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Police seek driver who struck elderly pedestrian and fled

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KAHALA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are asking for the public's help to gather information regarding a motor vehicle collision that occurred on January 3, 2014, at approximately 7:37 a.m.

The victim, a 94-year-old male, was crossing Waialae Avenue near 5th Avenue when he was struck by an unknown vehicle travelling east on Waialae Avenue. The driver reportedly ran a red light and failed to stop.

The vehicle, a green four-door sedan with damages to the passenger side windshield, was seen fleeing eastbound on Waialae Avenue.

The victim suffered head and internal injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on your cellular phone.


Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Selected as Sales Agent for A&B Properties' Estates of Kahala

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Selected as Sales Agent for A&B Properties' Estates of Kahala

HONOLULU– Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP) today announced it has been selected as a sales agent for A&B Properties’ (A&B) Estates of Kahala. CBP will be the first residential real estate company in the state to offer sales of five properties to the general public. A&B Properties is the real estate subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

Three of CBP’s top-producing agents and Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialists, Tracy P. Allen (RA) and Beth Chang (R) of the King Street office, and Anne Hogan Perry (R) of the Kahala office, are teaming up as the “Team of the Avenue” to list the five properties. Together they have more than 80 years of residential real estate experience and have sold more than $1.5 billion in residential real estate.

First Insurance Company of Hawaii elects Stephanie Tokuhama vice president corporate underwriting

 First Insurance Company of Hawaii elects Stephanie Tokuhama vice president corporate underwriting

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has elected Stephanie Tokuhama vice president of Corporate Underwriting. An insurance professional with more than 30 years of industry experience, Tokuhama oversees FICOH’s product development and new product and system training for FICOH’s independent agency network.

Tokuhama joined FICOH in 2004 as an underwriting manager and over the next 10 years has held several positions in FICOH’s Commercial Underwriting and Corporate Underwriting departments. In 2011, she was appointed assistant vice president of Corporate Underwriting. Prior to joining FICOH, she held positions at Hawaii Insurance Consultants, Sedgwick, and the State of Hawaii Department of Insurance.

Coast Guard seeks owner of kayak found adrift off east Oahu

HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Coast Guard is seeking the public's assistance after receiving a report of an unmanned and adrift red kayak approximately one mile south of Maunalua Bay, Wednesday.

A recreational vessel reported an Equinox red kayak adrift with two paddles and a seat inside.

The Koko Marina Harbormaster recovered the kayak where it remains for the owner to claim.

The Coast Guard is not actively searching and no one has been reported missing or in distress in the area.

The Coast Guard advises the public to register and label all watercraft and equipment with contact information in order to quickly account for owners and prevent any unnecessary searches.

Elderly man in critical condition after being hit by vehicle

KAHALA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- An 89-year old man is in critical condition after officials say he was hit by a car shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday in the Kahala area.

Officials say it happened on the corner of Hunakai Street and Kilauea Avenue.

Honolulu Police say the driver was a 24-year old female from Arizona. HPD arrested the woman on suspicion of driving under the influence. 

HPD says the man was in a marked crosswalk.

Officials say the man was transported in serious condition but was downgraded to critical condition. HPD says it is unknown if speed is a factor in the collision. 

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Jake Shimabukuro & best friend save Kaimuki Christmas tree

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Just
in time for Christmas, a community has come together to preserve a beloved
Holiday tradition -- the floating Kaimuki Christmas tree, which has shined
brightly from the top of Pu'u o Kaimuki Mini Park for 28 years.  

1984, various non-profits or business groups have volunteered to maintain the
lights and pay the electric bill for the floating Christmas tree off Koko Head
Avenue. For the first time this year, no one came forward and it looked like
the Christmas tradition would end, until two friends -- with help from family,
Facebook and a lot of faith -- came together to make it happen.

Kaimuki Christmas tree is a huge tradition.  It's just a fixture. A
lot of people are used to seeing it on the drive home and to not see it lit up
is was kind of heartbreaking," described Jeff Lau. 

Toyota Prius named Best-Value New Car

Toyota Prius named Best-Value New Car

HONOLULU Toyota Hawaii today announced the Toyota Prius has won top honor from Consumer Reports, which ranked America’s original hybrid as BEST VALUE for a new car, for a second year in a row.  Consumer Reports, a not-for-profit source of information that is neither influenced nor associated with any commercial interest, noted in its report, “…the (Honda) Civic costs more to own in the long run, and it can’t match the Prius’ combination of fuel efficiency, versatility, roominess, and outstanding reliability.”