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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KAILUA-KONA — A little more than a week ago, Pam Harlow was cycling on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near Kiholo Bay when a southbound van sped past her in close enough proximity she could have reached her hand out and touched it.
HILO — Four people were evacuated by helicopter Friday evening after a fast-moving lava flow cut across Pohoiki Road and isolated about 40 homes.
Fast moving lava has crossed Pohoiki Road near Malama Ki Place. Police, Fire and National Guard are being sent in to stop all entry on both sides of Pohoiki and secure the area, officials said this evening.
Hawaii Island police are investigating a Wednesday morning public accident after an unresponsive man was pulled from the waters off of the Hamakua coast.
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of rat lungworm disease in a toddler from Central Oahu. The child became ill earlier this month and was hospitalized. DOH conducted a detailed investigation and laboratory results confirmed evidence of the rat lungworm disease parasite (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) in the child’s spinal fluid. This is the first confirmed case of rat lungworm disease contracted on Oahu this year and the fourth confirmed case statewide in 2018.