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Accessed on 11 January 2019, 1455 UTC, Post 18246.
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KAILUA-KONA — 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.
KAILUA-KONA — 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.
KAILUA-KONA — The state Department of Health Clean Water Branch (CWB) has issued a water quality advisory for Kahaluu Beach Park on Hawaii Island.
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a recent case of rat lungworm disease in an infant from East Hawaii.
Hawaii Island Police received several complaints of a reckless driver that had been reported periodically in the area of the Fern Acres subdivision. Police responded to the complaint about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday and observed a gray primer colored four-door sedan that matched the description given of the reckless driver. The vehicle was parked near the shoulder of the roadway with a single occupant/driver in the vehicle.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County Department of Water Supply employees at a public meeting in Holualoa Wednesday evening fielded inquiries on a new 16-inch transmission line set to span 5,240 feet of Mamalahoa Highway between Water Pipe Road and Kamila Place.
HILO — Despite perennial complaints about the cumbersome process of getting building permits, the head of that county division was elevated Wednesday to director of the Department of Public Works.