West Hawaii News, 01 Dec 2018

Accessed on 01 December 2018, 1513 UTC, Post 18050.

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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.

DOH: Hu Honua Bioenergy violated pollution laws

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health Clean Water Branch is pursuing an environmental enforcement action against the Hu Honua Bioenergy facility in Pepeekeo on Hawaii Island, the DOH said in a press release today.

Leilani checkpoints cleared

HILO — Hawaii County will remove its remaining checkpoints on roads in lower Puna next week, but some restrictions may still apply for nonresidents entering Leilani Estates.

Old A rapist 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.

Teen pleads guilty in Old A rape case

KAILUA-KONA — Two days into trial in 3rd Circuit Court, an 18-year-old man accused of felony sexual assaults at Old Kona Airport Park two years ago changed his plea to guilty.

Hawaii-grown lettuce safe from outbreak

HONOLULU — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigations have linked an E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in areas in California.

Man shot by police Tuesday had multiple felonies

HILO — A 42-year-old Hawaiian Beaches man shot and apparently killed by police in a standoff Tuesday evening had a lengthy history in the criminal justice system, according to court records.

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.

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Russ Roberts