Hawaii Island News, 14 Dec 2018

Accessed on 14 December 2018, 1455 UTC, Post 18114.

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.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Prosecutor: Standoff suspect used firearm to force sex

A man accused of a holding a woman hostage at gunpoint and engaging in a three-hour standoff with police Tuesday in Fern Acres subdivision threatened to shoot the victim if she didn’t have sex with him, a prosecutor said Thursday in Hilo District Court.

Trial set for psychiatric patient charged in escape

HONOLULU — A man who spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital for killing a woman wants to go to trial on escape and identity theft charges after authorities said he fled the facility and flew to California before being captured, his defense attorney said Thursday.

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