Man charged for harassment
KAILUA - A kayak business owner is charged with harassment after spraying water on people protesting commercial activity at Kailua Beach Park.
Bob Twogood says he was just trying to keep protesters cool on a hot afternoon when he hosed them down Thursday.
Protesters showed up as he was about to hold a news conference explaining how a bill banning commercial activity at the beach would harm businesses.
A protester tells KITV that Twogood pushed a woman and then got a hose and doused the group.
He tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that he earlier called police because he was concerned about the safety of protesters standing on the street. He says when officers arrived he thought they were there to deal with his complaint.
Instead, he was arrested and released after posting $350 bail.
Island Air upgrades fleet
HONOLULU - A Hawaii interisland air carrier is revamping its look and upgrading its fleet.
Island Air announced Thursday that along with a new look, it is upgrading its fleet with more fuel-efficient jet-prop aircraft that can carry more passengers.
The new branding includes an enhanced website and new logo.
The airline says the new aircraft will allow serving any major airport. Island Air currently offers 352 weekly flights between Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island.
The announcement comes after Hawaiian Airlines revealed plans to acquire turboprops to fly to smaller airports and compete with interisland carriers like Island Air.