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District Court Judge Maintains $1.5M Bail for Kona Murder Suspect By Tiffany DeMasters

A Kona man accused of murdering two Kona men and attempted murder made an initial appearance in Kona District Court this morning where a judge maintained his $1.5 million bail.

Twenty-four-year-old Chito Asuncion was charged with first-degree murder, which applies when an individual murders more than one person; two counts of second-degree murder; and two counts of second-degree attempted murder. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Monday, June 13.





Mainland News Outlets, Facebook Posts ID Some Victims of South Point Helicopter Crash By Nathan Christophel

Two mainland news outlets and two Facebook posts have identified some of the passengers involved in a helicopter crash Wednesday, June 8, near South Point on the Big Island.

According to an article from The Chattanoongan in Chattanooga, Tenn., a Chattanooga auto dealer and two family members were among the six people aboard the Paradise Helicopters Bell 407 helicopter, operated by K&S Helicopters, when it crashed Wednesday. The news outlet identified Clay Watson and his daughters, Kennedy and Clayton Watson, as three of the five passengers.





DOH IDs 3rd Probable Monkeypox Case

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health identified an additional probable case of monkeypox in a Hawaiʻi resident, the DOH stated Thursday, June 9.

The individual is an adult Oʻahu resident who attended a social gathering. The individual did not travel off-island.





Libraries Closed in Observance of Kamehameha Day

In state observance of King Kamehameha Day, all public libraries and library support offices will be closed on Saturday, June 11.

All of the following libraries will be closed on Friday, June 10:





Property Management Company: Public Outrage Over HOA Cat-Feeding Fines Severe but Misdirected By Tom Hasslinger

The property management company director tasked with communicating the intentions of the Keauhou condo HOA mired in controversy surrounding a cat-feeding issue said he’s received a couple dozen “brutal” emails from the public since a Big Island Now story on the issue published Monday, June 6.

Michael Kennedy, who works for Hawaiiana Management Company, the property management company that cares for Keauhou Palena, told Big Island Now on Thursday that his job is to enforce the rules established by the homeowner’s association board of directors, in this case Keauhou Palena.





Gov. Ige supports expansion of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

Hawaiʻi Gov. David Ige sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing his full support for the proposed expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. 



More than $7,000 raised to help prevent child abuse in Maui County

“We are grateful of the generosity Maui County Federal Credit Union and its members who have helped support children suffering from abuse or neglect in their healing process,” said Paul Tonnessen, Executive Director, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui. 




Yasutake Bridge to Close for Emergency Repairs

Yasutake Bridge, located on Kamalu Road north of Wailua Homesteads Park, will be closed until further notice starting at noon on June 10, 2022. 



Hui O Hawai‘i Racks Up Total of 20 Medals After 4 Days at Special Olympics 2022 USA Games

Hui O Hawai‘i, a team of 16 Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes and five Unified Partners from throughout the islands, had racked up a total of 20 medals Thursday, June 9, after four days of competition at the Special Olympics 2022 USA Games. 



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