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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories compiled by “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KAILUA-KONA — This year’s 55th annual Merrie Monarch Festival drew a surge of visitors to the Big Island using the home sharing website, Airbnb.
The application period opened Wednesday for the Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, opening the door for farmers throughout the state to grow the crop.
— Nature was generous with Matthew Leonardi, endowing him with grace, strength and agility, and an extra bone in his left foot.
Hawaii County has not been accepting new building permit applications since Monday due to a software snafu.
KAILUA-KONA — In his second bike accident, Jim Gustin was hit by a car driving 55 miles per hour and shattered the vehicle’s windshield with his head. It’s no surprise a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) followed.
The Department of Human Services said Friday it has temporarily closed its North Kona Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division Processing Center in Kailua-Kona.
KAILUA-KONA — A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and burglary charges in connection to a slew of break-ins at businesses and a residence within the past week, police confirmed today.
Two men and a woman are facing felony drug charges, with one of the men also charged with firearms offenses, in connection with a traffic stop last month in Waimea.
LAUPAHOEHOE — Hawaii Island police on Friday identified the 40-year-old man killed in a head-on crash Wednesday afternoon in Laupahoehoe.
LIHUE — Hawaii authorities have arrested a man suspected of demanding money from people who needed help during severe flooding on Kauai island.