West Hawaii News, 21 June 2018

Accessed on 21 June 2018, 1557 UTC, Post #17065.



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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 Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Eruption racks up police OT

KAILUA-KONA — About $1 million has been redirected within the Hawaii Police Department to cover overtime hours piling up as lava continues to flow in Puna.

On and on it goes

HILO — The 7-week-old eruption on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone has reached a new milestone.

Police searching for wanted man

Hawaii County Police are on the lookout for Eyan K. Chong, a 29-year-old man wanted on multiple outstanding warrants resulting from probation violations.

Unemployment steady at 2.3 percent

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island’s unemployment rate stood at 2.3 percent in May, unchanged from April, recently released state labor statistics show.

6 more cited for loitering in eruption area

HILO — Officers from the Hawaii County Police Department and the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) cited six people over the past 24 hours for loitering and refusing to evacuate in lower Puna. This brings the number of citations issued since the eruption began in early May to 47.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts