HPU to hold graduation at Shell
Hawaii Pacific University will award degrees to about 650 graduates tomorrow at its 69th commencement ceremony.
The ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Waikiki Shell.
HPU College of Communication Dean Steven Combs will deliver the commencement speech.
Leila Abuzalaf of Hawaii Kai, who will receive a B.A. in international studies, will speak for undergraduates. Thomas Mellin, a native of Sweden who will receive an M.B.A. in finance, will represent the graduate degree programs, and Brazilian native Raquel N. Ward, who will receive a bachelor's in business administration, will represent the military campus programs.
Ceremony to honor fallen officers
The Honolulu Police Department will remember officers who have died in the line of duty at 6 p.m. today in a memorial service at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St. HPD chaplains will conduct the ecumenical service, which is open to the public. Forty-one HPD officers have been killed in the line of duty since 1903.
First-class mail a penny more
New postage rates go into effect today, raising first-class postage by 1 cent and lowering the cost of some mail services. First-class mail will start at 42 cents; Express Mail will start at $12.60, according to the U.S. Postal Service Web site.
To offer more competitive prices, the Postal Service is offering new pricing structures for its Express Mail and Priority Mail services. Customers will save money when shipping to closer destinations using Express Mail overnight delivery, purchasing mail online or meeting quarterly volume minimums. Visit www.usps.com/prices for more information.
Police, Fire, Courts
Search resumes for maile picker
Big Island firefighters resumed their search today for a maile picker missing near Hilo, authorities said.
Firefighters searched with a helicopter yesterday, said Big Island fire Battalion Chief Bob Bailey.
Police identified the hiker as Wayne Nabarro, 50, of Hilo.
On Saturday at about 4:30 p.m., the man set out with a group of hikers into dense, hilly forest off Stainback Highway, a few miles from the Kulani Correctional Facility, police said.
One of the hikers called firefighters at about 8 a.m. yesterday to report Nabarro and another man missing, Bailey said.
At about 11:20 a.m. the other hiker emerged uninjured on Ihope Road, south of Stainback Road, authorities said.
Firefighters refocused their search toward Ihope Road and stopped their search at sunset, Bailey said.
About nine firefighters searched throughout the day, but no sign of Nabarro was found.
Ladder mishap breaks man's arm
Firefighters rescued a man who broke his arm yesterday in a fall at Koko Crater Botanical Garden.
The local man, who was in his 60s, fell off a stepladder that he was using to take photographs and called for help at about 4 p.m., said Honolulu fire Capt. Earle Kealoha.
A fire battalion chief drove a sport utility vehicle about a quarter-mile from the gate, picked up the man and took him to paramedics waiting in the parking lot, Kealoha said.
He said the man complained of a bruised right thigh and was found to have broken his right arm.
Brick breaks glass, boyfriend is busted
Police arrested a 24-year-old Waianae man Saturday morning after he allegedly slammed a brick into a car, shattering glass on a 3-year-old boy in the front seat, as his girlfriend attempted to drive away during an argument.
At about 6:30 a.m., police said, an argument between the man and his 22-year-old girlfriend got physical at their home on St. John's Road in Waianae. The woman took her toddler nephew and attempted to drive away when her boyfriend smashed the brick into the front passenger window.
The woman fled the area and called police, and the man was arrested later on suspicion of first-degree criminal property damage and abusing a household member.
Teenage escapee found in car trunk
Police arrested a teenage escapee who was found hiding in the trunk of a car early today.
The 17-year-old boy had escaped from the Marimed Foundation's Kailana Residential Treatment Program for at-risk teens in Kaneohe on March 11.
A friend of the boy, a 21-year-old woman, had been looking for him.
She noticed he was hiding in the trunk of a car driven by a 19-year-old man.
The woman drove the car to the Kaneohe police station at 3 a.m. today, where the boy was arrested for investigation of second-degree escape.
Victim in hospital after being run over
Police are investigating an attempted murder in Kaneohe Friday night in which a 20-year-old man was run over by a car.
At 9:55 p.m. the victim and a friend were arguing in the parking lot at Heeia Kea Pier, police said. Both men walked over to another man standing next to his car.
Police said the two men then began chasing the suspect, who got into his car and ran over the 20-year-old man.
The suspect fled before police arrived. The victim was hospitalized in guarded condition.
Crew finds body in search of coast
An opihi picker reported missing in Honokaa was found dead Saturday evening.
Big Island firefighters, with the help of a helicopter, began searching for the missing opihi picker shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday along the Hamakua coastline between Ookala and Paauilo.