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November 9, 2013
The Associated Press

Plane flips at airfield; pilot walks away

HONOLULU - The Honolulu Fire Department says a pilot suffered cuts but refused medical attention when his small airplane flipped at Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the single-engine Cessna 305A landed on its roof at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday.

The pilot is a man in his 50s. Firefighters say he was out of the Honolulu Soaring plane by the time they arrived.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Honolulu fire Capt. Terry Seelig said the aircraft is a tow plane that pulls gliders.


Police: Elder abuse cases up since '08

HONOLULU - Honolulu police say elder abuse is on the rise on Oahu, with three times as many cases on the island since 2008.

Hawaii News Now reported Friday that a team of prosecutors and police dedicated to the issue formed in 2008. The team doubled in 2010 and was expanded again last year.

It includes nine lawyers and legal aids, along with 13 police detectives who work cases specifically involving people ages 60 and older.

Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro said elders generally don't complain if they are physically abused and are not believed if they do complain.

Officials said the team includes people who are on call, notified anytime a crime is committed against a senior citizen.


Honolulu man charged in woman's death

HONOLULU - A man in Honolulu police custody on a charge of terroristic threatening is being held in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in a commercial trash bin.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the 42-year-old made a court appearance Thursday in the threat case and was arrested in the afternoon in the death of 51-year-old Janine Meyer.

The man has not been formally charged.

Meyer's body was found Oct. 29 in a large metal bin near the Hawaiian Colony apartments off Ala Moana Boulevard in Waikiki.

The medical examiner has not announced the cause of death.

Police last week classified the death as unattended.


Grand jury indicts sitter in assault case

HONOLULU - A man employed as a preschool teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl at a home more than two years ago.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that an Oahu grand jury Tuesday indicted Kaleb Acklin on one count of first-degree sexual assault.

The indictment says Acklin sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl on Aug. 18, 2011, while he baby-sat the girl and a sibling in the girl's home.

Deputy Prosecutor Chastity Imamura says the girl told her mother about the assault the day it happened.

Circuit Judge Richard Perkins set bail at $100,000.



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