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February 3, 2014
The Associated Press

Body of missing man found at park

HILO- The body of a missing man has been found at Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Island.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that scuba divers found 53-year-old Jeffrey Reyes' body Sunday at the bottom of a pond about a quarter mile downstream from Akaka Falls.

Reyes was last seen at the park Friday morning.

His disappearance prompted authorities to close the park Saturday to search for him.


Utah man dies after fall on cruise ship

HONOLULU - An 87-year-old Utah man died after a fall on a cruise ship.

Honolulu authorities say James C. Harte of Salt Lake City died Friday night at an Oahu hospital, four days after the accident off Hawaii Island.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Harte was a passenger who fell and hit his head Monday morning.

He was taken to the Oahu hospital for further treatment Thursday.

Police do not suspect foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for today.


Hawaiian Electric to deactivate plant

HONOLULU - Hawaiian Electric is deactivating a power plant in downtown Honolulu that's nearly a century old.

The utility says it's able to make the move because customers are using electricity more efficiently and because renewable energy is growing.

The plant was built in 1920 at the corner of Halekauwila and Alakea streets. That's at the harbor where whaling vessels once off-loaded oil used to power Honolulu lamps.

Hawaiian Electric said deactivation will take several months.

The plant's two generating units must be cleaned and the equipment must be preserved to protect it from corrosion. The plant may be reactivated in an emergency.



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