West Hawaii News, 10 September 2018

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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 news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trash

SAN FRANCISCO — Engineers set to sea Saturday to deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world’s largest garbage patch — in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

New life for botanical garden

CAPTAIN COOK — Although the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden has remained closed to the public since the Bishop Museum shuttered it in 2016, life continues nonetheless at the 15-acre site in Captain Cook.

Murder suspect changes alibi

KEALAKEKUA — A brother accused of murder took the stand in his defense on Friday, telling the jury a different alibi than the one he told officers during the initial days of the investigation in the 2015 slaying.

Leilani Estates reopens

HILO — After more than three months of closure, the mandatory evacuation zone covering much of Leilani Estates has been lifted for residents.

Fair in Kona this weekend

KAILUA-KONA — The Big Island Fair continues through the weekend, bringing magic, superhero sightings and music to the region.

A final farewell: West Hawaii lays local hero to rest

KAILUA-KONA — Tim Alspach was getting lunch at a downtown gas station Friday when he happened to pick up a loose copy of the West Hawaii Today. After a quick skim of the front page, he dropped the paper and raced down Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

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Until next time,
Russ Robert