KAILUA-KONA Alii Drive has reopened to both lanes of travel between Hualalai and Walua roads Friday after Hawaii County crews assessed a sinkhole that developed Tuesday fronting Coconut Grove Marketplace in Kailua Village.
KAILUA-KONA A 36-year-old Kau man indicted by a Kona grand jury for a 2017 sexual assault of a minor while serving an intermittent prison sentence for similar charges back to 2011 pleaded guilty Tuesday in Circuit Court.
The four-month-long stepped-up traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway by officers assigned to the Thirty Meter Telescope blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road netted a 8,234 citations and 78 people arrested for 143 offenses, the Hawaii Police Department said Friday.
The protesters blocking the Maunakea Access Road have accepted an offer from Mayor Harry Kim to clear the road in exchange for a guarantee that there would be no construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope for two months.
The county is a little less than halfway through fiscal year 2019-2020, but five months of increased police presence on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near Maunakea Access Road has put the Hawaii Police Department over budget, a high-ranking police official told the Hawaii County Police Commission on Friday during the panel’s monthly meeting in Hilo.