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Officials: No hit-and-run

Hawaii County police and fire officials were in agreement Monday that a bicyclist apparently struck and killed by an on-duty police officer early Sunday morning was not involved in a hit-and-run.

Kona man gets 15 years for escapes

A 33-year-old Kona man was sentenced Monday to 15 additional years in prison for two escapes, including 10 years for a violent jailbreak more than two years ago at Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo.

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Green light for Puuanahulu solar project

Residents of Puuanahulu are hoping to cut their monthly bills by installing a photovoltaic system to power their water supply. The initiative got an initial green light this week with the release of an environmental assessment that found the project would not significantly impact the landscape.