West Hawaii News 08/29/2019

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Accessed on 29 August 2019, 1350 UTC, Post 19441.

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Retrial in attempted murder case opens

HILO — A prosecutor told jurors a 20-year-old Waikoloa man “was choking on his own blood” following what she called a “brutal and unprovoked attack” while the defense attorney described the stabbing as self-defense and said his client “should have killed” the man, a drug dealer, on April 17, 2014.

Police looking for Waimea, Puna suspects

The Hawaii Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary that occurred at a closed business establishment in the 65-1200 block of Kawaihae Road in Waimea.

Trial set for sex offender

KAILUA-KONA — A Ka’u man is in custody after being indicted by a Kona grand jury for a 2017 sexual assault of a minor while serving an intermittent prison sentence for similar charges dating back to 2011.

Kona man pleads not guilty to sex assault

KEALAKEKUA — A Kona man pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of abuse of family or household member and one count of first-degree terroristic threatening Tuesday in Circuit Court.

Police looking for two east side men

Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for outstanding warrants as well as for questioning in an attempted murder investigation.

Lifeguard tower shuffle leaves Spencer Beach Park waiting

KAWAIHAE — The Hawaii Fire Department is moving forward with replacing the lifeguard tower taken from Spencer Beach Park earlier this summer.

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