VIDEO: Second Landslide Hits Canada… Boat Barely Escapes!

A boat barely escaped a deadly second landslide in Canada as the landslide plowed into the water.

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A second landslide has hit British Columbia in Canada as crews continue to search for people missing after an earlier, bigger landslide . Four people are thought to have been buried in the remote town of Johnson’s Landing on Thursday. Police say one body has been found.

Big Island Police Arrest 32-Year-Old Kea’au Woman With Six Offenses Related to Financial Crimes

Big Island police have charged a 32-year-old Keaʻau woman with six offenses in connection with various financial crimes that allegedly occurred in Hilo.

Levon Keala Kahee

Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section, after conferring with prosecutors, charged Levon Keala Kahee with two counts of second-degree forgery, one count of second-degree theft, one count of second-degree attempted theft, and two counts of second-degree identity theft. Her bail was set at $90,000.

She was also arrested for an unrelated bench warrant for contempt of court.

She was being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending her initial court appearance today.

At approximately 5 p.m. Friday, police responded to a check cashing business on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo after receiving information that Kahee had allegedly attempted to cash a check stolen from a residential mailbox in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna.

Police also determined that Kahee had also allegedly cashed another stolen check at the same business on a previous date.

Hilo Man Arrested After Assaulting Two Others

Big Island police have charged a 63-year-old Hilo man in connection with a confrontation Friday (July 13) in Hilo.

The charges stemmed from a report police received at approximately 6:20 a.m. Friday. Officers responded to home off Kūkūau Street after a 50-year-old Hilo man reported that he had been assaulted following a dispute. The suspect allegedly entered the victim’s home and while inside, allegedly assaulted the victim and a 21-year-old Hilo man. Neither victim sustained any injuries during the confrontation.

Joseph Werner Leong

At 9 p.m. Friday, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section, after conferring with prosecutors, charged Joseph Werner Leong with one count of first-degree burglary, one count of first-degree terroristic threatening, and two counts of harassment. Leong was released from police custody after posting $5,500 bail.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 5th “Biggest Little Airshow”

Visitors are invited to attend, free, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 5th “Biggest Little Airshow” on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, 10am to 4pm. This year, the Airshow celebrates the Centennial of Marine Aviation and the Centennial of Women in Aviation.

Guests will be greeted by 100 aircraft on the tarmac—both real and remote control models—“candy bombings” over historic Luke Field for the keiki, Hangar 79 Tours to see the new MiG Alley Korean War Exhibit, the Restoration Shop, the P-40 Kittyhawk and Flying Tigers Exhibit, helicopters, jets and aircraft displays in the 85,000 sq. ft. battle scarred hangar.

Free entertainment includes: concerts each day at 1:00pm with popular band Loaded Dice; Candy bombings for the keiki each day at 12:30 and 3:30pm; Hawaiian Airlines’ Bellanca and Pacific Warbirds’ T-6 and Luscomb 8-E Flyovers of antique aircraft, at 12:00 noon.

For two days, the presenting local RC organization the Birds of Paradise and Mainland pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics will pilot their massive remote controlled 1 to 5 scale planes in the skies above the Museum. Specialty acts to be performed by the Birds of Paradise include:  Pattern, 3-D fixed wing and helicopter aerobatic flights, South Pacific battles, “Candy Bomber” drops, and a Skycam helicopter. There’ll be remote control aircraft in the air and on static display, including, jets, helicopters, F-22s, warbirds, B-17s, P-38s, Corsairs, OV-10s and more.

Visitors can also enjoy free tours of Hangar 79, which still bears the bullet holes of the December 7, 1941attack. Inside, guests will see helicopters, fighter planes, and the Lt. Ted Shealy Restoration Shop–the 1941 machine shop which is busy restoring the Museum’s aircraft. They’ll also get up close and personal with an F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-86s, P-40, MiG-15, and the Museum’s new “MiG Alley” Korean War Exhibit and Flying Tigers Exhibit.

Admission to the Airshow is free. If guests also wish to visit Hangar 37 at the Museum and avoid ticket lines, Museum admission tickets may be purchased online at www.PacificAviationMuseum.org. Museum admissions may also be purchased at the Museum and at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center ticketing desk. Shuttles depart every 15 minutes, 7:30am to 4:30pm. Call 808/441-1008 for more information or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org, Flickr, Facebook and @PacificAviation on Twitter, for updates.

BIGGEST LITTLE AIRSHOW ON FORD ISLAND -Presented by Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Featuring the Birds of Paradise Airshow Team

Schedule of Events

Saturday & Sunday • August 18 & 19, 2010

Day 1/Saturday, August 18:

  • 9am –First free shuttle departs the Arizona Memorial Parking Area for Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (Shuttles run every 15 minutes throughout the event)
  • 10am – Color Guard, Military Aircraft Flyover Opens the Airshow
  • 11am – Remote Control Air Demonstrations Begin, through 4pm
  • 12:00pm – Flyovers–Hawaiian Airlines’ Bellanca, Pacific Warbirds’ T-6 and Luscomb 8-E
  • 12:30pm — “Candy Bombers” Flyover & Candy Drop for the Keiki
  • 1:00pm ~ 2pm – Free Concert
  • 2:00 pm – Remote Control Air Demonstrations Continue, through 4pm
  • 3:30pm – “Candy Bombers” Flyover & Candy Drop for the Keiki
  • 4:00pm – Closing Festivities
  • 5:00pm – Last shuttle bus departs the Museum for Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Parking Area

Day 2/Sunday, August 19:

  •  9am –First free shuttle departs the Arizona Memorial Parking Area for Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (Shuttles run every 15 minutes throughout the event)
  • 10am – Color Guard, Military Aircraft Flyover Opens the Airshow
  • 11:00m – Remote Control Air Demonstrations Begin, through 4pm1
  • 2:00pm – Flyovers–Hawaiian Airlines’ Bellanca, Pacific Warbirds’ T-6 and Luscomb 8-E
  • 12:30pm — “Candy Bombers” Flyover & Candy Drop for the Keiki
  • 1:00pm ~ 2pm – Free Concert
  • 2:00 pm – Remote Control Air Demonstrations Continue, through 4pm
  • 3:30pm – “Candy Bombers” Flyover & Candy Drop for the Keiki
  • 4:00pm – Closing Festivities
  • 5:00pm – Last shuttle bus departs the Museum for Arizona Memorial Parking Area

Hawai’i Island Beacon Community Expands Alere Wellogic Health Information Exchange in Partnership with North Hawai’i Community Hospital

The Hawai’i Island Beacon Community (HIBC) has begun to expand the region’s first health information exchange (HIE), following a successful pilot phase which began last December at North Hawai’i Community Hospital. The HIE facilitates safer, more efficient, and cost-effective care within the connected health care community across Hawai’i Island. It enables doctors to easily view and share patient records from participating hospitals, doctors’ offices, imaging centers, pharmacies, laboratories and other practices. It also facilitates secure doctor-to-doctor messaging for referrals and consultations, and establishes the foundation for care coordination across the region. This HIE can also connect to other regional HIEs and eventually the Nationwide Health Information Network.

“The Hawai’i Island Beacon project is all about building a better system of health care delivery by providing better care and managing cost. Alere Wellogic’s HIE is helping us reach this ambitious goal by improving the communication and coordination of clinical care and support services,” said Susan Hunt, HIBC Project Director and CEO. “It has been a tremendous demonstration of what collaboration, technology, and community partnerships can achieve. We have accomplished a great deal in a relatively short period of time and are looking forward to next steps.”

The HIE was designed in collaboration with the physicians and technology leadership at North Hawai’i Community Hospital, HIBC, Alere Wellogic, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Key Facts

  • First live HIE on Hawai’i Island now connects doctors in North Hawai’i.
  • Charter participants are NHCH, affiliated physicians, and their reference laboratories and imaging centers.
  • Authorized doctors and their staff have easy and immediate access to patient information across all connected venues of care, from emergency rooms to specialist offices.
  • The shared information is harmonized for easy review and to enable decision support.
  • Doctors and staff already observe positive impact on information availability, operational efficiency, and patient care.
  • This project lays the foundation for Alere’s electronic health record, wireless diagnostic devices, decision support, analytics, care coordination and population health reporting functions.

Participating organizations include: Cleveland Clinic radiologists at North Hawai’i Community Hospital, Clinical Laboratories of Hawai’i, Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Hawai’i Emergency Physicians Associated, Hamakua Health Center, North Hawai’i Community Hospital, North Hawai’i Hospitalist Physicians and North Hawai’i Medical Group.

“I have always been impressed by the usability of the HIE from Alere Wellogic,” said Dr. William Park, senior general surgeon at North Hawai’i Community Hospital. “We ultimately chose Alere Wellogic because they are unique in understanding what we doctors need — tools that help us be more efficient, but in a way that doesn’t require fundamental change in how we run our day.”

Care providers can more easily and securely communicate, collaborate, and coordinate patient care. For example, emergency room doctors can now view patient histories kept by primary care physicians, preventing adverse events in situations when seconds can make a difference. In turn, primary care doctors can receive and view information regarding their patients’ admissions and discharges. Alere Wellogic’s unique HIE visual presentation also compiles that information into a single sophisticated screen that enables care providers to see the information and trends on their computer or iPad quickly and easily.

“We can now, with the simple click of the mouse or touch on an iPad, see a patient’s entire medical history from all participants without having to laboriously chase it down or piece it together,” continued Dr. Park. “This demonstrates what I believed was possible: that technology can and must be elegant in how it presents patient information. This solution represents a fundamental step forward in how we deliver and coordinate care.”

“It is no secret that adoption of technology has been a longstanding challenge for our industry,” said Sumit Nagpal, President and CEO of Alere Wellogic. “Limited expectations and brute-force solutions have too often been imposed on doctors and their staff. It is not surprising that these solutions have failed to meet doctors’ needs and seen limited use. We knew right from the beginning that we had to inspire daily, routine adoption by doctors and their staff for this investment to be meaningful and sustainable, and we obtained it by launching with a rich set of patient information, compiled and presented in the way doctors work. Our providers can’t imagine going backward, and are excited about what we have in the works to build on this foundation.”

41-Year-Old Wailoloa Man Dies in Motor Vehicle/ Motorcycle Crash

A 41-year-old Waikoloa man died Sunday (July 15) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/motorcycle crash Friday (July 13) on Route 190 in the area of the 17-mile marker in North Kona.


The man was identified as Randall C. Guadiz, of a Waikoloa address.

Responding to a 10:38 p.m. call Friday, Kona patrol officers determined that the Waikoloa man was operating a 1998 Honda motorcycle and traveling north on Route 190 when he overtook a vehicle in a no-passing zone and sideswiped a 2012 Toyota four-door sedan traveling south and being operated by a 45-year-old California woman.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. Fire Rescue personnel took him to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital. He was later flown to The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, where he died Sunday evening (July 15) at 6:19 p.m.

The driver of the Toyota was not injured.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved but speed was a factor in this case.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

This is the 19th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared with 12 at this time last year.

Two Kona Men Killed in Motor Vehicle/Motorcycle Crash

Two Kona men were killed Friday (July 13) from injuries they sustained in a motor vehicle/motorcycle crash at the intersection of Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) and Kalamalani Place in Captain Cook, South Kona.


Responding to a 9:13 p.m. call, Kona patrol officers determined that a 40-year-old Kailua-Kona man was operating a 1994 Honda motorcycle and traveling south on Route 11 when he crossed the centerline and collided with a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck being operated by a 33-year-old Kealakekua man. The Chevrolet was also traveling south and making a left turn onto Kalamalani Place.

A third vehicle, a 1991 Toyota pickup truck that was parked on private property, also received minor damage.

Toby Ledward

The motorcycle operator was identified as Toby H. Ledward of a Kailua-Kona address.

The driver of the truck was identified as Glennard A. Sadumiano, of a Kealakekua address.

The motorcycle operator was not wearing a helmet and the driver of the truck was not wearing a seat belt.

Fire Rescue personnel took the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck to Kona Community Hospital, where he died at 9:38 p.m.

Ledward was later transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:40 p.m.

Police believe that the motorcycle operator was speeding and also believe that alcohol was involved.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated negligent homicide and coroner’s inquest cases and have ordered autopsies to determine the exact cause of death.

Police ask that anyone with information about this crash call Officer Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, extension 229.

These are the 17th and 18th traffic fatalities on the Big Island this year compared with 12 at this time last year.