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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
A man who lives near the large volcanic fissure that opened up Sunday and spewed lava near Halekamahina Loop Road in lower Puna called the event “absolutely deafening.”
Hawaii officials are warning people to know the origin of the prawns they eat because waters could have been poisoned.
KAILUA-KONA — A liquidation sale at the Kailua-Kona Kmart will begin Thursday in advance of its closure planned for early August, the store’s parent company announced Friday.
— California Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Are In For A Big Surprise
A 28-year-old man was killed Sunday morning when his Hilo-bound Toyota pickup rolled over near the 41-mile marker of Highway 11 in Ka‘u, according to Hawaii Fire Department officials.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continue to work with HMSA to look at trends that might suggest inappropriate coding and billing procedures after several people were improperly billed copayments for a procedure.
The community took time Sunday to honor Mother’s Day with a celebration at the Pahoa emergency shelter for the mothers and families displaced by lava from Kilauea volcano.
UPDATE: The road has been re-opened in both directions, police say.
UPDATE: 1 p.m.: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that fissure No. 17 off Halekamahina Loop Road is several hundred yards long, producing lava spatter.
The head of the Hawaii State Department of Health will retire at the end of this month.
The eruption of a Kilauea volcano in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America’s West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region.