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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.
After more than three months of closure, the mandatory evacuation zone covering much of Leilani Estates has been lifted for residents. Following a statement by Mayor Harry Kim Friday afternoon, the mandatory evacuation order prohibiting access to parts of Leilani Estates east of Alapai Street will be lifted at 9 a.m. this morning.
Tim Alspach was getting lunch at a downtown gas station Friday when he happened to pick up a loose copy of West Hawaii Today. After a quick skim of the front page, he dropped the paper and raced down Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Many in Kona set aside their mornings to pay final respects to Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Transfiguracion, a 2001 Konawaena High School graduate and Green Beret who was killed in action last month while serving his country in Afghanistan.
During the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2, Hawaii Island police arrested 26 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.
By Mercury Insurance
— Make sure you’re prepared for any unexpected circumstances or emergencies before you pack your swimsuit and fill up the gas tank.
More than a quarter of Hawaii Electric Light Co. customers lost power Thursday evening after two power plants tripped offline.
An Army investigation into a fatal helicopter crash found the pilots became disoriented during nighttime training off Hawaii last year. All five soldiers on board were killed in the Aug. 15, 2017 crash.
The MacKenzie State Recreation Area will reopen Saturday after a months-long closure following the lower Puna Kilauea eruption.
While Hurricane Norman veers further away from Hawaii, Hurricane Olivia remains on a route heading straight for the islands.
A judge has ordered a 24-year-old Hilo man to appear Sept. 20 in Hilo District Court in connection with an alleged crime spree in July and August.
A royal Hawaiian cloak given to the emperor of Brazil is among the objects feared destroyed in the massive blaze at Brazil’s National Museum.
Board members of a foundation a 92-year-old heiress established for Native Hawaiians are calling for a judge to protect her $215 million trust.