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Accessed on 21 June 2019, 1455 UTC, Post 19096.



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Defendant takes the stand in hotel security guard beating case

KEALAKEKUA — One of three people charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard took the stand Wednesday during the third day of trial, telling jurors he was inebriated and never intended to kill the man during the Sept. 17 incident.

Dozens told to return FEMA funds

Nearly 80 Kilauea eruption victims have been told to return federal disaster relief payments after a federal agency determined that they may not have been eligible for the funds.

Emergency work will cause road closure tonight in downtown Hilo

Waianuenue Avenue in Hilo between Kamehameha Avenue and Keawe Street will be closed tonight between 6 p.m. and about midnight as county crews will conduct an emergency replacement of a damaged signal light pole at the corner of Waianuenue and Kamehameha, weather and construction conditions permitting,’

Active shooter scare at Honolulu airport delays flights

HONOLULU — Flights were delayed and hundreds of people were waiting to go through security screening Tuesday at Honolulu’s airport after an active shooter scare.

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