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Cyclist killed by suspected drunk driver

HILO — A 66-year-old Hilo man arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of DUI and first-degree negligent homicide following a traffic collision that killed a bicyclist on Kaumana Drive has a prior conviction for DUI.

Police ID lava tube victim

Hawaii Island Police have identified the elderly male who died at his residence in Kaumana on Monday morning.

Plastic from ocean garbage patch plagues island sanctuary

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life.

Bicyclist killed in Kaumana crash

HILO — Police say a man is dead after he was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday night while riding a bicycle on Kaumana Drive near the intersection of Wiliwili Street in Hilo.

Herbicide ban advances

HILO — A ban on the county’s use of weedkillers in parks and along its highways advanced Wednesday on an 8-1 vote, although some members of the County Council asked for more clarification before its final vote later this month.

Jury to begin deliberations today for three accused of aiding cop killer

KAILUA-KONA — The case of three defendants accused of aiding Justin Waiki in the days after he fatally shot a Hawaii County police officer is now in the jury’s hands.

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