West Hawaii News, 02 August 2018

Accessed on 02 August 2018, 1507 UTC, Post #17340.



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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.

Fire now 2 miles from Waikoloa Village

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.

Old A rape suspect in custody again

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.

None injured in structure blaze

KAILUA-KONA — Three Hawaii Fire Department engine companies responded to a structure fire on Kiwi Street in North Kona Tuesday afternoon.

Visitor numbers drop in June

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.

Upcoming vehicle disposal assistance program offered

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.

DUI arrests down 2.2% so far this year

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.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts