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September 8, 2013
The Associated Press

Inmate mistakenly released from prison

HONOLULU - Honolulu police are searching for an inmate who officials say was accidentally released from Oahu Community Correctional Center.

Hawaii News Now reported that 51-year-old Edward Robins was mistakenly let out Friday at about 4:55 p.m.

Authorities say Robins was not due for release until later this week. Robins was serving a sentence for third-degree assault.

Both police and state sheriffs have been notified.

Police are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to call authorities.


Jewell's help sought to preserve Oahu site

HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers and volunteers are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to help preserve the site of a former Japanese internment camp.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Jewell met Friday with the Honouliuli Park Site Advisory Committee.

Committee members told Jewell that they want the Honouliuli camp and the stories of Japanese-Americans interned there to reach a broader audience.

Jewell says Honouliuli serves a vital role in telling another side of the story of World War II.

Seed company Monsanto Hawaii, which owns the land that Honouliuli sits on, wants to donate the 160-acre area to the National Park Service.

Jewell says it's too early to determine if Honouliuli will become a member of the national parks system. She says local partnerships and support are key.


Honolulu set to host remembrance walk

HONOLULU - Honolulu is paying tribute to the victims and first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks this weekend.

The 8th Annual Mayor's Remembrance Walk will be held today at 5 p.m.

It will start with a blessing and wreath presentation at Honolulu Police Department headquarters.

Participants will walk to Honolulu Fire Department headquarters for a wreath presentation and bell ringing ceremony.

It will wrap up at Honolulu Hale where the Pacific Fleet Band will perform near the Eternal Flame on the front lawn. Wreaths will also be presented for the fallen.

The city says free parking will be available at the Frank Fasi municipal parking structure.



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