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Big Island police arrest 21 for DUI

Big Island police arrested 21 drivers for allegedly driving under the influence of an intoxicant between Sept. 22 and Sunday. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were younger than age 21, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Thieves take passports, money from PATH van

A group of Samoan and New Zealander cyclists visiting Hawaii Island last week on an awareness-raising mission lost their passports, money and personal belongings Thursday when someone broke into a van belonging to Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, or PATH.

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Police arrest 11 for DUI

During the week of Sept. 15 through Sept. 21, Hawaii Island police arrested 11 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 842 DUI arrests compared with 935 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.9 percent. There have been 1,131 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,004 during the same period last year, an increase of 12.6 percent.

Legislators mull options for hospitals

Just before she adjourned an informational briefing at Kona Community Hospital, House Health Committee Chairwoman Della Belatti offered one final insight into how the Legislature may try to address state health system woes.