West Hawaii News, 25 June 2018

Accessed on 25 June 2018, 1457 UTC, Post #17085.



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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 Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Kawaihae hit-and-run suspect arrested, charged

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island Police have apprehended 27-year-old Joshua Akeakamai Ancheta, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant of arrest stemming from a June 5 incident involving the unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and a hit and run traffic collision in Kawaihae.

Slaying shocks South Kona neighborhood

HONAUNAU — Police identified the man who was fatally shot after an altercation in South Kona Sunday, and said two other parties involved in the reported murder and attempted murder are in custody.

2 more cited for lava violations

HILO — Two Hilo residents were cited by a DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) officer for loitering in a closed area under Hawaii County ordinance (HCC7-10).

6,144 acres, 637 homes

HILO — The eruption on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone has covered 6,144 acres in lava and destroyed more than 637 homes since its start May 3, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Get dunked!

The Regency Hualalai hosted a Purple Pool and Dunk Tank Party to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Saturday morning.

6 of 9 council members in Waikiki while budget issues mount back home

HILO — With lava flows imploding the county budget, there’s a lot to worry about back home. But that hasn’t kept six of the nine County Council members from taking a few days off for the annual Hawaii State Association of Counties conference, held Thursday through Saturday in Waikiki.

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Russ Roberts