Hawaii Island News 08/22/2019

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PGV gets OK for new wells

Applications from Puna Geothermal Venture for two new geothermal wells have been approved, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources confirmed Wednesday.

Suspect taken into custody after chase, shots

HOLUALOA — A man is in police custody in the wake of crime spree that reportedly began Wednesday in Hilo, involved gunshots fired at a Kailua-Kona shopping center and the response of the police department’s Special Response Team to a Holualoa home.

Wrongful death suit filed in fiery fatal traffic crash

The mother of a 21-year-old Waimea woman killed Sept. 2, 2017, in a fiery traffic collision between a sport-utility vehicle and a Hawaii Gas propane tanker in Honomu has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the victim’s companion, who was driving the SUV.

BOE OKs proposed discipline amendments

The state Board of Education last week unanimously approved proposed amendments to Chapter 19 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules, which govern student misconduct and discipline.

Kapoho is home to new black sand beaches

New black sand beaches have formed near Kapoho, created by the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano in lower Puna.

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