West Hawaii News 08/15/2019

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Accessed on 15 August 2019, 1435 UTC, Post 19370.



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Distress call nets no findings off Kona

KAILUA-KONA — A help call transmitted over VHF marine radio early Tuesday evening prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to launch several aircraft and dispatch a cutter to the Kona Coast.


HILO — Police are continuing to investigate a robbery reported Saturday that allegedly took place days earlier at Hilo Baptist Church.

25 arrested for DUI

During the week of Aug. 5-11, Hawaii Island Police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

Influx of permit applications alters Kona office hours

As part of an ongoing effort to address a backlog in the processing of applications and permits at the Planning Department’s West Hawaii office in Kailua-Kona, the department said Monday it will begin to limit service hours with the public on a temporary basis.

Kapoho, Pohoiki areas still unsuitable for water restoration after lava

HILO — The county Department of Water Supply has no current plans to restore water service to Kapoho and the area around Pohoiki as lower Puna continues to recover from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, but was not “shutting the door” on a possible restoration in the future.

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