Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Windward Ho'olaule'a scheduled for Sept. 24

Auntie Genoa Keawe, Ho'okena and Raiatea Helm will be the featured entertainment at the Fifth Annual Windward Ho'olaule'a on Sept. 24.

The free and alcohol-free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Windward Community College in Kaneohe.

The fair, sponsored by WCC and the Kaneohe Business Group, will offer food, local crafts, keiki activities and community exhibits. Read-to-Me International and the Honolulu Sunrise Rotary will offer a storytelling corner for children.

Donations to the used-book and white-elephant sale can be made by calling Brian Richardson at 235-7338.

More than 40 crafters are expected to attend, featuring made-in-Hawaii products. Call Linka Mullikin at 235-7422 to sign up. Not-for-profit community organizations interested in getting table space may call Gordon Miyamoto at 235-7747.

For more information, visit www.wcc.hawaii.edu/hoolaulea.

Health insurance tips offered to moms-to-be

Information on QUEST and Medicaid health insurance for pregnant women will be provided from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Hauula Civic Center, 54-050 Kukuna Road.

Hawaii Covering Kids Kahuku Local Project will host a booth and offer giveaways.

Aid is based on family size and income, so a pregnant woman in a household earning about $41,000 may qualify for free health insurance.

Hawaii Covering Kids Kahuku Local Project is a Kahuku Hospital program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hawaii Medical Service Association Foundation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter.

For more information, call 387-9217 or 293-9221, ext. 360.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

18-year-old man arrested in Kalihi shooting

Police arrested an 18-year-old man during the weekend in connection with the shooting of another man in Kalihi last week.

Officers of the District 5 Crime Reduction Unit arrested the suspect Saturday at a Naai Street residence in Kalihi after he allegedly shot Bryan Flores, 20, at about 8 p.m. Wednesday three times near the corner of Owen and North King streets.

Flores, who was taken to the Queen's Medical Center after he sustained gunshot wounds to his cheek and both shoulders, was one of the men who was arrested in May after the fatal stabbing of Kirk Hodges, a surfer who frequented the Ala Moana Bowls area.

He was later released based on witness accounts that his younger brother, Frederick, had stabbed Hodges. Police said the shooting had no relation to the stabbing incident.

Police arrested the 18-year-old man on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder.

Argument leads to blouse being set ablaze

Police charged a 30-year-old man Saturday after he allegedly set his girlfriend's blouse on fire at their Kinau Street home.

Police identified the man as Shelley Lomongo.

When Lomongo's girlfriend, 29, came home Friday night, the couple argued. Lomongo attempted to leave but his girlfriend blocked the door.

That was when he allegedly poured lighter fluid and lit her blouse on fire to get her out of the way.

Lomongo was charged Saturday with second-degree assault. He is being held in lieu of $11,000 bail.

Teen visitor is robbed in area near airport

Police are looking for an unknown man who allegedly robbed a 17-year-old tourist Saturday in the Honolulu Airport industrial area.

Police said the victim was walking in the area about 6:50 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown male, who started talking to him.

The victim told police that the suspect then pulled out a revolver and took the victim's wallet. Police said the victim did not immediately return to his hotel to tell his parents. He instead waited in the area for an hour before calling police.

There were no injuries, police said.

Girl alleges sex assault by a family member

Police are investigating a case involving a 12-year-old girl who told police that a family member sexually assaulted her.

The victim told police that the assault occurred at 3:30 a.m. yesterday in Kapolei. No arrests have been made.

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