West Hawaii News 08/08/2019

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Council advances changes to Kona CDP

HILO — The County Council on Wednesday tightened government oversight before unanimously moving to a final reading a package of changes that some community members say will weaken the Kona Community Development Plan.

Kauai might host missile tests

HONOLULU — The United States’ formal exit from a treaty banning intermediate-range, ground-based missiles is ushering in a new phase to the arms race that already is underway in Asia and the Pacific.

Women arrested for 6-year-old’s murder

KAILUA-KONA — Two women charged in connection with the murder of a 6-year-old boy on Halloween night 2018, and abusing him and his siblings for months prior, pleaded not guilty to a host of charges Monday.

Calmer weather ahead

KAILUA-KONA — Clearer weather is coming to West Hawaii skies in the coming days, but forecasters are advising that the season for storms isn’t over yet.

20 arrested for DUI

During the week of July 29 through Aug. 4, Hawaii Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

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.

500 new computers coming: Council to vote Wednesday on PC purchase plan

HILO — Five hundred new Dell desktop computers with the latest Windows 10 software are heading to county offices, if the County Council approves a modernization plan proposed by the administration.

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