Archive for October 22nd, 2012

Hawaii Police Snare 9 in Marijuana Bust

A tip led to the arrest of nine individuals last week at the scene of an indoor marijuana-growing site in Puna, which police believe is part of a larger drug distribution operation. After receiving numerous tips, police investigation resulted in a search warrant at three adjacent properties on Tiki Lane in the Ainaloa subdivision on...
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Fukushima Freakout

An early morning flurry of internet reports carried scary – but false –headlines about Fukushima nuclear power plant’s fuel pools exploding and burning, and releasing massive amounts of radiation on October 22.  Many readers expressed skepticism, as the reports seemed to come from a single, unconfirmed source and by later the same afternoon more responsible websites were labeling the story a hoax. The Fukushima...
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South Kona Crash Claims Kealakekua Man

A 55-year-old Kealakekua man died Saturday (October 20) from injuries he received in a one-vehicle crash on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) in the area of the 105-mile marker in Hōnaunau, South Kona. The driver was identified as Bryan T. Hanato, of a Kealakekua address. Responding to a 1:34 p.m. call, traffic investigators determined...
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Double Traffic Fatality in Hilo

A 61-year-old Hilo man and a 65-year-old Hakalau man died Sunday (October 21) from injuries they received after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 19) in the area of the 8-mile-marker north of Hilo. Both men were drivers of their respective vehicles. One of the men was identified as...
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