CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARBULLETIN.COM
The fishing boat Princess K ran aground at the entrance of Kewalo Basin yesterday.
Vessel towed off Point Panic reef
A 68-foot longline fishing vessel ran aground yesterday morning off Point Panic in Kewalo Basin.
The Coast Guard dispatched a 41-foot motor life boat and an HH-65 helicopter to the scene after receiving a 10:15 a.m. radio call of a vessel running aground.
Two people on board the Princess K were not injured.
None of the steel-hulled vessel's 7,000 to 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at the time it ran aground.
The Coast Guard boat was too small to tow the longliner, so the owner hired a salvage crew to unload the fuel from the vessel, Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Luke Clayton said yesterday afternoon. A tugboat towed the boat off the reef about 6:45 p.m., Clayton said.
The U.S.-flagged boat was being towed into Kewalo Basin when the line parted and the boat ran aground.
Agency seeks to save the flies
If you have an opinion on how to protect Hawaii's 11 endangered picture-wing flies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to hear from you. The Service proposes naming 18 acres on Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai and Molokai as critical habitat for the rare flies. The flies have intricate markings on their clear wings and are known for elaborate courting performances. The agency's proposal is available at www.fws.gov/pacificislands. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Man indicted in 2004 crash that killed teen
KAILUA-KONA » A Big Island man has been indicted for second-degree negligent homicide in the 2004 traffic death of Sarah Rosenberg, 17.
The Kona Prosecutor's Office announced the indictment Monday of Cecil Cacal. A bench warrant was issued and bail was set at $20,000.
A police statement on the Dec. 27, 2004, accident said a flatbed truck headed south on Queen Kaahumanu Highway crossed the center line, sideswiped a Peterbilt tractor-trailer, hit Rosenberg's Toyota sedan and then hit a Chevrolet van. Rosenberg died three days after the crash.
A Web site of the Kona Beth Shalom congregation says Rosenberg was an organ donor and her liver was donated to an Oahu man and her kidney went to a mainland woman.
Grants to Kahi Mohala help renovation project
Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health
recently received $30,000 in grants to help renovate its Lokelani Child and Adolescent Inpatient Facility.
They include $15,000 from the McInerny Foundation, $5,000 from Friends of Hawaii Charities and $19,000 from the Kahi Mohala Board of Trustees.
Coupled with earlier grants totaling $40,000 from the G.N. Wilcox Trust, Atherton Family Foundation and James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Kahi Mohala has raised $70,000 toward $100,000 needed for the renovation project, a news release said.
The project is part of about $1.9 million in capital improvement projects planned over a number of years at the medical center.
"The demand for specialized mental health care for our children and adolescents continues to grow," said Dr. Mark Mitchell, Kahi Mohala chief executive officer.
"Because we are a not-for-profit organization, we are able to identify needs and reinvest in programs that help to meet them -- and we are dedicated to doing so."
Kahi Mohala, at 91-2301 Old Fort Weaver Road in Ewa Beach, treats about 500 children and adolescents annually on an inpatient and outpatient basis for depression, anxiety, eating disorders and suicidal ideas, post traumatic stress and psychotic disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
For information, call 671-8511 or visit www.kahimohala.org.
Regina Souza, a State Farm Insurance employee in Mililani, received the company's National Volunteer of the Year award for her community service.
She is a volunteer at Damien Memorial High School, which received $500 in recognition for her work. She also is involved in the company's community activities, including Child Safety Seat Check Ups and coordinating the Mililani Agency Field Office's Aloha United Way campaign.
The Hui Po'okela chapter of Mortar Board at the University of Hawaii at Manoa was presented with the Golden Torch Award and three Project Excellence Awards for the 2005 to 2006 academic year.
Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.
"Shining Stars" runs Sunday through Thursday.
Police, Fire, Courts
Afternoon crash kills motorcyclist along Pali
A 31-year-old man died when the motorcycle he was operating crashed on the Pali Highway, according to an Emergency Services Department spokesman.
The accident occurred about 4:15 p.m. on the Honolulu side of the tunnel in the Kailua-bound lanes at the turn between the two Nuuanu Pali drives.
Police diverted Kailua-bound traffic at Waokanaka Street.
Police reopened the lanes at 9 p.m.
Man allegedly attacks his estranged wife
Police arrested a 44-year-old man who allegedly assaulted his estranged wife on Monday.
Police said the man was dropping off his children about 7:10 p.m. in Mililani when he forced his way into the house and assaulted his 41-year-old wife.
The wife's 22-year-old boyfriend also was at the house, police said.
Police arrested the man for investigation of first-degree burglary and abuse of a household member.
Woman dies after being thrown from car
HILO » A Big Island woman was killed south of Hilo early yesterday when she was apparently thrown from her car after a crash, then hit by a second vehicle, police said.
The victim was identified as Teresa Jarrett Jacober, 27, of Mountain View.
Jacober was traveling toward Hilo on the Volcano Highway near Mountain View when she lost control, hit an embankment and overturned about 1 a.m., police said.
Police said she was "possibly ejected" from her Ford sedan and hit by a Mazda pickup driven by a 63-year-old Mountain View man.
The death is the 22nd traffic fatality of the year on the Big Island compared with 21 at this time last year.
Alleged assault on police results in arrest
Police arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly assaulted one officer and spit at another Monday.
Police said the man was being detained for questioning about 6:45 p.m. in Hawaii Kai when he kicked one officer in the shin.
As the man was being secured in the back of a patrol car he spit in the face of another officer, police said.
Police arrested the man for investigation of first-degree assault on a police officer and harassment of police.
As he was being booked at the receiving desk officers found a small packet of a what looked like marijuana on him. He was also arrested for investigation of third-degree promotion of detrimental drugs.