West Hawaii News, 23 July 2018

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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.

3 facing accomplice to first-degree murder charges in South Point shootout

KAILUA-KONA — Three Hawaii Island residents are each facing an accomplice to first-degree attempted murder charge stemming from a shootout Friday during which Justin Waiki — the man wanted in the shooting death of a Puna patrol officer — shot and injured a Special Response Team sergeant.

Service set for slain officer

KAILUA-KONA — A memorial service for Hawaii Police Department Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa, who died in the line of duty on Tuesday, has been set for Aug. 4 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Hilo, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Saturday.

Charges dropped against 2 women who buried dead whale

HONOLULU — Two Native Hawaiian practitioners will no longer face charges for illegally taking the remains of a small, ailing whale the pair had watched over before it died and burying them at sea off Kawaihae.

A perilous beauty

HILO — 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.

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Russ Roberts