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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 — The Hawaii Fire Department suspended its search Friday evening for a freediver who went missing in waters off North Kohala earlier this week.
From left, Donna Medeiros, owner Chanel Tabayunda and Jessica Gapusam, all of Simply Signs, on Friday during the first day of during the 31st annual Hilo Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair at Edith Kanaka‘ole Multipurpose Stadium, sell handcrafted wood signs made in Hawaii. The craft fair continues today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There is a $2 entry fee and keiki younger than 12 get in for free. Entry is free for everyone the last hour of the day.
The covered play courts and upper baseball fields at Pahoa District Park will reopen following a blessing Monday.
By Nature Made
— Ever find that you have a hard time falling asleep, or sleep only fitfully waking every few hours? Sleep doesn’t have to be a challenge.
KAILUA-KONA — Police increased patrols in Waimea after the discovery of a vandalism spree that resulted in more than $10,000 in damage.
Police said Theodore Casuga, the subject of a wanted bulletin, was arrested by the Special Enforcement Unit in Holualoa Friday afternoon.
A 34-year-old Hilo woman accused of starving her 9-year-old daughter to death was found fit to stand trial.
Lower Puna residents with properties isolated by lava might be able to return home soon as the county considers how to create an access route across the lava near Highway 132.
Self-proclaimed “local boy” Lt. Col. Loreto V. Borce Jr., commander at U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area, hit the ground running when he took over PTA in late May, with goals of readiness, workforce and community.
Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee, the fourth and final candidate for the chancellor’s post at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, visited the school’s campus Friday, where he met with community members and university employees during a public forum.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.