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US & Canada · Hilo

Judge orders document in Ireland case to be unsealed

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Hilo Circuit Judge Peter Kubota on Tuesday ordered that one of two documents apparently related to post-conviction DNA testing performed in the Dana Ireland murder case be unsealed and made public. The Hawaii Innocence Project believes three men were wrongfully convicted of Ireland's 1991 abduction, rape and murder. Ian Schweitzer is serving a life sentence with a minimum term of 130 years in prison.See the Story
US & Canada · Hilo

Police: Avoid Kanoelehua Avenue due to downed utility pole

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A large truck has downed a utility pole and wires on Kanoelehua Avenue near Lanikaula Street in Hilo. The outside Northbound lane is closed for the next three hours in order to clear the pole and lines. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using Railroad Avenue or Manono street.See the Story
US & Canada · Kailua-Kona

Judge: No bail for man accused of murder

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Chito K. Asuncion appeared Monday afternoon in Kona District Court before Per Diem Judge Bruce Larson for a hearing on a state motion to hold the defendant without bail. The 24-year-old has been in police custody since his arrest on June 7 in lieu of $1.5 million bail. Prosecutors argued there is serious risk that Asuncions would flee or not appear as directed.See the Story
Hawaii County · Hawaii County

Bail denied for Big Island murder suspect

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Chito K. Asuncion, 24, will be held without bail. His bail was originally set at $1.5 million. He is expected to return to Kona District Court on July 20. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.See the Story
Hawaii County · Hawaii County

Big Island Now : Big Island Police Remind Residents About Fireworks Rules, Offer Safety Tips

The use of fireworks is only permitted from 1-9 p.m. Monday, July 4. Residents who want to set off fireworks must pay a permit fee of $25. Common fireworks allowed without a permit include: Cylindrical fountains. Prohibited fireworks include: Jumping jacks, flying pigs and rockets.See the Story
Hawaii County · Hawaii County

Big Island Now : Monthly Test of Statewide Warning Sirens Scheduled This Week

(Courtesy of Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency)The state is notifying the public that the monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, July 1.The siren test will be coordinated with a test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System at roughly the same time.See the Story
Hawaii County · Hawaii County

Big Island Now : PTA Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire at Gilbert Kahele Rest Area

U.S. Army firefighters from Pohakuloa Training Area responded to a 911 call Tuesday after a local motorist coasted into Gilbert Kahele Rest Area at Mile Marker 34 along Daniel K. Inouye Highway in the Saddle Region after smelling smoke.The mini-van experienced engine problems and ultimately caught fire.The driver and others in the area attempted to extinguish the flames with extinguishers but failed and called 911.See the Story
US & Canada · Hilo

Hilo pharmacy robber still sought by police

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The suspect is described as having a stocky build, between 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall, wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a tactical-type vest. Police ask anyone who may know the identity of the suspect to call the police department's nonemergency number at (808) 935-3311.See the Story
US & Canada · Hilo

Athletics facilities get much-needed upgrade at UH-Hilo

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University of Hawaii at Hilo recently completed several renovations to its athletics facilities. The updates included a new soccer field, an updated softball field, new tennis courts and a multipurpose clubhouse. The roughly $5.3 million project was approved by the Board of Regents and the state Legislature.See the Story
Health · Hawaii County

Big Island Now : Missing Man Found in Good Health

Jesus Sanchez, 39, was reported missing by his family. He was last seen Monday, June 27, in the area of the Olaa Forest Reserve hunter station near the Volcano transfer station. Sanchez is described as 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet,. 8 inches tall, weighing 180-185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.See the Story
Hawaii County · Hawaii County

Big Island Now : 2 Hilo Men Arrested, Charged in Agricultural Theft Investigation

Two Big Island men face charges in connection with an agricultural theft investigation. Jan Loren Aguinaldo, 32, and Levin Padilla-Pelanca, 34, charged with second-degree theft and third-degree promoting a dangerous drug. The charges stem from an incident that occurred Sunday, June 26, on a farm. Police remind agricultural vendors that a certificate of ownership and movement is required.See the Story
Hawaii County · Hawaii County

Big Island Now : OHA Awards More than $600K in Grants to Support Native Hawaiian Education, Community Events

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has awarded more than $600,000 to several organizations and events. A total of 13 OHA grant programs are being funded this year. OHA awarded some $16 million in grants to community organizations last fiscal year, a record for the agency.See the Story

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