Here are some of the top local stories being covered by “Big Island of Hawaii News” through 03 April 2012:
Conviction in manslaughter case upheld; traffic changes on Kalanikoa Stree; and police look for missing woman.
Sources cited in this summary include the Associated Press, the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, Stephens Media, and “Hawaii 24/7 News”.
(Hawaii Tribune-Herald). An appeals court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of an Ocean View man who was sentenced to 20 years for the shotgun shooting of a Milolii man. During the trial, Kevin C. Metcalfe admitted to shooting Larry Kuahuia with a 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun on 06 May 2009, but that Metcalf only shot Kuahuia in self-defense. Metcalf testified that on the night of the shooting, he confronted Kuahuia afte an alarm indicated that someone was on Metcalfe’s property and that Metcalfe say on his surveillance monitor that someone was outside his greenhouse, trying to cut through a shade cloth. Metcalfe said he shot Kuahuia after the victim allegedly “jumped” toward him with a cutting instrument. At the trial, Metcalfe’s version of events was challenged successfully by police detective Walter Ah Mow and Maui pathologist Anthony Manoukia. Their testimony indicated that Kuahuia was shot in the back from a distance of 60 feet. The court ruled that “Metcalfe’s argument is without merit.”
POLICE SEEK MISSING WOMAN
(Hawaii County Police Department/Hawaii Tribune-Herald). Hawaii Island police are renewing their request for information about a 31-year-old Pahoa woman who was reported missing since 24 January 2012. Kimberly Horoschak is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-4 and 135 pounds with blond hair and hazel eyes. She is believed to be driving a white 1998 Toyota 4 Runner. She may be in Honokaa or Kailua-Kona. Her family is concerned about her welfare. Anyone with information on this case should call police at 935-3311.
KALANIKOA STREET TO BE REROUTED TEMPORARILY
(Hawaii Tribune-Herald). In conjunction with the 49th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo next week. Traffic will be allowed to flow only in the Puna-or southerly direction-on Kalanikoa Street and Piilani Street during the festival. The one-way traffic pattern will be in effect daily from noon Wednesday, 11 April, through 1 a.m., Sunday, 15 April. After the festival is over, traffic will be allowed to flow in its normal two-way pattern.
The NCAA men’s championship game beteen Kentucky and Kansas will be aired over ESPN Hawaii (AM-850/AM-790, with the preview show beginning at 1 p.m.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAWAII ISLAND FORECAST THROUGH TUESDAY, 03 April 2012:
Hilo and vicinity–A mixture of clouds and sunshine with a few windward and mauka showers. Some passing showers at night. Kailua-Kona and vicinity–Partly sunny with a few upslope showers. Highs near 78. Lows near 66. Winds shifting to the east southest 8 to 16 mph. Sunrise Tuesday–6:12 a.m. Sunset Tuesday–6:35 p.m. Hilo tides for Tuesday: High tide–12:45 a.m./1:11 p.m. Low tide–7:13 a.m./7:07 p.m.
HAWAII ISLAND SURF FORECAST THROUGH TUESDAY, 03 April 2012:
Hapuna Beach breaks–flat to 1 foot. Kona and Banyans–1 to 3 feet. Ka’u and Pohoiki–1-3 feet. Hamakua–3 to 5 feet. Hilo and Honolii–1 to 3 feet.
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Have a good day!
Russ Roberts, editor
Laupahoehoe, Hawaii–along the beautiful Hamakua Coast