At the Storybook Theatre of Hawaii in Hanapepe, there’s a statue of the late U.S. Sen. Sparky Matsunaga pointing into space next to a little girl. Matsunaga was born on Kauai and served in Italy during World War II and would eventually become an advocate for peace, establishing the United States Institute of Peace.
A Koloa business owner is concerned that clogged culverts near Weliweli Road caused some of the flooding in the area, and has been trying to get the County of Kauai to remedy the problem.
A motion by the defense for approval of litigation expenses for an accident reconstruction expert in a case against a man charged on nine counts in the death of a Kapaa woman was granted in Fifth Circuit Court Monday.
A man was sentenced to one year of probation Wednesday in Fifth Circuit Court on a charge of sexual assault in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor, and was ordered to register as a sex offender. Barry Thomas, 42, of Kapaa, listened quietly as his attorney Samuel Jajich addressed the court on his behalf.
If there’s one thing Michele Kimura will tell you about her son, it’s that he was too good for this earth. On Aug. 2, four years ago, her son’s life ended and her nightmare began when she witnessed him jump from their 14th-floor Washington, D.C., apartment window to his death.