Hawaii Island News, Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Accessed on 18 April 2018, 1420 UTC, Post #16660.



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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Australian probe: Pilot saw warning just before fatal crash

CANBERRA, Australia — A pilot saw an engine malfunction warning signal moments before his helicopter crashed on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef last month, killing a honeymooning couple from Hawaii and injuring a Colorado couple, a crash investigation reported on Wednesday.

Man swept into ocean was wanted on felony warrants

A fugitive who was swept into the ocean and presumably drowned Monday off the Puna coastline after attempting to elude capture by police was wanted on felony warrants and for questioning in a reported kidnapping, terroristic threatening and burglary that allegedly involved the use of a firearm.

Police arrest 26 for DUI

During the week of April 9-15, Hawaii Island police arrested 26 motorists for DUI. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two were younger than 21.