Hawaii Island News, 04 Jan 2019

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Accessed on 04 January 2019, 1533 UTC, Post 18212.



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Head-on collision on Honolii Bridge

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.

Robbery, assault case moves toward trial

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.

Housing survey kicks off next week

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. will be surveying households in partnership with SMS Research to get a picture of the state’s housing supply and demand.
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