Hawaii Island News, 08 September 2018

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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.

“They need to know who you are”: West Hawaii lays local hero to rest

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.

Police arrest 26 for DUI

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.

Hilo man accused of crime spree

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.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts