Watch KITV's midday webcastPublished 11:00 AM HST Sep 11, 2013Video Transcript
On today's September 11th anniversary... Hawaii and the nation is living up to its pledge to "never forget." Governor Neil Abercrombie has ordered all state flags be flown at half staff- Meanwhile Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to lead a remembrance ceremony downtown. It will begin at 12-15 in the afternoon at Tamarind Park at Bishop Square. Honolulu first responders will be in attendance. MAILE RAQUEL HALE. HEATHER MALIA HO. RICHARD Y. LEE. Among those remembered in New York -- those with Hawaii ties who lost their lives 12 years ago today. Maile Hale Hail was a 19-93 valedictorian at Kaiser High School and was at the "Windows On The World" restaurant attending a conference. Punahou graduate Heather Malia Ho was a pastry chef at Windows On The World. Fellow Punahou grad Richard Lee worked at Cantor Fitzgerald and was on the 103rd floor of Tower One. Two others with Hawa'ii ties were aboard United Airlines Flight 93 when it went down in Pennsylvania. They are Christine Snyder... an Outdoor Circle arborist. And Georgine Rose Corrigan... a Honolulu antiques and collectibles dealer. Police are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash on Kalanianaole Highway. Police say the 52-year old victim was not wearing a helmet when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Toyota Camry near the Halona Blowhole. It happened around 6-45 last night. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition... Where police tell us he died. The woman driving the Camry was not seriously injured. An arson investigation is underway-- after an apartment fire along University Avenue. The blaze started at 9 last night-- at the Ala Wai Plaza condo's. Firefighters say the damage was contained to one unit on the 18th floor. They DO suspect arson-- and police have arrested ONE person who lived inside the building. We talked to a witness who was playing basketball across the street when the fire started. WE LOOK UP AND SEE A FIRE AND WE GATHER AROUND AND START YELLING GET OUT, GET OUT AND WE SEE PEOPLE COMING DOWN AND LOOK OUT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT MESSING AROUND AND STUFF. Three people were displaced from the fire. Investigators plan to return to the scene this morning to work out details on HOW the fire started. Nobody was injured. Fish continue to die-- after a molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor. Matson says the spill was due to a faulty pipe. The Department of Health says, 14-hundred TONS of thick sugar water spilled into the harbor-- causing the fish to suffocate. Officials are unsure how to clean up the mess and the consequences for Matson have not been determined. Today marks 21 years since Hurricane Iniki slammed into Kauai. With sustained winds of 140 miles per hour, the category-four storm caused about two-billion dollars in damage and killed six people. The eye of the hurricane passed right over the island on September 11, 1992. The National Weather Service says hurricane satellite tracking technology has improved immensely since Iniki. Even so, N-W-S wants to remind people that we are still in the peak of hurricane season which doesn't end until November 30th. IN:00:56 IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE A REMINDER FOR EVERYONE THAT ANY YEAR COULD BE THE YEAR AND THAT THERE'S A HIGH LIKELY HOOD THAT WE'LL SEE INIKI SOME TIME AGAIN IN THE FUTURE S THAT'S WHAT THE REAL MESSAGE IS 01:07 There were 1-3 storms predicted for the Central Pacific this year, so far we have reached 6 with Flossie being a close call. Cam Tran has your island weather forecast. Thank you for watching KITV 4 News Online. We're constantly updating the website so look for new stories later today, and on KITV 4 News at 5, 6 and 10.