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Rape · Brighton

Two charged on suspicion of mangosteen theft

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A witness reported seeing a man carrying multiple bags of fruit and loading them into a vehicle and leaving. About $260 of mangosteen fruit had been stolen from a neighboring farm. Jan Loren Aguinaldo and Levin Padilla-Pelanca were arrested. Both were scheduled to make their initial appearances Tuesday in Hilo District Court.See the Story
US & Canada · Hilo

Hilo man indicted on charge of sexual abuse of minor

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A Hilo grand jury on July 22 returned a four-count indictment against Dustin K.B. Balai. The victim, identified only by her initials, was born in January 2015. According to the indictment, the offenses took place on July 14, 2021. The 28-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday.See the Story

Tips for dealing with higher prices

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Inflation is higher than it has been since the 1980s in the United States. With prices rising on everything from gas to groceries to housing costs, how can you buy what you need and still stay on a…See the Story

Breezy trade winds, passing showers continue statewide

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A high-pressure system far north of the Hawaiian islands will keep moderate to breezy trade winds blowing across the state into the first half of next week.See the Story

Congrats! 16 investigators passed KPD’s summer camp

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The Kauai Police Department recently completed its first 2022 Police Investigations and Forensic Science Camp. The camp lasted from June 21 to June 24 at the Lihue Police station. The students learned the basic ins and out of detective work and forensic scientist work as well as other aspects of the job within KPD.See the Story
Wages · Honolulu

Honolulu workers make more than nationwide average

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Last year in May, workers in Honolulu had an average hourly wage of $29.74. That's about 6% higher than the nationwide average of $28.01. Wages in the local area were higher than their respective national averages in 12 of the 22 major occupational groups. The farming, fishing and forestry field had the largest gap.See the Story

‘Enough to kill an island:’ Hawaii Island police see alarming amount of fentanyl

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Police recovered 1,352 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl mailed from Washington to Kona earlier this month. Back in November, police recovered $1 million worth of fentanyl in Kona. The CDC say fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroine. Even the smallest amount could be deadly, but it's often hidden.See the Story
Harbor · Harbor

Dumped tires still plague Kaneohe harbor

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Thousands of tires are still being dumped at Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor in Kaneohe. The Department of Land and Natural Resources says that most of the tires are due to boaters. Honolulu Environmental Services says that any tire larger than a light truck tire must go to a private recycler.See the Story

Construction continues on Waialua Beach Road Bridge

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Starting Tuesday, July 5, construction work will be performed Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on holidays. The work is scheduled to be done by the end of July. The city said this is phase two of the construction project.See the Story

Warning signs at beaches after wastewater treatment tests

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The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Environmental Services said tests done June 25, 26 and 27, 2022, have shown that bacteria in the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant effluent…See the Story
Water · Punaluu

Paving scheduled for Kamehameha Highway in Punaluu

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Final paving of the roadway in Punaluu by the 30-inch water main break is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29. There is one lane open and contraflow on Kamehameha Highway near Green Valley Road. Work continues to fix the water main which broke on Friday, June 24.See the Story
Honolulu · Honolulu

Lack of workers affecting hospitality and travel

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Airlines and travel officials are expecting a busier Fourth of July weekend and summer travel season compared to last year, but the shortage of workers continues to be an i…See the Story

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