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Man, woman seriously injured after vehicle overturned

EWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Two people were seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident fronting Kahe Power Plant late Saturday night.

The driver, a 43-year-old man, and a woman, his 47-year-old passenger, were traveling at 50 miles per hour when they apparently sideswiped and then struck a barrier, causing their vehicle to overturn.

The incident happened just after 11 p.m.

Both were taken to the hospital in serious condition according to Emergency Medical Services.

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American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter receives $15,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter receives $15,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation donated $15,000 to the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter in support of the organization’s programs and services which include: Disaster Relief, Safety Training, Military (Service to the Armed Forces), International Services, Red Cross First Aid Stations and Community Events and presentations.

“We are very grateful to Island Insurance for their compassion and support. Their generosity will help us save lives and give hope to those in need throughout the State. We cannot thank them enough for their wonderful contribution to the cause of humanity,” said Coralie Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free "First Time Home Buyer" Seminar

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free "First Time Home Buyer" Seminar

Are you in the market to buy your first home? Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to find the right home, at the right price, by attending this free seminar. Learn from experts about qualifications, strengthening your offer and buying the right home.    

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ “First Time Home Buyer” seminar will be held on Sunday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. at 4460 Kapolei Parkway in the Kapolei Commons Shopping Center.

Space is limited. Please call (808) 947-8101 to reserve your seat!

FIRST INSURANCE NAMED ONE OF NATION’S TOP 50 PROPERTY & CASUALTY COMPANIES FOR 5th STRAIGHT YEAR

FIRST INSURANCE NAMED ONE OF NATION’S TOP 50 PROPERTY & CASUALTY COMPANIES FOR 5th STRAIGHT YEAR

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has been named to the 2013 Ward’s 50 group of top-performing property and casualty insurance companies. This is the fifth consecutive year that FICOH has earned this distinction.

FICOH’s being named to the 2013 Ward’s 50 list comes after the upgrade of FICOH’s Financial Strength Rating (FSR) by A.M. Best earlier this year. Rated “A+” (superior), FICOH currently has the highest FSR among property and casualty insurance carriers based in Hawaii.

The Ward Group, a leader of benchmarking and best practices services for the insurance industry, analyzes more than 3,000 property and casualty companies in the United States each year and lists the top companies as the “Ward’s 50.” The 2013 Ward’s 50 list recognizes companies that have achieved outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over the preceding five-year period (2008 to 2012).

Island Insurance named Top 50 Property and Casualty Insurer in the nation

 Island Insurance named Top 50 Property and Casualty Insurer in the nation

Island Insurance Company, Ltd., the State’s largest locally-owned Property and Casualty insurance carrier, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Property and Casualty insurance companies in the nation by the Ward Group for the sixth consecutive year.  The Ward Top 50 recognition places Island Insurance within the top 2% of the leading Property and Casualty insurers in the nation.  Island Insurance is the first Hawaii-based Property and Casualty insurance company to achieve the Top 50 recognition and the only to be recognized for six consecutive years.

Fire crews contain two-alarm Ewa building fire

EWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Crews from the Honolulu Fire Department were able to contain a two-alarm building fire on Kela Place in Ewa Saturday afternoon.

Fire officials say a unit in a duplex home at The Waterfront at Puuloa caught fire around 2:30 p.m., sending smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.

Two people were home when the fire started, and both escaped. Their dog did not make it out of the building.  

Crews were able to put the fire out in about an hour. Damage is estimated to be at $350,000.

Red Cross volunteers are meeting with the affected residents to ensure their immediate emergency needs are met. 

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Ten local Red Cross volunteers head to Arizona for disaster relief

Ten local Red Cross volunteers head to Arizona for disaster relief

Hawai`i Red Cross volunteers will share their aloha to those affected by the Arizona wildfires.

19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed battling the blaze that left many without basic necessities.

Three Hawai`i Red Cross nurses left yesterday for Arizona and seven additional volunteers will be leaving this week - from Maui, O`ahu and the Big Island.

"Not only do we want to give our aloha and reach out to these poor people that are suffering so tremendously but when they come back, they're going to have experience in order to help Hawai`i be stronger for when we get hit by a disaster," American Red Cross Hawai`i State Chapter CEO Coralie Matayoshi said.

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