County leaders reflect on 2017 accomplishments

With 2017 now past, Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. and some Kauai County Council members took time to reflect on accomplishments over the past year. Breaking ground on the Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center is at the top of the list for Carvalho, who said it took a lot of energy and commitment from the community and dedication from all levels of government.

Sustainable projects funded

The county Office of Economic Development announced last week that it will be providing funding of $432,701 to 29 projects or activities that support sustainable economic development for Kauai County.

Safadago trial continued

The jury trial for Cody Safadago, 46, who police allege caused and left the scene of an accident that killed a 19-year-old Kapaa woman, has been continued to May 21 at the request of the defense.

Coco Palms continued

Thursday’s continuance in the Coco Palms civil case was continued again to this morning because Hawaiian language interpreter Kumu Hina wasn’t present.

State probes why not all phones got bogus alert

For 38 minutes on Saturday, millions of Hawaii residents and visitors feared for their lives as a message flashed across their cell phone screens stating there was an incoming ballistic missile and they needed to find shelter. For others, though, life went on because they didn’t receive the warning.

Man drowns off Hanakapiai

A man reportedly drowned Tuesday afternoon on the North Shore. The roving lifeguards of the Kauai Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau, firefighters and the KFD helicopter were dispatched to an area offshore of Hanakapiai Beach, where a man was reported to be about a quarter of a mile from the beach in rough surf, according to a county spokesperson.