Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Health center offers flu shots

Kuakini Medical Center and the Family Practice Center-McCully are offering flu vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Family Practice Center, 2016 South King St.

Appointments aren't necessary, but are preferred. Medicare and most insurance carriers cover the vaccinations. Uninsured people can receive them for $15.

Vaccinations are urged for people 50 years and older; those who have chronic medical conditions or chronic disorders of the pulmonary or cardiovascular systems; people with asthma, diabetes or renal dysfunction; health care workers; and household members of people with chronic disorders.

People allergic to eggs should not be vaccinated. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Family Practice Center, 941-3636.

Social services to help veterans at workshop

Representatives from various social services agencies will be available to assist veterans at a workshop Thursday sponsored by Network Enterprises, Inc. and Oahu Work Links.

The workshop, sponsored by Network Enterprises, Inc. and Oahu Work Links, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 830 Punchbowl St., room 112. Call 839-7704 for more information.

Network Enterprises is a nonprofit agency that helps homeless and at-risk veterans with obtaining employment, housing and other services.

Veterans are asked to bring their Social Security card, verification of military discharge (form DD214), and a picture ID. Forms will be available for applications of social security cards and discharge verification.

Attorney's talk to cover child support, custody

Attorney Chunmay Chang, who specializes in family law, will talk about child support and custody issues at a free information session Wednesday.

The session, sponsored by the Hawaii State Judiciary, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom, 417 S. King St. For more information, call 539-4909.

Chang, a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, has had her own practice in family law since 1988.


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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Big Isle officials help 30 hikers in valley

An initial report of two overdue hikers yesterday led to the discovery of a total of 30 hikers who got into trouble in Waimanu Valley, Big Island fire officials said.

Inclement weather made crossing Waimanu Stream and the trail dangerous, they said.

A search team found the two hikers, plus 22 others, stranded along the stream. Six other hikers who managed to cross the stream were on the trail to Waipio Valley.

A helicopter was used to transport 24 hikers out of the area. Four other hikers found along the trail were also flown out. The two remaining hikers were able to walk out on their own to Waipio Valley.

One of the 30 hikers was taken to a hospital after complaining of nausea and stomach pain, the officials said.

1 person dies in Maui car accident

One person died in a traffic accident at 1:40 p.m. yesterday on Haleakala Highway at Makani Road, between Pukalani and Makawao, Maui police said.

A police dispatcher said it was raining at the time of the accident, but no other information was available yesterday.

Man, 49, arrested for alleged knife threats

Maui police arrested a 49-year-old man in Kahului yesterday after he allegedly threatened some people with a knife at 12:30 a.m. at A Storage Inn, 290 Hoohana St.

When police arrived at the storage place, the man barricaded himself in a storage unit. Police arrested him at 7:13 a.m.

8 missing divers rescued off Molokini

Eight missing divers were rescued seven miles west of Molokini yesterday after a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter spotted them, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Smith.

The divers, including two instructors, failed to surface to be picked up as scheduled yesterday morning. Strong currents may have carried them off course, Smith said.

A 25-foot Coast Guard boat, the 110-foot Coast Guard cutter Assateague and a C-130 aircraft were also involved in the search, along with a Maui Fire Rescue helicopter and recreational and commercial vessels.

Lifeguard Tom Allen waited at Waialae Beach Park yesterday for word on a rescue of a boater about a mile offshore. His partner, Clifford Ahmow, later returned on his water craft after the boater was picked up safely.


2 dead, 3 injured in Ewa Beach car crash

Two people were killed and three others were hospitalized after a one-car accident in Ewa Beach yesterday morning.

A 27-year-old man was driving westbound on Roosevelt Avenue about 8:35 a.m. when he lost control of the car. The car, a silver 2001 Toyota Corolla, ran into a utility pole near Kasaan Bay Street.

One woman was pinned in the car and died at the scene, police said. Another woman died after she was thrown from the car. Two other two passengers, a man and a woman, were at Queen's Medical Center last night in critical condition. The condition of the driver was not available yesterday.

Speed and alcohol appear to have been factors in the accident, police said. The fatalities were the 10th and 11th on Oahu this year, compared with 12 at this time a year ago.

Diver gets arm stuck while doing repairs

A diver doing underwater maintenance work at a Barbers Point dry dock was rescued by Honolulu Fire Department rescue workers yesterday after his arm got stuck in a valve hole.

A security guard at Marisco, which operates two dry docks at Barbers Point, said the worker's arm was purple after he was extricated. The victim, in his 50s, was reported in critical condition at Queen's Medical Center last night.

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