Welcome to the Friday edition of “Hawaii News Digest.” Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Topics in today’s post come from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, based in Hilo, Hawaii. Here are the details:
Accessed on 04 January 2019, 1533 UTC, Post 18212.
Police, firefighters and a tow truck respond to the scene of a two-vehicle head-on collision between a sport-utility vehicle and sedan that occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in the Hilo-bound lane of Highway 19 on Honolii Bridge just north of Hilo. There were injuries in the collision, but no fatalities were reported as of late Friday afternoon, police said. The collision snarled traffic in both directions.
KEALAKEKUA — A man charged with assaulting and robbing a Buddhist minister is also accused of breaking into a truck parked at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Kailua-Kona and stealing items, including medical marijuana.
The Windward Planning Commission postponed action on a proposed bottling plant near Wailoa Park to a future meeting, but that didn’t stop dozens of Big Island residents from testifying against it during a Thursday meeting of the commission.