West Hawaii News, 13 Dec 2018

Accessed on 13 December 2018, 1418 UTC, Post 18107.

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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.

No psychiatric hospital employee responsible for escape

HONOLULU — No single employee was directly responsible for the escape of a man from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital, a state investigation found, but questions remain about how he was able to walk out of the facility and fly to California, officials said Wednesday.

High surf advisory remains posted

KAILUA-KONA — Advisory-level surf continues to pound east-facing shores of the Big Island, Honolulu-based National Weather Service forecasters said Wednesday.

Police arrest 23 for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested 23 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Dec. 3 and Sunday. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

Judge to rescued hikers: Time to give back

WAIMEA — A District Court judge Tuesday doled out a plethora of community service hours to a group of hikers cited for trespassing after they were swept away amid flash flooding, prompting a daring, hours-long rescue last month at Anna’s Pond.

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Russ Roberts