Hawaii Island News 08/27/2019

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Hilo-Puna police task force nets numerous arrests

Police say a task force in Hilo and Puna has resulted in the apprehension of eight suspects on arrest warrants, plus the arrests of two others — one who allegedly went on a crime spree that encompassed several districts and another allegedly found with rifles, drugs and evidence of drug distribution.

Couple accused of thefts at Honolii appear in court

A Hilo couple police say watched beachgoers at Honolii Beach Park to see where hid their vehicle keys and then stole the vehicles, plus wallets with IDs and credit cards — including a truck belonging to a Vietnam War veteran and his wife plus IDs and a credit card belonging to the veteran — appeared Monday in Hilo District Court.

Coastal management meetings planned

Big Island residents will have the chance next week to weigh in on an ocean resources management plan, as statewide “sharing sessions” wrap up with meetings in Kona and Hilo.

New Kona prosecutor’s office delayed

The new Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at the West Hawaii Civic Center is months behind schedule. When work got underway on the $14 million project in May 2018, officials anticipated Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. would have the project completed April 8, 2019. That day has since come and gone.

Wags and weeds: Invasive plants meet match in detection dogs

TUXEDO, N.Y. — In brushy terrain where a botanical interloper evades detection by the human eye, count on Dia to sniff it out.

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