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Kolekole Bridge Disruption


New weight restrictions impact emergency impact emergency responders, truckers, and mass transit.

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Accessed on 20 September 2021, 1327 UTC.

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Fire damages Hawaiian Beaches house

An early Saturday morning fire at a Hawaiian Beaches house the Hawaii Fire Department said “appeared to be an abandoned structure with squatters” caused an estimated $60,000 in damage.

581 new cases and 15 Covid related deaths reported Friday

The Big Island reported 89 new COVID-19 cases Friday, pushing the island’s tally to 9,296 since late February 2020. Hawaii health officials reported a total of 581 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the state’s case total to 74,437. Fifteen death were also reported statewide, the highest single day total since the start of the pandemic including six on the Big Island.

Three-truck collision sends four to hospital

A collision late Friday morning on Highway 11 in Puna between three trucks — an empty 3,000 gallon propane tanker, full-size pickup truck and box truck, sent four patients to Hilo Medical Center, according to the Hawaii Fire Department.

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