Hawaii Island News 07/15/2019

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Hundreds gather for prayer vigil

A 12-hour prayer vigil Sunday drew hundreds opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea to Pu‘u Huluhulu, across from the intersection of Saddle Road.

Ige: No sweep of Maunakea tonight

As hundreds attended a peaceful prayer vigil at Pu‘u Huluhulu across from Maunakea Access Road, Gov. David Ige held a media conference this afternoon to address what he called “lots of rumors and speculation about Maunakea.”

State waiting on feds to start review for Saddle Road extension

KAILUA-KONA — The Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday that the State Historic Preservation Division has yet to receive word from the federal government that would allow it to move forward with its review for the proposed Saddle Road extension project.

Leilani Estates man gets up to 5 years for firing gun

KEALAKEKUA — A Leilani Estates man has been sentenced to serve up to five years in prison for pointing a gun and firing shots at a lava evacuee last year amid Kilauea Volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone eruption.

Waiaka Stream Bridge project gains traction

A state senator who served as transportation chairwoman in this year’s legislative session and a Department of Transportation spokeswoman say a long-stalled project to replace the Waiaka Stream Bridge is moving forward.

Police chase suspect faces additional theft charges

A 42-year-old Puna man out on bail after allegedly leading police in a high-speed pursuit in May resulting in two officers’ taxpayer-subsidized vehicles being rammed and one of the officers going to the hospital for treatment of his injuries has been arrested for additional offenses while on bail.

Funeral held for Beth Chapman of ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’

AURORA, Colorado (AP) — Friends and family of the late “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman gathered in Colorado on Saturday where they remembered her as tough and irreverent, yet full of love even for some of the fugitives she helped apprehend.

Police to undergo re-accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, CALEA, will visit Hawaii Island as part of re-accreditation process for the Hawaii Police Department.

Opposing TMT

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope wave signs Friday along Kamehameha Avenue near the King Kamehameha statue in Hilo.

July weather setting records

Less than halfway into July, records — mostly for heat — have been falling on a near-daily basis somewhere in Hawaii.

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