In Brief | Big Island & State 8-4-13


Road work continues

Alternating lane closures in both directions are planned this week on Mamalahoa Highway for roadway widening work near the highway’s intersection with Waikoloa Road in South Kohala, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Alternating lane closures will also be in effect on Mamalahoa Highway for pavement striping and guardrail installation between Uluoa Street and Old Kona Village Road in the vicinity of Makalei in North Kona, according to the department.

Crews will be working from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Road work is weather permitting.

HELCO cable work continues

Utility work in the Kilohana subdivision of Kona to replace underground cables continues this week, according to the Hawaii Electric Light Co.

Work began June 10 and will continue for approximately five to six months.

Work hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, the hours may vary.

Work begins at the Lako Street intersection and continues toward Kokoolua Way, and includes all side streets, according to HELCO.

If there are any questions or concerns, call 969-6666.

Man indicted in Hawaii-based scheme

HONOLULU — A Honolulu federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of another Hawaii-based investment scheme.

The indictment alleges Curtis Wayne Ross defrauded more than $167,000 from four people in Hawaii.

Ross is ordered to appear in Honolulu to answer wire fraud charges. The FBI says he moved away from Hawaii and is believed to be living in Atlanta.

He purported to be a multi-millionaire and a United Nations ambassador.

Hawaiian to add more seats to Tahiti flights

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines is adding more seats to its weekly flights to Tahiti.

The airline says it is responding to increased demand for its service to Papeete, Tahiti.

Starting Nov. 2, Hawaiian will change the aircraft serving the route with one that adds 30 more seats.

That’s also when Hawaiian begins adjusting its Tahiti flight schedule by moving departure and arrival times one hour earlier.

The airline says the new schedule allows travelers to board the popular Paul Gauguin Cruises ships in Tahiti.

By local and wire sources.