Water service restored to Puako Beach Drive residents

KAILUA-KONA — A water main break near Ascension Mission Catholic Church on Puako Beach Drive has resulted in little to no water service for customers in the area, the Department of Water Supply reported Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrest 22 for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for suspected drunken driving between July 15 and Sunday. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash and one was younger than age 21.

Bon dance season continues

Keei Buddhist Temple was the venue for dancers to reunite with their ancestors on Saturday. Bon Dancers moved in unison to the music accompanied by the Kona Hongwanji Taiko Group, under the monkey pod tree at the temple off Middle Keei Road in South Kona.

Comments on police? Call in

KAILUA-KONA — The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will be visiting Hawaii Island as part of re-accreditation process for the Hawaii Police Department.

Humane society hires new CEO

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Island Humane Society has hired a new CEO as it moves forward with restructuring its management and operations with new leadership and resources.

Rapid ohia death discovered on Maui

KAHULUI — Ceratocystis huliohia, the less aggressive strain of the fungal disease called rapid ohia death, was recently detected in a single tree on private property in East Maui.

Juvenile racer snake captured on Maui

KAILUA-KONA — A small juvenile snake was captured after it was seen slithering out of a newly arrived visitor’s backpack Monday night at a Maui vacation rental in Pukalani.