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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
With today the deadline for bills to move to their final committees, only one of the dozens of marijuana bills introduced this year in the state Legislature remains in discussion.
HONOLULU — A former Honolulu police chief and his deputy prosecutor wife who are fighting corruption allegations face additional charges.
KAILUA-KONA — The state Department of the Attorney General has recommended the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office review a case naming a former Hawaii Police Department officer as a person of interest in the theft of drug evidence.
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State Highways Division workers on Thursday remove debris deposited on Hilo Bayfront Highway by high surf. The highway was reopened on an intermittent basis while cleanup efforts were underway. Hilo Bayfront Park’s canoe houses remained closed, as did Coconut Island (Moku Ola) and all beach parks along the Keaukaha shoreline from Reeds Bay Beach Park to Richardson Ocean Park, including Puu Maile.
A 30-year-old Puna man was convicted Thursday of three armed carjackings that took place in March 2017.
A 25-year-old Hilo man accused of the St. Patrick’s Day stabbing of another 25-year-old man in downtown Hilo will receive a mental examination.
In conjunction with the 55th annual Merrie Monarch Festival, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo.
Hawaii County reached a new milestone last year when its population broke 200,000, according to U.S. Census estimates.
KAILUA-KONA — A couple from the Big Island honeymooning in Australia were killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday at a Great Barrier Reef coral-viewing site.
KAILUA-KONA — Marquis ID Systems, which issues state driver’s licenses and ID cards, reported Thursday that a system crash in September resulted in the loss of scans of sensitive personal documents that might prove irretrievable.