Hawaii Island News, 23 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.

Wounded police sergeant’s wife is thankful

The wife of Hawaii Police Department Sgt. Bryan Tina, who was shot in a violent shootout on South Point Road Friday afternoon that left fugitive Justin Waiki dead, expressed her gratitude and said her husband is recovering.

Hilo man charged in high-speed Kona chase

The alleged driver of a stolen Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that led Kona patrol officers on a high-speed chase involving gunfire during afternoon rush hour Thursday is facing numerous charges.

Accomplice to murder charges filed in South Point shootout

Three individuals arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting fugitive Justin Waiki, who was killed by police Friday in a shootout on South Point Road, are facing charges that could put them behind bars for the rest of their lives, if convicted.

Celebrating the mango

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.

Lava tours only see slight drop in passengers despite accident

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.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts