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Sentence delayed in assault case

COVID-19 delays sentencing for Kona man convicted of police officer assault.

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Virus delays sentencing for man in police officer assault

A judge delayed sentencing Monday for a 34-year-old Kona man found guilty by a jury of assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest after she learned the defendant hadn’t yet had a chance to review a pre-sentencing report and consult with his attorney.

Mahukona preservation advances

A plan to preserve 644 acres of Mahukona land of historical and cultural significance has taken a big step forward with the County Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution authorizing sale negotiations.

Hilo man accused of stealing more than $26K worth of tools

A 40-year-old Hilo man who was on court-supervised release without monetary bail for auto theft is back behind bars after allegedly stealing more than $26,000 worth of power tools from HPM Building Supply in Hilo, capping what police describe as a “month-long crime spree.”

Home sales soar on isle

Big Island homes are selling almost as soon as they hit the market as the real estate industry rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earthquake rattles North Hawaii

More than a thousand people reported feeling a magnitude-5.2 earthquake that struck Monday afternoon off the Hamakua Coast.

COVID-19 case count increases by 15

Fifteen new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday on the Big Island, the third straight day Hawaii County has reported new cases in the double-digits.

PGV power purchase agreement still in limbo

Hawaii County has responded to a request from the state Public Utilities Commission seeking input regarding an application for an amended power purchase agreement between Puna Geothermal Venture and Hawaiian Electric.

Officials see uptick in number of Delta variant cases

Acting state Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble said Friday the Alpha variant of COVID-19, which originated in the United Kingdom, had been the predominant strain of the coronavirus on the mainland but has been surpassed by the Delta variant.

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Russ Roberts

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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