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Defendant to serve jail time for using forged license to buy car

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WAILUKU — An 18-month jail term was ordered as part of four years’ probation for a defendant who used a forged driver’s license to buy a vehicle from a dealership in Kihei. Robert “Robbie” Akuna, 27, of Kihei had pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of second-degree identity ...

Pukalani man fined $1,005 for illegal sports betting

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WAILUKU — A Pukalani man was ordered to pay a $1,005 fine for placing bets as part of an illegal sports betting operation. Shawn Boneza, 47, was among 23 people arrested and charged for allegedly participating in the sports betting operation from Oct. 3 to Dec. 21, 2015. “He might be ...

Hawaii-bound kayaker rescued off California

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A kayaker hoping to paddle solo from California to Hawaii was rescued six days after he set out by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter amid rough seas and high winds. Cyril Derreumaux endured several problems with his 23-foot kayak, but when he lost his sea anchor he ...

Maui holds only in-person graduation in UH system

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In 2019, Nina Josue was living in a friend’s garage with four kids and struggling to make ends meet. People thought she was crazy when she decided to enroll in college. “They said, ‘Why don’t you get a job?’” Josue recalled. “I said, ‘Well, because I’m not thinking about ...

No mass protests after Honolulu police shoot, kill Black man

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The Associated Press HONOLULU — Lindsay Myeni and her South African husband moved to Hawaii, where she grew up, believing it would be safer to raise their two Black children here than in another U.S. state. Three months after they arrived, Honolulu police shot and killed her husband, ...