Police: Social media adds to anxiety after Florida shooting

Hawaii Island’s police chief said the decision to post extra officers on public school campuses Wednesday in Puna and Kona was made because social media “fed into the anxiety” of the community in the wake of perceived threats of possible gun violence made on the internet.

Pedestrian killed in Puna

The boyfriend of a pedestrian killed Tuesday night in lower Puna said she “launched herself into oncoming traffic,” according to a Fire Department statement.

Police arrest 19 for DUI

During the week of Feb. 12-18, Hawaii Island police arrested 19 motorists for DUI. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident and two were younger than 21.