Flu season kicks off with uptick in cases at HMC

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Accessed on 11 October 2019, 1515 UTC, Post 19664.

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Kona standoff resolved peacefully

KAILUA-KONA — A standoff between a barricaded man and police ended peacefully this afternoon with the suspect exiting his home and police taking him into custody.

HPP shooting suspect charged

Police have charged a 31-year-old Pahoa man with a numerous offenses in connection with an early Monday evening shooting in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Police in standoff with barricaded suspect in Kona

KAILUA-KONA — West Hawaii Today reports the Hawaii Police Department’s Special Response Team — the department’s SWAT unit — has been called in and Ahulani Street is closed this morning as police respond to a barricaded suspect at a home in the area.

Scabies outbreak at veterans home resolved

Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo is back to normal operations without visitor restrictions after addressing an outbreak of scabies reported last month, according to Administrator David Pettijohn.

Ethics Board quizzes Roth

Armed with a letter from county Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela, an oral assurance from the state attorney general and his own understanding of the law based on readings provided by the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel, county Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth told the Board of Ethics on Wednesday he’s confident there would be no conflict of interest if he prosecuted protesters arrested on Maunakea.

Four names top Fissure 8 list

Four names are at the top of the list of proposed monikers for Fissure 8, and they will be the subject of one final public meeting in November.

Shooting suspect in custody

Police have arrested a man they say was wanted for questioning with the non-fatal shooting of a 41-year-old early Monday evening in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Ironman World Championship prompts West Hawaii road closures

KAILUA-KONA — With so many people in Kona for the Ironman World Championship, being prepared by allotting extra time for travel and knowing which routes are closed is key this week.

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