Hawaii Island News, 22 September 2018

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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.

Near-fatal beating caught on camera

An assault on a hotel security guard in downtown Kona was captured on surveillance camera and viewed by the District Court judge as well as defense counselors during a preliminary hearing on Friday.

Woman dies in Ka‘u car crash

A 19-year-old Naalehu woman died in a single-vehicle collision late Thursday night near the 58-mile marker of Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 11) in Ka‘u.

Mistrial declared in murder case

KEALAKEKUA — A Kona Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial in a murder case involving two brothers after a jury came back Thursday with the unanimous agreement they were “hopelessly deadlocked” in coming together on a verdict.

Vacation rental bill gets nod from panel

KAILUA-KONA — After a full morning of public testimony and discussion that went into Thursday afternoon, the Leeward Planning Commission voted to forward to the County Council a favorable recommendation on a vacation rental bill along with some suggestions for changes from the Planning Department and the commission itself.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts