Hawaii News | Newswatch Newswatch By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services June 4, 2012 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. UH earns $6M biofuel grant The University of Hawaii has won a $6 million federal grant for biofuel research. Hawaii’s congressional delegation revealed Friday that the money will be used by UH’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for a project designed to convert grass and other biomass into biofuel. U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye said in a news release that such sustainable energy projects are "vital to the health of our environment and our economy." Bank charity walk raises $135K More than 1,800 Bank of Hawaii employees and their families participated in the bank’s sixth annual community walk in Waikiki on Saturday, raising a record $135,000 in donations. The money will be distributed equally among the Honolulu Zoo Society, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and Variety School of Hawaii, the bank said. It was the largest turnout of bank employees for a community service event, the bank said. Boy dies in fall from Maui cliff A 12-year-old boy from San Diego died Sunday when he fell about 250 feet from a cliff on the east side of Honomanu Bay in northeastern Maui, Maui officials said. Firefighters responding to the 12:42 p.m. call retrieved the boy from the ocean and turned him over to medics, officials said. Attempts to resuscitate the boy were unsuccessful. He was visiting with his family, officials said. Guard searches for fisherman The Coast Guard is continuing its search for a Hawaii island fisherman who reportedly was swept out to sea while casting a net Saturday. Caesare Moses, 30, was fishing with a throw net off South Point with a friend Saturday when he was swept out by a large wave at about 2:50 p.m. Friends tried to throw him a flotation device but were unsuccessful, according to the Hawaii County Fire Department. Moses was last seen drifting west about 200 yards offshore. Air and water searches by Coast Guard and fire rescue personnel Saturday and Sunday were unable to locate the missing fisherman. A Coast Guard spokesman said the search will continue through today if necessary. Officer arrested in sexual assault A veteran Maui Police Department officer accused of having sex with a minor turned himself in at the Wailuku police station Friday afternoon after being indicted earlier in the day. Paul Bailey was indicted on four counts of third-degree sexual assault following allegations of sexual misconduct involving a 15-year-old girl on May 21. Bail was set at $100,000. Bailey, 44, is on paid administrative leave. Previous Story Woman sentenced in isle mortgage fraud Next Story Europe’s fade starts to take toll in the U.S.