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2 people are injured in 4-vehicle accident

Two people were injured Monday in a traffic collision that slowed Waianae-bound traffic along the H-1 freeway for hours.

According to an Emergency Medical Services report, a 51-year-old male driver and his 52-year-old female passenger were seriously injured when their vehicle was struck from behind by a large truck just before the Kunia offramp.

An officer who happened to be near the scene at 4:23 p.m. reported that the accident involved four vehicles, a police dispatch supervisor said.

Both patients were treated and transported to a local trauma center.

Police closed four lanes of the highway until tow trucks could clear the scene.

McCully fire causes $100,000 in damage

Fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage Monday to a two-story apartment in McCully.

The fire at 2526 Kapiolani Blvd. was reported at 6:33 p.m. The Honolulu Fire Department responded with 12 companies staffed with 43 personnel.

A man who noticed smoke under the eaves of the building used a pair of fire extinguishers to fight back the fire until firefighters arrived.

The fire was brought under control by 6:42 p.m. and fully extinguished by 6:56 p.m.

The cause of the fire, which was contained to one apartment unit, is under investigation. Damage was estimated at $90,000 to the structure and $10,000 to its contents.

No injuries were reported. Two cats that were inside the unit were able to safely escape when firefighters arrived.

Suspect in robbery and assault is jailed

A 36-year-old man has been charged in connection with a robbery in Palolo and assaulting a police officer.

Duane J. Dillman was charged Saturday with second- degree robbery and first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer. He is being held in lieu of $30,000 aggregate bail.

Shortly before 7:15 p.m. Friday, police said, the suspect later identified as Dillman allegedly used physical force against the victim and took his property. The victim and a witness subdued Dillman until police arrived.

Police said the victim and Dillman are strangers.

While placing him under arrest, Dillman assaulted the responding officer, causing injury.

Man is charged in Chinatown stabbing

A 58-year-old man has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Chinatown.

James Winters was charged Sunday with second-degree assault. His bail is set at $100,000.

At about 9:31 p.m. Friday, police said, the victim, 42, and a suspect later identified as Winters got into an argument.

The argument escalated when Winters allegedly brandished an unspecified dangerous instrument and stabbed the victim in the abdomen.

Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to The Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition.

Police responded and arrested Winters shortly after.

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