Jet noise will spike Tuesday
A Honolulu Airport runway will be closed for maintenance Tuesday afternoon, and state officials say downtown and Sand Island residents should expect an increase in aircraft traffic. The reef runway, 8R-26L, will be closed from 2:30 to 4 p.m., according to a state Department of Transportation press release. The rerouting of aircraft means people downtown and on Sand Island will experience a possible increase in aircraft noise, the state release said.
NEW YEAR'S WISHES
Readers, tell us about 2007
THE tick of the clock from December 2006's last second to January 2007's first is really no different from any other. Nonetheless, it marks a turn of time regarded as a genesis -- a beginning.
The Star-Bulletin would like readers to submit their thoughts, ideas and hopes for 2007. Tell us what you would like the year to bring or what you expect 2007 will be like. Feel free to get the family involved -- we'd like to hear from our younger readers, too. And you're welcome to express your feelings in a photograph or drawing rather than words, if you prefer.
Comments and observations may be personal or global, material or spiritual -- whatever is on your mind. We will publish your words on New Year's Day, along with some photos and other artwork you send.
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We look forward to hearing from you!
Police, Fire, Courts
Road-rage incident results in an arrest
Police arrested a 20-year-old Laie man on suspicion of attempted murder and breaking into a car after an alleged road-rage incident Thursday night.
Police said the suspect, enraged over an unspecified traffic incident, allegedly reached inside the car window of a 26-year-old Laie man and punched him while at the intersection of Kulanui and Naniloa streets in Laie near Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
The suspect got back into his own car and followed the victim to his home.
When the victim got out, the suspect allegedly drove his car at the victim, striking his left leg, and then hit the man's vehicle, police said.
Police said the man sustained injuries to the left side of his face, and scratches and pain to his left foot and leg.
The suspect fled, but officers found the car around the corner from the victim's house.
Police said the suspect lives near the victim, who identified the man.
Police arrested him on suspicion of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and second-degree attempted murder.
The suspect's blue Saturn was recovered for evidence and taken to the Kahuku police station.
Man allegedly used counterfeit credit card
Police arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly tried to buy jewelry using a fake credit card.
Police said the man opened a credit card account in someone else's name and tried to buy the jewelry at a Kahala store at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday.
Police were called and the man was arrested for investigation of second-degree theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Inmate, 38, at large after therapy session
Police are looking for a 38-year-old inmate who failed to return from a therapy session Thursday.
Prins Alexander left the Laumaka Transitional Facility at 8 a.m. Thursday for a socialization therapy session, according to Public Safety spokeswoman Louise Kim McCoy. He was supposed to return by 6 p.m. but did not, police said.
Police were called at 7 p.m. and initiated a second-degree escape case.
Alexander was serving time for a parole violation and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. He is described as 6 feet, 205 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.