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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.
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.
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.
No one knows how many wild horses in Waipio Valley have perished, or what is killing them. Dr. Tim Richards, Hawaii County councilman and veterinarian, said the problem appears neurological, but no one looking for answers has ever seen a condition manifest in quite the same way before.
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The lava flow in lower Puna is not only changing the landscape, but the seascape, too, impacting the water and sea life within.
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.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported this morning that eruption activity continues from fissure No. 8 into the lava channel flowing to the ocean entry at Ahalanui producing a large laze plume.
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.
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.