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July 15, 2013
The Maui News

Man charged in Kailua park stabbing

HONOLULU - Bail has been set at $250,000 for a 48-year-old homeless man charged with second-degree murder in a fatal stabbing at Kailua District Park.

Media reports said Brian Kim is accused of the unprovoked attack early Friday morning. The victim hasn't yet been identified.


Man accused of causing Haleiwa blaze

HALEIWA, Oahu- A 35-year-old man who authorities say sparked a 10-acre brush fire in Haleiwa has been arrested.

Authorities say Scott Mack ignited the flames while burning yard trash and clippings. Hawaii News Now reported that while police don't believe he intended to set the fire, he's accused of failure to control widely dangerous means.

More than 60 firefighters worked to corral the blaze Friday with help from a helicopter. There was no damage reported.


App helps drivers find EV chargers

HONOLULU - A new mobile application helps the public locate electric vehicle charging stations in Hawaii.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie said the app is an example of using new technology to advance the widespread use of electric vehicles.

The app provides drivers with EV charging station locations and mapping directions for all four counties.

State Energy Administrator Mark Glick said the adoption of electric vehicles is key to Hawaii's goal of 70 percent clean energy by 2030.

The free "EV Stations Hawaii" app is available for Apple and Android devices.


More grant money goes to camp project

HONOLULU - The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will receive a $111,557 grant from the National Park Service to help increase public awareness about the Honouliuli Internment Camp in Hawaii.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the money will be used to develop a multimedia and virtual tour of the camp where as many as 300 Japanese-Americans were detained during World War II.

Monsanto Hawaii owns the land where the former camp is located in Kunia on Oahu.



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