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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 — Traffic was backed up to a stand-still from Kawaihae Road to the Waikoloa Beach Resort after emergency responders closed junctions at Waikoloa Road and Daniel K. Inouye Highway due to a brush fire Wednesday afternoon.
HONOLULU — Jessica Tilton wanted to see lava flowing into the ocean off Hawaii’s Big Island but thought her sightseeing boat got too close to the explosive phenomenon.
KEALAKEKUA — A teen accused of sexual assault remains in police custody and is being held without bail after violating terms of his initial release from jail in February.
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KAILUA-KONA — Three Hawaii Fire Department engine companies responded to a structure fire on Kiwi Street in North Kona Tuesday afternoon.
HONOLULU — Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off Hawaii. But don’t call it a “wholphin,” they say.
HILO — Big Island Mayor Harry Kim underwent the installation of a heart defibrillator Tuesday morning at Hilo Medical Center.
HILO — Police have announced scheduling changes for Saturday’s services for fallen Officer Bronson Kaimana Kaliloa, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 17.
HILO — Although total visitor spending on the Big Island this year to date remains higher than 2017, spending and visitors to the island declined in June.
The County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management Derelict and Abandoned Vehicle Section is initiating a short-term program starting in August that is designed to assist county residents with the disposal of unwanted vehicles.
During the week of July 23-29, Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.