Hawaii Island News, 12 July 2018

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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 Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Lava destroys more Leilani homes

Breakouts from fissure 8 in Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone destroyed three homes Wednesday in Leilani Estates, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Scientist killed, entertainer injured in crash

A two-vehicle head-on collision late Tuesday afternoon on Daniel K. Inouye Highway, also known as Saddle Road, killed a highly regarded scientist and critically injured a well-known local musician.

Man killed in crash ID’d

Police have identified the man who died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Saddle Road as 71-year-old Roger Vargas of Waimea.

HFD rescues spear fishermen off Puna coastline

Ten Fire Rescue units, including three rescue boats and a helicopter, rescued two spear fishermen who were unable to return ashore late Sunday afternoon off Hawaiian Paradise Park because of large surf.

Lava approaching charter school

CORRECTION: The number of people registered by FEMA and grant amount is as of Tuesday. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the numbers were by Wednesday’s close of business. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts