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State plans road work

Alternating single lane closures will be in effect on Mamalahoa Highway, between mile markers 45 and 39.5, in the vicinity of Kapapala Ranch in Kaʻu for pavement reconstruction, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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Man rescued from Wailuku River

A rescue chopper lands Tuesday afternoon on a rock outcropping in the Wailuku River just makai of the Wainaku Street bridge. Hawaii County Fire Department responded shortly after 4:45 p.m. upon receiving a report that a man jumped into the water about 40 feet below the area of the bridge. The man was airlifted from the river in a stretcher suspended by rope from the helicopter and set down in a parking lot across Wailuku Drive. A waiting ambulance transported him to Hilo Medical Center. The man was in “satisfactory condition,” according to Hawaii Police Department Sgt. Darryel Tolentino.

Ag tax plan postponed

A $28 million program aimed at benefiting farmers will continue in its current state a little longer, despite fears some landowners are abusing the program at the expense of other taxpayers.

Puuanahulu green waste fire out

Green waste at a facility on the Waimea side of the West Hawaii Sanitary Landfill in Puuanahulu is no longer smoldering, Jonn Medeiros, deputy director of Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management’s Solid Waste Division, said Tuesday.

State road work continues

Alternating single lane closures will be in effect on Mamalahoa Highway, between mile markers 45 and 39.5, in the vicinity of Kapapala Ranch in Kaʻu for pavement reconstruction, according to the state Department of Transportation.