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Accessed on 24 January 2022, 1300 UTC.

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Obituaries for January 23

Doroteo “Danny” Daquep Jr., 66, of Pepeekeo died Jan 10 at home. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a farmer and worked at the former Hamakua Sugar Co., Diamond Head Papaya, Mauna Kea Agronomics, King’s Court Pizza and Grill, and Island Fish and Chips. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Evalyn “Eva” Daquep of Pepeekeo; sons, Doroteo “Teo” Daquep III of Pepeekeo, Croford “Roy” (Nicole) Daquep of Hilo and Scott Daquep of Las Vegas; daughter, Dannielyn (Jereybe) Casil of the Philippines; brothers, Leopoldo “Poldo” (Sheila) Daquep of Paauilo, Antonio “Tony” (Irelan) Daquep of Maui, Nestor (Lelis) Daquep and Ruben (Carol) Daquep of Hilo; sisters, Leonila “Nelly” Guelguel, Ester Daquep and Lorna (Robinson) Agdeppa of Hilo; five grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces &nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Utility poles fall on vehicle on Alii Drive, cause power outage

Kalei Kamauu and his partner left the Hawaiian Electric Co. baseyard on Kaiwi Street in Kailua-Kona around 6 a.m. Friday morning heading to Ocean View for a traffic control job with Kipapa Traffic Management when poles came crashing to the ground on Alii Drive fronting the Kona Reef.

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii

POIPU, Kauai (AP) — A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii. First responders removed about 2,000 feet of heavy-gauge line from the animal over the weekend when it was off the island of Kauai, The Garden Island newspaper reported. Authorities detached most of the gear but weren’t able to get all of it off before the whale moved on.

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