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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.
A police sergeant injured Friday during a shootout at South Point was in stable condition at Hilo Medical Center on Saturday and “recovering nicely,” the Hawaii Police Department said.
The 10th annual Mango Festival held Saturday at Hale Halawai was more than just the mango or the dozens of varieties that grow throughout Hawaii. It was, for many at this weekend’s festival, a way to promote a way of eating that is both sustainable and supports local farmers.
Four gubernatorial candidates sounded off Friday evening on Big Island issues before a crowd of more than 150 at a forum sponsored by local business groups.
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The flow of tourists to the lava ocean entry slowed but did not stop last week after a tour boat was hit by a “lava bomb,” injuring 23 passengers. The boat, one of two operated by Lava Ocean Tours, was hit by debris from an explosion, possibly caused by the rupture of an underwater lava tube that’s part of the eruption on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone.
Jury sides with couple in discrimination lawsuit
KAILUA-KONA — An Ocean View man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in connection with a March domestic attack involving his girlfriend in Ka‘u.
SOUTH POINT — A days-long, islandwide manhunt culminated Friday in South Point when the Hawaii Police Department’s Special Response Team engaged in a shootout with Justin Waiki, the man wanted in the shooting death of Puna patrol officer Bronson Kaliloa earlier this week.
Those wanting to donate to the family of fallen Puna patrol Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa can do so by dropping off or mailing checks to the Pahoa police station.
Geologists say the eruption on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone most likely will continue for months to years.
KAILUA-KONA — An Alaska woman pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a case where she was accused of mowing down her boyfriend with a vehicle in December at Old Kona Airport Park.