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Comment: 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.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly during August, according to data released by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
The prosecutor in the murder trial of a man accused of the fatal stabbing of his mother three years ago in lower Puna told jurors that the defendant, Sean Rutledge, “made good on his threats” to kill her, while the defense attorney said witnesses saw “the real killer” and the real killer was not Sean Rutledge.
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut products produced Sept. 6-21 at the company’s Keaau facility were voluntarily recalled because of potential E. coli contamination, the state Department of Health announced Monday.
By Mercury Insurance
— The U.S. broke records in 2016 with 19 separate flooding events – the most in recorded history, according to USA Today – and this year’s wildfires continue to threaten homes in the West.
Police arrested and charged a 28-year-old Pahoa man on Friday for theft and drug offenses after he allegedly stole a cellphone from a vehicle.
HONOLULU — Experts are troubled by the Hawaii economy’s growing dependence on tourism.
LIHUE, Kauai — Researchers are looking into a reforestation method that may restore the cultural connection and natural balance of native forests.
Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect in an auto theft that occurred on Sunday in the Keaukaha area.
He won some, he lost some, but Kapaau resident Lanric Hyland wasn’t one to shy away from what he perceived as inequities or violations of county, state or federal laws.
On Sept. 30, 1878, the S.S. Priscilla, a three-masted wooden sailing ship, arrived in Honolulu Harbor from Funchal, Madeira, after 116 days at sea. The Priscilla, a German barque, carried precious cargo — Hawaii’s first Portuguese immigrant families, who came to work on the sugar plantations as contract laborers.
The second time’s a charm for Volcano native David Teehee. Teehee, who now lives in Portland, Ore., completed the Pacific Crest Trail earlier this month, nearly five months after setting off, and two years after his first attempt to do so.