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Man who died after jumping from Spitting Caves identified

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Gregory Spillman

HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Medical Examiner's Office has identified a man who died after jumping off a cliff at 'Spitting Caves' outside Maunalua Bay.

19-year-old Gregory Spillman was a sailor attached to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, he was from Alexandria, Pa. 

The incident happened on Saturday, April 5 when Spillman jumped into the ocean and was swept out to sea by the current. Spillman was reportedly with friends who said they did not jump in because of the ocean's conditions.

Ocean Safety responded to Spitting Caves shortly before 5 p.m. We are told Ocean Safety lifeguards jumped in from the ledge and also responded by rescue watercraft.

Lifeguards found Spillman about 10-12 feet under water. Officials took him by jet ski to the Maunalua Bay Harbor, where they met officials from Emergency Medical Services and the Honolulu Fire Department.

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Waterhouse Solar Partners with Special Olympics to Shine Light on the Benefits of Solar Energy

Waterhouse Solar Partners with Special Olympics to Shine Light on the Benefits of Solar Energy

Waterhouse Solar is partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to bring to light the nonprofit’s important work helping local athletes with intellectual disabilities. The company has committed donating a matching fund of up to $100,000 to Special Olympics Hawai‘i in 2014.

Waterhouse Solar, a local, privately funded company, which installs residential and commercial photovoltaic systems in Hawai‘i, will donate $500 for every residential system or commercial system sold on O‘ahu through July 15, 2014. Additionally, Waterhouse Solar is also giving back to residents who will benefit from a $1,000 discount off the cost of their solar system during the promotion period.

Kaiser High Foundation to Honor Olympic Champion Clay Stanley, UH Golf Coach Lori Castillo, May 10

Kaiser High Foundation to Honor Olympic Champion Clay Stanley, UH Golf Coach Lori Castillo, May 10

The Kaiser High School Athletic Foundation is honoring an eminent collection of the school’s sports legacy ohana with a special luau on Saturday, May 10, 5:30-9:30 p.m., at Sea Life Park. 

This year’s honorees feature Olympic gold medalist Clay Stanley; former USGA champion golfer Lori Castillo; Kaiser baseball program founder Clayton Fujie; former Chief of Police Lee Donohue, and; members of the 1972 junior varsity basketball team, winner of the school’s first championship (see below). 

Hawaii Kai branch of Bank of Hawaii reopens after SUV crash

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HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)-  

[Update 8:50 p.m.]

Bank of Hawaii's Hawaii Kai branch will reopen for business on Tuesday. BOH said Monday's accident did not affect the bank's ATM or night depository, located on the other side of the building.

The branch will resume its normal hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (M-Thur.); 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Fri.)

[Original story]

A black Mercedes-Benz SUV slammed into the Hawaii Kai branch of Bank of Hawaii Monday morning.   

Honolulu police say it happened around 9:30 a.m.  at the Koko Marina Shopping Center. There were no major injuries reported.

University of Hawaii and ESPN Radio 1420 AM Agree to Five-Year Extension of UH Sports Radio Contract

ESPN Radio 1420 AM and the University of Hawaii Athletics Department have agreed to a five-year extension of their radio broadcast agreement. The terms of the extension take effect July 1, 2014 and will run through June 30, 2019.

Under the agreement, ESPN Radio 1420 AM (call letters: KKEA) will have the exclusive radio rights to broadcast all of the UH-Manoa sporting events including home and away games for football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball and select home softball games.  The station will also have the right to broadcast all postseason games for UH football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, baseball and softball.

Join the Fun at the Mad Hatter Party!

Join the Fun at the Mad Hatter Party!

ARE YOU READY to wear your favorite hat at this year's Mad Hatter Party on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the O'ahu Club?  This annual event will benefit a community driven conservation project in East Honolulu. Tours of the wetland start at 4 pm and the fun starts at 4:30 until 8:30 pm.  Enjoy entertainment by Bobby Moderow, Jr. of the group Maunalua, strings by students from Mid-Pacific Institute, fantastic food from Cha Cha Salsaria, delectable desserts from Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream and Desserts from Koko Marina Center and a superb Silent Auction and Wishing Tree. Tickets are still available at hawaiikaihui.org for $60, and are just $70 at the door.  Call 864-8064 with questions.