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A report on Kauai's Ka Loko Dam breach, which killed seven people on Kauai last March, will be featured tonight on national television.
On "20/20," the ABC program shown locally on KITV at 9 p.m., ABC News senior law and justice correspondent Jim Avila will tackle whether the breach was caused by last year's heavy rain or whether people were to blame for the reservoir's demise.
Hawaii will miss out on lunar eclipse
People on seven continents will be able to see a total lunar eclipse Saturday, but it will be over by the time night falls in Hawaii, said Carolyn Kaichi, Bishop Museum Planetarium manager.
It will be seen from Europe, Africa and the east coast of North America during daytime in the Pacific, she said.
"It will be our turn in August, however, when Hawaii will be directly in the path of the next total lunar eclipse on Aug. 28."
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The pools at Lydgate Park, near the mouth of Kauai's Wailua River, are contaminated with debris and bacteria from heavy rain runoff. They will be closed through the weekend. CLICK FOR LARGE
Popular Kauai pools closed for cleanup
WAILUA, Kauai » The pools at Lydgate Park will be closed until next week as the county cleans up debris left by a storm.
The pools, a popular snorkeling spot near the mouth of the Wailua River, were closed Saturday after a flash flood pushed debris into the area.
The state Department of Health found a high bacteria count in the pools as well.
The cleanup is expected to be finished by Wednesday, and ponds will be reopened when health inspectors clear them.
Coming this weekend in your Star-Bulletin:
The spiritual leader of Pacific region Methodists was one of the first women to be consecrated a bishop. The Very Rev. Mary Ann Swenson joined local church projects for the homeless and poor during a three-month tour of duty in Hawaii.
Sovereignty activist Davianna McGregor, a professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has just published her first book, "Na Kua'aina: Living Hawaiian Culture," the culmination of a life's work as a historian and academician. Also in Sunday's Today section, the Pillow Fight League, PFL as it has become known, is a women-only sport that challenges one woman to pin another, using only a pillow as a weapon.
Business: Hawaii remains one of the few places in the world where bees -- because of the geographic isolation and quarantine -- remain healthy. Still, honey production in the state was down 21 percent last year.
Travel: The Ocean Rider sea horse farm on the Big Island is the only attraction of its kind in the world.
Police, Fire, Courts
Classroom damaged by fire at St. Anthony's
Firefighters responded to a small fire early yesterday morning at St. Anthony's Church and School in Kailua.
At about 1 a.m., people passing by the campus saw a fire in the art classroom. It was contained to the room and extinguished minutes later. Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing. There were no injuries.
Principal Elaine Hogue said tables, chairs and art supplies were damaged, and the total could reach about $50,000.
Hogue said the fire was a good test of the school's new security cameras and alarm system, part of a $3.5 million capital improvement project at the school.
Beachgoer finds man, 62, believed drowned
A 62-year-old Honolulu man apparently drowned yesterday in waters off Punaluu Beach Park.
A beachgoer found the body at 2:45 p.m. in three feet of water about 75 feet offshore, police said.
The man might have been skin diving, said police. Foul play is not suspected.
Witnesses sought to Kailua-Kona heist
Big Island police are looking for witnesses to a robbery Wednesday at a store at Makalapua Center in Kailua-Kona.
The 24-year-old suspect struggled with store security in the parking lot while trying to flee with stolen items, police said.
He was restrained by security personnel and taken by ambulance to Kona Community Hospital, possibly due to a pre-existing medical condition, police said. He is in critical condition, they said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 935-3311 or CrimeStoppers at 329-8181 in Kona.
Big Island police nab Kauai fugitive
Big Island police arrested a 33-year-old fugitive Wednesday wanted by Kauai police for attempted murder.
Hilo police were holding Matthew Davidson at the Hilo cellblock pending extradition to Kauai, police said.
The Hawaii (County) Police Department received information Feb. 22 that Davidson was with a woman on the Big Island and that they were frequenting the Hookena, Hilo and Puna areas.
Police tracked down Davidson at a Hilo business on Apapane Street. He tried to run but was caught, police said.
He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Man turns himself in after attack on wife
Police arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly holding a knife to his wife's throat.
They said the 40-year-old woman was driving on Nakula Street in Wahiawa at about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday when she noticed someone in the back seat. When she realized it was her husband, he allegedly grabbed her around the neck and put a knife to her throat.
He then told her to move to the passenger seat if she did not want to get hurt, police said. The woman stopped the car and escaped, though her husband was pulling her hair, police said. She ran to a neighbor's house for help.
The husband drove away but later turned himself in at the Wahiawa police station. He was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threatening.
Juvenile held in theft attempt on city bus
Police arrested a boy for allegedly trying to rob a man on a city bus.
They said that the juvenile approached the 19-year-old on the bus as it traveled through downtown Honolulu at about 10:55 p.m. Wednesday.
The boy asked if he could listen to the man's Walkman. After the man gave it to him, the boy demanded money, police said. An argument followed, and the boy showed the man the handle of a knife in his backpack, police said.
The man grabbed back his Walkman and reported the incident to the bus driver. The suspect fled but was later found and arrested for investigation of first-degree robbery. Police did not release the boy's age.
Teen arrested after worker's purse taken
Police arrested an 18-year-old man who allegedly went into a Pawaa business and stole an employee's handbag.
Police said that at about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, the suspect went into the business at Makaloa and Poni streets and ran out with an employee's handbag.
He was found shortly afterward with the victim's ID cards and bank debit card, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, credit card theft and third-degree theft.
Man accused of using counterfeit $50 bill
Police arrested a 42-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly trying to use counterfeit money.
They said the suspect tried to buy gasoline from a Tesoro station on King Street at about 11:40 p.m. with a counterfeit $50 bill. He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree forgery.
Passer-by prevents automobile break-in
A 22-year-old man was trying to break into a car at Sand Island Monday night but was thwarted by a passer-by, police said.
The suspect tried to get into the car at about 8:30 p.m. when the passer-by intervened and tried to stop him, police said.
The suspect fled on foot, but police caught and arrested him for investigation of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.
Jewelry store alarm call leads to 2 arrests
Police caught two masked men Monday, both 46, allegedly robbing a Waikiki jewelry shop.
They responded to an alarm call at a jewelry shop at 2:57 a.m. and found the back door pried open and the two men inside wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves, police said.
The men were taking large amounts of jewelry and cash, police said. They were arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary.