Ka‘u buy moves ahead

If the county moves ahead with the purchase of more than 1,200 acres of Ka‘u coastline, as the County Council’s Finance Committee recommended Tuesday, it will create the largest beach park in the state, Lehua Lopez-Mau said.

Hundreds of Hawaii homeowners affected by mortgage rescue scam

Hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii were likely misled by a loan modification program operated by the Homeowner Legal Assistance Association, a Florida corporation, for approximately 17 months in 2009 and 2010, according to an investigation conducted by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection.

Waipio group rejects bill

The new Waipio Community Ohana voted to kill a senate bill establishing a temporary working group to help the state acquire lands in Waipio Valley during a meeting on Sunday.

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High surf advisory remains in effect

A high surf advisory remains in effect for Hawaii Island’s east-facing shores until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

Taser did not play role in police custody death, pathologist says

The final results of an autopsy on the body of 39-year-old Randall Hatori of Kailua-Kona concluded that the cause of death was cardio-respiratory arrest because of the combined effects of high levels of methamphetamine in his blood, an enlarged heart and a physical struggle.

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Taser did not play role in police custody death, pathologist says

The final results of an autopsy on the body of 39-year-old Randall Hatori of Kailua-Kona concluded that the cause of death was cardio-respiratory arrest because of the combined effects of high levels of methamphetamine in his blood, an enlarged heart and a physical struggle.

Ka‘u buy moves ahead

If the county moves ahead with the purchase of more than 1,200 acres of Ka‘u coastline, as the County Council’s Finance Committee recommended Tuesday, it will create the largest beach park in the state, Lehua Lopez-Mau said.

Sports

BIIF Volleyball: Batin powers Honokaa past Kealakehe

Shyrome Batin compiled nine kills Tuesday as Honokaa beat Kealakehe in four sets on the road to take sole possession of first place in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division II volleyball standings.

NFL: RB Chris Johnson visits Jets

NEW YORK — Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson visited the New York Jets on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

Local Features

Talented seniors take home awards

The annual Big Island Senior Stars Talent Show was held April 11 at the Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion. More than 270 seniors representing 19 clubs participated. The results of the competition were as follows:

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