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Battling ROD from above

Drones with claws and chainsaws are flying over Big Island forests, thanks to the invention of a University of Hawaii professor.

‘We are doing our best’

The Hawaii County Police Commission met Thursday to address the selection of a new chief, but the panel isn’t any closer to choosing the new head of the island’s law enforcement following Paul Ferriera’s retirement on Sept. 1.

HPD officers undergo crisis training

About 20 Hawaii Police Department officers underwent a 40-hour training program in Hilo this past week aimed at de-escalating the potential for danger in encounters with people experiencing mental health or addiction problems.

Kealakehe Elementary School students makahiki

“Lonoikamakahiki! Lonoikamakahiki!” reverberated along the Kona shoreline Thursday morning as dozens of children chanted for Lono, the Hawaiian god of fertility, agriculture and peace, to join them in makahiki festivities.

Stopgap gun bill passes

The County Council on Wednesday passed a controversial bill limiting where people can carry guns on the Big Island.

Armed robbery suspect indicted

A 27-year-old Kona man was indicted Wednesday on two dozen charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery that was followed by a car crash and the man reportedly shooting at a police officer.

Kanalani street extension to open soon

Just in time for holiday shopping, the extension of Kanalani Street providing access to the Kaloko Light Industrial Area could be opened as early as next week, thanks to action Wednesday by the Hawaii County Council.

Water Department contingency plans cleared by auditor

The Department of Water Supply has successfully addressed three issues identified in a 2020 audit that found the department lacked sufficient contingency plans to ensure the public had dependable access to water when equipment breaks down, the county auditor told the County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday.

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