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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.
KEALAKEKUA — The widow of a Michigan man killed in 2015 in West Hawaii testified Wednesday in Kona Circuit Court during the trial of a former Hawaii police officer charged with negligent homicide in the bicyclist’s death.
KAILUA-KONA — Being anchored in coral, in too shallow water and too close to the Kailua Pier navigation channel might land the owner of a 196-foot yacht in Kailua Bay a misdemeanor offense and fine.
KAILUA-KONA — A 63-year-old man remains hospitalized two weeks after the hotel security guard was brutally attacked by two men and a woman.
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— 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.
More than 15,000 people visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park since it partially reopened last month.
Pleas were entered Wednesday in Hilo Circuit Court in separate cases involving the alleged possession of child pornography.
Hawaii County Council members gave a measure intended to help struggling businesses in Pahoa and Volcano a negative recommendation this week.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.
HONOLULU — Two health insurers in Hawaii will cover dental care for adults on Medicaid after the state program excluded oral health benefits a decade ago.
KEALAKEKUA — A jury listened to opening statements from the prosecution and defense Tuesday in Kona Circuit Court in the trial for a former Hawaii Police Department officer accused of negligent homicide after allegedly fatally striking a cyclist while on duty in March 2015.
A number of teachers, along with some students and parents, lined sidewalks in front of Hilo High and Hilo Intermediate schools early Tuesday morning.