Hawaii Island News, afternoon update, 12 October 2018


Accessed on 13 October 2018, 0004 UTC, Post #17799.

Source:  http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/category/hawaii-news

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Comment:  Her are are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Ex-officer takes stand in his own defense

KEALAKEKUA — A former Hawaii Island police officer accused of fatally striking a bicyclist more than three years ago testified Thursday in Kona Circuit Court that he didn’t remember the moment the collision occurred the morning of March 1, 2015.

State reports no cases of polio-like disease

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii health officials said Thursday that it seems the state remains free of cases of acute flaccid myelitis — a polio-like illness that’s infected dozens of people, most frequently children, throughout the nation.

Ironman could get a bit wet

KAILUA-KONA — A bout of bad weather could impact West Hawaii on Saturday as some 2,500 athletes take on the 40th annual Ironman World Championship.

Ex-officer’s defense begins to lay out its case

KEALAKEKUA — A court-appointed doctor testified that a former Hawaii County police officer suffered from a shift-work sleep disorder the morning he is accused of fatally striking a bicyclist with his car in March 2015.

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Russ Roberts