Keep those jackets handy
Chilly temperatures are likely to stick around at least until Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Northerly winds and clear skies are bringing temperatures down into the mid-50s and low 60s and blankets and sweaters out tonight and tomorrow night.
The overnight low temperatures are forecast to rise into the 60s and 70s overnight on Tuesday.
Police, Fire, Courts
Single-car crash kills Big Island man
A 29-year-old Pahoa man died in a single-car traffic accident late Friday, Big Island police said.
Tobias Mansfield was driving a 1996 Acura, two-door sedan on Railroad Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. when he lost control, ran off the right side of the road, struck a fence and landed in the baseyard of the Hawaii Electric Light Co., police said.
Mansfield, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he later died, police said yesterday. Police believe speed contributed to the crash.
It was the fifth traffic fatality on the Big Island this year, compared with four at the same time in 2006.
Police search for man who vanished Nov. 6
Big Island police are still asking for help in locating a 39-year-old man who has been missing since Nov. 6.
Alvin Wester Huffman IV was last seen on Nov. 4 but called in sick to his Hilo workplace on Nov. 6. Huffman has no permanent address, and is described to be 5 feet 10 inches tall, 165 pounds, with green eyes and short brown hair. His only means of transportation was a blue mountain bike. Huffman wears prescription glasses with thick black frames and often wears a NASCAR baseball cap, police said.
Police ask anyone with information to call Det. Richard Sherlock at (808) 961-2379 or (808) 935-3311.
Student pilot, teacher help 4 in capsized boat
A student pilot and his flight instructor are credited with helping save four people whose fishing boat capsized in rough seas two miles north of Haleiwa yesterday morning.
The Coast Guard said it received an emergency call at about 8:48 a.m. They dispatched a helicopter to search for the 23-foot vessel Kahihau.
A student pilot and flight instructor from Flight School Hawaii spotted the capsized boat and radioed its location to the Coast Guard.
Two men clinging onto the overturned boat and a man and woman clinging onto debris in the rough 10-foot swells were airlifted to safety.
The victims reported that the boat took in water when large waves came over the back of the vessel, and the crew couldn't bail water from the ship fast enough, the Coast Guard said. All were taken to Wahiawa Hospital in stable condition.
Theft victim's boyfriend spots stolen purse
Police arrested a 34-year-old woman for theft after the boyfriend of the victim recognized the purse that the suspect allegedly stole.
Police said a 30-year-old woman's purse was stolen at about 8:15 p.m. Friday from a Waikiki store.
When the suspect then tried to purchase items in a store at Ala Moana Center, the victim's boyfriend, who worked at the store, recognized the stolen purse and called police.
Threat using a gun results in an arrest
A 36-year-old Waianae man was arrested yesterday morning after he allegedly threatened another man with a gun.
Police said a 44-year-old woman argued with the man at about 12:15 a.m. yesterday and the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun and threatened to kill the woman. The woman called police while the suspect got into a vehicle and drove away. When the suspect returned to the scene, police arrested him for first-degree terroristic threatening. The handgun was later found in his car, police said.