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The state Board of Land and Natural Resources fines boat owner for damaging coral.

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Another HCCC guard sentenced in inmate assault

A former adult correctional officer at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center was sentenced Monday to eight years in a federal prison for his role in the brutal beating of an inmate and violating the man’s civil rights by conspiring to cover up the assault.

Vandals hit Kona Historical Society

Kona Historical Society in Kealakekua was the victim of acts of vandalism this weekend after holding Christmas at Kalukalu, a free community event featuring music, keiki activities and a visit from Santa.

Bail denied for man accused of kidnapping, sex assault of teen

A 52-year-old Hilo man who pleaded not guilty to a host of charges filed in connection with the alleged Sept. 16 abduction and ensuing crimes committed against a 15-year-old Kona girl has been denied bail and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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