Hawaii Island News, 17 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 boat captain: ‘It was immense’

The captain of a lava tour boat hit by what authorities called a “lava bomb” Monday morning near the Kapoho lava ocean entry said he never saw the explosion that rained molten rocks down on top of his boat.

Police arrest 14 for DUI

During the week of July 9-15, Hawaii Island police arrested 14 motorists for DUI. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident.

Police ID man killed in West Hawaii crash

Police have identified a man who died following a four-vehicle crash this morning in North Kona near the 18-mile marker of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) as 45-year-old Gerald Wahinekapu of Kailua-Kona.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts