Hawaii Island News 09/12/2019

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Accessed on 12 September 2019, 1445 UTC, Post 19512.



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Attempted murder trial in hands of jury

The prosecutor in an attempted murder trial told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday that they “don’t have to approve of anything” the victim, a drug dealer, did.

DLNR: Protest might be harming endangered plants

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating how the occupation of Maunakea Access Road might be harming a rare native Hawaiian plant and several other endangered species.

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.


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