West Hawaii News 07/05/2019

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Accessed on 05 July 2019, 1435 UTC, Post 19150.



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Fourth of July 2019 celebration

With the threat of rain looming, the Kailua-Kona Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza delighted spectators.

Add a name, subtract another from traffic fatality list

HILO — Police said Tuesday a man who died after being struck Friday by a pickup truck will be added to the year’s traffic fatality totals, but another who died in May of a heart attack that resulted in a single-vehicle crash will be subtracted.

Plane lands on Waikoloa Road; no injuries

KAILUA-KONA — Waikoloa Road between Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Waikoloa Village reopened after crews removed a small aircraft that made an emergency landing earlier today.

Rapid ohia death discovered on Maui

KAHULUI — Ceratocystis huliohia, the less aggressive strain of the fungal disease called rapid ohia death, was recently detected in a single tree on private property in East Maui.

Cardiac arrest ruled cause of death in May accident

A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man who died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday, May 5 in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway, just south of the Keahole Airport road, was identified as Michael A. McCormick.

Keei greenwaste station hits capacity, closes

The Keei Transfer Station greenwaste collection site reached its maximum storage capacity, and closed at noon today. This site will reopen on its next regularly scheduled business day Friday. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Other news sources:

Central Pacific Hurricane Center:  https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cphc/

Hawaii Island surf report:  https://www.orchidlandsurf.com/surfreports/

BBC World News video:  https://www.bbc.com/news/av/10462520/one-minue-world-news

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Russ Roberts


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