Task force eradicating albizias in East Hawaii

The Hawaii Island Albizia Task Force announced it will carry out a series of albizia control projects costing $1million within the next several weeks on the east side of the Big Island.

Fraud suspect pleads guilty

KEALAKEKUA — A Kailua-Kona man accused of 55 forgery, fraud and identity theft charges pleaded guilty to five Class C felonies Thursday morning in 3rd Circuit Court.