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During the past week, Hawaii Island police arrested 16 drivers for DUI.

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Police arrest 16 for DUI

During the week of Nov. 14-20, Hawaii Island police arrested 16 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

GET Petition effort finds support

A petition urging the state Legislature to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax, or GET, has collected more than 1,100 signatures, according to Joe Kent, vice president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.

Severe weather in Thanksgiving forecast

The National Weather Service’s severe weather forecast remains in effect for the state of Hawaii, Hawaii County Civil Defense said Wednesday afternoon.

Top cop search down to 5

The number of candidates in the running to become Hawaii County’s top cop is down to five.

Hilo hosts the Holiday Classic

The Big Island Holiday Classic has returned to Hilo, bringing many men’s and women’s college basketball teams to the island to compete.

Kaloko property in ‘zoning limbo’ gets another chance

A 21-acre Kaloko Drive parcel that had been approved for rezoning 24 years ago got a new lease on life recently, when the Leeward Planning Commission agreed to a five-year time extension for the new owners to complete the conditions of the rezoning.

Flu, RSV cases on the rise

Virus season hit Hawaii early this year, with cases of flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, increasing in October and November.

Pool of police chief candidates narrowed down to 21

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.

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Russ Roberts

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