West Hawaii News 09/11/2019

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PATH announces new executive director

KAILUA-KONA — A new leader is at the helm of PATH — Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii — as the nonprofit moves forward in its 33rd year of advocating for pedestrian and bicycle safety on Hawaii Island.

Police warn of phone spoofing scam

The Hawaii Police Department is warning island residents to be aware of a telephone spoofing incident in which scammers used a police station number to make a call.

15 arrested for DUI

During the week of Sept. 2-8, Hawaii Island Police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.

Tour companies trying to hang on

HILO — 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.

Kim preps Maunakea proposal

HILO — No police action occurred Monday at the Maunakea Access Road despite fears from Thirty Meter Telescope opponents that a major push from law enforcement is imminent.

Police looking for suspect in Hilo assault

The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who is wanted for questioning relative to a sexual assault investigation involving an adult female that occurred on June 15 in the area of Banyan Drive in Hilo.

TMT opponents expecting sweep this week

MAUNAKEA — About 1, 000 opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope massed at Maunakea Access Road by early afternoon Sunday as protest organizers summoned their supporters to prepare for a possible law enforcement sweep of the road as early as today.

Blank check fix? Mass Transit admin asking for fast-track contract to right bus system

HILO — Mass Transit Administrator Brenda Carreira is asking the County Council to fast-track approval for a three-year contract for Hele-On bus service, although she doesn’t plan to disclose the vendor or the contract amount until after the matter is approved.

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