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KAILUA-KONA A doctor who changed his mind about a mental evaluation for a man indicted on six counts of sexual assault involving a minor stalled proceedings for another two months.
According to court documents, video surveillance led to the arrest of a Honokaa couple in a four-month investigation of a break-in and truck theft that occurred in April.
Sherrie Miyuki Hokomoto Berido, 50, of Hilo died Aug. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was an invoice clerk for Hilo Walmart and former sales associate for Kona Walmart. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Hilton Berido of Hilo; son, Chance (Sharene) Berido of Waipahu, Oahu; daughters, Tiana (Colton) Wong and Kelcey (John) Figueroa of Hilo; mother, Pauline Hokomoto of Hilo; brother, Kevin Hokomoto of Hilo; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Authorities are in the process this morning of tearing down an unpermitted structure along Daniel K. Inouye Highway near Puuhuluhulu.
KAILUA-KONA The family of a hiker who has been missing since Friday continues to search for the 27-year-old.
Tropical Storm Akoni has formed in the Central Pacific but is still a very disorganized storm, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.
Police said Thursday they issued 566 traffic citations and arrested three individuals for five offenses on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Highway 200) near the site of Thirty Meter Telescope protests for the weeklong period starting Aug. 29.
Two Maunakea Observatories Support Services vehicles were apparently vandalized last weekend while parked in Hilo.
Jeanné Kapela, Miss Hawaii 2015, is running again for the state House of Representatives District 5 seat held by Rep. Richard Creagan.