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Man indicted in attack on police

An Oahu grand jury indicted a 43-year-old man yesterday on charges he rammed his truck into two police cars last week in an attempt to flee.

Jessie Aquino was charged in the indictment with first-degree assault against a law enforcement officer and two counts of attempted second-degree assault.

Police said Aquino rammed his truck against two police cars early Friday near Waimalu Plaza Shopping Center.

When officers woke Aquino in his truck at 2 a.m., he rammed police cars in front and back of him, endangering the lives of five officers, police said.



Kolekole Pass, connecting Schofield Barracks to the Waianae Coast through Naval Magazine-Lualualei, will be closed today and tomorrow for military training.

Drivers should plan alternate commutes and allow for additional travel time, Army officials advise.




Fire station opens Sept. 1

Plans are being made for the opening of Kauai’s newest fire station at Kaiakea on Sept. 1, about five months ahead of schedule, officials said.

The Kaiakea fire station, located midway between Kapaa and Kealia, was originally set to open this February.

The 6,573-square-foot facility will be the eighth fire station on the island and the second one in the Kawaihau District.

Unlimited Builders was awarded a $4.7 million contract for the project.


Kekaha mulls $800,000 pot

KEKAHA, kauai » There is still no consensus in Kekaha on how to spend some $800,000 given to the town by the Kauai County Council.

The money, which was budgeted two years ago, is to be spent on community improvements in exchange for the town being the location of the island’s only landfill for decades.

A report listing projects residents want the county to fund was expected to be finalized Monday night by the Citizens’ Advisory Committee. But the committee voted down the draft.

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. says the community should take its time. But he urged residents to come up with the recommendations so his administration can move forward with the projects.


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