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State AG to prosecute Brun

LIHUE — The Hawaii Attorney General’s office will be taking over for county prosecutors in the case against a Kauai County Councilmember charged with hitting a police officer with his car while fleeing the scene of a traffic stop a month ago.

Dog laws questioned

A Haena man whose child was allegedly attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull last month says he has struggled to get authorities to investigate the incident.

Companies respond to outage inquiry

LIHUE — Efforts are underway to repair the undersea cable responsible for islandwide internet outages in late October and early November, but the problem is 10 miles offshore, over a half mile deep and is expected to take several more weeks to fix, according to an executive with the company responsible for maintaining the fiber optics line.

Man wins case against Hawaiian Air

A federal jury found that Hawaiian Airlines was partially responsible for injuries suffered by a Hanapepe man who tore an arm tendon trying to pull a 50-pound piece of luggage off an airport baggage carousel after an airline employee reportedly refused to help.

County to take over landfill

Waste Management Hawaii recently pulled out of its contract with the county to operate Kekaha Landfill, leaving public works officials until the end of the month to figure out how to keep the dump open.

Kauai man held on federal charges

LIHUE — A Kilauea man could face up to a decade in federal prison for allegedly having an unloaded shotgun and two shells in his possession when police arrested him last year.

Alleged child predators arrested

LIHUE — A joint law enforcement agency operation targeting online sexual predators resulted in the arrests of three Kauai men over the weekend, according to state and county officials.

Fugitive captured after a week in the woods

LIHUE — Federal marshals and police have captured a wanted man after a week-long manhunt through the woods and mountains that ended Monday in a wooded area above Wailua.

Talk Story: Aunties Franque and Yolanda

Louise Oclit and Yolanda Hala‘an live together in the bushes back by Salt Pond Beach Park. On Monday, they gave The Garden Island’s reporter permission to come talk story with them at their home.

‘Ohana Zone coming soon

Kauai County officials are finishing up plans for a facility to provide homeless residents with affordable housing and social services, and hope to break ground on the project next month.

Drive-by shooter gets 15 years

LIHUE — A Kapaa man who shot up a McDonald’s was resentenced Thursday to 15 years in jail, five less than the 20-year term he was given a decade ago.

Councilmember charged

LIHUE — Kauai County Councilmember Arthur Brun was indicted Wednesday on felony charges for allegedly running from police during a traffic stop two weeks ago and hitting an officer with his car in the process.