Welcome to the “West Hawaii News” update from Hawaii News Digest.
Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Content, including text, photos, images, and video, provided by “West Hawaii Today.”
Accessed on 20 June 2019, 1445 UTC, Post 19070.
Please scroll down to read your selections.
KEALAKEKUA One of three people charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard took the stand Wednesday, telling jurors he was inebriated and never intended to kill the man during the Sept. 17 incident.
KEALAKEKUA A trio of doctors is divided on whether a 19-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed two one fatally at a Kau park in April is fit to stand trial for the offenses.
HILO Amid promises to create future laws curbing the growing waste stream heading to the countys soon-to-be sole landfill, the County Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill loosening restrictions on the allowable plastic alternatives to polystyrene.
KAILUA-KONA A grassroots effort to put a spotlight on crime and chronic homelessness in Kailua Village is continuing to pick up steam, with a meeting on Monday drawing a crowd of an estimated 130-150 people to the Paina Room at Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill.
KEALAKEKUA A collective gasp came from the jury when surveillance video of the beating of a hotel security guard was aired Tuesday in 3rd Circuit Court.
HILO A 21-year-old Keaau woman who died Monday as a result of a bizarre traffic incident late Saturday in Hilo allegedly yelled Why are you trying to kill me? at the driver of a van who reportedly took off and left her dying in the street after she tried to climb aboard.
HONOLULU The family of lost-and-found hiker Amanda Eller says she did not take drugs or purposefully set off on a spiritual journey when she got lost for 17 days in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui.
HONOLULU The Honolulu City Council voted unanimously Monday to impose stiffer fines and harsher regulations on Oahus vacation rentals, tossing the entire short-term rental industry on the island on its head.
HILO Should police be able to impound your car because its windows are too dark?
KEALAKEKUA James Haburt looked out at the courtroom filled with attorneys, probation officers, drug court members and a judge and saw a team of support.
HONOLULU Soon after a Honolulu prosecutor and her police chief husband were indicted and accused of a fraud scheme that funded their lavish lifestyle, they told a judge they couldnt pay for lawyers to represent them.
Hawaii Island Police report that at approximately 8:50 a.m. this morning Kona patrol officers responded to Patels Spirit Gas Station in Captain Cook for a reported vehicle on fire.
Other news sources:
Hawaii Island Surf Report: https://www.orchidlandsurf.com/surfreports/
BBC World News video: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/10462520/one-minute-world-news
My online newsletter: https://hawaiinewsdigest.com
Latest science news: https://hawaiisciencedigest.net
Geopolitics, terrorism, cyber security: https://hawaiiintelligencedaily.com
For the latest West Hawaii, Hawaii Island, Hawaii State, and Hawaii Sports News, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today.
Until next time,