West Hawaii News, 20 October 2018

Accessed on 20 October 2018, 1522 UTC, Post #17836.

Source:  http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/category/hawaii-news

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Comment:  Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Vacancies piling up for police

HILO — Police Chief Paul Ferreira said the department’s vacancy rate is a challenge that is “going to get worse before it gets better” during a Police Commission meeting Friday in Hilo.

Accident awful, but jury decision understandable

Last week, former Hawaii County Police officer Jody Buddemeyer was sentenced to up to a year in jail for hitting Jeffrey Surnow from behind while traveling east in his police subsidized vehicle on Waikoloa Road.

DLNR to conduct feral animal eradication

KAILUA-KONA — The state plans animal control activities to trap mouflon/feral sheep hybrids, feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids next week on Hawaii Island.