West Hawaii News, Saturday, 05 May 2018

Accessed on 05 May 2018, 1447 UTC, Post #16751.



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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.

Keeping their cool

Heather Fomenko’s escape from the volcanic eruption in Leilani Estates was strangely uneventful.

Power of Pele

Kilauea volcano erupted new fissures Friday inside Leilani Estates and produced the largest earthquake in Hawaii since 1975, causing residents around the island to take cover.

HELCO: No power shortfall expected

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Electric Light Co. does not expect a shortfall in power generation despite an emergency shutdown of a Puna geothermal power plant.

Puna man gets 10 years for crime spree

A 26-year-old Puna man who went on a two-month crime spree last year that included numerous auto thefts, the ramming of two police officers’ vehicles with a stolen car, an armed robbery and using a stolen debit card to make multiple cash withdrawals was sentenced Wednesday to a 10-year prison term.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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