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.
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The Honokaa swimming pool will be closed until April 2 for repairs and upgrades. The county Parks and Recreation Department made the announcement Thursday.
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.
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is being partially staffed during the federal shutdown thanks to a little help from its friends.
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.
KITTERY, Maine — The Navy says the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is getting a new commander this year.
It’s taken 20 years to get this far, but full build-out of the 1,079-acre Kaupulehu project in North Kona may need 20 more.
The Hawaii Police Department logged 11 fireworks-related complaint calls on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Big Island residents have the opportunity to participate in a series of training courses later this month to assist the county in responding to emergencies, in case 2019 proves as turbulent as 2018.
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.