West Hawaii News 08/06/2019

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TMT moves forward on ‘Plan B’

HILO — The group behind the Thirty Meter Telescope plans to apply for a permit to build on the Canary Islands, its second choice for the project after Maunakea.

Pahoa man in custody, suspected of killing uncle

HILO — Police arrested a 26-year-old Pahoa man on suspicion of second-degree murder after his uncle’s body was found with “apparent injuries to his head and body” early Monday morning in the middle of Highway 137 in lower Puna.

Analysis for emergency shelter coming

KAILUA-KONA — The Office of Environmental Quality Control has received a draft analysis for the county’s planned emergency shelter and an affordable rental project in Kailua-Kona.

New marketplace to open next year

KAILUA-KONA — A larger Safeway being built as part of the Niumalu Marketplace is on track to open up in summer 2020, the project’s developers said Wednesday.

Trial in firefighter death delayed

KEALAKEKUA — The trial for a 21-year-old man accused of manslaughter and negligent homicide in the death of a Hawaii Fire Department captain has been pushed back.

Police seek info on Kohala brush fires

The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying anyone who may have information about the cause of three suspicious fires that occurred Wednesday.

Request for new trial in hotel security guard beating case denied

KEALAKEKUA — A motion for a new trial in the case of three individuals found guilty in the September 2018 beating of a hotel security guard was denied Friday in Circuit Court.

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