Hawaii Island News 09/11/2019

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Accessed on 11 September 2019, 1500 UTC, Post 19506.



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Customer stymies heist of booze at Longs

A customer at the downtown Hilo Longs Drugs foiled an attempt last month to shoplift spirits by a Kailua-Kona man too young to legally drink alcohol, according to a court document filed by police.

Police arrest 15 for DUI

During the week of Sept. 2-8, Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involve in traffic accidents.

Police report telephone ‘spoofing’ scam

The Hawaii Police Department said there is a telephone ‘spoofing’ incident in which scammers are using a police station number attempting to obtain confidential information from residents.

Court strikes down Montana law barring political robocalls

HELENA, Mont. — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Montana can’t ban political robocalls based on their content alone, marking the latest in a string of court decisions against U.S. states that attempt to restrict automated phone calls promoting political campaigns.

Arrested protesters ID’d

Authorities identified the two Thirty Meter Telescope protesters who were arrested Friday and charged with obstruction of a government operation as an unpermitted structure was demolished on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands property near Puuhuluhulu on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

White takes stand in attempted murder trial

A 40-year-old Waimea man on trial for slitting his friend’s throat in the latter’s Waikoloa apartment more than five years ago described the victim as a “young punk drug dealer” and “sort of a gangster wannabee.”

Tour companies trying to hang on

Maunakea tour companies are restructuring and selling off equipment as the closure of the access road and inability to conduct stargazing tours stretches into the ninth week.

Police seek suspect in June sex assault

Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man wanted for questioning in a sexual assault investigation regarding a June 15 incident on Banyan Drive in Hilo.

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