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Benefit marks school’s 10th anniversary

Myron B. Thompson Academy celebrated its 10th anniversary Friday night with a fundraising event at its new downtown campus.

The public charter school, which serves kindergarten through high school students in a hybrid online learning environment, moved from its original location in Kakaako to the second and third floors of the Laniakea YWCA on Richards Street.

Friday’s fundraiser featured performances by Kapena, 808 Band and students of the academy. Proceeds will be used to defer the cost of SAT exams for the school’s juniors and seniors.

Quake shakes Hawaii island

Hawaii island residents were shaken by a mild magnitude-3.9 earthquake centered off the coast of Kau early Saturday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the 2:26 a.m. earthquake did not generate a tsunami.

The quake was centered about 11 miles east-southeast of Naalehu and 54 miles south-southwest of Hilo at a depth of about 24 miles.

Responses to the U.S. Geological Survey’s "Did You Feel It?" website came from as far north as Laupahoehoe and Honokaa and west of the epicenter in Captain Cook.

Man sentenced over threats

A Kapaa, Kauai, man will serve a year in jail for threatening his fiancee — who has since married him — and scuffling with police during his arrest in December.

The Garden Island newspaper reported that Dean Silva, 35, received a year on each of three misdemeanor charges involving second-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and third-degree assault. The sentences will run concurrently.

A jury found Silva not guilty of felony charges and guilty of the three misdemeanors in June.

Silva was reportedly in a heated argument with his fiancee and attempted to drive a pickup toward her in a threatening manner, according to court testimony. It was the arrest later in the day that led to his guilty verdicts for fighting and resisting two law enforcement officers.


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