November’s record temperatures in Hilo

Welcome to the Saturday edition of Hawaii Island News from Hawaii News Digest.

Our lead story concerns the continuing heat wave experienced by East Hawaii residents.  November is coming in hot with several days of record-breaking or record-tying temperatures in Hilo.

Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 09 November 2019, 1545 UTC, Post 19808.


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Stolen park fence recovered

The county’s Department of Parks and Recreation caught a break after discovering Monday thieves had stolen the top rail and more than 100 feet of chain-link fence from the baseball field at Hawaiian Beaches Park in Pahoa.

Driver in fatal crash released from custody

Nicanor R. Quebral, the 66-year-old driver involved in a Wednesday night collision on Kaumana Drive that killed 40-year-old bicyclist Wayne W. Geil, has been released from police custody pending further investigation.

Stepped-up Saddle enforcement nets 358 citations, two arrests

Police assigned to the Thirty Meter Telescope protester blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road issued 358 traffic citations and arrested two suspects on Daniel K. Inouye Highway for six offenses from the period between Oct. 31-Nov. 6, police said Thursday.

Pacific bird refuge struggles as ocean garbage patch grows

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.

Police ID bicyclist killed in traffic crash

Police have identified the bicyclist killed Wednesday evening after being struck by a pickup truck on Kaumana Drive near Wiliwili Street in Hilo as 40-year-old Wayne W. Geil of Hilo.

Bicyclist killed in Kaumana crash

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.

Undisclosed settlement reached in deadly Honolulu fire

HONOLULU — A settlement was reached in a deadly Honolulu high-rise fire, although the amounts to be paid by insurance companies to plaintiffs remains confidential.

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