New buses, mechanics added to fleet

Improvements to the county’s Hele-on bus system that were promised when fares were hiked in mid-2013 are finally taking shape, with new vehicles and more mechanics helping reduce downtime and late buses.

61K Hawaii consumers eligible for cramming refunds following T-Mobile settlement

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection announced Friday that Hawaii, 49 other states and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission reached settlements with T-Mobile USA Inc. of $90 million in payments, and resolves allegations T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills, a practice known as “mobile cramming.”

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Suspect in police shooting incident in Puna released

A 33-year-old Mountain View woman has been released from police custody after being arrested for suspicion of attempted murder and theft of a vehicle, in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday in the Puna District.

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Duo to perform European salon tunes

Roland Maurer, also known as Ohrlando, and his wife, Ursula Hesse, as part of the ensemble’s 2014-15 chamber music series will offer a special musical gift to the community: European salon tunes of the 19th and 20th century — a classical program with waltzes, polkas, dances, opera phantasies and more. Maurer will perform on oboe, bassoon and saxophone and Hesse on piano.

Jazz experiences coming to Aloha Theatre

Kona Jazz Experience is back with two nights of jazz this holiday season, sponsored by Aloha Hills Coffee, an award winning company located in Captain Cook. On Saturdays, Dec. 27 and Jan. 10, at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. The events begin at 7:30 p.m., with proceeds benefiting Aloha Performing Arts Company.

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