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Residents urged to protect ohana from whooping cough

The Hawaii Department of Health is asking Hawaii Island residents to familiarize themselves with the dangers of whooping cough and how they can protect themselves and their family from the highly contagious disease.

DLNR to investigate lava tour hiking incident

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating an incident early Wednesday evening in which an injured hiker on a lava tour was airlifted to safety along with seven others, according to an email received Saturday.

Preliminary hearing set for police chase suspect

A man accused of attacking a woman, stealing her sport utility vehicle, then leading police on a chase and trying to run down two officers with the stolen SUV before being shot by one of the officers made his initial court appearance Thursday.

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Kona police arrest 9 for drunken driving

Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for suspected driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of July 14 through Sunday. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was younger than 21.

Federal-state partnership to expedite bridge work

Three Hawaii Island bridge projects are among 11 projects statewide to benefit from a partnership between the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration Central Federal Lands Highways Division. This partnership will supplement the state’s current project delivery process and get additional projects shovel-ready.