distress at 4:32 p.m.
While he was trying to board the boat, he fell back in the water and sank to the bottom, officials said.
His diving partner called 911 and tried several times to get the victim out of the water before fire rescue personnel arrived, officials said.
Rescue crews brought the victim to shore and tried to revive him. He was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital.
Keaau driver, 20, dies after Tuesday crash
A 20-year-old Keaau man died Saturday at the Queen's Medical Center from injuries he suffered in a single-vehicle crash four days earlier on a private road in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.
He is identified as Paul David Youngs of Keaau.
Police said that Youngs was riding northbound Tuesday on 21st Avenue in a Suzuki 250 all-terrain vehicle between Kaloli and Paradise Drive when he lost control, ran off the right side of the road and struck a rock wall.
Police said he was not wearing a helmet. Youngs was taken to Hilo Medical Center and later flown to Queen's.