Events scheduled for veterans holiday
There will be a Veterans Day commemoration event in Makawao and a free veterans picnic in Kihei on Monday.
The commemoration event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery. The event is being coordinated by the Korean War Veterans Association Maui No Ka Oi Chapter 282.
Pastries and coffee will be served.
Beginning at 11 a.m. at Kalama Park in Kihei, there will be a free veterans picnic for all active-duty service members, reserves, military veterans and their families. There will be food, prizes and live music.
Veterans Affairs personnel also will be on hand to answer questions.
Haleakala park waives fees for weekend
Beginning today through Monday, Haleakala National Park is waiving entrance fees for all park visitors.
The waiver is part of the National Park Service commemoration of veterans and Veterans Day.
In addition, active-duty military members can obtain a free, one-year America the Beautiful Military Pass at any national park on any day of the year.
Two Haiku women arrested in theft case
Two Haiku women were arrested Thursday after walking out of Walmart with hundreds of dollars in merchandise, police said.
Nancy Adams, 34, was charged with second-degree theft, as well as Oralyn Pua Maalea, 21, who had an additional abuse charge. Adams and Maalea were released after posting $1,000 and $2,000 bail, respectively.
The incident occurred around 11:02 a.m. when security guards saw the two women put 18 items, including a DVD player, DVDs, Christmas toys and an air mattress, into a shopping cart, police said. About 45 minutes later, the women left the Kahului store from the garden department exit without paying.
Security guards stopped the women outside the store. However, both fled toward King's Cathedral with the cart of items, police said.
Police arrested the women at the church. The stolen items were priced at nearly $390.
Lahaina man arrested in assault case
A 37-year-old Lahaina man was arrested Friday after allegedly punching a man in the face and sending him to the hospital, police said.
Keola Chung-Dyson was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree terroristic threatening, harassment and misconduct. His bail was set at $9,000.
The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m. Thursday, when Chung-Dyson went to a family member's residence in Lahaina and got into an argument with his mother-in-law, police said. A 51-year-old man living nearby tried to calm Chung-Dyson and stepped between him and the woman.
Chung-Dyson then punched the man twice in the face and fled the residence on his moped, police said. The victim sustained fractures to his nose and left eye socket and was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Chung-Dyson was located and arrested around 8:30 a.m. Friday, police said.
Kahului pool set to close for treatment
Kokua Pool in Kahului will be closed Nov. 19 and 20 to chemically treat, scrub and rebalance the chemical mixture of the water, the Department of Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division said.
The pool will reopen for regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Nov. 21. Questions regarding the pool closure may be directed to Duke Sevilla at 270-6135.
Prices at pump in Wailuku see decline
The price of unleaded regular in Wailuku fell a penny from the previous week to $4.30 a gallon, the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch reported Thursday.
The price was 10 cents lower than last month and 10 cents less than a year ago.
Maui's price was still 23 cents a gallon higher than the state average of $4.07 a gallon and prices on Oahu and the Big Island.
Honolulu's average fell to $3.97 a gallon, a cent less than last week, 13 cents less than last month and 21 cents less than a year ago. The price of regular unleaded in Hilo was $4.08 a gallon, which was actually 2 cents more than last week, 13 cents less than last month and 15 cents less than a year ago.
Prices are derived from fleet vehicle credit card transactions and are the combined averages of the last card swipe of the previous day.