Accessed on 21 July 2018, 1452 UTC, Post #17260.
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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.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police have released the name of three people arrested following a shooting incident Friday in Ka‘u that left suspected cop killer Justin Waiki dead.
KAILUA-KONA — DLNR Chair Suzanne Case has notified Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim of the state’s termination of a grant agreement with the County that would have provided $1.33 million in matching funds for the acquisition of over 300 acres of private property that formerly reached the Waiʻopae coastline in Puna.
KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaii Police Department Special Response Team sergeant was shot during a shootout Friday with alleged cop killer Justin Waiki off South Point Road in Ka‘u. Waiki has been confirmed dead.
LIHUE — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the 2016 killing of a Kauai man.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police are investigating two officer-involved shooting incidents that occurred Thursday in the areas of Keauhou and Napoopoo Road.
HILO — More than two months since Kilauea volcano began erupting in lower Puna, disaster relief efforts continue for those affected by the ongoing eruption.
Lava continued to enter the ocean Thursday at Ahalanui and threaten Isaac Hale Beach Park.
HILO — Incumbent County Council members held tight to the money lead in the most recent campaign finance reports, with most accepting large contributions from unions and other special interest groups, compared to smaller donations from individuals.