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Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii – Pacific Edge’s Second Annual Business Achievement Awards

Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii – Pacific Edge’s Second Annual Business Achievement Awards

Pacific Edge Magazine Donates to Hale Pono Clubhouse

We are excited to announce that Pacific Edge Magazine will be donating a portion of its proceeds from its Second Annual Business Achievement Awards Gala on May 31 to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii – Hale Pono Clubhouse.

Element Media, Inc., Hawaii’s premier custom publishing firm, will host the exclusive Second Annual Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards Gala on Thursday, May 31st from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace. The red-carpet gala event marks the sixth anniversary of Pacific Edge Magazine while highlighting the impressive achievements of Hawaii’s leading companies and business professionals. There will be a live performance from internationally acclaimed slack key guitarist and singer, Makana, and a best-dressed award contest.

Pet snake confiscated on Oahu

NANAKULI (HawaiiNewsNow)- An illegal family pet is in state custody. Wildlife experts confiscated a Boa Constrictor that was nearly 7 feet in length.

The snake was found at a home in Nanakuli on Haleakala Avenue after an anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers.

Having a snake in Hawaii is punishable by up to 3 years in prison. But the family chose to give it up under the amnesty program.

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Kapolei, Waianae take top honors at Internet Safety Awards

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Kapolei and Waianae High Schools were among the top winners of this year's 5th Annual Internet Safety Awards, held earlier this evening at Farrington High School.

More than 150 students from 14 schools from around the state submitted 52 PSAs addressing Internet safety in three different categories, including Cyber Bullying, Online Piracy and Plagiarism and Online Predators and Social Networking Precautions. The complete list of winners follows:

Cyber Bullying

1st: Kapolei High School – "Words Can Pack a Punch"

2nd: Waianae High School – "Words Hurt"

3rd: Moanalua High School – "Know Your Rights"

Online Piracy & Plagiarism

1st: Kapolei High School – "Plagiarism Fail"

Missing Person Alert: 39-year-old Loida Wideman

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in locating Loida Wideman who was last seen on May 13, at approximately 9:30 p.m. leaving her residence in Waipahu.

Police say that Wideman has three children and is very responsible.  She is driving a 2003 Saturn Ion, Hawaii license plate number NBN186.  Her family is very concerned for her welfare.

Police say Wideman is 5'2" and weighs 132 pounds.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone.

Free cellular calls are provided by AT&T, Nextel Hawaii, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Hawaii, Mobi PCS, and Hawaiian Tel. The public may now send anonymous text and web tips. Text "CS808" plus your message to 274637or CRIMES.

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Teen girl arrested for attacking school staff members

Teen girl arrested for attacking school staff members

A 13-year-old girl was arrested in Waianae on Monday after she attacked several school staff members and threatened to kill another.

According to police, the student became disorderly and was escorted into an office.

Police say the girl insisted on leaving, but when her exit was blocked, she assaulted the staff and school security.

The teen also reportedly threatened to kill one staff member.

Honolulu police listed five adults as complainants.

Queen's in talks to buy St. Francis West

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The former Hawaii Medical Center West is on its way to new life.  After closing five months ago much of the Leeward community was left without a nearby emergency room. But now the Queen's Health Systems has signed a letter of intent to explore the possibility of buying the facility from St. Francis Healthcare System.  It's the prognosis Leeward Oahu residents were looking for to help them breathe easy.

"We are looking forward to working with Queen's to revitalize the West campus to continue the legacy of caring established by Saint Marianne Cope and the Sisters of St. Francis.  We believe that Queen's is well positioned to provide quality acute health care to the Leeward community," said Jerry Correa, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii, in a written statement.

Queen's is optimistic but also cautious because the sale is still in its infancy.

Wanted sex offender captured on Oahu

LIHUE, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Kauai Police Department reports that wanted sex offender Brian K. Lopes was captured by U.S. Marshals on Oahu this morning.

The U.S. Marshals Service Adam Walsh Task Force located and arrested Lopes at 9:45 a.m. in Waianae. Upon receiving medical clearance from Straub Hospital, Lopes was transferred to the state's Sherriff's Office where he awaits extradition back to Kauai.

Lopes was the last of 24 non-compliant sex offenders previously wanted by police.

Acting on a tip that Lopes may have recently fled to Oahu, KPD reached out to the U.S. Marshals Service for assistance.

"This arrest is an example of Hawai'i law enforcement's ability and commitment to collaborate and reach out across the state to apprehend those who try to elude justice," said Deputy Police Chief Michael Contrades. "We are very appreciative of the expeditious efforts of the U.S. Marshals Service."