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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.

Sex assault case turned over to Honolulu

KAILUA-KONA — Honolulu prosecutors are now handling the case of an 18-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 78-year-old woman last month at a county campground in South Kohala.

Maui fires mostly contained

HONOLULU — The Maui Fire Department continued battling two large brush fires with water drops from helicopters just shortly after sunrise today.

Hilo landfill to stop accepting construction waste

HILO — Effective Aug. 1, the county will no longer accept construction and demolition debris or grading and grubbing materials at the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill, the Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday.

Ag theft bills become law

HILO — Legislation recently signed by Gov. David Ige aims to address agricultural theft and vandalism on Hawaii Island and Maui.

So-called ‘sound cannon’ weapon draws concerns

HILO — Gov. David Ige said Wednesday concerns expressed in a Tuesday letter by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii that a long-range acoustic device will be used as a “sound cannon” against Thirty Meter Telescope protesters on Maunakea is based on “a lot of misinformation on that equipment.”

18 arrested for DUI

During the week of July 8-14, Hawaii Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

TMT work to begin Monday

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) today announced that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will begin the week of July 15.