Watch KITV's midday webcastPublished 11:00 AM HST Sep 12, 2013Video Transcript
I'm Lara Yamada, thanks for watching KITV4 on line. While you were sleeping... There was a crazy crash in Kailua. Just before 2:00 this morning... A car slammed into the front of the 7-Eleven on Kailua Road. You can see damage to the building and glass. Police say the driver of the car fled the scene. But the banged up vehicle was found about a half block away. Police say the driver was arrested for D-U-I and fleeing the scene of an accident. A woman is in critical condition... After she was hit by an out of control car in Kaneohe. It happened yesterday at the Windward City Shopping Center. Honolulu Police say a 49-year old man had a seizure while driving... Causing him to hit three parked cars... and a woman who was leaving the gym. Police say the car continued to roll down the road before crashing into a fence across the street. The driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition. It has already killed thousands of fish, now experts say the nearly three-MILLION- pound molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor could be sticking around for weeks. Many sea creatures lost their struggle to survive in Keehi Lagoon. Dead eels and aquatic life washed up along the shores of Keehi Lagoon, while hundreds of bloated fish bobbed around boats. KITV has learned, because of the wind and waves, much of the spill is being kept in the harbor and nearby lagoon. Experts believe it could take another one or two weeks until the 233-THOUSAND gallons of molasses breaks up and disappears. While dead fish floated on the surface, some wondered if even more creatures have been killed by the spill. So department of Land and Natural Resources officers dragged nets on the ocean bottom. AILA@26:23-26:30 "WE WANTED TO CONFIRM THERE WEREN'T MORE FISH THERE ON THE BOTTOM AND WE DID THAT, SO IT LOOKS LIKE THE ONES ON THE SURFACE ARE THE EXTENT" The patrols did not spot any algae blooms from the molasses or increase in sharks feeding on the fish, but there are still questions over the impact the spill is having on coral reefs. The wide variety of dead fish collected will now undergo toxicology tests. The pipe that spilled the molasses will also undergo tests, according to Matson, now that the leak has been repaired. The controversial Koa Ridge development project will be a topic of discussion at tonight's city council committee meeting at Leeward Community College. Castle and Cooke Homes' needs city council approval to rezone 576 acres of former agricultural land-- to build over residential homes between Waipio and Mililani. Tonight's meeting starts at 6p-m. Law enforcement officials across the state will be going above and beyond the call to raise money for Special Olympics. Starting today they'll make themselves at home atop 14- foot tall scaffolding for the annual Cop on Top fundraiser. You can find them at Wal- Mart and Sam's Club stores until Saturday. And U-F-C fighter B-J Penn is heading back to the octagon against Frankie Edgar in the featherweight division -- at 145-pounds. That's a DROP in two weight classes from where he last fought at 170-pounds. Penn and Edgar will be coaches for season-19 of "The Ulitmate Fighter" before their fight in April. 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.