Lava lights brush fire

Lava from the June 27 flow moved into lighter vegetation and ignited a brush fire Saturday afternoon, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said.

Judge grants TRO in panhandling suit

A federal judge has granted a homeless man’s request for a temporary restraining order that prevents Hawaii County from enforcing its panhandling laws when he is soliciting money from passersby.

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Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route

The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the state and county to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130.

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Kona Crime Report Sept. 13 to 19

Editor’s note: This log of property crimes reported in the Kona District is a regular feature of West Hawaii Today and is compiled using Hawaii Police Department records. The department considers North and South Kona one district.

Sports

Pahoa plays waiting game under threat of lava

KEALAKEKUA — For the first time in more than a decade, football is back in Pahoa, but the Daggers’ comeback season on the gridiron may be cut short by the impending arrival of the lava flow.

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