Hawaii Island News, 12 Dec 2018

Accessed on 12 December 2018, 1444 UTC, Post 18104.

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

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

Police: Woman killed in Puna brandished rifle

Police say a woman shot by officers Tuesday morning on Kahakai Boulevard in Hawaiian Beaches subdivision brandished a rifle despite being ordered by police to drop the weapon and was wanted an arrest warrant.

Obituaries for December 12

Andrew Boniface Afong, 76, of Kona died Nov. 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a greeter at Makalapua Cinemas. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 15) at South Kona Assembly of God. Potluck to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Elizabeth “Sharon” Afong; sons, Walter Afong and Darren Afong of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Jamie Montano of Arizona and Tammy Afong of Kailua-Kona; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Police respond to Puna hostage situation

The Hawaii Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to Fern Acres Subdivision in Puna on this morning after a man with a rifle allegedly threatened a woman during a verbal dispute, refusing to allow her to leave the property.

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Russ Roberts