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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KEALAKEKUA — The other of two brothers accused of murder testified Thursday in Kona Circuit Court that his confession of the crime to authorities was a lie to protect his family.
Nearly 3,000 Big Island residents affected by the Kilauea eruption applied for federal disaster assistance before the application deadline passed Wednesday.
KAILUA-KONA — A judge ordered a mental health exam for a 37-year-old man accused of vandalizing a Body Glove Cruises vessel Monday night as it was moored in Kailua Bay.
A pay-as-you-throw bag-tag rubbish program could be revisited after it was rejected first in 2009 and again in 2015.
Damage to county facilities from the flooding late last month caused by torrential downpours from Hurricane Lane totaled about $20 million, Managing Director Wil Okabe said Thursday.
The National Park Service has acquired a 1,952-acre oceanfront property in Ka‘u from a Florida real estate developer.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a nationwide test of two emergency alert systems next week.
HONOLULU — Honolulu officials said a dam holding 21 million gallons of water was not in danger of collapsing Thursday, but still warned nearly 10,000 residents downstream that they might need to evacuate after Tropical Storm Olivia caused water levels to rise in the reservoir.
KAILUA-KONA — A couple headed on vacation is $1,000 richer and a man was set to spend the night in jail after social media helped track down the suspect who vandalized the Body Glove vessel Monday night in Kailua Bay.
KEALAKEKUA — A Kona teen facing felony sex assault charges is being detained without bail after he was picked up on a bench warrant for the second time because of reported violations of conditions of his release.