City posts signs at Tantalus
City crews will add 23 warning signs, such as "Road Closed" and "Local Traffic Only," on Round Top and Tantalus drives.
Additional barriers will also be installed to seal off the stretch of Round Top Drive hit by landslides during the heavy rains in March. The closed section of the road begins after Aina Lani Way.
City officials say they cannot begin repairs until the state determines how to stabilize its hillside.
Family plans tribute for Ka Loko victims
KILAUEA, Kauai » The Fehring family will hold a memorial event Sunday for the seven people who lost their lives in the March 14 Ka Loko dam breach.
The event, to start at 9:30 a.m. along Wailapa Road, will wind down the access road to Kahili Beach, also known as Rock Quarry, and the mouth of the Kilauea Stream.
They will hold a circle sharing and blessing on the beach, followed by a paddle out to sea to spread the ashes of wife and husband Aurora Fehring and Alan Dingwall.
The Fehrings also said they wanted to thank their family, friends, neighbors and the community for their loving support and prayers, as well as the donations in honor of their loved ones to amicus.org, which will serve the many orphaned children of the 2003 tsunami.
Vandals smash Handi-Van windows
Weekend vandals smashed all the windows of a Handi-Van used to transport disabled clients at a Wahiawa adult day care center.
The damage, discovered Monday morning, was the second attack on the 12-passenger vehicle used at the Lanakila Rehabilitation Center's Wahiawa facility, 330 Walker Ave. Rocks were thrown at the facility, breaking a back window of the van about a month ago, said program coordinator Wendy Gorka. "It's frightening for the staff and clients, a violation of our space."
More than 40 mentally and developmentally disabled adults attend the Adult Day Services program, Gorka said.
The windows will be replaced, but in the meantime a van from the Lanakila headquarters in Honolulu will have to serve a larger area, affecting service to other clients, she said.
Gorka asked anyone with information about the vandalism to call Wahiawa police substation 621-8442.
Police, Fire, Courts
Woman arrested in stabbing of husband
A 31-year-old Kalihi woman turned herself in to police last night for allegedly stabbing her husband Monday morning.
Police said the woman and her 38-year-old husband were quarreling at their Kuhio Park Terrace home, when the woman allegedly used a kitchen knife against her husband 7:15 a.m. Monday.
The woman allegedly stabbed her husband in the abdomen. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released in good condition, police said.
The woman surrendered to police shortly before 7 p.m. yesterday. She was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault.
Police investigate body found in burning car
HANAPEPE, Kauai » Kauai police say they are continuing to investigate the death of a Kauai woman found in a burning vehicle Monday.
The woman, who has not been identified, was in the left side of the rear seat of a parked vehicle on Ko Road in Hanapepe Valley when firefighters put out the vehicle blaze.
The autopsy was completed yesterday, and officials are awaiting the results of the lab tests to determine cause of death and to confirm her identity.
13-year-old arrested in alleged assault
Police arrested a 13-year-old boy who allegedly knocked another 13-year-old boy unconscious while on a city bus Monday.
Police said the suspect punched the victim during an argument at about 5:35 p.m., near Panana and Hame streets in Makakilo. The boy was arrested for investigation of third-degree assault.
Fire crews help couple lost on Aiea Loop Trail
Fire rescue crews guided a couple to safety after they got lost along the Aiea Loop Trail yesterday.
Honolulu Fire Department officials said the couple called for help on their cell phone at about 5:22 a.m., saying they were lost. The Fire Department's Air One helicopter spotted the hikers on the trail and ground crews went in and walked them out. The hikers were not injured, according to officials.
63-year-old man held in alleged assault
Police arrested a 63-year-old man for allegedly attacking a 43-year-old man Monday night.
Police said the victim was sitting in his vehicle in the Haleiwa area at 6:15 p.m. when the suspect walked by his car and made a derogatory comment.
Police said a fight followed and the suspect punched the victim in the head several times while he was sitting in his car. Police arrested the suspect for investigation of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.