Hawaii Island/Hawaii State News, 05 August 2018

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island and Hawaii State news stories from television station KITV 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

  • Don’t text and drive. That’s the message from a musician who landed up in the hospital after getting into a serious car crash Friday. Rob Kent of the reggae band Kush County – which just played at the MayJah RayJah Music Festival in July- posted on Instagram that he and his wife Nicole are in the intensive care unit at Queen’s Medical Center. They say both of them have broken arms and legs, and Nicole has a punctured lung. Rob is reportedly in good spirits but in a lot of pain. Rob’…

  • Election officials test network and ballot counters

    Updated: Aug 04, 2018 7:25 PM

    Primary Election Day is right around the corner and the Office of Elections is working to ensure voting goes off without a hitch. Chief Election Officer Scott Nago says, “We’re checking for the logic and accuracy to make sure that it is counted properly.”  Saturday, official observers tested the machines that count the absentee mail ballots. Nago says this year, the state received a $3.1 million federal grant to improve security, update equipment and sta…

  • Two brush fires are burning on the Leeward Coast

    Updated: Aug 04, 2018 6:12 PM

    The Honolulu Fire Department is requesting everyone to stay clear of area.

  • The community say its final goodbyes to Bronson Kaimana Kaliloa

    Updated: Aug 04, 2018 5:34 PM

    State and county law enforcement were joined by officers from throughout the U.S.

  • Hawaii Island officials prepare for Hurricane Hector

    Updated: Aug 04, 2018 5:15 PM

    State, county, and non-profit organizations say they’re preparing for the worst.

  • Neighbor island officers describe unbreakable bond at Kaliloa’s memorial

    Updated: Aug 04, 2018 4:20 PM

    During Officer Kaliloa’s memorial service Saturday morning, the unity of the police force was present in a packed Hilo auditorium.

  • The Latest: Kilauea Eruption Update

    Updated: Aug 04, 2018 2:18 PM

    Up to the minute changes, video and live reports added here.

  • Man in serious condition after being shocked in a Kapolei warehouse

    Updated: Aug 04, 2018 12:41 PM
    (Image: KITV/FILE)(Image: KITV/FILE)

    A 70-year-old man is in serious condition after being shocked on the job in Kapolei.


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    Until next time

    Russ Roberts