Hawaii Island News, afternoon edition, 11 Jan 2019

Welcome to the afternoon edition of “Hawaii News Digest.”  Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Topics in this post come from today’s issue of “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Here are the details:

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HAWAI‘I ISLAND
Jail blunders in shooting case again: HCCC warden back in court
A circuit court judge ordered the county jail’s warden to court for a second time after a pretrial murder detainee who was previously erroneously released from custody wasn’t brought to court for a recent hearing. West Hawaii Today.

DPS: We’ve made ‘significant’ changes to flawed process
The probe into the mistaken release five months ago of an accused murderer is ongoing, but the Department of Public Safety says it has worked to modify and strengthen procedures to prevent a repeat of the flub. West Hawaii Today.

Infant infected with rat lungworm
The state Department of Health has confirmed a new case of rat lungworm disease in an infant from Hawaii Island. Department officials said today that the infant became ill in early December and has since been transferred to Oahu for hospitalization. They did not divulge the infant’s condition. This was the eighth confirmed Hawaii case of the disease, sixth on the Big Island, for 2018. Star-Advertiser.