Hawaii Island News, 01 Dec 2018

Accessed on 01 December 2018, 1524 UTC, Post 18051.

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

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

Museum opens today in Pahoa

The Kilauea eruption grasped much of the world’s attention earlier this year as molten rock shot out of fissures where homes once stood and a massive river of lava changed the landscape of lower Puna.

Invitational craft fair continues today

Kanoa Dilcher sells Island Silver Crowns Friday during the Na Makua Invitational Christmas Gift Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. The fair continues today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission.

Commission rules against Waikoloa Highlands developer

KEAHOLE — The state Land Use Commission Wednesday voted to revert more than 700 acres in South Kohala from rural district to an agricultural land classification after determining that the developer of a planned 398-lot residential subdivision did not substantially get the project off the ground.

Rape suspect pleads guilty mid-trial

KEALAKEKUA — Two days into a jury trial, an 18-year-old man accused of felony sex assault in connection to a 2016 rape at Old Kona Airport Park changed his plea to guilty.