West Hawaii News, 27 Nov 2018

Accessed on 27 November 2018, 1448 UTC, Post 18028.

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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.

Scabies outbreak hits hospital

KAILUA-KONA — Over the last week, a scabies outbreak has run rampant through the ranks of Kona Community Hospital, sidelining several employees. And hospital officials say more cases are likely to appear.

Ocean cleanup to continue

HILO — After gathering more than a third of a million pounds of oceanborne waste from Hawaii shores, one marine waste cleanup program will continue its work for a third year.

Homicide victim had brushes with law

HILO — A 45-year-old Mountain View man apparently shot to death Saturday afternoon along a Puna subdivision roadside had a troubled history, according to court records.

13 arrested for DUI

During the week of Nov. 19-25, Hawaii Island police arrested 13 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

County Council names Chung chairman

HILO — Aaron Chung, a longtime councilman from Hilo, will be the new County Council chairman under an organization plan filed Monday.

13 drivers arrested for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Two of the 13 motorists arrested for suspected drunken driving between Nov. 19 and Sunday were involved in traffic crashes, Hawaii Police said Monday.

Hawaii’s false missile alert leads to new recommendations

HONOLULU — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general has recommended changes to the nation’s emergency alert system after Hawaii officials in January mistakenly warned the public about an incoming ballistic missile.

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Russ Roberts