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Comment: Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.” Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KAILUA-KONA — Lights, Christmas trees, carols on the radio and crowded store parking lots are just a few of the sights and sounds of the holiday season. However, an uptick in major car crashes also is a byproduct of this time of year.
Gov. David Ige’s requested budget for the next two years includes an increase in the state’s disaster fund as well as increased staff to manage the lingering effects of 2018’s natural disasters.
Years after flooring in the Honokaa Armory was damaged, repairs are underway, although the work could still face more delays.
By One Medical
— Begging your sniffles, cough or bronchitis to go away won’t work. You need a PCP, and fast.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials have closed Mauna Loa Road at the gate near Kipukapuaulu parking area until further notice because of what the park called “very high fire danger” in a written statement.
LOS ANGELES — A floating device deployed three months ago to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works.
UPDATE Dec. 17, 1:14 p.m.: Police identify the motorcyclist killed as 40-year-old Gilbert Motta of Kailua-Kona.
A 45-year-old Waikoloa man died following a two-vehicle collision Saturday in Holualoa, south of the 7-mile marker on Mamalahoa Highway.
A retired judge and his group has offered $10,000 to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney to have genetic genealogical research performed on DNA left on a key piece of evidence in the Dana Ireland murder case.
KAILUA-KONA — The fourth person at the scene of a brutal hotel beating this fall has been charged in connection with the crime.
A Hilo hardware store may be among the first businesses in the Kanoelehua Industrial Area to apply to extend its lease next year.