Hawaii Island News 06/26/2019

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Prosecutor says Kealohas abused positions

HONOLULU — The former police chief of Honolulu and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, said a U.S. prosecutor Tuesday.

Police seeking recruits

The Hawaii County Department of Human Resources is currently recruiting applicants for police officer I positions.

Hilo, Kona airports awarded federal funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation will award four airports in Hawaii a total of $10,055,250 to purchase aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, reconstruct taxiways and install runway lighting, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Commerce, Science and Transportation Committees, announced Monday.

Jury hands down verdict in security guard beating trial

KEALAKEKUA — The jury returned its verdict Tuesday in the trial against Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao, who were each charged with attempted murder in the Sept. 17, 2018, beating of hotel security guard John Kanui.

Bounty hunter’s wife remains in coma in Honolulu hospital

HONOLULU — The wife of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman remained in a medically induced coma Monday so she can be treated without suffering pain.


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